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Blending Addiction Science & Practice: Bridges to the Future - October 16-17, 2006


For Release September 8, 2006

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Drug Abuse Conference Scheduled in Seattle - NIDA to Host "Blending Addiction Science & Practice: Bridges to the Future"

What: A two-day conference that will bring together clinicians and researchers to examine cutting-edge scientific findings about drug abuse and addiction and their application to clinical practice.
Why: A gap exists in the drug abuse treatment field between clinical practice and scientific research. This conference is part of an ongoing effort to bring the newest treatments to community practice.
Hosts: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Washington and Oregon/Hawaii Nodes of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
When: Monday and Tuesday, October 16 & 17, 2006
Where: Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, Washington
Who Should Attend: Drug treatment counselors, social workers, healthcare providers, criminal justice staff, marriage and family counselors, public health workers, physicians, researchers interested in drug abuse and addiction issues, and the media are encouraged to attend.
Info: Blending Conference Overview

Plenary sessions will be presented by Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and other experts in the field of drug abuse and addiction. The conference will include sessions on:
  • Sexual Risk Reduction Interventions for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives
  • What is Gender-Specific Treatment for Women?
  • Evidence-Based Treatment in Correctional Settings
  • Integrated Treatment for Trauma and Addiction-Seeking Safety
  • Managing Pain and Addiction in Diverse Treatment Settings

More details about the conference are available at http://www.sei2003.com/blendingseattle/index.htm


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