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NIDA Director and Other Thought Leaders Meet With His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Photo of NIDA Director, Nora Kolkow, M.D. with the Dalai Lama.NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., with the Dalai Lama at the Mind and Life Conference on Craving, Desire and Addiction in Dharamsala, India.

Save the Date! InWomen’s 2014 Conference

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InWomen’s 2014 Conference
Friday, June 13, 2014
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
For more information, contact InWomen’s Chair Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., at wmw@rti.org. *

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New URL: www.drugabuse.gov/international

The NIDA International Program website has been replaced. The new version is designed to work on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Access the new NIDA International Program website at www.drugabuse.gov/international. The old URL (www.international.drugabuse.gov) will redirect users to the new site, but it will be slow and may not operate correctly. Please change your bookmarks and clear the web browser memory (cache) to ensure that you see the new website.

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2014 Nida International ForumCaribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013

NIDA Information Reaches Africa and Saudi Arabia

NIDA’s information is reaching individuals around the world. Most recently, a newly developed facility in Ghana, Africa—the Sub-Saharan Drug Abuse Research and Consultancy Center run by Yahya H. Affinnih, Ph.D.—began displaying NIDA fact sheets and brochures as a result of outreach by NIDA Public Information Officer Brian Marquis. The center is open to the public and provides the materials free of charge. It also serves as a resource for the Addictive Diseases Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Mr. Logosu Amegashie, head of the unit, sent the following email to NIDA:

NIDA International Forum Focuses on New and Emerging Psychoactive Substances

More than 260 participants from 61 countries attended the 17th Annual NIDA International Forum, which was held June 8–11, 2012, in Palm Springs, California. The meeting focused on the growing public health problem of new and emerging psychoactive substances, which are mostly unregulated compounds that are specifically designed to circumvent drug laws and mimic the effects of illicit drugs by slightly altering the chemical structure of a known drug. A joint College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)/NIDA International Forum poster session featured presentations by 160 U.S.

NIDA Blending Initiative Focuses on Addiction Treatment in Primary Care Settings

As part of an ongoing initiative to accelerate research findings into use by substance abuse treatment providers, NIDA hosted its Blending Initiative Conference in Atlanta on April 19, 2012, in conjunction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference.

ASAM Features International Symposium on Comorbid Addiction and Mental Illness

The breadth of dual-diagnosis issues found internationally and how they are manifest in three different national settings was the focus of a symposium at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference, which was held April 19–22, 2012, in Atlanta. Carlos Roncero, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and chief of the drug addiction unit at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, described the issues and treatment approaches in Spain.

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NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

April 1 - April 1, 2014
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
April 10 - April 13, 2014
Orlando, Florida, USA