Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Registration Check-In on 3rd Floor
8:30-9:00am for SBIRT Workshop; check-in for later workshops any time Thursday before 3:15pm.

Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment for Adolescents
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Presenters: Shannon Gwin Mitchell, PhD, Jan Gryczynski, PhD, Robert Schwartz, MD, Adam Brooks, PhD, Treatment Research Institute, Howard Padwa, PhD, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Many holes remain in our understanding of optimal Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) processes for adolescents, but the evidence continues to grow as on-going and recently completed randomized clinical trials and implementation research contribute to our knowledge of this complex service delivery approach. The first half of this workshop will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art research concerning optimal screening instruments and brief intervention techniques for use with adolescents. The second half will address the implementation ofadolescent SBIRT in terms of integration in clinic work-flows, optimizing organizational resources, and integration into school-based settings, as well as factors that may influence program sustainability. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify adolescent drug and alcohol screening instruments with strong psychometric properties.
  2. Describe motivational interviewing techniques and contrast their application to person-delivered with computer-delivered brief interventions.
  3. Identify important elements associated with the implementation of adolescent SBIRT in primary care and school-based settings.

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Implementing Evidence-Based Programs & Practices:  Getting Started, Tracking Progress, Measuring Impact
UW School of Public Health1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter: Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor, Health Services; Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
Workshop time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 13
Format: In this workshop, participants will discuss the meaning and importance of assessing readiness for implementing evidence-based programs and practices, learn about tools and measures for assessing readiness, and explore strategies to increase it. Participants will also learn about methods for monitoring implementation and evaluating impact. Through expert presentation, small group discussion, and practical exercises, participants will gain knowledge and skills they can use to improve the likelihood of implementation success.

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Workshop 3: What's New at NIH? Policies and Priorities for Addiction Health Services Research
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Lori Ducharme, PhD (NIAAA) and Dionne Jones, PhD (NIDA)
NIH representatives will share information on new and evolving funding policies and priorities for addiction health services research. Presenters will review the new strategic plans for NIAAA and NIDA; updates to NIH policies on AIDS funding and economics research; and new NIH policies on Rigor and Reproducibility, and the use of IRBs for multisite studies. Current research priorities and funding opportunities will be highlighted. Program staff will be available to answer questions.



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