Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010
Conference on Blending Addiction Science and Practice
When: April 22–23, 2010, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Where: Albuquerque, NM
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
In April, NIDA will host the 8th Blending Conference in partnership with the University of New Mexico, the University of Arizona, and the University of California, San Francisco. The Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings conference will present innovative, science-based approaches that have been proven effective in the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and addiction.
The conference objectives include providing resources to enhance knowledge and skill development of science-based practices, appreciating the value of bi-directional communication to help drug abuse and addiction researchers and community treatment providers share ideas, and recognizing NIDA's research and its role in the development of science-based practices.
The conference is designed to narrow the "translational gap" by placing science advances directly into the hands of practitioners. These advances range from the latest findings on screening and brief intervention, co-occurring disorders, drug courts, and prescription opioid abuse to the Blending Team products, which address motivational interviewing, buprenorphine, and motivational incentives. Attendees will explore the use of evidence-based practices in diverse populations and settings.