Learning Opportunities

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Government Agency Partnerships

APA partners with several government agencies to develop special sessions and, especially for the 2020 Annual Meeting, a NIAAA Research Track. These sessions present the agencies' respective expertise, insights and research for practicing psychiatrists to utilize in their practice.

Scroll below to view the line-up of session or select an agency from the following list:
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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George F. Koob, Ph.D., NIAAA Director

Join Dr. Koob on Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. for his session NIAAA 50th Anniversary—Alcohol Use Disorder: The Brain, the Pain, and Alleviating the Shame.

Saturday, Apr 25
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Understanding Pathways of Recovery From an Alcohol Use Disorder

Saturday, Apr 25
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

New Approaches to the Study and Treatment of Risky Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

Saturday, Apr 25
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Harmful Drinking Among Women and Girls: SBIRT and Beyond

Sunday, Apr 26
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Alcohol and the Immune System Interactions: Challenges and Opportunities

Sunday, Apr 26
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

NIAAA 50th Anniversary—Alcohol Use Disorder: The Brain, the Pain, and Alleviating the Shame

Sunday, Apr 26
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Deaths of Despair: Alcohol Misuse and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Monday, Apr 27
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About Identification, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Treatment, and More

Monday, Apr 27
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The NIAAA Clinician's Core Resource: What Every Health Care Professional Should Know About Alcohol

Monday, Apr 27
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

The NIAAA Core Resource: What Every Health Care Professional Should Know About Alcohol

Monday, Apr 27
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Pain and the Brain: Insights on Opioid Therapy and Alcohol Use Management in People With Chronic Pain Conditions

Tuesday, Apr 28
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Screening and Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients With Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease

Tuesday, Apr 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Tuesday, Apr 28
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Gut, Liver, and Brain Interactions in the Etiology and Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., NIMH Director

Join Dr. Gordon on Monday, April 27 at 8:00 a.m. as he discusses research priorities with short-, medium- and long-term timeframes.

Monday, Apr 27
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

The NIMH: Programs, Priorities, and Plans

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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Nora Volkow M.D., NIDA Director

Join Dr. Volkow on Monday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. as she discusses the challenges and research opportunities regarding drug use and addition in her session Opportunities and Challenges in Addiction Research.

Sunday, Apr 26
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

The Developmental Perspective in Brain and Behavior: Analytic Tools and Findings From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Monday, Apr 27
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Opportunities and Challenges in Addiction Research

Tuesday, Apr 28
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Are Your Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Worried, Losing Sleep or Dealing With Trauma?

Tuesday, Apr 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Translational Perspectives on Psychiatric Comorbidities in Substance Use Disorders

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., SAMHSA Director

Join Dr. McCance-Katz and APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A, on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. for SAMHSA Priorities Fireside Talk.

Saturday, Apr 25
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

State's Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Program Highlights From SAMHSA Grantees

Sunday, Apr 26
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

SAMHSA's New Approach to Technical Assistance and Training: Supporting Psychiatrists and the Broader Mental-Health Community

Sunday, Apr 26
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Preventing Adolescent Marijuana Use in a Changing Landscape: Federal and Local Efforts

Monday, Apr 27
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Data and More Data: Making Use of SAMHSA Data in Clinical Practice, Program Planning, and Scientific Assessment

Monday, Apr 27
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Psychiatric Advance Directives: Practical Clinical Information, Evidence Updates, and Applications

Tuesday, Apr 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

SAMHSA Priorities Fireside Talk