NIDA Experts to Discuss Latest Science
on Stimulant Abuse at
ASAM Annual Scientific Meeting
Addiction Specialists to Learn About Newest Treatments in
||Treatment of Stimulant Dependence:
The State of the Science
The National institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the
National Institutes of Health, will present a full day
symposium on the epidemiology of stimulant abuse and treatment
as part of the 38th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Led
by NIDA Deputy Director Dr. Timothy P. Condon, NIDA experts
will discuss the behavioral approaches that are currently
the mainstay of treatment, the most recent studies involving
contingency management techniques, and pharmacotherapeutic
studies of marketed medications for the management of cocaine
and methamphetamine dependence.
|| Abuse of stimulants continues to be a major
public health problem in the United States.
Neuroscience is uncovering new directions for medical therapies.
|| Friday, April 27, 2007: Dr. Condon at Plenary
Saturday April 28, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
||Marriott Doral Resort and Spa
||Featured Speakers from NIDA:
Dr. Timothy P. Condon, Deputy Director, NIDA
Dr. Frank Vocci, Director, Division of Pharmacotherapies
and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (DPMCDA)
Dr. Ahmed Elkashef, Chief of the Clinical Medical Branch,
Dr. Wilson Compton, Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services
and Prevention Research (DESPR)
Other Featured Speakers: Dr. Kyle Kampman and Dr. Charles
University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Kathleen Brady, Medical University
of South Carolina;
Dr. Nancy Petry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine;
Dr. Walter Ling, UCLA School of Medicine
A full agenda and speaker list of the ASAM meeting can be found at www.asam.org.
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 most 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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical
Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and
is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the
causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For
more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.