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NIDA Hosts 2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research: A Progress Update

NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

WHAT: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is convening the 2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research: A Progress Update, which will highlight national trends, effective programs, and the latest findings in drug abuse prevention research among children and adolescents.

WHO: The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, August 9 - 10, 2001

WHERE:
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

WHY: Drug abuse is a serious and chronic public health concern that significantly impacts the drug abuser and society, as a whole. The need to recognize existing and share new advancements in the development of effective interventions for drug abuse prevention is a national public health priority.

Media are invited to attend. For more information and to register, call the NIDA Press Office, 301-443-6245. A tentative agenda follows; more information is available on the conference web site at www.drugabuse.gov/Meetings/Preventionmeeting.html.

2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research Tentative Agenda
Thursday, August 9, 2001
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., Conference Chair
Chief, Prevention Research Branch, NIDA
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director, NIDA, Presiding
Representative (to be announced)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson
Secretary of Health and Human Services (invited)
Edward H. Jurith
Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (invited)
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
U.S. Surgeon General (invited)
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PLENARY: Prevention Research: A Progress Update, 1996-2001
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director, NIDA, Presiding
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. NIH Perspective on Prevention
Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D.
Acting Director, National Institutes of Health
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. OPENING PLENARY PANEL: Using Risk and Protective Factors in Prevention
Moderators: Susan L. David, Deputy Chief, Prevention Research Branch, NIDA
Janice Ford Griffin, Deputy Director, Join Together
Why Risk and Protective Factors Matter in the Design of Effective Interventions
J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., Director, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington
What the Family Can Do About Early Risks
John B. Reid, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center
What the School Can Do With Early Prevention Interventions
Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research and Director, Center for Integrating Education and Prevention Research in Schools
How the Community Can Set Positive Norms and Policies
Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Prevention Policy Research, University of Southern California
How the Media Can Change Behavior
Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D., Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. LUNCHEON WITH TOPIC TABLES
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Children Ages 10-14
Richard L. Spoth, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Iowa State University
Virginia Molgaard, Ph.D., Prevention Program Development, Iowa State University
Eve E. Reider, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Project ALERT Evaluation and Follow-up
Phyllis Ellickson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research on Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, RAND
Virginia Tobin, M.S., Statewide Coordinator, Project ALERT, South Dakota
Larry Seitz, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Reconnecting Youth
Leona Eggert, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington
Gerald Herting, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington
Nanci Bratcher, Youth Services Coordinator, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Suman A. Rao, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
ATLAS/ATHENA
Linn Goldberg, M.D., FACSM, Professor and Head, Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
Diane Elliot, M.D., FACP, FACSM, Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Marijuana/Inhalants Campaign and Sensation-Seeking
Philip Palmgreen, Ph.D., Professor, University of Kentucky
Barbara Delaney, Senior Vice-President and Director of Research, Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Lucinda L. Miner, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Message Development for Latino Audiences
William Crano, Ph.D., Professor, Claremont University
Eusebio M. Alvaro, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Health Communication Research, University of Arizona
Lorenzo Espinoza, Program Director, Chamizal Collaborative Coalition, a CADCA Member Coalition
Susan L. David, NIDA, Moderator
Project Quest Evaluation and Follow-up Marvin Eisen, Ph.D., Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute
Lynn Wiegand, M.S., School Teacher, Montgomery County, Maryland
Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. PLENARY PANEL: Identifying Effective Features in Prevention Interventions
Moderators: Timothy P. Condon, Ph.D., Associate Director, NIDA
Sue Rusche, Executive Director, National Families in Action
Effective Middle School Interventions for Drug Abuse Prevention: Curricula, Content, and Teaching Strategies
Christopher Ringwalt, DrPH, Center Director, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation Evaluation of Community-Based Interventions
Denise Hallfors, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Substance Abuse Communications Interventions
Mark W. Lipsey, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University
Effective Implementation of Interventions
Linda Dusenbury, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Tanglewood Research
5:15 p.m. RECEPTION
Friday, August 10, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLENARY PANEL: Assessing Substance Abuse in the Community for Prevention Planning
Moderators: Peter Delany, D.S.W., Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
Jerilyn Simpson, President and CEO, San Bernardino Communities Against Drugs, Inc. (a CADCA Member Coalition)
Measuring the Level of Substance Abuse in the Community
Zili Sloboda, ScD., Senior Research Associate, University of Akron
Understanding Community Risk and Protective Factors
Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., Associate Director, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington
Assessing Community Readiness for Prevention Pamela Jumper-Thurman, Ph.D., Research Associate
Ruth Edwards, Ph.D., M.B.A., Scientist/Co-Director, Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, Colorado State University
Evaluating Community Strategies and Programs
David MacKinnon, Ph.D., Professor, Arizona State University
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Bii-Zin-Da-De-Dah-The Listening to One Another Prevention Program
Les B. Whitbeck, Ph.D., Professor, Iowa State University
Keyona King, M.P.H., CADCA
Eve E. Reider, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Focus on Families
Kevin P. Haggerty, M.S.W., Lecture Faculty Member, Social Development Research Group, University of Washington
Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D., President/CEO, PAXIS Institute
Suman A. Rao, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND)
Steve Sussman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Southern California
Brenda Cook, Program Director, Edmondson Community Organization, Inc., a CADCA Member Coalition
Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Life Skills Training for Minority and Majority Children
Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Prevention Center, Cornell University Medical College
Roy Griffin, Coordinator, Improvement of Discipline and Learning Environment, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Lucinda L. Miner, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
Marijuana/Tobacco Campaign and Special Population Messages
John K. Worden, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont
Stephanie McGencey, M.P.H., CADCA
Susan L. David, NIDA, Moderator
Good Behavior Game/Mastery Learning
Nicholas S. Ialongo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Darlene Walker, Youth Coordinator, Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, a CADCA Member Coalition
Larry A. Seitz, Ph.D., NIDA, Moderator
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCHEON
Moderator: Lewis Gallant, Ph.D., Executive Director, NASADAD
Palo Alto Summit on Improving the Prevalence of Successful Adolescence
Anthony Biglan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Prevention Summit
Nancy Kaufman, M.S., R.N., Vice President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CLOSING PLENARY PANEL: Building Multi-Component Community Programs Moderators: Richard A. Millstein, Deputy Director, NIDA and Acting Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
Ruth Sanchez-Way, Ph.D., Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Adolescent Transitions Program
Kathryn Kavanagh, Ph.D., Director, Project Alliance, University of Oregon
Community and Schools Together (CASY)
Carol Metzler, Ph.D., Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Community Readiness, Media, and Schools
Michael Slater, Ph.D., Professor, Colorado State University
Families and Schools Together (FAST)
Lynn McDonald, Ph.D., M.S.W., Director, Families and Schools Together Project, University of Wisconsin
3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

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