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The University of Bridgeport College of Health Sciences Inaugural Symposium


The University of Bridgeport College of Health Sciences Inaugural Symposium

BUILDING BRIDGES: IMPLEMENTING HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT OPIOID ADDICTION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN CONNECTICUT

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 8 a.m.

Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
University of Bridgeport

* CE Credit Hours pending: 6.0 contact hours for RN attendees. *


Connecticut is among the top 10 states with the largest increases in drug-related overdose deaths between 2013-17 (CDC 2018). Our goal for this symposium is to foster a deeper understanding of the opioid problem in the context of chronic pain, as well as to promote greater integration of conventional and complementary approaches for pain and addiction.

This important event will be a forum for thought leaders in research, health care, education, law enforcement, public health and legislation who want to improve knowledge, practice, and legislation concerning pain and addiction. The symposium will foster a deeper understanding of the opioid problem in the context of chronic pain, as well as to promote a pragmatic discussion about integration of conventional and complementary approaches for pain and addiction.

Our goal is to change stakeholder perspectives about the safety, efficacy and socio-economic value of the integrative healthcare model for chronic pain, in order to expand therapeutic options, facilitate access and improve care in Connecticut.

To maximize the impact of the discussion, we have recruited nationally recognized speakers who will address the opioid problem from multiple perspectives.

Date:
October 17, 2019
Time:
8:00 a.m.
Venue:
Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, University of Bridgeport
Contact:
Janice Faye
ubsymposium@bridgeport.edu