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SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

NIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss and Society for Prevention Research (SPR) President Felipe Gonzalez Castro, Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso, welcomed participants to the 8th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session. The poster session was held May 26, 2015, in conjunction with the SPR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The sixteen posters highlighted drug and alcohol abuse prevention research featuring U.S. collaborations with prevention researchers in 12 nations.

In Women’s 2016 Conference Set for Friday, June 10, 2016

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La Quinta Hotel, Palm Springs, California

For more information, contact InWomen’s Chair Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., at wmw@rti.org.

2016 NIDA International Forum Will Use New Abstract Submission, Travel Award Application, Registration, and Visa Letter Procedures

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La Quinta Hotel
Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: January 4, 2016
Meeting Registration Opens February 29, 2016
Visa Letters Issued February 29–May 16, 2016

NIDA International Forum Turns 20; Focuses on Opportunities for International Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Initiatives

Dale Weiss, NIDA; Richard Isralowitz, Israel; Steve Gust, NIDA
NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, right, and Associate Director Dale Weiss with Richard Isralowitz, Israel. Dr. Isralowitz and his colleagues were recognized during the 2015 NIDA International Forum for their work in areas where conflict and traumatic conditions are common.

Egyptian Version of NIDA National Drug Facts Week a Success

Egyptian drug abuse professionals participated in the January 2015 NIDA Drug Facts Week activities, holding events at schools, sporting clubs, youth centers, churches, the national police academy, and a book fair. Mohammed Elhamshary, M.D., M.Sc., 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, coordinated an enthusiastic team of psychiatrists and social workers from Egypt Alabassiya Hospital to organize the events in collaboration with the country’s Mental Health Secretariat.

InWomen’s 2015 Conference Announces Program, Seeks Entries for Annotated Bibliography

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Online Registration

Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

For more information, visit inwomen health or contact InWomen’s Chair Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., at wmw@rti.org.

Save the Date! 2015 NIDA International Forum

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Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Online Registration Closes: May 1, 2015

International Program Director and Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows Join UNODC Informal International Scientific Network

Following a 2014 informal scientific consultation facilitated by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and requests by United Nations member states, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has created an Informal International Scientific Network to enhance collaboration between member states and scientists on the issues of drug use and addiction. NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and two former NIDA Hubert H.

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.