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Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders

COPE provides a platform for promoting collaboration among individuals and organizations that share a commitment to improving physician education and training about substance use disorders. COPE’s activities involve sharing information, identifying resources to support physician training and education, providing support and mentorship to teaching faculty, and seeking synergy among its members’ efforts.

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Addiction Education News

COPE’s e-newsletter, Addiction Education News, has resumed publication for the new academic year. The newsletter is emailed monthly to COPE members and posted on the website. Send news to the COPE office at www.MedEdGroup.org.

Second Regional Summit to Meet in Chicago

David C. Lewis, M.D., Chair of the COPE Executive Committee, has announced that faculty from 30 medical schools in six states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin — will be invited to gather in Chicago on December 13th for the second COPE Regional Summit on Medical Education in Substance Use and Related Disorders.

Organized in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey A. Coady, Region V Administrator for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Summit will focus on developing resources and strategies for integrating teaching about substance use and related disorders into the medical school curriculum.

Joining Dr. Lewis in making the announcement, Dr. Coady said: “SAMHSA looks forward to partnering with COPE and leaders of medical schools in the Great Lakes Region to build on the success and lessons learned from the Region 1 Summit.” [ Read more ]