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Mass General's Symposium Series for Foundations explores recent trends and timely topics in health care. In the Addiction Symposium, Mass General scientists and clinicians discussed challenges in primary care with addiction; the biological basis of addiction, prevention and treatment models for youth; and relapse and recovery.

Join Mass General scientists and clinicians as they discuss discoveries in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment for addiction.

Speakers and Panelists for Research Advances and Treatment Innovations for Addiction

  • John B. Herman, MD
    Welcome and Program Overview
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Distinguished Scholar of Medical Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Download Dr. Herman's presentation from the Addiction Symposium
  • Eden Evins, MD, MPH
    Addiction: A Brain Disease
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Download Dr. Evin's presentation from the Addiction Symposium
  • Timothy E. Wilens, MD
    Innovation in Prevention and Treatment Models for Youth
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Substance Abuse Services Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD
    Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Download Dr. Wilen's presentation from the Addiction Symposium
  • Michael F. Bierer, MD, MPH
    Addiction in Medically Ill Patients: The Challenge in Primary Care
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Internal Medicine Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Download Dr. Bierer's presentation from the Addiction Symposium
  • John F. Kelly, PhD
    Relapse and Recovery: Program Outcomes
    Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Program Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Download Dr. Kellys presentation from the Addiction Symposium

Panelists: Issues in Addiction Research and Patient Care

  • Michael F. Bierer, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Internal Medicine Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Eden Evins, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Martha T. Kane, PhD
    Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 
    Associate Director, Ambulatory Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH
    Assistant in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Department of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Medical Director, Bay Cove Human Services Treatment Center for Opiate Addictions
  • John F. Kelly, PhD
    Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Program Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • E. Nalan Ward, MD
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Outpatient Addiction Services, West End Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Timothy E. Wilens, MD
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Substance Abuse Services Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dawn Williamson, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
    Addiction Specialist, Emergency Department, Massachusetts General Hospital