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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – July 2011

NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project Comes to NIH and APA

When: August 5, 10–11 a.m. and August 6, 2011, 2–3:50 p.m.
Where: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD; Washington American Psychological Association (APA) 119th Convention, Washington Convention Center, Room 146A, Washington, DC
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Addiction Performance Project is designed to help break down the stigma associated with addiction, as well as to promote a healthy dialogue that fosters compassion and understanding for patients living with this disease. The Project, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) program, is part of NIDA's outreach to practicing and in-training health professionals.

Each performance begins with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night by award-winning professional actors. The reading is followed by a brief expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion.

Discussion topics may include:

  • the challenges and opportunities in caring for drug-addicted patients
  • provider biases
  • how best to incorporate screening, brief intervention, and treatment referrals

Next Steps

You can register online at www.nida.nih.gov/nidamed/APP/. If you would like more information, please contact nidamed@nida.nih.gov.

This page last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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