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WVU School of Public Health and statewide partners to host opioid policy and research symposium

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WHAT: “WV Policy and Research Engagement Symposium,” an opportunity for researchers and state decision-makers to connect, identify challenges and craft an action plan to bring evidence-based opioid policy to West Virginia


  • West Virginia policy administrators, legislators and researchers 
  • Keynote speakers: 
    • Dr. Catherine C. Slemp, commissioner and state health officer, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources 
    • Susan Kennedy, senior manager, Academy Health, and program director, State-University Partnership Learning Network 


  • Tuesday, Nov 19, 9 a.m. to approx. 7:45 p.m.* 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to noon 
  • *Best film opportunity: Lunch with keynote speaker Catherine Slemp, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 

WHERE: Stonewall Resort, 940 Resort Drive, Roanoke 


Read the full agenda and speaker lineup. 

The goal of the WV Policy and Research Engagement Symposium is to bring together high-level policy administrators, state legislators and researchers with an active role in alleviating West Virginia’s opioid crisis, with the intent to strengthen collaborative relationships that will drive evidence-based policy. 

Read more about the symposium and register.

Sponsored by WVU School of Public Health, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Marshall University, The Health Plan and The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation



CONTACT: Nikky Luna
WVU School of Public Health

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