Plenary Sessions

Friday, October 14, 2016

Changing Landscape, Changing Policies
8:15 am - 9:30 am

Changing Federal Health Care Policies: A View from NIDA
BlancoCarlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Director of NIDA's Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, is a nationally known expert in the epidemiology and treatment of addictive disorders including those that co-occur with other conditions, such as mood, depression, or anxiety disorders.

Improving Access and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: How Far Can Parity Laws Take Us?
EttnerSusan Ettner, PhD is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research in the UCLA Department of Medicine and in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


Co-Occurring Substance Use & Infectious Diseases
12:30pm - 1:45 pm

Blanco & EttnerJeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH of Boston University is a Professor of Medicine, Professor of Community Health Sciences, and Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center. He also serves as Medical Director of Addictions Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support Services at the Boston Public Health Commission.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute University of WashingtonNW Addiction Technology Transfer Center