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The Ninth Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium


"The Face of the Person Who has been Trafficked"

October 25 - 26, 2018

Most Recent Symposium

"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person with an Addiction"

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Media Coverage of the Event

This year's Symposium was a huge success and several local media outlets were in attendance. See their articles/videos at these links:

Catholic Health World - In fight against addiction, Pennsylvania opens doors to those seeking recovery

County's top doc: Opioid emergency making officials "desperate"

Opioid crisis: Drugs increasingly ravaging communities across Allegheny County

KDKA-TV story, featuring interview with Carmen Capozzi

Tribune-Review video interviews

Prosecutor-turned-addict-turned-bank robber speaks at Duquesne

Articles on Addiction

National Academy Opioid Study

Allegheny County Drug Overdose Deaths Surge to 613 in 2016, Breaking Record

In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

The Surgeon General's Report

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

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About the Symposium

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.

Program Agenda

View the Program Agenda (subject to change)

Keynote Speakers

Peggy Compton

Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Read Dr. Compton's Bio

Dr. Karen Hacker

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Allegheny County Health Department

Read Dr. Hacker's Bio

Mary Fleming

Mary Fleming, MS
Associate Administrator for Women's Services
Chief, National Policy Liaison Branch
Division of Regional and National Policy/OPPI
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Read Mary Fleming's Bio

Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna
Author of Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner

Read Andrew McKenna's Bio

Continuing Education Credits

11.25 Continuing Education Credits will be awarded for nurses and other health professionals. Partial credits can be awarded: 6.75 credits for attending Thursday and 4.5 credits for attending Friday.

Duquesne University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.