Public Health Service DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, Maryland 20857
I am very pleased to invite you to attend the National conference on Marijuana Use: Prevention, Treatment, and Researh, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is the first national conference to focus on providing scientifically based information on marijuana to dispel myths, increase public awareness of the rising trends in marijuana use, and educate the public about the consequences of marijuana use, especially for young people. Another purpose is to educate the drug abuse prevention and treatment communities about research results that can assist in prevention and treatment efforts.
This conference is one of the principal elements in the Marijuana Prevention Initiative, which the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, announced last December when she released the results of the 1994 Monitoring the Future study. It responds to the significant upturns in marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students.
The conference will present outcomes of NIDA/NIH research that focus on: Extent of the Problem; What Marijuana Is, What It Does, and Where It Acts; Consequenses of Marijuana Use; and Research-Based Prevention and Treatment Approaches. Scientists, the public, and practitioners will exchange information that can be disseminated through the media, national organizations, educators, juvenile justice authorities, and State and local antidrug coalitions.
We are very concerned about the significant increased use of marijuana, especially by young people. This conference will synthesize and begin to disseminate scientifically accurate information about the consequences of marijuana use. We know it will be useful to all who attend.
I encourage you to attend the conference.
Sincerely, Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D. Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse National Conference on Marijuana Use: Prevention, Treatment and Research Tuesday, July 18, 1995 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Wednesday, July 19, 1995 7:30 a.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION/ CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:45 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. OPENING SESSION Welcome and Remarks Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D. Director National Institute on Drug Abuse Keynote Addresses The Department's Marijuana Prevention Initiative Donna Shalala, Ph.D. Secretary of Health and Human Services Marijuana Use and the National Drug Control Strategy Lee P. Brown, Ph.D. Director Office of National Drug Confrol Policy 10:00 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Changing Trends, Patterns and Nature of Marijuana Use National Marijuana Media Campaign 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BREAK 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Marijuana: What It Is and What It Does 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Effects of Marijuana on the Body 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Consequences of Marijuana Use 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Antecedents to Marijuana Use and Familial Transmission 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. The Natural History of Marijuana Use: From Initiation to Dependence 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. RECEPTION
Thursday, July 20, 1995 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Preventing Marijuana Use 9:45 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. BREAK 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Treatment Strategies for Marijuana Use: Adults and Adolescents 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Relationship Between Marijuana Use and the Use of Other Drugs, and Other Antisocial Problem Behaviors 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (on your own) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Worhshops 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Behavioral Effects: Motivation, Cognition, Intellectual Performance 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BREAK 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marijuana Use and Performance 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSING SESSION Conference Location: Crystal City Marriott Hotel 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 703/413-5500 Registration Fee: The registration fee for the conference is $75.00. After June 30, 1995 registration fee will be $100.00. This fee covers continental breakfast each morning, lunch and reception on Wednesday, and a copy of the Proceedings. Credits: CEU credits will be accepted through the Georgetown University Hospital. Applications will be available at the conference. Confirmation: A registratIon confirmation package will be sent to registrants by Circle Solutions for all registrations received before July 5, 1995. Cancellation Policy: All cancellatIons must be in writing. Full refunds will be made if request is postmarked on or before July 10, 1995. After that date, no portion of the registratIon fee can be refunded. Refunds will be mailed 30 days after the conference.
Lodging: Special room rates have been negotiated at the Crystal City Marriott Hotel. Rates: Single $114.00 Double $114.00 Cutoff Date: Friday, June 30, 1995. After this date the conference rate may not be available. Reservations: Call 703/413-5500 and indicate to the reservationist that you are attending the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Marijuana Conference. Confirmation: The Crystal City Marriott will send you a written confirmation of your hotel reservation only if requested. We advise you to request a written confirmation and obtain a confirmation number from the reservationist when you make the reservation. Travel: You are welcome to consider Cahan Travel Management (CTM), subcontracted to Circle Solutions, Inc., to make your travel arrangements. CTM has negotiated special rates for this conference. Tickets must be purchased seven days in advance. To book your flights with CTM please call our travel agents Mary Maybach or Christine Adams, at 800/356-3174 or 703/893-3240 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time. For further logistical information contact: Karen Tyler-Barnes Logistics Coordinator Circle Solutions, Inc. 9201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600 McLean, VA 22102 703/821-8955 ext. 440 703/921-2098 (fax) CIRCCONF@DGS.DGSYS.COM (Internet)