Federal Register: August 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 157)
DOCID: fr13au08-145 FR Doc E8-18672
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
National Drug Control Policy Office
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Leadership Conference on Medical Education in Substance Abuse
A White House Leadership Summit on Screening and Brief
Intervention for Substance Abuse, bringing together leaders in the
field of medical education and healthcare policy will be held on
Friday, September 5th, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington DC, starting at 9 a.m. and
concluding at 3 p.m. The overall objectives of the White House Summit
are to recognize the advances achieved and the remaining challenges by
the field in the widespread use of screening and brief intervention
procedures designed to identify and promote behavioral change in
populations engaged in risky, problematic substance use, or that have [[Page 47244]]
a diagnosis of abuse/addiction. Abuse of illicit drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs adversely affects the health of millions of Americans. Widespread implementation of screening and brief intervention procedures is a publichealth approach that can have a major, positive impact on public health.
The specific conference objectives are: (1) To share with health care professionals the positive benefits of screening and brief interventions; (2) To alert them to recent, rapid advances in the field on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) procedures for substance abuse in various healthcare settings; (3) to promote adoption and use of new reimbursable healthcare procedural codes (screening and brief intervention) and examine costeffectiveness of implementing the codes; (4) To address best practices for performing these procedures in various healthcare settings; (5) To identify challenges to and enlist their support to devise strategies to implement and sustain systemwide change for implementing these preventive medicine procedures (6) To disseminate and expand on the costeffectiveness and analysis of these procedures (7) To inform educators of new teaching materials for widespread dissemination of these practices. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting should telephone ONDCP's Leadership Conference on Medical Education telephone line at (202) 3956750 to arrange building access.
Medical Education in Substance Abuse; Leadership Conference,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
June Sivilli at (202) 395-5526.
Dated: August 5, 2008.
Linda V. Priebe,
Assistant General Counsel.
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