2014 InWomen Conference Agenda- Updated!

We’ve updated the agenda for the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group (InWomen) Conference to be held this year at the El Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday June 13, 2014, before the NIDA International Forum and CPDD.  See below for additional details!

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2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference Agenda

Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 to 17:30, El Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Conference Chair Remarks, Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD, Director, RTI Global Gender Center and Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions

Welcome from CPDD, Frank Vocci, PhD, President, Friends Research Institute

Panel Session I: Emerging Issues Regarding Addiction to Licit Drugs during Pregnancy

Cheryl Oncken, MD, Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, UConn School of Medicine, Cigarette Smoking-Fetal and Neonatal Effects

Jose Cordero, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, Alcohol Use in Pregnancy-Maternal and Fetal/Neonatal Effects

Loretta Finnegan, MD, Finnegan Consulting, LLC, Global Prescription Drug Abuse in Pregnant Women

Discussant: A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia PA

Classical Guitar

Lunch and InWomen Overview, Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD

NIDA International Research: Current Priorities and Areas for Development, Susan Weiss, PhD, Associate Director for Scientific Affairs, NIDA

Panel Session II: Global Perspectives on Women and Addiction

Mona Al-Sawaf, MD, Advisor to UNODC, Department of Psychiatry, King Fahad Hospital Jeddah, Gender Differences and Perceptions of Drug Use in Saudi Arabia

Adrian Abagiu, MD, PhD, Center for Integrated Services for Addiction, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Romania and Pavla Dolezalova, PhD, Clinic of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Access to Treatment for Women in Eastern and Central Europe INSIGHT

Ian Ellasante, MA, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, Assessing Sexual Orientation, Substance Abuse and HIV Risk Behavior among Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LBT) Women Living Along the US/Mexico Border

Discussant: Dionne Jones, PhD, Acting Chief, Services Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, NIDA

Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Band

Poster Session

Closing Remarks


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