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9th Annual Meeting of the Minds: Opioid Epidemic

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Join us on Friday morning, October 19, 2018 at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, for our annual Meeting of the Minds symposium.

This year's topic is the Opioid Epidemic.

Our keynote speaker is Bertha Madras, PhD, a psychobiologist in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Division of Basic Neuroscience at McLean Hospital, where she is  Director of the Laboratory Addiction. She is also a Professor of Psychobiology at Harvard Medical School based at McLean Hospital and cross-appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on neurobiology, imaging and medications development (19 US and 27 international patents) for neuropsychiatric disorders. In public policy, Dr. Madras was Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a presidential appointment confirmed unanimously by the US Sentate. Dr. Madras recently served as a panelist at the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences and in 2017, was appointed as one of six members of the Presidents’ Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Dr. Madras will be speaking about how science informs policy with regard to opioids and opioid use disorder.

Meeting of the Minds is free and open to physicians, other healthcare professionals, students and anyone interested in the opioid epidemic.  Breakfast is provided and there will be a Q&A session after the presentations.  We hope to see you there!

Register by October 12, 2018.

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