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Media Advisory: WVU to host WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory:

WHAT: WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit


  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission
  • MVB Bank
  • West Virginia Governor’s Office
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
  • Marshall University

More than 8,000 high school students are expected to attend the summit with another 140,000 middle school and high school students given the opportunity to watch via live stream. 

Gov. Jim Justice will deliver a welcome message. WVU President E. Gordon Gee will also give remarks. 

Speakers will include: Chris Herren, Rhonda Sciortino and Shaun Derik. 


  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., WVU Coliseum, Morgantown

      (Media will be directed to parking on-site. Professional credentials/identification will be required for Coliseum floor access.)

NOTES: The WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit is the kick-off event for a three- to five-year Game Changer Initiative designed to help combat the state’s growing opioid epidemic. A second summit event is planned Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 am. to 1 p.m., at the Marshall University Cam Henderson Center, Huntington. 

CONTACT: Joe Boczek, 304.288.5924 

Call 1.855.WVU.NEWS for the latest West Virginia University news and information from WVUToday. 

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