Archive for February, 2010

NIDA’s CTN: What Might CHAMMP Be Getting Itself Into?

February 9, 2010

In its renewal application to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Pacific Northwest Node of the CTN invited CHAMMP to join as a member of its affiliated community-based treatment programs (CTPs).   Dennis Donovan, PhD, Principal Investigator of the PNW Node and Director of the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will speak to the staff at CHAMMP and others who may be interested to hear more about the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network.

The presentation will provide background about the CTN, its underlying philosophy of bidirectionality, and the clinical research that it has conducted in its 10 years of operation.  It will also present information about the Pacific Northwest Node, the research and dissemination opportunities that it presents, and the role CHAMMP may play – all the information that is needed to answer the question of “what CHAMMP might be getting itself into.”

Thursday, February 18th  from 10:00 -11:00  am
at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle


8th NIDA Blending Conference, April 22-23, 2010, Albuquerque, NM

February 5, 2010

NIDA Blending Conference 2010Join addiction treatment practitioners, health care providers, criminal justice professionals, researchers and policymakers in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22-23, 2010 for the 8th NIDA Blending Conference:  Blending Addiction Science and Treatment:  Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings.

NIDA Blending Conferences are designed to narrow the “translational gap” by disseminating science-based findings and placing them directly into the hands of practitioners.  These science-based advances range from the latest findings on screening & brief intervention, co-occurring disorders, drug courts, and prescription opioid abuse — to the Blending Team products which address motivational interviewing, buprenorphine, and motivational incentives.

This two-day event has evolved into NIDA’s signature conference event!  For details and registration,  please visit: