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Opioid Epidemic Topic of Panel Discussion at SUNY Branch Campus, Queensbury

A panel discussion on the opioid epidemic in the Adirondack region as it relates to healthcare and criminal justice will be held Thursday, May 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Northwest Bay Conference Center, Adirondack Hall, SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.

Sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, Plattsburgh Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society, the free program will give participants — including students, community members, healthcare providers, officers and other service providers — vital information to help end the stigma of addiction. 

Keynote speaker Frank Whitelaw, a 24-year veteran of law enforcement and Essex County coroner, will kick off the event. Local healthcare providers will showcase their services, and representatives from the Alliance for Positive Health, the SUNY Plattsburgh psychology department, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, New York Assembly, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Center for Recovery at Glens Falls Hospital will lead a panel discussion.

Refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is requested. For more information, contact Emma Bartscherer, academic advisor at the Queensbury campus, at 518-792-5425 or [email protected]

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