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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Michelle Person
or Blair Gately
(301) 443-6245

….Save-the-Date…September 8-9, 2003

Colorado Blending Conference Scheduled
NIDA to Host "Blending Clinical Practice and Research:
Forging Partnerships in the Rocky Mountain States to Enhance Drug Addiction Treatment"

WHAT: A two-day conference which will bring together clinicians and researchers to examine cutting-edge scientific findings about drug use 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.
HOSTS: The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Rocky Mountain Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Node, together with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Colorado Department of Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, and the Signal Behavioral Health Network, Inc. have organized the symposium.
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, September 8 - 9, 2003
WHERE: The Westin Westminster
Westminster, Colorado
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: More details about the conference will be posted on NIDA's website at www.drugabuse.gov and a registration website will be available on May 1, 2003, at www.mac1988.com/blendingcolorado.

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 information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov

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