Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse will host an annual conference that brings together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance abuse. Our upcoming national conference, Envisioning a Future Free from Addiction: Research, Programs, and Practice to Prevent Substance Abuse, will be held Monday, April 29, 2019 on Penn State’s University Park campus at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) from 9:30am to 5:00pm. A Community Engagement Breakfast session will be held before the conference from 8:00am – 9:15am for those able to attend. A schedule of events is listed below:

8:00-9:15      Community Engagement Breakfast, Networking and Panel Discussion- Pressing issues and Barriers

9:30-10:10    Conference kick-off with Interim Director Dr. Stephanie Lanza

10:10-11:30  SESSION I: Preventing the Next Substance Abuse Epidemic: A National Perspective

11:30-1:00    Lunch with Concurrent Poster Session and Round Table Networking Discussions- Problem Solving and Collaborations

1:15-2:30      SESSION II: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment in our Communities: A State Perspective

3:15-4:15      SESSION III: Forming New Partnerships, Forging New Ground

4:15-5:00      Penn State Creamery Ice Cream Social & Networking Reception

Interested in joining us? Please register by clicking on this link.


Thank you to our sponsors and partners for this event: 

Penn State Outreach, Addiction Center for Translation, Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics, Center for Educational Disparities Research, Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Child Study Center, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, College of Nursing, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Evidence to Impact Collaboratory, Huck Institute, The Methodology Center, Population Research Institute, Rock Ethics Institute, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Communications, College of Education, College of Health and Human Development, College of Medicine, Office of Government Affairs, Penn State Law, Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses