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Join us for talks on two hot health topics that have been in the news a lot lately: vaccines and addiction. Experts in these fields give us the inside scoop on these evolving public health issues and emerging solutions.
Polio: the Endgame
Dr. James Campbell (Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Today, we tend to think of polio as a disease of the past. Dr. Campbell talks about the science behind the vaccines that made this so. We will hear about the history of polio, the global effort to eliminate it, and the threat this disease continues to pose in some parts of the world.
What Causes Addiction? If Your Answer Fits on a Postcard, It’s Too Short
David Epstein (PhD)
You've heard that addiction is a “chronic, relapsing brain disease” that “does not discriminate.” More recently, you may have heard the rebuttals: “no, it’s a disorder of social isolation.” Dr. Epstein says you don’t need to pick a side. Addiction doesn’t have to be the same thing for everyone. Come hear his insights at this special talk on the multi-faceted causes of addiction.