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Oct 21: Film Documentary Post Screening Discussion

Black Men in White Coats: A Call to Action (Film Documentary Post Screening Discussion)

Date: October 21

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States and fewer Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Only 2% of doctors in the US are Black men.

Black Men in White Coats is an 80-minute documentary that inspires to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine. We invite you to watch this documentary and then join us for a post-screening discussion about increasing diversity in medicine. Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM will lead a live virtual Zoom discussion with other Black physicians who have chosen to treat addiction.

The discussion will explore their perspectives on issues highlighted in the documentary, their personal experiences becoming a physician, and offer opportunities for the panelists to answer questions from the audience.

Experts:

  • Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM
  • Daniel Ageze, MD
  • Somto Obi, MD

Oct 21: Twitter Chat – Revealing the Truths About AUD

Twitter Chat: Revealing the truths about alcohol and ways to prevent Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Date: Thursday, October 21

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join ASAM and NIAAA in a Twitter chat about the latest science about the impact of alcohol use and practical tips for preventing and treating AUD.
Experts:
NIAAA expert Dr. Aaron White and ASAM expert Dr. Lewis Nelson.
Co-Hosted by NIAAA & ASAM

October 20: Twitter Day – End Stigma Surrounding Addiction & Treatment

Ending Stigma Surrounding Addiction & Treatment

Date: Wednesday, October 20

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm ET

Stigma contributes in multiple ways to poorer health outcomes. All-day NIDAMED and NIAAA will be posting on social media about the importance of and tips for ending stigma when treating patients with addiction. Starting at 11 am ET.
Join the discussion and use hashtags #TreatAddictionSaveLives and #EndStigma
Partners: NIAAA/NIDAMED