Wilkes to Host 2024 Pain and Addiction Summit

by Kelly Clisham
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Wilkes University will host the sixth annual Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

The theme of the 2024 summit is “Access to Care,” with an emphasis on the holistic treatment of the patient. During this full-day conference, medical, legal and law enforcement professionals will discuss the current state of the opioid crisis, share approaches to critical issues and identify opportunities to approach the treatment of pain and substance use disorder.

Jean Bennett, regional director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will serve as the keynote speaker. Closing speaker Brian DiMattia, will share his journey through “Fighting to Become Sober,” with moderator Bill Corcoran Jr. from the #OnTheStacks podcast.

The event will feature a panel discussion on the documentary “Our American Family,” a radically honest portrait of five family members grappling with the legacy of generational addiction. Panel speakers include Bryan and Linda, parents in the film.

The summit features 11 breakout sessions including:

  • It’s Time to Play! Opioid Use Disorder Jeopardy
  • Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania: Evidence and Perspectives of Health Care Providers
  • Gambling/Gaming Disorders
  • Opioid Use Disorder: More Than Just an Opioid Issue

The 2024 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit is co-sponsored by the Northeast Counties Medical Society and made possible by a grant from the Moses Taylor Foundation.

Attendees can earn continuing education (CE) credit. The cost is $130 for the full day and 6 CE hours or $75 for a half day and 3 CE hours.

For more information and online registration, visit wilkes.edu/addiction.

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