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Save the Date Opioid and Substance Abuse


Opioid and Substance Abuse Symposium

Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the US with far-reaching consequences for families, employers, and communities. In collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, this symposium will explore the scope of opioid abuse and related substance use disorders in Texas while giving special attention to possible legislative policy solutions.



When: April 18, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Where:Cullen Auditorium, Baylor College of Medicine

Parking: Texas Medical Center Parking Garage 6 

Other options: Garage 4,  and Garage 7

Host: Hobby School of Public Affairs and Baylor College of Medicine



Event Contact

Diana Benitez


The Ackerley Family



 Media Release: Symposium Explores Scope, Solutions to Opioid Epidemic



The Hobby School of Public Affairs is proud to launch its symposium series. The symposium series was created:

  • To discuss the importance of current research at the Hobby School and its positive impact on the Houston community.

  • To provide a platform for the community, business leaders, and public officials to discuss pertinent topics surrounding legislation and public policy.

  • To spur innovative thinking and questioning to effectively change public policy.