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Title: National Leadership Conference on Medical Education in Substance Abuse
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 130
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Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the proceedings and presents recommendations from the second National Leadership Conference on Medical Education in Substance Abuse (November 30-December 1, 2006), which assembled key officials of Federal agencies, organized medicine, medical training institutions, licensure and certification bodies, and insurance experts to discuss ways to enhance the training of physicians in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of substance use disorders.
Abstract: In opening remarks, the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) defined the mission of the conference as enlisting participants' expertise in developing strategies to promote medical education curricula on drug-related and alcohol-related disorders, the improvement of medical education after graduation, implementation of screening and brief intervention in mainstream medical care, obtaining appropriate physician reimbursement for these services, and preventing the nonmedical use of prescription medications. The ONDCP Director then pledged that his office and other Federal agencies would continue to support scientific research and clinical education that contributes to reduction in illnesses and deaths linked to substance use disorders. He also promised support for research that brings the medical community better tools for identifying, preventing, and treating those who are at risk for or are experiencing such disorders. Meeting in a series of working groups, conferees developed strategies and action plans in multiple areas of medical education and practice. The workshops and their recommendations addressed undergraduate medical education; graduate medical education; continuing medical education; licensure, accreditation, certification, and standards; funders and payers of services; prescriber education and the prevention of prescription drug abuse; and next steps. Appended conference agenda and list of conference participants and 175 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Drug abuse education; Drug treatment; Educational requirements; Healthcare; Physicians role in crime prevention
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