Presentation to focus on using research to stop the heroin epidemic in Wisconsin

April 22, 2014 College News - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) is hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6, on heroin use in Wisconsin and how research could play a role in stopping the epidemic. The event will run from 1-3:30 p.m. and include presentations from five experts as well as the panel discussion. 

Presentations include:

  • Heroin and Hepatitis C
     
  • The physiology of heroin addiction
     
  • Treatment options
     
  • Harm reduction/prevention
     
  • Law enforcement and heroin.

The panel will conclude with a half-hour discussion on how researchers might help stop the epidemic. Cecilia Hillard, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director of the Neuroscience Research Center, will moderate the panel.

Researchers and non-researchers are welcome to attend, and no registration is required. CAIR is located at 2071 North Summit Avenue in Milwaukee.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Brown, kdbrown@mcw.edu. Additional information also is available on the Heroin Use in Wisconsin flyer (PDF).

The event is being organized by Carol L. Galletly, PhD, JD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of CAIR’s Developmental Core.

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