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Beginning in January 2015, the COPE newsletter, Addiction Education News, will be published monthly so that we can bring you news of the field in a more timely manner. The newsletter will be emailed to you from a new address: BonnieWilford@COPE-Assn.org, so that you can easily identify it in your incoming mail. To see more, click here.

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.

SAMHSA-COPE Region III Summit Meets in Washington, DC

Medical school faculty and health officials from five states — Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia — and the District of Columbia gathered in Washington, DC, for the SAMHSA-COPE Region III Summit on Medical Education in Substance Use.

Hosted by Jean Bennett, R.N., M.S., Ph.D., Region III Administrator for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the meeting featured discussions of needs, resources, models and strategies to enhance medical school curricula with regard to addiction and medical students’ learning experiences.

At the conclusion of the meeting, COPE Board member Steven A. Wyatt, D.O., announced that, using the Region I, III and V Summits as models, COPE plans to develop similar meetings in other parts of the U.S. and to revisit the HHS Regions where Summits already have been held. See future editions of Addiction Education News for information about future meetings.