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Learn more at Geisinger Commonwealth’s Resilience Colloquium 2023

SCRANTON – Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will explore ways to help the entire community build the critical skill of resilience at its Saturday, April 22, Resilience Colloquium 2023: The Brilliance of Resilience.

Educators and members of the public will gather to explore questions such as: 
How does resilience apply to individuals, populations and communities? 
What are its characteristics? 
Can building resilience be a biological, psychological and economic engine for people and communities? 
Can NEPA become a community of resilience?

Those interested in examining ways the community can work together to build a more resilient — and healthier — population can join the free event from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine St., Scranton. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP: by April 10.
Keynote speakers and topics include:
Ann Masten, PhD, University of Minnesota: Multisystem Resilience 
Mark Holder, PhD, University of British Columbia: Resilience & Wellness 
Scott Russo, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine: The Neuroscience of Resilience
Paolo Bocchini, PhD, Lehigh University: The Civil Engineering of Resilience 
Sharon Larson, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University: Population Health & Resilience 


About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

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