AMERSA National Conference

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse is pleased to announce its 33rd Annual AMERSA National Conference to be held on November 5-7, 2009, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, MD.

The meeting will reflect on AMERSA’s interdisciplinary strengths and the commitment to disseminate the latest developments in substance abuse education, prevention, treatment and research that challenge all health care professionals. 

We have planned an exciting program featuring research abstracts, skill-focused workshops, and plenary speakers addressing issues of national and international importance. Both CME and CEU credits will be provided.

Confirmed plenary sessions include:

  • David L. Rosenbloom, PhD, and John M. McCardell, Jr., PhD, will participate in a Spicy Debate on Whether We Should Lower the Drinking Age to 18
  • Paul M. Roman, PhD, speaking on Addiction During National Economic Upheavals
  • H. Westley Clark, MD, JD. MPH, CAS, FASAM, will serve as commentator on a plenary panel discussion – Lessons from the CSAT State SBIRT Initiatives: What Have we Learned About Implementation and Sustainability
  • Frederic C. Blow, PhD, speaking on Responding to Substance Abuse in Older Adults
  • Betty Tai, PhD, speaking on NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network at age 10
  • Carlton Erickson, PhD, will be the recipient of the distinguished John P. McGovern Award, and will speak about Addiction Science for Non-Scientists
  • Lisa Najavits, PhD, will receive the prestigious Betty Ford Award honoring her valuable contributions to the substance abuse field, and will speak about The Link between Trauma and Substance Abuse

Call for Abstracts and Workshops is now open. Submit abstracts and workshops online by May 15, 2009.

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