The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) hosted the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Scientific Conference/Workshop at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica on February 12-13, 2007. Efforts for the conference were spearheaded by Dr. Yih-Ing Hser of UCLA and other members of NIDA's Asian American/Pacific Islander Researchers and Scholars Work Group. The target audience for this event was graduate students, junior and senior investigators, and health and healthcare professionals interested in AAPI addiction research. The conference/workshop showcased interdisciplinary addiction research by renowned AAPI and other researchers working to translate basic research discoveries into medications, treatments, or prevention methods, thereby fostering routine use in community-based settings. It also highlighted applications of translational addiction research among Asian and Pacific Islander populations in international studies, while focusing on the career development of the next generation of AAPI addiction researchers. Federal sponsors of this event were National Institute on Drug Abuse; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and National Institute of Mental Health.