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Centerstone Research Institute CEO to Speak at Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Training

Dr. Dennis Morrison will lead discussion on potential of research-based practices to improve provider visibility

Bloomington, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a unique notfor-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that its CEO, Dr. Dennis Morrison, will speak at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Training. The event will be held Oct. 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the conference is titled “Strategic Planning for Providers to Improve Business Practices.”

Dr. Morrison will lead a breakout session discussion on data collection held Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. in Potomac Rooms III & IV. His talk, titled “How Research-Based Practices Can Improve Provider Visibility” will address how to use innovative strategies to combine evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, and consumer input in an electronic healthcare environment.

The three-day CSAT training meeting will bring together leading experts in the field who will exchange ideas on successful business practices with state, regional and municipal substance abuse treatment providers. The meeting will welcome more than 400 professionals for formal presentations and unique networking opportunities with a diverse group of attendees including executive, administrative, and clinical directors; business-office personnel; information and data managers; and research and quality/performance management personnel.

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research, information technology and clinical informatics. CRI conducts service and clinical studies and partners with leading research institutions to advance knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders and discover innovative treatments. The organization maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. CRI also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. CRI is a recipient of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Innovation Award. For more information about CRI, please visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.

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