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NIDA News Release Contact: Beverly Jackson
Michelle Muth
301-443-6245
FOR RELEASE, January 7, 2000

Urban Researchers Who Track Drug Use Will Meet In Baltimore, June 13-16
Their Frontline Reports Offer Early Warning of National Trends


Current and emerging patterns and trends in drug abuse will be discussed at the 48th meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), June 13-16, at the Hilton Baltimore and Towers, 20 West Baltimore Street, in Baltimore, MD. "For 24 years, the CEWG has given the country frontline reports on emerging drug use trends in the United States," notes Dr. Alan I. Leshner, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). "Advance knowledge of new forms of drug use, such as ‘rolling and trolling’ (combining Ecstasy with LSD), and reports of localized drug use problems from these important urban areas are invaluable to our understanding of drug use nationwide."

The CEWG is a network of researchers and public health officials from 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas and the state of Texas established by NIDA in 1976. The group meets twice a year to discuss current patterns and trends of drug abuse. The CEWG includes researchers from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and from the state of Texas. Specific information sources include treatment and mortality data from local or state agencies; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN); the National Institute of Justice’s Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) System; and seizure, price, purity, prescription/distribution, and arrest data from the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies.

The 48th meeting will open on Tuesday, June 13, at 8:55 a.m. with comments from Dr. Leshner. Tuesday’s session will include reports from Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Miami; Boston; New York City; Newark; Philadelphia; New Orleans; St. Louis; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; and Detroit. The agenda on Wednesday, June 14, will feature reports from Texas, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Honolulu, followed by discussion.

The morning session Thursday, June 15, will feature a discussion of NIDA’s programs, including epidemiology, services, and prevention research; treatment research and development; neuroscience and behavioral research; science policy and communications; and AIDS and other medical consequences of drug abuse.

The international component of this meeting, on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, will include presentations from researchers and discussions among health officials and academicians from selected countries, including Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, the Pacific Islands, Australia, South Africa, and reports from Europe and Asia.

Note: A preliminary agenda is included (below), and the media is invited to attend the meeting. To register or arrange interviews, please call the NIDA press office at (301) 443-6245.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and other topics can be ordered free of charge in English and Spanish by calling NIDA Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA (644-6432) or 1-888-TTY-NIDA (889-6432) for the deaf. These fact sheets and further information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the Home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.


COMMUNITY EPIDEMIOLOGY WORK GROUP (CEWG) - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

TUESDAY, JUNE 13: SUBSTANCE ABUSE SURVEILLANCE IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL UNITED STATES
8:00 a.m.Registration
8:15 a.m. Morning Refreshments
8:55 a.m.Opening CommentsNicholas Kozel
9:00 a.m.Introductory RemarksAlan Leshner
9:30 a.m.Baltimore ReportLeigh Henderson
9:50 a.m.Washington, DC, ReportAlfred Pach
10:10 a.m.Atlanta ReportClaire Sterk
10:30 a.m.Miami ReportJames Hall
10:50 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m.Boston ReportThomas Clark
11:40 a.m.New York City ReportBlanche Frank
12:00 a.m.Newark ReportAbate Mammo
12:20 noonPhiladelphia ReportSamuel Cutler
12:40 p.m.Open DiscussionPeter Delany
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m.New Orleans ReportGail Thornton-Collins
2:50 p.m.St. Louis ReportJames Topolski
3:10 p.m.Minneapolis/St. Paul ReportCarol Falkowski
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m.Chicago ReportLorna Thorpe
4:20 p.m.Detroit ReportRichard Calkins
4:40 p.m.Open DiscussionPeter Delany
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 MORNING SESSION: SUBSTANCE ABUSE SURVEILLANCE IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
8:15 a.m. Morning Refreshments
9:00 a.m.Texas ReportJane Maxwell
9:20 a.m.Denver ReportBruce Mendelson
9:40 a.m.Phoenix ReportIlene Dode
10:00 a.m.Seattle ReportNorma Jaegar
10:20 a.m.San Francisco ReportJohn Newmeyer
10:40 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m.Los Angeles ReportKiku Annon
11:30 a.m.San Diego ReportMichael Ann Haight
11:50 a.m.Honolulu ReportWilliam Wood
12:10 p.m.Open DiscussionPeter Delany
12:30 p.m. Lunch
AFTERNOON SESSION: DRUG ABUSE SURVEILLANCE ISSUES IN THE BALTIMORE AREA
2:00 p.m.ELCID in the Year 2000James Anthony
2:30 p.m.Research IssuesEric Wish
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.Baltimore ResearchJames Peterson
4:00 p.m.A Tale of Two Epidemics: Heroin in BaltimoreMichael Agar
4:30 p.m.DAWN Redesign UpdateLori Ducharme
4:45 p.m.ADAM UpdateChristine Crossland
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 MORNING SESSION: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA) RESEARCH
8:15 a.m. Morning Refreshments
9:00 a.m.NIDA: Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention ResearchRichard Millstein
9:30 a.m.NIDA: Division of Treatment Research and DevelopmentWilliam Glass
10:00 a.m.NIDA: Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral ResearchDavid Thomas
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.NIDA: Office of Science Policy and CommunicationsTimothy Condon
11:30 a.m.NIDA: Center on AIDS and Other Medical Consequences of Drug AbuseHenry Francis
12:00 p.m. Lunch
AFTERNOON SESSION: SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTELLIGENCE AND INTERNATIONAL SURVEILLANCE
2:00 p.m. National Drug Intelligence Center: Domestic TrendsMaurice Rinfret
2:30 p.m.Trends in Worldwide Narcotics ProductionBryan Soderholm
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.Canada ReportEdward Adlaf
4:00 p.m.Mexico Report - SISVEAPatricia Cravioto
4:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 INTERNATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE SURVEILLANCE
8:00 a.m. Morning Refreshments
9:00 a.m.Asia Report - AMCEWGVis Navaratnam
9:30 a.mPakistan ReportKamran Niaz
10:00 a.m.Pacific Islands UpdateAmelia Arria
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.Australia ReportJeremy Davey
11:30 a.m.South Africa Report - SACENDUArvin Bhana
12:00 noonEurope ReportPaul Griffiths
12:30 p.m. Closing CommentsNicholas Kozel
12:45 p.m. Adjourn

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