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NOTE NEW DATE: Brain School: The Nature of Addiction


March 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, M203
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Addiction has traditionally been treated as an acute problem, but the current clinical, research, and social landscapes are converging to approach addiction as a chronic disease. This panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology. The panelists include Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center, co-director of the VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors, and a professor of psychology in the College of Science; John Burton, the chair of emergency medicine at Carilion Clinic; Beth Macy, author of the upcoming book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America”; Bob Trestman, the senior vice president and chair of psychiatry at Carilion Clinic and the chair of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; and Phyllis Whitehead, a palliative care clinical nurse specialist at Carilion Clinic.

Additional Details

The school will run three evenings: March 13, 14, and 15. Each panel will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately an hour. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

Brain School is free and open to the public, yet registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit our Qualtrics Survey or email us.

Free parking is available in the nearby parking garage.

Brain School 2018 is part of the institute’s commemoration of Brain Awareness Week.

This is a free event. The host is Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.. For more information, please send an e-mail.

Map and Parking

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