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