HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
ACPM to host web-based conference on adolescent drug use

Washington, D.C. The American College of Preventive Medicine (www.acpm.org) will host a web-based conference to discuss the significant and rapidly-changing public health problem of adolescent illicit drug use. Current Trends in Drug Use Among Adolescents: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment, developed under a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, will be held September 28, 2005, from 1:00 2:00 p.m. ET at Medscape (www.medscape.com) from WebMD. Continuing medical education (CME/CE) credit can be obtained for participation in this conference.

Two leading specialists on the prevention and treatment of illicit drug use, Dr. Marc Fishman, Medical Director of Mountain Manor Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and Dr. Amy Khan, an Addiction Medicine Physician and Public Health Consultant from Reno, Nevada, will deliver presentations and answer audience questions. George Lundberg, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape General Medicine, will moderate the session. This free educational session will provide critical information for practicing physicians, public health officials, and other front-line health providers who provide primary care and addiction treatment services to adolescents.

The conference will feature an overview of the epidemiology of drug use, including identifying trends and patterns of increased use, the risks associated with drug use, and current preventive and treatment strategies to help adolescents.

According to ACPM President, Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH, FACPM, "Current research has shown that over 50% of teenagers have tried an illicit drug by the time they complete high school. Clinicians working with adolescents need to be familiar with which drugs are most problematic in the teen population, and what effective strategies are available to prevent and treat drug use."


'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Rogers
jer@acpm.org
American College of Preventive Medicine
23-Sep-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. ACPM to host web-based conference on adolescent binge drinking
2. Cedars-Sinai researchers present new endocrine findings at 2 international conferences
3. WFU to host international conference of physicists
4. Sight specialists to shed light on vision loss at UH conference
5. University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society
6. Worlds largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer well underway conference hears
7. Dobbs to give plenary keynote at Drug Information Association conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26
8. Feinstein Institutes top scientist weighs in on mind-body medicine at conference with Dalai Lama
9. Institute of Medicine advisory: Drug safety news conference September 26
10. Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury
11. Yale helps organize conference to identify new treatments for Tourette Syndrome

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The weather is heating up and the days are getting ... be aware that the summer months provide more than warmer temperatures that are perfect ... be negatively affected from direct exposure to the sun. When it comes to the ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode Island Quality Institute ... Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate ... Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted to and/or discharged ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... By ... earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ... the top 1% of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF a ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants ... visual loss in these patients. , But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in ... patients at risk of or with early symptoms of AMD? A study published ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. Ran ... York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients who ... and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy & Homecare is the first distributor ... States . The Raizer is a simple battery operated ... to an almost-standing position within a few minutes. ... assistant and does not require any extra effort besides ... child can operate it, and lightweight and portable ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... Pa. , June 1, 2017 Nutriceutical ... and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma Group ... in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma ... with the option to acquire the entire company. ... in KD. They are committed to growing the NH ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... , May 30, 2017 Therapix Biosciences Ltd. ... specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, today ... company overview at three upcoming scientific and investor ... LD Micro Invitational: ... Date:                     ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: