Thu, 25 May 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


(formerly: Symposium for Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Opioid Crisis)

The nation is facing an unprecedented epidemic of prescription and non-prescription opioid overdose. Solutions to this crisis will require collaborative multi-disciplinary teams of researchers from different schools and campuses. Join us Thursday, May 25th as we bring together cross-disciplinary researchers to discuss and examine the different ways to tackle the opioid crisis in the state and nation.

The day will begin with an overview of the funding climate by funding sponsors. Attendees will then divide into two tracks.

In track #1, investigators will work in interdisciplinary teams to develop pre-proposals in some of the following areas: the importance of data; community driven approaches to the problem; pre-clinical and clinical research, and the special connection of HIV and the crisis.

In track #2, the audience will learn about issues related to the opioid crisis, including ongoing efforts in North Carolina for prevention, advocacy, and treatment; about transitions from opioid addiction to other health problems; and the biological, clinical, etiological, social, and policy-related aspects of the problem.

Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm, Lunch to be provided
Location: UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium


Location information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium

United States
27516 Chapel Hill
0001 Michael Hooker Research Center

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