The 60 slides will be presented as advertised-in 60 minutes-and the second hour of the workshop will be dedicated to attendees giving feedback to Petros Levounis, MD, MA, FASAM, and Abigail Herron, DO, who developed the workshop.
It is designed to be a slide set people can use when they are asked to give a talk to attending physicians, allied health professionals, trainees, and students," said Dr. Herron, Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the Addiction Institute of New York.
called it a "Cliffs Notes version for someone who has read the book-or, perhaps more importantly, for someone who has heard a lot about the book, has not read it, but likes the cover, and would like to learn its most salient contents."
"We tried to touch on all the major areas.
One of the sections of the presentation we are most proud of is the neurobiology of addiction, which tends to be intimidating and thus off-putting to most non-experts.
We have simplified receptors, neurotransmitters, and circuitry to make the material accessible to everyone with a college-level biology background," she
For Drs. Levounis and Herron
, the second hour of the workshop is as important as the PowerPoint presentation because they want feedback on their efforts.