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To download a detailed draft agenda updated March 19, 2018 click here.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Research Development Committee
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
LEAD Program Symposium
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Youth Special Interest Group
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: Conducting Health Economic Analyses Alongside CTN Trials
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Study Meeting CTN-0067 - Comparing Treatments for HIV-Positive Opioid Users in an Integrated Care Effectiveness Study (CHOICES)
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Node Coordinator Workgroup
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Study Meeting CTN-0075 - Pharmacy Screening and Collaborative Opioid Use Disorder Care (Pharm-OUD-Care)
12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m.
Study Meeting CTN-0069 - Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department (Project ED Health)
1:00 p.m - 1:15 p.m.
Lisa Marsch, Ph.D.
Gavin Bart, M.D., Ph.D.
1:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
Report of the Center for Clinical Trials Network Director
Betty Tai, Ph.D.
2:00 p.m - 2:10 p.m.
Blending Initiative Training Awardees
Geetha Subramaniam, M.D.
2:10 p.m - 2:20 p.m.
Publications Committee Report
George Bigelow, Ph.D.
2:20 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Research Development Committee Report
Dennis Donovan, Ph.D.
2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Medical Marijuana Registry
Mark Ware, M.B.B.S., MRCP
3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m - 3:50 p.m.
Addiction Policy Forum
Jessica Hulsey Nickel
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Addiction Policy Forum
3:50 p.m - 4:10 p.m.
Manchester, New Hampshire, Safe Station Program
Daniel A. Goonan
Chief, Manchester Fire Department
4:10 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Colerain Township Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team
Wilhelm K. Mueller
4:10 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Colerain Township Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team
Wilhelm K. Mueller
Assistant Fire Chief, Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services
4:30 p.m - 1:15 p.m.
An Information System for Adaptive Learning in Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Robert M. Califf, M.D.
5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Induction to Extended-Release Naltrexone: Research Advances and Opportunities
Symposium Chairs: Edward Nunes, Jr., M.D., and Udi Ghitza, Ph.D.
Presenters: Adam Bisaga, M.D., Edward Nunes, Jr., M.D. , and Eric Strain, M.D.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Study Meeting CTN-0068 - Accelerated Development of Additive Pharmacotherapy Treatment for Methamphetamine Use Disorder (ADAPT 2)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9:00 a.m - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lisa Marsch, Ph.D.
9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Report of the NIDA Director
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
The Development of Big Health Care Data in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Symposium Chairs: Gavin Bart, M.D., Ph.D., and Betty Tai, Ph.D.
Presenters: Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m - 1:15 p.m.
HIV Special Interest Group
1:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Advances in Substance Use Screening and Use of Electronic Health Record Data for Improving Clinical Care of Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
Symposium Chairs: Kristen Huntley, Ph.D., and Paul VanVeldhuisen, Ph.D.
Presenters: Jennifer McNeely, M.D., M.S., Jonathan Chen, M.D., Ph.D., and Jeremiah Schuur, M.D., M.H.S.
3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Alternative Outcome Measures for Substance Use Disorder Medication Trials: Thinking Outside the Box
Symposium Chairs: Udi Ghitza, Ph.D., and Robert Gore-Langton, Ph.D.
Presenters: John Marsden, Ph.D., Connie Weisner, Dr.P.H., M.S.W., Cynthia Campbell, Ph.D., M.P.H., and David Oslin, M.D.
Discussant: David McCann, Ph.D.
5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Poster Session
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Study Meeting CTN-0051 - Extended-release Naltrexone versus Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment (X:BOT)

Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Intersecting HIV/HCV Vulnerability and Substance Use in Low-Resource Areas
Symposium Chairs: Susan Tross, Ph.D., and Petra Jacobs, M.D., M.H.S.
Presenters: Redonna Chandler, Ph.D., John T. Brooks, M.D., Steven Shoptaw, Ph.D., Sarah Kattakuzhy, M.D., and Frederick Altice, M.D.
10:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m - 12:00 a.m.
Opportunities and Challenges of the PRimary care Opioid Use Disorders Treatment Trial (PROUD, CTN-0074), a Pragmatic Trial of Collaborative Care for OUDs Across Six Health Systems
Symposium Chairs: Kathy Bradley, M.D., M.P.H., and David Liu, M.D.
Presenters: Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., Gwen Lapham, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., and Denise Boudreau, Ph.D.
Discussant: Andrew Saxon, M.D.
12:00 p.m - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m - 2:45 p.m.
Opioid Use Disorder in Women: What We Know and Where We Need To Go
Symposium Chairs: Carmen Rosa, M.S., and Shelly Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Presenters: Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Ph.D., Aimee Campbell, Ph.D., M.S.W., Kate McHugh, Ph.D., and Connie Guille, M.D.
Discussant: Shelly Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H.
2:45 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Opioid Use Disorder in Youth: Prevention and Treatment Advances at the CTN Spring Meeting
Symposium Chairs: Geetha Subramaniam, M.D., and Lisa Marsch, Ph.D.
Presenters: Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., Sara Bagley, M.D., M.Sc., and Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H.