The 31st              SALIS   (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) Conference is taking place in Halifax on May 6, 7 and 8, 2009.              SALIS   is an international association of individuals and organizations with members in Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, and further afield, who have a special interest in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information and new technologies. 


 The conference programme features an afternoon of Web 2.0 technologies. Join us on Thursday, May 7th to discover how blogs, wikis, and other web 2.0 technologies can assist you with social networking. 


 Keynote speakers include: 


 Christine Goodair, Coordinator National and International Programmes, International Centre for Drug Policy, St, Georges University of London and Bette Reimer, Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia 

  Information Science, Evidence Based Approach and Knowledge exchange:  A Clash of Cultures or a Marriage of Skills?    


 Dr Mark Asbridge, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Dalhousie University 

  The Influence of Research on Policy and Practice: Great Idea, Poor Delivery    


 Robert Denniston, Director of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, White House Office of National Drug Control 

  Key Challenges of Universal Prevention Approaches: Best Practices in Developing Culturally-Appropriate Messages    


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