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GetSmart About Drugs - A DEA Resource for Parents

News Release
April 29, 2003

For Further Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Jordan
(212) 620-4930

Live Web Cast
New York Division's Operation X-Out Ecstasy
and Predatory Drugs Awareness Seminar

On April 30, 2003, the New York Division will host the second in a series of Ecstasy and Predatory Drug Awareness Seminars. The event will be held at Pace University, Pleasantville Campus, Pleasantville, NY. Due to an overwhelming response, the event will be webcast LIVE from 9:15AM until approximately 12:45PM on April 30th (this link will be active during the live webcast ONLY).

SPEAKER/SUBJECT OUTLINE

WELCOMING REMARKS:
David A. Caputo, President, Pace University

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:
Andrew J. Spano, County Executive, Westchester County, New York

OPENING REMARKS:
Anthony Placido, SAC, NYD
     Brief statement on the purpose and importance of the seminar and overview of
     subjects to be covered.

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC OVERVIEW:
Robert M. Marchi, SA, NYD, DEA, HIDTA-RTC
     Review of the international implications of Ecstasy and predatory drugs. This block will
     cover the historical development of MDMA/CLUB DRUGS from its inception to current
     trends, importation, distribution and criminal organizations.

MEDICAL ISSUES/IMPLICATIONS:
Dr. Craig Tenenbaum, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Saint Vincent's Hospital
     This presentation will provide participants with the biological and physiological effect of
     Ecstasy and predatory drugs upon the user, as well as the long-term impact upon abusers.

OPEN FORUM/PANEL DISCUSSION:
Question and answer period regarding issues raised, as well as concepts and proposals to reduce demand through educating parents and young adults. Panel will consist of above participants as well as Federal and Westchester County Prosecutors, former users, Victim Assistance Services, and a local news correspondent.

CLOSING REMARKS:
Anthony Placido, SAC, NYD
     Brief statement on the importance of developing a comprehensive plan to educate
     students concerning the dangers inherent in the use of Ecstasy and predatory drugs.

 

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