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February 25, 2010

Scholarships for NIDA Conference Available

Additional scholarships are available for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Blending Conference, “Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings.” The conference, which will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, will present innovative, science-based approaches that have been proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA will host the conference in partnership with the University of New Mexico, the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Francisco.

The scholarships were made available in part due to the generosity of the University of New Mexico, Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA), Southwest Node Clinical Trials Network. 

Interested students must submit an application by e-mail to Amber Martinez, or fax (505) 925-2301, byFriday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. For a scholarship application visit:

Additionally, early-bird registration ($79) is ongoing through Monday, March 1, 2010. Discounts are also available for full-time students ($49) enrolled in an academic institution and groups ($69) of four or more from the same organization.

The conference will feature addiction practitioners, clinicians, health care providers, criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers and others to learn about the latest research findings and successful prevention, early intervention and treatment approaches from top experts who have played key roles in designing science-based treatment programs – and from practitioners, who have implemented these programs across the country.

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