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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.

Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Robin Room, Ph.D.

Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
and
Robin Room, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne School of Population Health
AER Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.; María Remedios Lozada Romero, M.D., Mexico; and Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, M.D., M.P.H., Mexico

Steffanie A. Strathdee, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California, United States
and
María Remedios Lozada Romero, M.D.
HIV/STD Coordinator
Baja California State
Tijuana, Mexico
and
Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Research
CENSIDA
Mexico City, Mexico

Robert L. Balster, Ph.D.

Robert L. Balster, Ph.D.
Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.
Center for Studies of Addiction
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Evgeny Krupitsky, M.D., Ph.D., D.M.Sc.

Evgeny Krupitsky , M.D., Ph.D., D.M.Sc.
Pavlov Medical University and Bekhterev Research
Psychoneurological Institute
St. Petersburg, Russia

Flavio S. Pechansky, M.D., Ph.D.

Flavio S. Pechansky, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Drug and Alcohol Research
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.
Global Challenges Section
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna, Austria

Ian Stolerman, Ph.D., B.Pharm.

Ian Stolerman, Ph.D., B.Pharm.
Section of Behavioural Pharmacology
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London, United Kingdom

James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.

James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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