More than 200 attend addiction symposium

Added on Monday January 06 - 1:31 PM
Poster session

Dr. Yngvild Olsen’s message at the Fifth Annual Addiction Symposium was clear: Addiction is a chronic illness, and it’s critical that the health care community and public recognize that.

More than 200 people filled the seats in Junker Auditorium at Penn State College of Medicine for Olsen’s address at the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation’s addiction symposium Dec. 10 to hear new strategies for treating substance use disorder.

Surgeons, social workers, lab scientists, public health analysts, primary care providers, nurses, students and trainees gathered together to discuss the latest innovations in addiction research, education and treatment. A variety of Penn State’s campuses were represented, including University Park, Harrisburg, Abington, Schuylkill and the College of Medicine in Hershey. Members of the community at large also attended.

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