A task force representing emergency medicine, emergency nursing, and pre-hospital emergency services providers planned the conference. The planning task force developed the conference agenda and identified speakers, panel moderators, and presenters for the one-day meeting. (See the Conference Agenda in the Appendix.)
Two speakers were also selected to focus the participants on the cogent issues related to the implementation of screening and intervention for alcohol-impaired patients in the emergency care setting.
The planning task force identified national organizations to be invited to the meeting with an emphasis on including the organizations and individuals who participated in the June, 2000 meeting. These organizations included: