Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
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On October 2, 2017, the Biomedical Modeling Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory in the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh are hosting a one-day, national workshop focused on computational modeling and the opioid epidemic. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Two plenary speakers, Carlos Blanco (Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention, NIDA) and Sarah Bacon (Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC), will present, and three additional workshops will feature speakers and panel-led discussions on the modeling efforts at the scales of biological, human, and population health.
There is no cost for this workshop. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. If you plan on attending, please register by September 18, 2017.
Questions? Contact the CTSI Modeling Core at email@example.com or 412-864-3484.
Venue and Parking:
The workshop will be held in Ballroom A of the historic University Club, located on the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pay parking (see rates) will be available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage. Visitors must use the garage entrance on Bigelow Boulevard as the entrance on University Place is for lease holders only.
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Certified in Public Health Professionals (CPH):
This program is offered for 8 CPH CE credits through the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), a pre-approved CE provider.
Each session of this workshop is offered for 1 credit of Grand Rounds, for a possible total of 3 GR, to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health students.
A block of rooms has been reserved for out-of-town attendees at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, located 0.2 miles from the University Club. Attendees can receive the discounted group rate for stays from October 1-3 by booking before September 18. If you will be staying outside of the group arrival days, or are seeking reservations after September 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.