Archive for August, 2010

Substance Use and HIV Research Symposium

August 23, 2010

The University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is sponsoring a symposium entitled “Substance Use and HIV Research.”

When: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: UW Parrington Hall Forum, Room 309 (see map)

David Metzger, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania HIV Prevention Research Division will give a presentation entitled “Drug Treatment is HIV Prevention.” Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute researcher Don Calsyn, PhD, will be talking about “Conducting HIV Prevention Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment,” describing his National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) protocol, CTN-0018, “Reducing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors: A Research Study for Men in Drug Abuse Treatment.”

View the flyer for this symposium.

For more information, please contact Kate Murray at, or 206-543-8316.


Submit a Proposal for the RUC Dissemination Workshop, Sept 21, 2010

August 2, 2010

The Research Utilization Committee (RUC) is hosting one of their successful, informative Dissemination Workshops on September 21st, before the National Steering Committee Meeting in Bethesda, MD.

They are still looking for proposals and are especially interested in CTP folks who could talk about implementation of empirically supported substance abuse treatments in their programs/centers.

The Pacific Northwest Node would cover all travel expenses for anyone whose proposal is selected for the workshop.

Please take a look at the proposal (details and application here);  the deadline for submission is THIS FRIDAY, August 6, so don’t delay!

You can register for the National Steering Committee Meeting (same location, September 21-23)  here:

To view the March 2009 RUC Dissemination Workshop, which included two presentations from the Pacific Northwest node, visit the CTN Dissemination Library.  After viewing, take a short quiz to receive 3 NAADAC continuing education credits for FREE (through December 31).