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First Louisiana Addiction Research Center Mental Health Summit With a Focus on Suicide Prevention

A virtual summit for health care providers and young adults interested in health care professions, aimed at diverse levels of expertise from seasoned practitioners to LPCs, MSWs, Allied Health Professionals to students in training.

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LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 813-LARC (5272)


LARC Calendar (2020-2021)

August 2020
August 07, 2021
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Zoom Event
October 2020
October 05, 2020
Co-Sponsored Speaker, Gregory T. Collins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Research Health Scientist at South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Host: Brenda Gannon/Kevin Murnane
November 2020
November 06, 2020
Research and Industry Day (RAID)
January 2021
January 09, 2021
LARC Fundraiser at Panera Bread
January 25, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week Speaker: Dr. Kevin Murnane
"Addiction in Medicine"
January 26, 2021
LARC Research Update: Dr. Nadejda Korneeva
"Substance abuse trends in North Louisiana young women of child birth age and children"
March 2021
March 04, 2021
LARC Research Update: Dr. Donard Dwyer
"Appetite for Hunger: the Paradoxical Biology of Eating Disorders"
March 10, 2021
LARC Bi-annual Journal Club: Dr. Kevin Murnane
"Survey of subjective "God encounter experiences": Comparisons among naturally occurring experiences and those occasioned by the classic psychedelics psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, or DMT”
March 12, 2021
LARC Bi-annual Seminar Series: Dr. Kevin Murnane
"Can Psychedelics Heal Patients with Psychiatric Diseases"
March 23, 2021
LARC Research Update: Dr. Shenuarin Bhuiyan
"Cardiac pathophysiology associated with methamphetamine use"
April 2021
April 22, 2021
1st LARC Mental Health Summit with a Focus on Suicide Prevention
May 2021
LARC Awareness Event: Children's Mental Health Day

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    Ask the Experts - Live Q & A

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    LARC hosted a virtual Q&A on August 7, 2020 to discuss important topics related to the current addiction crisis and COVID-19. Members of the community were able to ask questions and panelists shared vital information on supporting loved ones.

    Panelists included:

    • Dr. Nicholas E. Goeders - LARC Executive Director
    • Dr. James C. Patterson, II - LARC  Clinical Research Director
    • Dr. Kevin Murnane - LARC Basic Science Research Director

    LARC Roundtable

    Louisiana Addiction Research Center hosted an informal Community Roundtable on February 26th on the LSU Health Shreveport campus with an open discussion around the challenges of addiction in our community. Executive Director, Dr. Nicholas Goeders introduced the Center’s mission and plans for LARC to address the issues discussed. In attendance at the event were community leaders, including Judge David Matlock, representatives from Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy’s offices, CADA (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), LSU Shreveport, Volunteers of America, and other community organizations.

    LARC Roundtable

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