Memorial Medical Center,
SIU Medicine to host free seminar on opioid crisis
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[August 19, 2019]
Memorial Medical Center and SIU Medicine will hold a free seminar on the
opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Memorial Center for
Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller Street, Springfield.
The 90-minute event, “Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here and Where to
Go Now,” will be in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the first
The seminar will trace phases of opioid epidemics in the United
States and around the world with a focus on the current epidemic,
highlight the role the medical community plays in the current
epidemic and discuss future directions for combating opioid abuse.
The guest speaker is Dr. Kari Wolf, associate professor and chair of
the department of psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School
of Medicine. A half-hour question-and-answer session will be held
after her presentation.
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Free parking is available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge
and Carpenter streets. Light refreshments will be served.
To register, visit MemorialMedical. com/Events or call 217-788-3333.