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Pittsburgh Presents Opioid Epidemic Modeling Workshop

In response to the national opioid crisis, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Public Health Dynamics Laboratory and the Biomedical Modeling Core of Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute will host a free one-day workshop next week to examine the opioid epidemic from a computational science perspective. It is titled, “Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science.”

Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse and addiction will discuss their research and best practices. The event features two plenary speakers and three workshops with panel-led discussions on the modeling efforts.

WHO: Plenary speakers include:

  • Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Sarah Bacon, Ph.D., behavioral scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHERE: The University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, 15260.

For more information, visit http://www.ctsi.pitt.edu/research-modeling-opioidworkshop2017.html. To view the agenda, visit http://www.ctsi.pitt.edu/documents/Agenda-opioid-workshop-final.pdf.