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Teen Vaping Conference


Join the Worcester Public Schools, the Worcester Police Department and other substance abuse experts for the FREE, in-person drug conference, Vaping on the Rise. This premier drug educational event will examine how vaping is dramatically on the rise in schools and in the community. Learn about the progression of addiction in teens and young adults from a variety of drug abuse experts. Our children's future is at stake regarding their social and mental well being. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and substance abuse professionals. A free breakfast and lunch will be served. Don't miss out on this important event. You can register using the link below. I hope to see you there!


Robert F. Pezzella

School Safety Director of the Worcester Public Schools

Keynote Speaker

Dr. RANDI SCHUSTER - Director of Neuropsychology and Principal Investigator, Center for Addiction Medicine; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schuster is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her BA from the University of Maryland, College Park and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. In graduate school, she was funded by a NIDA National Research Service Award to study the cognitive effects of cannabis and tobacco use among at-risk young adults using ecological momentary assessment. She joined CAM in July 2014 as a post-doctoral fellow after completing her clinical internship in neuropsychology at MGH/Harvard Medical School. She was the recipient of the Norman Zinberg Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and the Livingston Fellowship from Harvard Medical School as well as the Louis V. Gerstner III Research Scholar Award from MGH. She is currently funded off of a five-year K23 from NIH-NIDA, which is examining the utility of contingency management interventions in promoting cannabis abstinence as well as the reversibility of cognitive deficits during 30 days of cannabis discontinuation among high school-aged adolescents

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