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NIDA hosts sessions on pain at APA annual meeting

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May 11, 2017

Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation

To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host sessions on the management and treatment of pain as it relates to substance use disorders at the 2017 American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA from May 20-24. The NIDA sessions will focus on the brain’s response to pain, treating patients with pain and addiction, and the role of the psychiatrist in safe and effective pain management. In addition, NIDA Director Nora Volkow will receive an APA Special Presidential Commendation for her leadership in the interconnected fields of psychiatry and neuroscience.

WHAT: NIDA sessions on pain at the 2017 American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

CONTACT: If you are interested in a pre-interview with a NIDA spokesperson about the presentations, please contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

NIDA Sessions:

  • The Role of the General Psychiatrist in the Management of Patients with Pain
    Sunday, May 21; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A
  • In the Wake of the CDC Opioid Guidelines and the National Pain Strategy: Treating the Patient with Pain and Addiction
    Monday, May 22; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    San Diego Convention Center, Room 23C
  • Pain and Psychiatry 
    Monday, May 22; 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    San Diego Convention Center, Room 25B
  • What is Pain to the Brain?
    Wednesday, May 24; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A

Award Presentation:

  • NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow Receives APA Special Presidential Commendation
    Monday, May 22; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    During the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows, William C. Menninger Memorial Lecture presented by Elizabeth Vargas
    San Diego Convention Center, Hall F

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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

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NIDA. (2017, May 11). NIDA hosts sessions on pain at APA annual meeting. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2017/05/nida-hosts-sessions-pain-apa-annual-meeting

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