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NIDA Briefs Addiction Research Organizations

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., participated in the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Associations (ICARA) meeting, which was held in conjunction with the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) meeting, September 4–5, 2014, in Chicago. Dr. Gust described the productive partnership between the NIDA International Program and ISAJE that is designed to help scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals.

NIDA Organizes Symposium at ISAM Meeting

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., organized and co-chaired a symposium titled “Marijuana, Addiction Physicians, and Public Policy” at the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) meeting. Speakers included Jag H. Khalsa, Ph.D., NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse, who reported on NIDA research into treatment medications, and Vladimir Poznyak, M.D., Ph.D., World Health Organization, who reported on global epidemiology of cannabis use and implications for public health.

International Drug Abuse Professionals Invited To Join NIDA National Drug Facts Week Activities

NIDA is inviting the international drug abuse research community to plan local activities in conjunction with NIDA National Drug Facts Week 2015. NIDA launched the school- and community-based event in 2010 to counteract the myths about drugs that teens get from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. National Drug Facts Week helps empower teens to make smart decisions about the ill-fated effects and devastating consequences drugs have on the brain, body, and behavior.

InWomen’s 2014 Conference Announces Program

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Friday, June 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Online Registration

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. *

View the NIDA International Program Website on Mobile Devices

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.