28th Annual SALIS and 18th Annual Elisad Joint Conference

"Information without Borders"
  September 26-30, 2006, Sheraton Newton Hotel, Newton, MA

In their first joint meeting, SALIS and Elisad convened in Newton, Massachusetts in 2006, for a program focused on substance addiction and misuse information from a global perspective. Abuse of legal and illegal drugs appears throughout the world and across societies, affecting the lives and work of many different people. Accurate information must also cross boundaries if alcohol, drug, and tobacco problems are to be effectively addressed.

The 2006 meeting was co-hosted by Eric Helmuth (Join Togther) and Jessica Hinkson Desmarais (US Dept. of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention). More than 50 people from the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Austraila attended the conference.

    A partial list of Presenters included:

    • Christine Goodair, DrugScope, "Drug Issues Across Europe "
    • Federica Ugaglia, Grupo Abele, and Mariella Orsi, Centro Studi Ricerca e Documentazione su Dipendenze e Aids, "Acadia: The Italian Network of AOD Documentation Centers: How Collaboration Improves Quality and Accessibility"
    • Jane Shelling, Alcohol & Other Drugs Council of Australia, "Spreading the Evidence Across Australia "
    • Sheila Lacroix, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, and Pearl Jacobsen, Graduate Student, University of Toronto, "Open Access Journals: Focus on Discovery"
    • Juan Carlos Vega, The Praxis Project, "The Role of Information Resources in Traditionally Marginalized Communities"
    • George Marcelle, ORC Macro/Social & Health Services, "Methamphetamine in the U.S.: Myths & Facts -- The Second Decade"

Powerpoint slides from many of the presentations can be viewed by SALIS members in the Members section of this website. Click here for information about other past SALIS conferences.