UVM 6th Annual Conference: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

  • Starts: 8:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Ends: 5:30 pm on Friday, October 12, 2018
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Need for Innovation and Greater Treatment Capacity

Burlington Hilton Hotel , Burlington, Vermont

The 6th Annual VCBH Conference will focus on the nation’s opioid epidemic, improving access to treatment, and effective pain/addiction management. These topics are among the major priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Institutes of Health. Scholars from leading universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge throughout the 2-day program.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Walsh focuses her research on pharmacological issues in opioid dependence and assessing novel treatments for opioid withdrawal.

We are also announcing the call for poster abstracts focused on research related to the opioid dependence epidemic. Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit. Please send submissions (including title, authors, affiliations, and 250-word abstract) to Diann Gaalema at diann.gaalema@med.uvm.edu by July 31.

For conference program, registration and hotel links, please visit, http://www.med.uvm.edu/behaviorandhealth/events/2018-conference.

For general information, please contact Marissa Wells at mwells2@uvm.edu.

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