Burlington Waterfront 6th Annual VCBH Conference

October 11-12, 2018
Hilton Hotel Burlington, Burlington, Vermont

Situated on the beautiful Burlington waterfront, this year's conference will focus on the nation's opioid epidemic, improving access to treatment, and effective pain/addiction management. These topics are among the major priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. Scholars from leading universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge throughout the 2-day program. We hope to see you there!

2018 Keynote Speaker: Sharon Walsh, Ph.D.

Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and Professor of Behavioral Science Walshat the University of Kentucky. The CDAR conducts research on biological, psychological, sociopolitical, and clinical aspects of substance abuse and related behavior. This Center has a long-standing history of providing effective training and evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches.

Dr. Walsh, a Ph.D. graduate of Rutgers University, focuses her research on pharmacological issues in opioid and cocaine dependence. In addition to her role as Professor and CDAR Director, she is appointed as a Special Government Employee of the Food and Drug Administration. She has participated in two invited national initiatives for NIH and NIDA related to the opioid epidemic and has given several presentations at international and national conferences on this topic.


VCBH Conference Program

Updated 08/15/18

Call for Poster Abstracts

Abstracts should be focused on research related to the opioid dependence epidemic and will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit.

Please send submissions (title, authors, affiliation, 250-word abstract) to Diann Gaalema, by July 31, 2018.

Hilton Hotel Reservations

The Hilton Burlington offers expansive views of the scenic Lake Champlain and the picturesque Adirondack Mountains. Explore the area's many attractions and activities including a scenic lake cruise on The Spirit of Ethan Allen. The hotel is two blocks from the Church Street Marketplace. Click here to reserve your room!

*The deadline to reserve hotel room through our discounted reservation link is Sunday September 9, 2018.

Information on the draft program, registration, and abstract submission will be made available soon.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive conference announcements and more, please contact Marissa Wells.

Click HERE to explore all Vermont has to offer!