National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: 30 April 2022

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Take Back the Drugs Day

The logo for the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 30 April 2022, is a red and blue pill capsule with the words "Take Back" on the side.

The DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, is having a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on 30 April 2022. This day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

On 21 November 2021, the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day brought in over 745,000 pounds of expired, unneeded medications and vaping products during the continuous fight against the opioid epidemic.

Locate a Collection Site Near You

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In the metropolitan Washington, D.C. – Baltimore area, there are drop-off boxes at various CVS Pharmacies, Johns Hopkins Hospital affiliates, police departments, pharmacies, including independent and chains, fire stations, hospitals, and municipal buildings.

To find a convenient disposal location near you, including select CVS locations, visit https://safe.pharmacy/drug-disposal/.

There are seven participating pharmacy locations with Johns Hopkins Hospital affiliates.

Acceptable Items By Johns Hopkins Hospital Locations

Medications can be brought in their original containers. If the original containers are not available, medications are also accepted in bags and other containers. Any identifying information on the containers will be removed after donation. Before donating please check the accepted items at each location:

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital: tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, e-cigarettes, and vape pens (NO sharps)
  • Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Green Spring Station, and Suburban Hospital: tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, e-cigarettes, vape pens, and sharps
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: tablets and capsules only

Public Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations

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DEA Authorized Collectors provide year round drop off locations to the public to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals. Download the nationwide list of public disposal locations. The file is created on a daily basis and lists all active year round pharmaceutical disposal locations registered by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

You can also search for year round disposal locations using the Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations – Search Utility.

Law Enforcement Agencies Only:

For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site, please call the Law Enforcement Agencies' Point of Contact (POC) in your area.

Home Disposal Methods

The DEA's Drug Disposal Information page provides Home Disposal Information about how to dispose of old medicines, vaping, and marijuana materials along with Federal rules and regulations for disposal.

E-Cigarette & Vaping Devices Disposal Information

Partnership Toolbox

Download posters, handouts, digital billboards, and other materials from the Partnership Toolbox page to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.


TESOL Begins Search for Next Executive Director

by David Cutler | 06/02/2021

Logo for Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Association is pleased to announce its search for the association's next Executive Director. As a dynamic, growing, and global membership group of professional educators in the field of English language teaching, TESOL seeks a strategic, forward-thinking leader with proven financial skills and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The search committee will review all applications, conduct interviews, and present candidates for final consideration to the TESOL Board of Directors.

Interested applicants can review the Executive Director's full job description. Completed applications must be submitted to email hidden; JavaScript is required no later than 11:59 pm ET on 15 July 2021.

Download a copy of the full press release.  Updated


Computer Animation Showcase-Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE Reservations are not required
Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to host a Computer Animation Showcase. The Computer Animation Showcase represents some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from students and professionals around the world. Several of the animations were screened at the 2019 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

For those who have not had the opportunity to attend a SIGGRAPH conference, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a highlight of the conference, is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.

Location

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-838-4565
URL: https://torpedofactory.org/

Directions

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
https://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Street Parking:
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

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King Street Trolley in Old Town Alexandria

Hoffman Town Center Garage:
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Trolley Information: King Street Trolley: service discontinued until further notice during COVID-19 pandemic (October 2019 update).

Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
https://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

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Attributions

Meetup is a wholly owned subsidiary of WeWork Companies Inc.

ACM Washington DC is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.

ACM Washington DC is officially a part of the ACM Local project (https://local.acm.org) of Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.