Wilkes University

2020 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit

Collaboration for Change

Join the leaders at the forefront of the addiction crisis in our region for the Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit on April 3, 2020. 

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew will be our Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to share the news that Dr. Drew will be the 2020 PA Pain and Addiction Summit Keynote speaker! Dr. Drew Pinsky is well-known on both television and radio as a trusted expert on many of the medical issues of today. 


“Overdose deaths, particularly from prescription drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels, now making drug overdoses the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50,” according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Locally, overdose deaths in Luzerne County have increased every year, with an all-time high of 156 in 2018. This scourge of drug addiction shows no sign of abating any time soon.



We are excited to announce that we are now accepting presentation proposals for next year’s conference to be held on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Submit a Proposal



The theme of the 2020 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit is “Collaboration for Change,” with the emphasis on the holistic treatment of the patient. During this full-day conference, medical, legal, and law enforcement professionals will discuss the current state of the opioid crisis, share methodology and inter-professional approaches to deal with critical issues, and identify opportunities to approach the treatment of pain and substance abuse. Education hours will be provided.

COST: FULL DAY: $150 ($130 if registered before 3/20/20; includes lunch presentation with keynote speaker)
  • MORNING SESSION: $75 (does not include lunch)
  • AFTERNOON SESSION: $75 (does not include lunch)

Register Online

Keynote sponsor $20,000 (limited to one) 

  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker
  • Recognition during opening remarks, keynote speaker introduction and closing speaker introduction
  • Banner displayed on stage during keynote 
  • Logo on Summit webpage
  • Full page ad on back cover of Summit program
  • Signage at event
  • Vendor Table
  • Four (4) registrations to Summit

Breakfast sponsor $2,000 (limited to 2)

  • Signage at event
  • Recognition during opening remarks
  • Full page ad in program
  • Vendor table
  • Two (2) registrations for Summit

Poster presentation social sponsor $1,500 (limited to 2)

  • Signage at event
  • Recognition during closing speaker introduction
  • Half page ad in program
  • Vendor Table
  • Two (2) registrations for Summit

Conference Program Advertising

  • Inside back cover $500
  • Full page $300
  • Half page $150

Vendor Table at Summit $200

  • Includes one eight foot table and two (2) registrations for Summit
  • Listing in program

Questions? Please contact Margaret M. Petty at margaret.petty@wilkes.edu or call 570-408-4460.

Mohegan Sun Pocono
To reserve a room at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, April 12, please go to: https://book.passkey.com/go/ WIL0419

A list of other area hotels can be found at: wilkes.edu/placestostay

Up to 6 hours of continuing education credit available for these professionals:

Six hours Substantive CLE credit will be awarded by the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association (#53). The Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association is an Accredited Continuing Legal Education provider.

Wilkes University is a preapproved provider of continuing education for professional counselors through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Luzerne County Dental Society-Pa is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2021. Provider ID#219119

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form for this knowledge-based activity will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .6 CEUs (6 hours). ACPE # 0097-0000-19-013-L05-P.

Physical Therapists
An application has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 hours.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Luzerne County Medical Society. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 6 hours at the conclusion of the programs, 6 of which qualify for pharmacology.

Social Workers
Wilkes University is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for programs for social workers and clinical social workers as an accredited university. Social Workers who attend will receive a certificate for 6 hours at the conclusion of the program.

This program is supported by educational grants from the Moses Taylor Foundation, the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office and the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Health.