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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
September 2000 Workshop
The inaugural workshop of the Addiction Studies Program for Journalists took place at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2000, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Medical and science writers attended the workshop from across the nation.
September Workshop Participants
Rachel A. Hardy
What Participants Said About the September Workshop
"Thank you for an amazing opportunity."
"Overall, you did a phenomenal job! I personally appreciate everything you did for us. It's such a pleasure to sit here and soak up all this information from such a knowledgeable group of people. I hope you continue to do this type of thing much more in the future. Thank you for everything."
"I liked the movie Shelly showed on the neuropathways of addiction."
"I really enjoyed Susan Rook's talk."
"I think you did a great job of making use of the two days' time."
"I liked the specific explanation of how addiction really works biologically. Also, the information on specific drug therapies was very interesting."
"I could understand itbut didn't feel talked down' to."
"The speakers were excellent and the Program was incredibly well organized. I loved the lively debates as well."
"Thank you for treating us so well!"
When asked what they liked most about the Program, participants replied:
"The neurobiology information."
"The pharmacological treatments available."
"The interaction with journalists and scientists."
"Sharing of research by med school faculty."
"Sharing between participants in small and large groups."
"The extensive material provided, such as slides, the book, the freebies, and the website."
To create a framework for our explorations of addiction, we will examine the life of a celebrity who has struggled with drug addiction in the public eye for many years. All the information about this celebrity has come from the public record via print and electronic media.
Friday, September 8, 2000
9:15 Introduce Problem-Based Learning
9:30 A History of American Drug Use
10:00 Present Problem
1:40 The Celebrity's Story Continues
3:50 Review Celebrity's Case/General
4:15 Panel Discussion
8:40 Small Groups
10:40 Why Did Treatment Fail Our Celebrity
So Many Times?
3:20 Small Groups
4:30 Large Group
5:00 Fill Out Evaluations
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