UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA)’s will host the 2022 Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction at Penn State on Sept. 22. The event will take place in-person at the HUB-Robeson Center located at the University Park Campus from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Registration is currently open for interested attendees.
The 2022 Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction is an interdisciplinary event that brings together practitioners and scholars from a range of fields (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, criminal justice) to consider research, policy, and practice around the issue of stigma reduction in the field. This summit is supported by generous contributions from the Social Science Research Institute's Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction and The Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research.
Abstract proposals for the summit are currently open, and close on May 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two peer reviewers and a final reviewer who assists the conference chair with making final decisions about abstracts. Notifications will be sent by July 10. Accepted abstracts will be presented in breakout sessions during the summit. Breakout sessions are 50-minute sessions designed to allow for three 10-minute presentations followed by discussion among presenters, as well as provide a forum for interaction with session attendees. Visit this page for more information about submitting an abstract for the summit.
Established in 2018 and housed in the Social Science Research Institute, the CSUA is a multidisciplinary network of researchers, educators, and practitioners that work together to address the systemic problems of the opioid epidemic, substance use and addiction. Initially motivated by the opioid epidemic that continues to deeply impact communications across Pennsylvania and the nation, CSUA connects and cultivates a diverse group of stakeholders to develop and implement effective programs, policies, and practices aimed at preventing and treating addiction, and its spillover effects on children, families, and communities.
The Substance Use Stigma Reduction Collaborative is a working group established by Penn State’s Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction consisting of academic scholars, professionals, and practitioners throughout the University. The mission of the collaborative is to examine and understand stigma toward substance use to identify ways to reduce its impacts. Collaborative members work together to conduct research on the impact stigma has on substance use, examine ways to address stigma toward substance use in practice, and identify opportunities to connect with community members to implement initiatives to address stigma toward substance use.
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