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April 12, 2016   

CTN Investigator Toolbox



Have you seen the updated Clinical Trials Network Investigator Toolbox?

The Toolbox is a resource for investigators who are conducting studies within the CTN. The site provides:

  • templates for regulatory and other key study documents
  • guidance on the tasks and processes associated with developing, implementing, and publishing a NIDA CTN clinical research study.

The Toolbox is located at http://www.ctndsc2.com, the TPR website, under the "CTN Documents" tab listed as "Investigator Toolbox." (You will need a login and password to access the resources. To register, contact the NIDA DSC 2 help desk at nidadsc2help@emmes.com or 888-337-7071)

Also, don’t miss the upcoming webinar: CTN Investigator Toolbox -- An Orientation, part of the CTN Web Seminar Series, on April 20, 2016 at 1pm EST. Register online now!

Presented by Dikla Blumberg and Carmen Rosa of the CCTN, this webinar will identify the location of the Toolbox, describe its sections and main tools, and explain the ways in which the resources can be used by those involved in developing, implementing, and managing clinical trials. Read more. . .

CTN Trial Progress

Study results for Open Studies as of the April 10 trial Progress Report.

CTN-0050 - Long Term Follow-up to the CTN-0027 (START) Study: Enrolled 877 (original N=1,267 START Study participants)

CTN-0051 - X-BOT (Extended Release Naltrexone vs. Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment). Enrolled 547 (N=550).

CTN-0056-Ot - Testing and Linkage to HIV Care in China. Enrolled 478 (N=360)

CTN-0057-Ot - SBIRT-PC (SBIRT in Primary Care). Enrolled 108 (N=120)

Total Enrolled in all Studies: 23,782

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NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative: New Campaign and CME/CE Module

Build Up Your Teen Treatment IQ: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment for Youth is a Blending Team educational campaign to familiarize treatment providers with research study outcomes; provide strategies to incorporate those findings into practice; and address the implications for treating adolescents

The next webinar from this initiative, Teen Smoking, Vaping & Dipping: How Should Providers Respond?, is scheduled for May 25, 2016, at 12pm ET. Read more. . .

Engaging Adolescent Patients about Marijuana Use is a new module from the Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE Patient Simulation project.

This stand-alone patient simulation CME/CE activity designed to offer a hands-on approach to learning valuable and effect MI skills for use with adolescent patients using marijuana.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and ANCC contact hours available. Read more. . .

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News from the Nodes

NortheastNortheast Node
The NE Node is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://www.ctnnortheastnode.org, featuring upcoming events and recent announcements, node affiliate and partner listings, social media links, publications featuring node partners and affiliates, and more!

Find the NE Node on Facebook and Twitter too! Read more. . .

WS Node

Western States Node
The WS Node collaborated with the NW ATTC and the MARC in an exhibit at the 2016 Brain Fair hosted at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on March 12. Node members spoke to visitors about the CTN, the neuroscience of addiction, and the value of research in the field. Read more. . .

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New from the CTN Dissemination Library

Baseline Medical Comorbidities in Adults Randomized in the STRIDE Trial for Psychostimulant Use Disorder. dela Cruz AM, et al. Am J Addict 2016 (in press). Read more. . .

Pain Volatility and Prescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Pain. Worley MJ, et al. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 2015; 23(6): 428-435. Read more. . .

Comparison of Two Measures of HIV Sexual Risk Behavior in Women in Outpatient Drug Treatment Programs. Thorens G, et al. J Addict Med 2015;9(6):454-456. Read more. . .

Buprenorphine-Naloxone plus Naltrexone for the Treatment of Cocaine Dependence: The Cocaine Use Reduction with Buprenorphine (CURB) Study. Ling W, et al. Addiction 2016 (in press) Read more..

More New in the Library. . .

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Meet the New Members of the Publications Committee

Congratulations to the new members of the PC (Publications Committee)!

They include (in alphabetical order):

  1. George Bigelow (Mid-Atlantic Node)
  2. Dennis Donovan (Pacific Northwest Node)
  3. Tiffany Kyle (Florida Node Alliance)
  4. John Roll (Pacific Northwest Node)
  5. Susan Sonne (Southern Consortium Node)
  6. Robrina Walker (Texas Node)
  7. George Woody (Delaware Valley)

PC members serve for 2 years, from March 2016 - March 2018. Thanks to all the CTNers who expressed interest in this committee!

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Also of Interest

NIH's Marijuana and Cannabinoids Neuroscience Research Summit Videos Now Available. Both days of this recent summit, which aimed to present the latest evidence-based information to inform practice and policy, are now available for viewing online. Co-sponsored by NIDA, NCCIH, NIAAA, NIMH, and NINDS. Read more. . .

NIDA and NIAAA Advisory Council Highlights. All the presentations from the latest Advisory Council meeting have been made public this round. Find out what Dr. Volkow is highlighting to the NIDA Council, what the latest on tobacco control research is, how the BRAIN Initiative is going, and more. Read more. . .

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

Save the Date! 2016 Addiction Health Services Research Conference, October 13-15, 2016, Seattle, WA. Hosted by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute of the University of Washington and the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Call-for-abstracts and registration opening soon. Visit site.

NIDA CCC: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training.
All study staff are required to complete GCP training every 3 years. Is it time to renew your certificate? Read more. . .

Are you hosting a conference? Send us information and we'll add it to the Dissemination Library's AOD Conference Calendar, a national & international listing of alcohol and other drug conferences.