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Fundamental Themes in Neurosciences and Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Carl Hart

April 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Clark Center Auditorium

Influencing Drug Policy


Carl Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry Columbia University


Host: Anna Lembke 


Dr. Hart's talk will draw on broad range of resources to demonstrate how personal experience and scientific research can inform and validate each other for a deeper understanding of drug use and addiction. It will offer a compelling argument to reconsider this country’s policies on drug use, which have proved so ineffective not only from a legal standpoint, but from medical and social perspectives as well. 


This seminar is co-hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as part of the Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

 Learners must sign in to receive CME Credit.   Course Directors: Alan K. Louie, MD and Shashank V. Joshi, MD  GlobalLearning Objectives:  Critically  analyze current practice patterns, updates from emerging clinical research and evidence-based practice guidelines and translate them into clinical practice. Develop treatment plans for patients diagnosed with mental health disorders integrating psychopharmacologic, psychotherapeutic, and neuromodulatory interventions.  Session Objectives: 1. Identify gaps in psychiatry and psychiatry research that have led to apathy in bringing about social justice in psychiatric populations. 2. Evaluate neurobiological findings in substance abuse research that are and are not relevant to human functioning. 3. Discern the difference between racial disparity and racial discrimination and the consequences of this distinction. ​4. Learn how to keep recreational drug users safe.  Accreditation: The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Credit Designation: Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Cultural and Linguistic Competency: California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal:

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Stanford Neurosciences Institute & Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
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