Join Us in September
2022 CSUA Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction at Penn State University
We are pleased to extend an invitation for you and your organization to participate in the 1st Annual Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction at Penn State University on September 22nd, 2022. The event will take place in-person at the HUB-Robeson Center located on the Penn State University Park Campus, State College, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction is an interdisciplinary event that brings together practitioners and scholars from a range of fields (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, criminal justice) to consider research, policy, and practice around the issue of stigma reduction in the field. This event is supported by generous contributions from the Penn State Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction and The Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research.
Registration for students is free. Students must use the discount code: SUMMIT22 when they register for the event, and email the event organizer, Erin Bergner, at firstname.lastname@example.org that they plan to attend. Students are encouraged to attend sessions that fit into their schedules.
All other attendees are required to pay a registration fee. To register for the event or learn more about the event, please visit our event registration website.
For pricing, see below:
- $45.00: June 1st – September 15th
- $55.00: September 15th – September 22nd (Day of Event)
- On-site registration is available for $55.00
More information about the summit’s agenda is available here. The event includes multiple breakout sessions featuring faculty from across Penn State as well as practitioners and scholars from around the country.
The summit's keynote speaker is Dr. Alex Elswick.
Dr. Alex Elswick is a tireless advocate for people with substance use disorders. He currently serves the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. Alex is a trained researcher, recovery coach, and mental health therapist, as well as the co-founder of Voices of Hope, a peer-driven recovery community organization. But most importantly, Alex is himself a person in long term recovery from the chronic disease of addiction.