Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 8

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May 05, 2017
@ Silver Spring Civic Building

Marijuana, heroin, Percocet, alcohol, sex, Religion. The range of things that society calls drugs is vast, and the many different perspectives offer an array of different stories and ideas. Come join us for an amazing evening of sharing perspectives while meeting your neighbors.

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 7-9PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting in the Great Hall with some tunes, art exhibits, light fare, ambrosia and liquid courage, all included in your ticket price. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat.

Buy tickets here!

Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

LaMano Coffeebar

Best parking option: Town Square Garage Free after 7PM

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Growing up with Crack Addiction

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Some presentations are overwhelmingly personal. Cynthia Pyle shares one of those presentations. Growing up, her mother was addicted to crack, and she shares her story of how that shaped her life.

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Medical Cannabis in Maryland

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Medical marijuana is legal in Maryland as of 2014. Debby Miran has vast experience in drafting policy around medical marijuana. Listen to her presentation on medical cannabis in Maryland from the leglislation to the benefits and treatment.

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GPCRs: The Real Gateway Drug

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Eric Refsland is a scientist and a damn good one! He works at NIH in infectious diseases. As such, he works with proteins and how drugs can potentially effect them. Listen to his presentation about the proteins called GPCRs, which are at the center of drug development.

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Opioid Overdoses: A View from the ED

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Zach Hettinger is an attending physician at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Medical Director of National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and an assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown Univeristy. That's a serios resume. Listen to his presentation on opioid overdoses from the emergency room.

Eric Refsland
Scientist, National Institutes of Health in Silver Spring
Mickey Irizarry
Director, Wellness Center, American University in Silver Spring, MD
Charles Duquette
in Silver Spring
C.J. Pyle
Public Servant, Writer, Photographer in Washington D.C.