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Event aims to change conversation about alcohol in the US

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Mayo Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a free community education event "Changing the conversation around alcohol in the US: Acknowledging the elephant in the room" on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium in Schofield Hall, 105 Garfield Ave. in Eau Claire.

The keynote speaker will be George Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and a senior investigator at the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where he directs the Neurobiology of Addiction Laboratory in the Integrative Neurosciences Research Branch. Dr. Koob will provide a transformative presentation to address alcohol consumption, including raising awareness about the scope of the problem and shedding light on the social and health consequences of alcohol misuse.

Register for the event on the Mayo Clinic Health System website.

About Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System has a physical presence in 44 communities and consists of 53 clinics, 16 hospitals and other facilities that serve the healthcare needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based healthcare professionals, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual healthcare close to home.

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