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Multisite Effectiveness Trial of the Therapeutic Education System: What Have We Found? Where To From Here?

October 27, 2017

Edward V. Nunes, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University
Principal Investigator, the Greater New York Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) clinical Trials Network

About the Presentation: Dr. Nunes will review primary and secondary findings from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study of the web-based Therapeutic Education System (TES) for substance use disorders and discuss implications for adherence.

About the Presenter: Dr. Nunes is a Professor of Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator of the Greater New York Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) clinical Trials Network as well as other NIDA funded studies on behavioral and medication treatments for substance dependence and related psychiatric disorders.  Interests and ongoing studies include treatments for cocaine dependence in general, heroin and other opioid dependence, for nicotine dependence in general, and for addicted patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders including depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Types of treatment under study include medication treatments (naltrexone, buprenorphine, mirtazapine) as well as behavioral and psychotherapeutic approaches and computer-delivered treatments. Dr. Nunes also studies the challenges involved in implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders in real-world community-based treatments settings.  Dr. Nunes also serves on the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Co-Chair of the Columbia/ New York State Psychiatric Institute’s Institutional Review Board, and has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.