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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. *

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.

Save the Date!

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 Participates in Italian National School on Addiction

Building on the 2011 Binational Agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), NIDA staff and grantees taught a module of the National School on Addiction, which was held March 12–13, 2012, in Italy.

Italy Translates NIDA Website as Part of Binational Agreement

Building on the 2011 binational agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), Italy has translated the NIDA website, Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, into Italian. The easy-to-read website features pictures and videos to help readers understand the text about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers.

Thai Researchers Translate NIDA Notes Articles

The Anti Narcotic-Coordinating Center of the Thai National Council on Social Welfare has translated articles from NIDA Notes to make the material more accessible to researchers and policymakers in the region.

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