2020 Conference

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Following announcements from Penn State regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the second annual Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Conference, currently scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, is postponed until Monday, May 3, 2021.

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The CCSA will host the second annual conference on Monday, May 3, 2021¬†at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) at Penn State’s University Park campus. The conference brings together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, funders, and community leaders to focus on community-engaged solutions to problems of substance use. Opportunities to leverage evidence-based solutions in coordination across extension/education, healthcare, criminal justice, and faith-based systems are highlighted. A keynote address, sessions on each of these systems, and networking opportunities are designed to stimulate collaborations between individuals across systems and across communities within the Commonwealth and beyond. Stay tuned for information about registration and hotel accommodations.