Scientists and community leaders will explore issues related to opioids and addiction at this year’s Indiana CTSI Bloomington Retreat on April 25 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

A student makes her way through the Sample Gates during a sunny, spring day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.The event, titled “Medical Science Solutions to Indiana’s Opioid Crisis,” will feature lectures by top researchers and government officials, as well as valuable opportunities to network with investigators from across the state and to learn more about research resources and services available through the Indiana CTSI. The retreat will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Kristina Box, MD, Indiana State Health Commissioner
  • Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Diana Martinez, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Wilson Compton, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

The Indiana CTSI Bloomington Retreat is free and open to the public. You can view the full agenda online.

Space will fill up fast, so make sure you register by April 19 to reserve your spot.

Complimentary parking passes will be provided at the event registration table upon request on the day of the workshop for those who do not currently have an IU parking tag. Suggested parking is in the Henderson Garage, 310 S. Fess Avenue (located on Fess Avenue between Atwater Avenue and Third Street). Street parking is available at attendees’ own expense. Walking directions from Henderson Garage to the event are available online.

About the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

The Indiana CTSI brings together the state’s brightest minds to solve Indiana’s most pressing health challenges through research. The institute is a statewide research partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and numerous life sciences businesses and community organizations designed to speed discoveries to people. The Indiana CTSI engages with the public at every level of research from basic science to patient care. It is a statewide institute supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

 

 

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