NYU’s Silver School of Social Work to Host Two-Day Conference Entitled ‘Substance Use: Responding to Changes in Policy, Research, and Services’ – Dec. 14 & 15


Presenting the most current information on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery policy, research, and services within the context of health care reform and today's mental health and addictions treatment landscape.

The Silver School of Social Work at New York University will host a conference on Wednesday and Thursday, December 14 and 15 – presenting the most current information on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery policy, research, and services within the context of health care reform and today's mental health and addictions treatment landscape.

Convening at The Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.), the conference will clarify and demonstrate the most recent and promising evidence-based practice treatment approaches. Discussions will include overview and analysis of the impact of federal, state, and local policy on treatment protocol.

Presentations will feature leaders representing government, private, and academic sectors as well as persons in recovery. Interactive roundtables and workshops will engage participants in active learning and dialogue related to substance use, HIV/AIDS, prescription misuse/addiction, workforce planning, veterans' behavioral health, co-occurring conditions, and other issues related to treatment and recovery.

The conference will provide opportunity for participants to learn about successful integration of research into practice, and to address opportunities and challenges to substance use prevention and treatment in light of Health Care Reform.

Featured speakers include: Redonna Chandler, Branch Chief, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, NIDA; Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner, NYS Office for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; Michael Hogan, Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health; Adam Karpati, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; James Knickman, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York State Health Foundation; A. Thomas McLellan, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, University of Pennsylvania; and Jack Stein, Chief, Prevention Branch, Office of Demand Reduction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Media interested in covering the event may contact conference coordinator Stephanie Kaplan for assistance: (212) 998-5897; sak457@nyu.edu.


To learn more about the conference, visit: http://www.nyu.edu/socialwork/continuing.education/substanceuse.html.

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