American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 10th National Conference on Nicotine Dependence October 16-19, 1997 Minneapolis, MN

Oct 14, 1997, 01:00 ET from American Society of Addiction Medicine

    MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction
 Medicine (ASAM) will hold its 10th National Conference on Nicotine Dependence,
 October 16-19, 1997 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN.
     On Thursday, October 16th, ASAM will offer three pre-conference workshops;
 1) The 7th Nicotine Research Roundtable, co-sponsored by the National
 Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Society for Research in Nicotine and
 Tobacco (SRNT); 2) Addressing Tobacco In The Treatment of Other Addictions,
 coordinated by the Addressing Tobacco Project; and 3) Treating Nicotine
 Dependence: A Clinical Approach, coordinated by The Nicotine Dependence
 Center, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
     The 10th National Conference Program will include three morning plenary
 sessions.  Presentations will include:
     -- From the Receptor to Effective Treatment, Neal Benowitz, M.D.
     -- An Update on Pharmacotherapy, Richard D. Hurt, M.D.
     -- Nicotine and CNS Disease, Paul Newhouse, M.D.
     -- Motivational Interviewing, Carolina Yahne, Ph.D.
     -- The Tobacco Settlement and What It Means, John Slade, M.D. and Tom
        Houston, M.D.
     -- Smoking Cessation in African Americans, Jasjit Ahluwalia, M.D.
     Other workshops being offered will include:
     -- Focused Therapy for Nicotine Dependence
     -- The Science of Nicotine Receptors
     -- Interventions for Smokeless Tobacco Use
     -- Treating Adolescent Smokers
     -- Strategies for Intervening With Smokers With Psychiatric Disorders
     ASAM is an international specialty society of physicians from all areas of
 medicine who are concerned about alcoholism, nicotine and other drug
 dependencies, and are engaged in treatment, research, and education.  ASAM's
 Conference annually attracts a large representative group of physicians,
 nurses, counselors and other professionals.
     For additional conference and registration information, please contact the
 ASAM Meetings Department at 301-656-3920 (phone), 301-656-3815 (fax).
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