Conferences & Trainings for Clinicians

Dissemination Workshops

These workshops, organized by members of the CTN Research Utilization Committee (RUC) highlight different methods CTPs have used to dissemination evidence-based treatment into their practice settings.


Other Workshops/Trainings

Alternatives to Randomized Clinical Trials for American Indian and Alaska Native Community Research.
March 14, 2011. This webinar, featuring Dr. Hendriks Brown (U. Miami) and Dr. Tony Biglan (OR Research Institute), addressed the importance of employing experimental designs that are appropriate to community needs and to a new generation of preventive interventions.
STEP Forum: Translating Research Advances for Health Care Providers and Patients: THe Knowledge to Action Process. [video | agenda]
February 8, 2011. This training workshp for NIH staff explored the challenges and opportunities in implementation and dissemination of clinical research outcomes.
NIDA CTN Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Workshop.
September 24, 2010. Presentations from this workshop address a number of issues related to the present status and future prospects for adoption of e-technology innovations in substance use treatment.
historical trauma Narrowing the Research-Practice Divide in Evidence-Based Medicine with Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems: Present and Future Directions
July 13-14, 2009 NIDA-sponsored meeting, Bethesda, MD. This NIDA-sponsored conference aimed to present the current state of the art of EHR in the environment of health care reform.
historical trauma Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches in Native American Communities.
July 1, 2008 San Francisco, CA. This workshop addresses "historial trauma" as it relates to high rates of suicide, homicide, and accidental death in Native American communities.

Workshop on Adaptive Treatment Strategies.
March 22, 2007, Workshop presented at the CTN Steering Committee Meeting, addressing the concept of "adaptive strategies" in treatment and treatment research and providing current examples and future directions for the concept in the CTN.

Treating Trauma and Addiction: The CTN Women and Trauma Study.
July 12-14, 2006. Presented at the National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery, this workshop aimed to inform providers about emerging findings in the treatment of women with co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders.


Conference Calendars

National & International

CTN Sessions

Webinars for CTN Staff

webinarseriesFor Upcoming Webinars from the NIDA Clinical Coordinating Center see 2010 catalog.

To register for a webinar, email

Past Webinars:


Internal Customer: Staff Retention and Communication, Jan 256. [video | slides (pptx)]


Assuring Research Buy-In Throughout the Clinical Research Site, Nov 30. [video | slides]

Drug Abuse 101, Nov 4. [video | slides]

Indentifying, Reporting and Resolving Adverse Events, Oct 21. [video | slides]

Training Plan Development, Sept 29. [video | slides]

Clinical Interviewing Guidelines, Sept 9. [video | slides]

TLFB Booster, Aug 10. [video | slides]

Recruitment and Retention Success, June 30. [video | slides]

The Importance of the CTN, June 23. [video | slides]


Writing Site Specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Sept. 15. [video | handout]

Quality Assurance & Site Monitoring Visits, July 14. [video | main slides]

Resolutions for Unexpected Site Challanges: An Introduction to Risk Management, June 11. [video | slides]

Fundamentals of Clinical Research in the CTN, Mar 11. [video | handout]


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