Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
37th Annual International Conference

Linking Worlds of Knowledge: SALIS, an International Pathway

April 28 - May 1, 2015

Embassy Suites Bayfront
San Diego, California USA

Image created by Jonathan Bechtol, 2009 for his M.A. in Digital History at Cal State San Marcos., met in San Diego, California for three days of learning opportunities and networking. The conference hotel was the Embassy Suites Bayfront, on the San Diego waterfront. In 2015, San Diego marked the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition, a world’s fair marking the opening of the Panama Canal, the first direct pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The 2015 centennial, a year-long celebration is centered in historic Balboa Park.

Panels and invidiual presentations focused on open science and digital libraries, including the new SALIS Collection within the Internet Archive. Other sessions wxamined 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.

View the full 2015 program.

As always, SALIS greatly appreciates the support of its generous 2015 Sponsors and Exhibitors.

The Silver Gate Group, based in San Diego, served as SALIS’15 local hosts. Principals Barbara Ryan, Lance Segars, and Tom Colthurst, have long respected SALIS goals and benefited from its service to the ATOD field.

Next year: SALIS will meet in Denver, Colorado!

For a look at past conferences, please visit our Conference Archive.