The Drug Policy Foundation's Eighth Annual Conference on Drug Policy Reform will be held at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington DC, November 16-19. Presenters will include US Representative Barney Frank, National AIDS Policy Coordinator Kristine Gebbie, Colombian Prosecutor General Gustavo de Greiff, Judge William Wilkins, chairman of the US Sentencing Commission, and Dr. Peter Beilenson, director of Baltimore's Department of Health. For registration information call DPF at (202) 537-5005.
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will hold its 1994 conference on Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4) in Washington DC. Speakers will include Steve Hager, Editor in Chief, High Times; Mary Lynn Mathre, RN/MSN/CARN, Addictions Consultant, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center; Dale Gieringer, PhD, Coordinator, California NORML; John Morgan, MD, Professor of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School; Lester Grinspoon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Richard Cowan, National Director, NORML. $50 registration fee includes a one-year membership. For more information, contact NORML at (202) 483-5500.
The Hawaii Drug Policy Options Group is hosting Harm Reduction, an Emerging Public Health Approach on October 20-21, the first harm reduction conference ever held in the US. For registration information, call the University of Hawaii Conference Center at (808) 956-8240. For program information, call the U.H. Social Science Research Institute at (808) 956-8930.