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The Eighth Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium

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"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person with an Addiction"

October 26-27, 2017

Call for Abstracts

This call for abstracts invites papers and posters that:

  • Explore the social justice tradition and its application to the health and wellbeing of the person with an addiction.
  • Present research data that discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the causes and effects of addiction, its
    prevention and short and long term treatment.
  • Discuss clinical and/or programmatic initiatives to foster health care equity for the person with an addiction.
  • Discuss philosophical and/or theoretical issues related to the health and human consequences of living with an addiction.

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Deadline: May 1, 2017

About the Symposium

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.

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The Surgeon General's Report

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

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Keynote Speakers

Peggy Compton

Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

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Dr. Karen Hacker

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Allegheny County Health Department

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Mary Fleming

Mary Fleming, MS
Associate Administrator for Women's Services
Chief, National Policy Liaison Branch
Division of Regional and National Policy/OPPI
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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