Mon., Apr. 8, 4 p.m., WVU Health Sciences Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium
Statistically, someone in the United States dies of a drug overdose every seven minutes. A life lost in the past cannot be recovered, but the healthcare community can proactively discuss efforts to curb the ongoing loss of lives due to drug overdoses, starting at the pivotal point of the opioid epidemic with one common denominator - STIGMA.
Join the Office of Interprofessional Education for a dynamic, interactive presentation and multi-panel event on Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in Okey Patteson Auditorium at the WVU Health Sciences Center. Ryan Feldman from the Netflix documentary, Recovery Boys, will also be a panel participant.
This event is free and open to the public and pizza will be available on a first come, first served basis. Audience participants can pose questions to experts from WVU, the local community and those with lived experiences.
Panel discussions will center around topics such as pain, pregnancy, infectious diseases, community and lived experiences.
West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center faculty will administer a monthly Journal Club directed towards advanced illness care.
Approximately 19 WVU School of Nursing students, including students Katherine Barbarossa (left) and Morgan Spoharski, and four faculty from Morgantown and Beckley are volunteering for the next two weeks at the 24th World Scout Jamboree - North America 2019.
Work from Dr. A. Courtney DeVries, the John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research at the WVU Cancer Institute, and her team is focusing on the side effects a cancer patient experiences during treatment, depending on their social environment.