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3rd Penn State Addiction Symposium

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Penn State Addiction Center for Translation (PS ACT) is making a final call to attend the Third Annual Addiction Symposium.

Our Third Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in the Junker Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:15). Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Unfortunately our scheduled speaker, Dr. Nora Volkow, was called away on urgent business, but she is graciously sending her most capable and accomplished deputy in her stead.

Dr. Compton will present his address entitled Science = Solutions for the U.S. Opioid Crisis” over the lunch hour (12:00-1:00 pm, lunch will be provided with registration). Directly following Dr. Compton’s address, Dr. Rachel Levine, Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will deliver a short address updating us on the state of drug addiction in Pennsylvania. During the rest of the day, faculty members and clinician/scientists will share their current addiction-related research using brief 5 min data blitz-style presentations. We will learn about the breadth of preclinical and clinical addiction research going on at the Penn State Hershey and University Park campuses and about our related patient populations. Finally, students, postdocs, and faculty members will have an opportunity to present their work in a poster session. Please see attached abbreviated schedule.

If you are interested in attending the Symposium or just the lunch and Keynote, in full or in part, the deadline for registration has been extended to Wednesday, March 29th . Please contact Ms. Sarah Ballard, 717-531-4214, as soon as possible to register.

Please find attached a flier for the event. Please feel free to share the flier with any interested parties and post as you see fit.

The Symposium is supported by a grant from the Penn State Neuroscience Institute for the development of an Addiction Center for Translation.           


April 4
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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