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A free educational program exclusively for patients, families and friends.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry invites you to attend the Patient and Family Education Day: Substance Use Disorders.
This exciting event will provide an opportunity for people with substance use disorders, their family, friends, treaters and others to learn about substance use disorders and become actively involved in the treatment and recovery of someone they care about. This event offers an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for people with substance use disorders and their families.
In the morning, participants will learn about the brain-based risk factors for addiction and the effects of addictive drugs on the brain. They will also learn about society’s response to the opioid crisis and what it teaches us about marijuana. The afternoon will feature a panel of patients and families speaking about their perspective on substance use, as well as presentations focusing on psychiatric illness and addiction, safe medication storage and disposal, risk factors for overdose, and a demonstration on how to use Narcan, a medication now widely used to block the effects of opioids after an overdose. We will share our vision of modern addiction treatment that is preventive, patient-centered, and oriented towards recovery and physical health.
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The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1934. In the course of eight decades, its scientists and clinicians have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Today, the department includes more than 600 affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists and has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, which includes research in neuroscience, genetics, and the assessment of new and established treatments for mental health disorders.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry has been named the #1 psychiatry department in the country by U.S. News and World Report 17 times.
The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is one of the major clinical research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General. Since its founding in 2005 by Dr. A. Eden Evins and colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry, the center has conducted cutting-edge clinical and translational research in addiction medicine, delivered clinical treatment for substance use disorders, and provided advanced training for clinician scientists in a multidisciplinary setting.
CAM offers outpatient treatment through several programs: Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), an outpatient clinic that specializes in care for youth ages 14-26 with substance-related problems; the West End Clinic for Addiction Treatment, an outpatient facility for those with alcohol and drug addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders and other types of addictive behaviors; and the Recovery Research Institute, that offers resources to individuals in recovery and those seeking help with addiction, along with resources for family, friends and clinicians looking for ways to help a loved one.
The Mass General Psychiatry Academy was launched in 2005 to bring high quality continuing medical education to psychiatrists, primary care doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals around the world through live programming and the Internet. In 2010, the Psychiatry Academy assumed responsibility for patient education programs that were formerly provided by the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute (MADI) Resource Center. The Psychiatry Academy now provides education for individuals, families, non-professional caregivers, and the community about mental health, translating the latest research advances into practical information to help people work with their doctors toward the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment results.
Learn more about our patient and family programs.
Grace Shanks, Senior Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital Rose Desilets, MBA, Business Manager and Registrar, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General HospitalLynda Reid, PMP, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Welcome and IntroductionA. Eden Evins, MD, MPH, John F. Kelly, PhD
Professional and Community-based Interventions for SUD: What’s Similar? What’s Different?John F. Kelly, PhD
Q&AE. Nalan Ward, MD, John F. Kelly, PhD
A Patient and Family Perspective on Substance UseModerators: Martha T. Kane, PhD, E. Nalan Ward, MD
Personality Traits and Addiction: The Big Picture and New InformationJodi Gilman, PhD
Psychiatric Illness and Addiction: The Big Picture and New Information Amy M. Yule, MD
Overdose: What Are the Risk Factors & Narcan Demonstration Amy M. Yule, MD
Safe Medication Storage & DisposalAmy M. Yule, MD
Discussion and Q&AJodi Gilman, PhD, Amy M. Yule, MD
A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General HospitalWilliam Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jodi Gilman, PhDAssistant Professor, Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Martha T. Kane, PhD Clinical Director, Center for Addiction Medicine Co-Founder and Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service Clinical Director, Ambulatory Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
John F. Kelly, PhD Founder and Director, Recovery Research Institute Program DirectorAddiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) Associate Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bertha K. Madras, PhDPsychobiologist, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean HospitalProfessor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School
E. Nalan Ward, MDMedical Director, Outpatient Addiction ServicesWest End Clinic, Massachusetts General HospitalAssistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Amy M. Yule, MDAssistant in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General HospitalInstructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
The Starr Center Auditorium Massachusetts General Hospital185 Cambridge Street, 2nd FloorBoston, MA 02114
Due to the increasing demands of patient and patient visitor parking, Mass General is no longer able to support event parking in the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey, or Charles River Plaza garages. Because of the hospital’s close proximity to the Charles/Mass General Red Line Station, the use of public transportation whenever possible for all events is highly recommended.
Note: Parking will no longer be discounted or validated free of charge.
Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH or the Green Line or Orange line to North Station.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 866-644-7792
Charitable contributions are an increasingly important source of support for research, professional and public education and clinical care. Our community education programs are made possible by the generosity of individual and foundation donors. We welcome and appreciate contributions of any size and maintain donor confidentiality at all times.
To make a gift to support the public education programs of the Department of Psychiatry, please contact the Mass General Development Office by phone 617-726-2200 or visit us online.
For information on specific needs and giving opportunities, please call the Director of Development for Psychiatry at 617-724-8799.
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