||Welcome to SALIS!
(Substance Abuse Librarians &
Information Specialists) is an international association
of individuals and organizations with special interests
in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco,
and other drug (ATOD) information.
37th SALIS Annual International Conference in San Diego, April 28 - May 1, 2015
Another successful SALIS conference! Our theme this year was "Linking Worlds of Knowledge: SALIS, an International Pathway." One hundred years ago, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition, a world’s fair celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal, the first direct pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In that spirit, the 2015 conference theme highlighted linkages and new horizons for SALIS and the whole ATOD field. Panels and invidiual presentations focused on open science and digital libraries, including the new SALIS Collection within the Internet Archive. Other sessions examined the evolving nature of language in addictions, and on best practices for conducting systematic reviews of the literature. Tom Babor from the University of Connecticut described the infrastrucure of the addiction science field, and a panel of experts discussed the timely issue of marijuana legalization. Conference proceedings will be published later this year. View the full 2015 program.
New SALIS Board Elected for 2015-2016
Deann Jepson (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) takes the helm as Chair of SALIS, with newly elected members of the Board: Vaughan Birbeck (EMCDDA, Lisbon, Portugal), chair-elect; David Man (CASA, New York City, USA, Secretary; Chad Dubeau (CSSA, Ottawa, Canada), and Courtney Drysdale (Denver, Colorado, USA ), both Members at Large. Remaining on the board are Karen Palmer, Treasurer, Bill Bejarano, Member at Large; Judit Ward, Past Chair, and Andrea Mitchell, SALIS Executive Director. Welcome to the new Board, and a big Thank You to retiring Board members for their service to SALIS.
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