Annual substance use and addiction conference to be held virtually on May 3

Melissa Krug
March 15, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) will hold its second annual conference to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, foundation representatives and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance use and addiction. 

“Addressing Substance Use: Toward Cross-Systems Solutions” will be held virtually from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3.

Opportunities to leverage evidence-based solutions in coordination across education, faith-based, criminal justice, and healthcare systems will be highlighted. The conference is designed to stimulate impactful discussions and seed collaborations between individuals across systems and across communities to address challenges related to substance use.

Stephanie Lanza, CCSA director, encourages all who are interested to register for this free event. 

“This year’s conference hosted by the CCSA is an opportunity to join a discussion focused on cross-systems solutions,” Lanza said. “Anyone who shares our vision for a brighter world, who wants to work to solve the complex problems of substance use and addiction, is welcome.” 

To register for the conference or to find out more information about the event, visit this link

The CCSA, housed in the Social Science Research Institute, draws on the expertise of researchers, educators and practitioners from across Penn State to develop and implement effective programs, policies and practices aimed at preventing and treating addiction and its spillover effects on children, families and communities.

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Last Updated March 16, 2021