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NIAAA to Host Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls, Oct. 26-27


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2017 National Conference on Alc​ohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls:
Advances in Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Research

October 26 - 27, 2017

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

A national conference to:

  1. Disseminate findings from the latest research on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol and other substance misuse among girls and women, including strategies to prevent HIV infection/progression and substance-exposed pregnancies 
  2. Publicize pertinent information from Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
  3. Develop a coalition of stakeholder organizations and researchers to develop a blueprint for a coordinated public-private response to epidemic substance misuse among women and girls

Target Audiences:

  • General Health Care Providers (including physicians, obstetricians-gynecologists, nurses, counselors)
  • Addiction Prevention and Treatment Professionals (including addiction counselors, physicians, nurses)
  • Health Policymakers
  • Addiction Researchers


Symposium hosted by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Women, Drinking, and Pregnancy Work Group of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


Sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, NIH Office of AIDS Research



This conference is FREE of charge and open to the public


For more information and to register online go to:




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