All Press Releases for August 16, 2005

1000 to Attend the First National Conference on Methamphetamine In Salt Lake City on August 19th and 20th

Sponsors include Massachusetts, California, New York City, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Utah Departments of Health, the American Academy of HIV Medicine, and AmFar.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - SALT LAKE CITY, UT, August 16, 2005 - Nearly a thousand are expected to gather from treatment centers, reservations, universities, health departments, and other important institutions from across the US and Canada — and as far away as Katmandu and Sydney —to meet regarding this important topic.

This unprecedented event is the first step in the development of a comprehensive approach to the complex issues surrounding Methamphetamine through the collaborative efforts and actions of drug prevention, drug treatment, harm reduction and law enforcement communities. Over 1,000 attendees are expected to attend this event.

Ground breaking topics of the conference will include:
• A possible pandemic of HIV and Hepatitis amongst injection Meth users (a new trend)
• Major impacts of meth use in rural, urban and suburban communities
• Lessons learned from communities on the frontlines of the meth epidemic.
• Impacts on minority populations, including Native American, Latino, and African American
• Meth and its impact on the family
• State and Federal response

Presenters to include Patricia Case , Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Gordon Mansergh, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta;
Alex Kral, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Yves-Michel Fontaine, M. A., Ed .M., Coordinator Substance Use Counseling and Education The Michael Palm Center, Gay Men's Health Crisis; Steve Jenison M.D., Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS Section, Infectious Diseases Bureau, New Mexico Department of Health; Medical Center; Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson; Richard A. Rawson, PhD, Associate Director, University of California, Los Angeles; William Zule, PhD, RTI International, North Carolina and many more.

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