APA Town Hall with NIH and SAMHSA Leadership

A Free, Virtual Webinar with Directors From NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, and SAMHSA

Tuesday, June 22, Noon EDT

Watch the Recording Below

As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly recedes in the U.S., what do top leaders at the National Institutes of Health on mental health and substance use and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) see next on the horizon? Join these leaders for a free town hall presented by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), as they address your questions.

Improving mental health services during times of crises depends on rigorous science, which is often supported by the National Institutes of Health. Join leaders of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at this interactive town hall session with NIDA Director Nora Volkow, M.D., NIMH Director Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and NIAAA Director George Koob, Ph.D., and SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Director Anita Everett, M.D. Hear questions from timely sessions presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting and bring questions for the open discussion. NIH and SAMHSA wants to hear from you!

Topic include:

  • Opioids and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Mental health research in times of crisis
  • Questions submitted by webinar attendees

Presenters

  • Joshua Gordon, M.D.., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • George Koob, Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Anita Everett, M.D., Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Moderated By: Philip R. Muskin, M.D., M.A., DLFAPA, LFACLP, Professor of Psychiatry & Senior Consultant in C-L, Columbia University Medical Center

Disclosure

All presenters and planners report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understand priorities for drug abuse research, including how the shifting legal and policy environment during pandemics impact psychiatric health and how psychiatry can play a role in addressing crises.
  • Identify and understand priorities for emergent mental health research, including new approaches for translating scientific findings into effective interventions that improve the treatment and prevention of serious mental illness.
  • Identify and understand priorities for research on alcohol use, including a focus on heavy alcohol consumption by persons with co-occurring mental illnesses.

Accreditation

The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Claim Credit

Following completion of the webinar, attendees will receive a link and access code to complete an evaluation and claim credit through the APA Learning Center.

On Demand

Watch presentations by Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Nora Volkow, M.D., and other leading experts with the APA Annual Meeting On Demand 2021 product. On Demand offers more than 400 hours of high-quality education, with sessions captured from the 2021 Annual Meeting and 200+ hours of unique additional content. Learn more about the APA Annual Meeting On Demand 2021 product here.