Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
NIDA will host Blending Clinical Practice & Research at the Grand Hyatt, New York, March 14-15, 2002. This conference will provide an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to examine the latest findings about drug abuse and addiction and their application to clinical practice. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to help determine additional areas related to drug addiction treatment.
Planned Meetings Related to the CTN:
- National CTN Steering Committee Meetings are planned for the follow dates and locations: March 13, 2002, in New York City; July 15-17, 2002, in Seattle, Washington; and October 21-24, 2002, in Bethesda, Maryland.
- The Data and Safety Monitoring Board will meet February 13-14, April 15-16, July 22-23, and October 10-11, 2002, in Bethesda, Maryland.
- The Protocol Review Board will meet February 12, May 14, August 20, and November 5, 2002 in Bethesda, Maryland.
- The CTN Criminal Justice System Interest Group is planning a meeting on February 27-28, 2002, in Bethesda, MD. The meeting will focus on: reviewing current treatment research status, exploring opportunities/needs for court involved patients, identifying possible research concepts, and detecting protocol implementation barriers and solutions.
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