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Opioid Symposium at UB

The University of Bridgeport’s College of Health Sciences will hold its first annual Health Science Symposium, entitled "Building Bridges: Healthcare Solutions to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain in Connecticut", on October 17. The all-day event will foster a deeper understanding of the opioid problem in the context of chronic pain, as well as promote a pragmatic discussion about treatment best practices for both pain and addiction. This important event will be a forum for approximately 150 leaders in health care, research, education, public health and policymaking who aim to improve knowledge, practice and legislation concerning pain and addiction in Connecticut.

Sessions will focus on opioid abuse in patients with chronic pain, models in integrated pain care, ending addiction, supporting providers and opioid overdose reversal training, among other topics. Speakers will include experts from the University of Bridgeport, Yale University, University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania and AmeriCorps, as well as the Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut.

Registration is $50 plus $25 for up to six continuing education (CE) or continuing medical education (CME) credits. A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included, and parking is free.

To register, visit Location: University of Bridgeport, Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, 84 Iranistan Ave, Bridgeport.

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