VCBH 6th Annual Conference
October 11-12, 2018
Hilton Hotel Burlington, Burlington, Vermont
The 6th annual VCBH Conference brought together scholars from nationally recognized universities and medical centers to discuss the nation's public health crisis: the opioid epidemic. Research on improving access to treatment and effective pain/addition management were among the major priorities discussed.
Sharon Walsh, Ph.D. opened the conference with an excellent Keynote Address titled, "Deploying Science and Ethics to Change Hearts and Minds: The American Opioid Crisis." Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan gave powerful opening remarks on the second day, setting the tone for a strong last day of research sharing.
Among our notable presenters were Andrew Herring, M.D., Emergency Medicine Specialist, Alameda Health System; Jeffrey Samet, M.D., Chief, General Internal Medicine, Professor, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Laura Fanucchi, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, and our own, Richard Rawson, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Sciences.