ATOD Policy & Information Technology
in an Era of Change

April 27-30, 2010, New York City

The 32nd Annual SALIS Conference was held at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, in exciting New York City. Hosted by David Man, the meeting featured invited speakers from various realms of the addictions and information fields: research, treatment, technology, and policy, including several members of SALIS.

Conference attendees stayed at the New York Helmsley Hotel in the heart of Manhattan, a short walk to the conference venue at CASA. Conference extras included a tour of the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library.

SALIS wishes to thank the leadership and staff of CASA for their generous support of this very successful conference!



View the complete
2010 program

Highlights of the program included:

  • Susan E. Foster, MSW, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. "Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population"
  • Michael Ahmadi, MPH, SAMHSA. "Using Knowledge Management Technology to Help Meet Information Needs in the Field of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs"
  • Gabriel Sayegh, Drug Policy Alliance. "The State Organizing and Policy Project of the Drug Policy Alliance Network"
  • Robert Pandina, PhD, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University. "Scientific Publishers: Gatekeepers of Human Knowledge"
  • Harry Levine, PhD, Sociology Dept., Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY. "Collect the Policy Underdogs and Losers: Unconventional Advice for Librarians of Substance Use and Abuse"
  • Rick J. Block, Columbia University Library. "Promise for the Future, or Legacy of the Past? Cataloging in a Changing World"
  • Dan Lawrence, MLIS, Prevention Information Center, Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education. "Social Media in the Office: "To-do" or "Taboo?"
  • Barbara Seitz de Martinez, PhD, Indiana Prevention Resource Center. "Serving Veterans and their Families: Challenges and Resources"
  • Christine Goodair, International Centre for Drug Policy, George's Medical School, University of London. "The Perils of Progress - Quality Unassured"

Slides from many of the presentations can be viewed by SALIS members in the Members section of this website.  Find stories, reports, and photos from the conference in SALIS News 30(1/2), Spring/Summer 2010, also in the Members section.

Last but not least . . . thank you to our 2010 exhibitors and sponsors, including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Middle Atlantic Region for a Small Projects Award.  We could not produce our conference without support from these generous organizations.

View information about other past SALIS conferences.