Mark your calendars for June 8–11, 2012. The NIDA International Forum, held each year in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), will highlight the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.
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.