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Center for Opioid Epidemiology & Policy Events

NYU Langone’s Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy hosts several seminars each year to share our research findings, explain new areas of study, and advance the field of opioid-related research.

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Polysubstance Use Symposium

We are pleased to host our first Polysubstance Use Symposium from October 20 to 21, 2022. This event will accelerate knowledge of polysubstance use—the use of two or more substances—by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders with an emphasis on opportunities for early-career and underrepresented researchers.

The symposium will be hosted in person at the NYU Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South in New York City.

This event is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 1R13DA057083-01.

Symposium Emphasis

Content of the symposium spans three key domains.

Prevalence and emerging trends (epidemiology, genetics, and toxicology and autopsy data): There are numerous high-risk patterns individuals may engage in; however, research is needed on the motivations, context, and trajectories of patterns.

Treatment (pharmacologic or behavioral, and harm reduction): Research is needed on unique treatment options and identification of barriers to care for individuals specifically engaged in polysubstance use or those with multiple substance use disorders.

Social determinants (underserved populations, demographics, and psychosocial drivers): Polysubstance use is pronounced among underserved populations. Further research on the association of high-risk polysubstance patterns and individual, interpersonal, community, and societal level factors are requested.


There is a $20 registration fee for the symposium. If the fee poses a barrier to your attendance, please contact us at for registration. All registered attendees will receive an email with hotel details, childcare resources, and other pertinent information. Register now.

The deadline for abstracts and scholarships has passed.

Symposium Agenda

Our 2022 symposium spans two days: October 20–21. Our keynote speaker will be Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service Acting Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more about our presentations and speakers.

Contact Us

For questions and inquiries, please contact Caroline Barnes at or