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To join accredited professional development courses from NIMHANS Digital Academy ECHO and part of "Community of Practice"

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The professional Development courses help in new learning and keep us up-to-date.

This e-learning course is to supplement the ongoing blended tele-ECHO sessions/clinics

Please visit to know more about the various NIMHANS ECHO courses.

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What does the future hold for all of us?

Center for Addiction Medicine and NIMHANS Digital Academy ECHO  has collaborated with LGBRIMH Tezpur, Gujarat Digital Academy of Mental Health, Ahemedabad, Mental Health Institute SCB Medical College Cuttack and running various ECHO programs focussed on Mental Health and addiction. All courses have been designed by subject matter experts (Clinicians) to give you an interactive and enjoyable and patient/client centric learning experience.

    అందుబాటులో ఉన్న కోర్సులు

    Running: July 22: Certificate course on the Basics of Addiction Management for Doctors 13.0

    This is a Continued Professional Development Course of 30 hrs approximately: 4 months


    On course completion,  one should be able to:

    • Incorporate Screening and Brief intervention in their clinical practice 

    • Differentiating the various factors leading to Addiction/abuse by integrating hereditary, neurobiological and Psycho-social factors for a holistic approach

    • Select appropriate and safe pharmacological agents on the basis of best evidence as well as the patient profile for alcohol use disorder

    • Review psychosocial management 

    • Decision making in referring the patient to expert

    More details :
    Academic:Centre for Addiction Medicine

    Academic:Centre for Addiction Medicine

    Course start date: 29 జూన్ 2020


    • This is learning repository for Trainees, Residents, Faculty  and staff working  at Centre for Addiction Medicine
    • The access will be during the  duration of posting at Centre for Addiction Medicine.
    • This also will have materials for weekly academic of CAM
    • Please use hyperlink for uploading rather than full material in view of  space constraint in cloud.

    Upcoming: Comprehensive  Tobacco Cessation Certificate Course

    Upcoming: Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Certificate Course

    Course start date: 1 అక్టో 2023

    A Digital course in the Blended learning format spread over 3 months (12 live sessions and self paced reading materials on LMS): 30hrs approximately


    On course completion, the learner should be able to meet the following objectives:

    1. Identification, screening for tobacco abuse and Tobacco use disorder and factors influencing it

    2. Assess the severity of tobacco addiction by using an objective scale

    3. Practice basic counseling and communication skills and brief psychosocial intervention

    4. Prescribe over the counter Nicotine replacement therapy

    5. Decision making about what can be managed by them and what needs to be referred to.

    More details:

    • చేరిన విద్యార్థులు: ఈ కోర్సులో ఇంకా విద్యార్థులెవరూ చేరలేదు
    Completed:  July21: Certificate course in Basics of Addiction Management July 2021

    2021 July: Running . More details

    Completed: Advanced Certificate Course In Management Of Addictive Disorder Jan-July 2021

    2021: Full and Running

    Adolescents are experimenting with drugs much earlier, placing them at a higher risk for addiction and related harm. Substance use has a substantial impact on not only on the user’s physical and mental health, but also has devastating consequences for the family and society at large. The growing problem of addictions (alcohol, drugs and behavioral health issues like gambling and internet addiction) on the one hand and lack of trained service providers on the other hand, led to a huge “treatment gap”. There is an urgent need to bridge this treatment gap in this specialized area of public health importance.

    Potential Learners:

    1. Psychiatrists

    2. MD/DPM/DNB Psychiatry Residents (Completed or Ongoing).

    3. Doctors (MBBS or above) who have completed the online “Certificate course in Basics of Addiction Management” course from CAM and VKN NDA ECHO.

    Program Benefits:

    1. Becoming equipped to handle patients with addiction related issues 

    2. Focusing on patient-centric care and increasing knowledge about evidence-based practice for addictive disorders

    3. Becoming part of an addiction treatment experts network and real-time access and interaction with like-minded clinicians 

    4. Certificate of completion if fulfilling the course requirements

    5. Option of Friday one to one e-consult facility with addiction experts from NIMHANS