Eastern to host Opioid Crisis seminar, panel

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (02/20/2018) On Feb. 28, the Health Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a seminar about the opioid epidemic in the United States, a medical crisis that also has local implications. The event will occur at 2 p.m. in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. In an effort to build a solid coalition in the Windham region, the event aims to provide educational opportunities, invoke thoughtful conversations and create links between community members and professionals. The discussion panel - composed of physicians, law enforcement and public health professionals - will contemplate strategies that can be executed with local partners in order to combat the epidemic, followed by a Q&A session with attendees.

Written by Jordan Corey


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded "Green Campus" status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.

It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.