September 1, 2010

Plenary session speakers at the 15th NIDA International Forum explored the ways drug abuse researchers and policymakers can develop evidence-based drug policies that include public health as a priority. Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director, offered his perspective as a leading drug abuse researcher turned policymaker.

NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven W. Gust chaired the meeting, which was held June 11–15, 2010, in Scottsdale, Arizona, as a satellite to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). More than 240 participants from 49 countries participated in the plenary session, workshops, and networking activities. A joint CPDD/NIDA International Forum poster session featured presentations by 140 U.S. and international researchers as well as representatives from 11 NIDA components.

Executive Summary

Agenda and Program Book (2.26MB)

Speaker Presentations

Abstract Database


NIDA and Fogarty International Center Poster Presentations (6.07MB)