Wilkes University

2019 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit

2019 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit

Putting People First

Mark your calendar for the second annual Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit on Friday, April 12, 2019. Last year’s conference featuring keynote speaker Dwight “Doc” Gooden was a resounding success. Professionals on the forefront of the opioid epidemic spent the day sharing their expertise and learning from each other about opportunities to approach the treatment of pain and substance use disorder.

Call for Proposals

The theme of the 2019 Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit is “Putting People First,” with the emphasis on the holistic treatment of the patient. With that in mind, we are looking for presentations in the following areas:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Psychosocial support systems for substance use disorder
  • State and federal opioid law review
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Dental pain management
  • Alternative methods for chronic pain
  • Physical therapy for chronic pain
  • Neurobiology of addiction
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Medical marijuana issues
  • The “Warm Handoff”
  • Harm Reduction Strategies
  • Other as appropriate

We are looking for a broad spectrum of professionals to present at the conference including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, lawyers, social workers, physical therapists, first-responders, or anyone that has experience with those affected by the opioid crisis. All presentations will be one hour in length.

We are no longer accepting proposals. Thank you to all that submitted applications.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Thomas S. Franko
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Chair, Pain and Addiction Summit