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Research Institute: What’s Up in Child Addiction Research: A Focus on Methodology

The Research Institute is designed to drive the research policy agenda for child and adolescent psychiatry by creating an environment that encourages scientific exploration and collaboration of investigators across disciplines. The primary audience is researchers, although others are invited to attend.

The overarching aim of this Institute is to provide a higher level of understanding of the methodology of studies of substance use disorder (SUD) research in pediatric and young adult populations. This Research Institute aims to provide information not only on the content of recent research in SUD, but more importantly, to focus on the methodology and accompanying issues in carrying out various substance-related projects. Faculty discuss their own studies with an emphasis on “how to do” SUD-related research. Topics include planning a study, recruitment, retention, outcomes using both subjective and objective measures, definitions of SUD improvement (e.g., reduction vs. remission), study execution, ethical/legal issues, certificates of confidentiality, breaches of confidentiality, working with adolescents/young adults and their families, management of difficult situations (subjects who are intoxicated, etc.), and applicability of studies to clinical practice. All presenters have been asked to start with (a) research study(ies) and to refer back to the study(ies) to keep the talk methodologically informative.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM  
8:15 AM  
Developmental Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders: What Can Animal Research Teach Us?
Susan Andersen, PhD McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
9:15 AM  
Genetics of Substance Use Disorders: From Twin/Adoption Studies to Molecular Approaches
Christian J. Hopfer, MD University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
10:15 AM  
10:30 AM  
Among the Weeds: Assessing Neurocognitive, Brain Imaging, and Substance Use Measures in Emerging Adults
Staci Gruber, PhD McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
11:30 AM  
Longitudinal Studies in Substance Use Disorders (SUD): What Can Possibly Go Wrong Over Time?
Timothy E. Wilens, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
12:30 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM  
Design and Methods Applications in Clinical Prevention and Treatment Research
Geetha A. Subramaniam, MD National Institute on Drug Abuse Center for Clinical Trials Network, Bethesda, MD
2:30 PM  
Pharmacotherapy Trials: From Concept to Execution
Kevin M. Gray, MD Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
3:30 PM  
3:45 PM  
Selection of Psychosocial Interventions in Substance Treatment Research: A Slippery Slope
Paula Riggs, MD University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
4:45 PM  

Sponsored by the AACAP Substance Abuse and Addiction Committee and the AACAP Research Committee

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