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Department of Psychiatry

The U.S. Overdose Crisis and Psychiatry

Presenter Details
Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE presents for the UArizona Psychiatry Department's Grand Rounds
Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE
Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Before joining NIDA in 2002, Dr. Compton was tenured faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at Washington University in Saint Louis, as well as Medical Director of Addiction Services at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has authored over 250 publications and has been an invited speaker at multiple high-impact venues. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the American Psychiatric Association's 2008 Senior Scholar Health Services Research Award and the 2010 Paul Hoch Award from the American Psychopathological Association. In 2018, Dr. Compton received the James W. West award from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. He also received the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Awards for Meritorious Service in 2013 and Distinguished Service in 2015, 2018, 2019. In 2022, he was selected to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. 

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the long-term evolution of the U.S. overdose epidemic
  • Identify ways that psychiatrists can help reduce overdoses
  • Identify ways that psychiatrists can improve pain and addiction treatment
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
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