October 19, 2023

VUMC co-hosts the 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference Oct. 27 and 28

The second-annual 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference is Oct. 27 and 28 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Co-sponsored by the Tennessee Society for Addiction Medicine and the State Opioid Response ECHO Tele-Education Hub at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the second-annual 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference is Oct. 27 and 28 at VUMC. This educational platform for health care and other helping professionals is open to the public.

“The conference will feature more than 15 expert speakers from regional and national academic medical centers, local and state agencies, as well as Vanderbilt faculty,” said Kristopher Kast, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

“It aims to provide up-to-date information on the spectrum of substance use and addictive disorders, including the evolving state of the opioid overdose crisis, the public health response in Tennessee, emerging treatments and novel substances, trajectories of recovery, and issues in the management of vulnerable populations.”

Keynote speakers include Ralph Alvarado MD, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health (“Tennessee’s Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis”); John Kelly, PhD, the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School (“Recovery Process”); and Bertha Madras, PhD, professor of Psychobiology at Harvard Medical School (“Emerging Psychedelic Therapies”).

For pricing, registration and the itinerary, visit tnsam.org/conference-2023.