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This seminar provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of information among key representatives of the chemical dependency research, treatment, prevention, and policy development communities. It seeks to address the important and complex questions relating to the root causes of chemical dependency and abuse, to examine and evaluate epidemiological studies, to determine the effectiveness of various treatment and prevention strategies, and to discuss the wisdom and value of current international, national, and local policies. Membership is comprised of prominent researchers, established leaders in the treatment and prevention fields, and government policymakers. Speakers in the seminar are drawn from the membership itself and by invitation from other institutions.

Dr. Frank McCorry

Steve Rabinowitz

Lorna Jepkoech Kimaiyo

Meeting Schedule

09/20/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Hybrid
7:30 PM
COVID-19 and Substance Use: Lessons Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?
Dr. Kelly Ramsey, Chief of Medical Services, NYS OASAS

10/18/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Hybrid
7:30 PM
ONDCP's National Drug Control Strategy
Rob Kent,Esq., ONDCP

11/15/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Hybrid
7:30 PM
Ensuring the Protection Of Youth in State MJ Legalization Efforts
Linda Richter,Ph,D., VP, Prevention Research and Analysis, Partnership to End Addiction

12/20/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University / Hybrid
7:30 PM
The Evolution of Drug Treatment Courts
Dennis A. Reilly, Esq., Statewide Drug Court Coordinator