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Great Lakes Blending Conference Scheduled - September 27-28, 2004

For Release March 23, 2004


NIDA To Host: "Blending Clinical Practice and Research: Forging Partnerships in the Great Lakes States To Enhance Drug Addiction Treatment"

WHAT: A 2-day conference which will bring together clinicians and researchers to examine cutting-edge scientific findings about drug abuse and addiction and their application to clinical practice.
WHY: As in other fields of medicine, a gap exists in the drug abuse treatment field between clinical practice and scientific research. By bringing together leading drug abuse treatment clinicians and researchers, this conference will provide an opportunity to further bridge that gap.
WHO: The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Great Lakes Clinical Trials Network (CTN), and Wayne State University are organizing this conference.
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, September 27-28, 2004.
WHERE: The Marriott Renaissance, Detroit, Michigan
WHO: 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.

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 further information on NIDA research can be found on the NIDA web site at

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