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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.

Registration Now Open for International Women’s CPDD Satellite


Save the Date:
Friday, June 8, 2012,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Palm Springs, California, USA

Alert: International Scientific Meeting Scams

Scientists report a growing number of email messages containing fake conference invitations. It appears that the ultimate goal for these scammers is access to personal and financial information. The emails, on first glance, appear to be legitimate invitations to relevant and important meetings or conferences. Upon closer inspection, however, people have begun to notice subtle clues that suggest the invitation may not be real. In some cases, the scammers ask for a conference fee. In more sophisticated scams, the “conference organizer” offers airfare and accommodations.

International Women’s Group Celebrates Its 5th Year

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Save the Date:
Friday, June 8, 2012, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Palm Springs, CA, USA

Planning is underway for the 2012 Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) conference held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Registration Now Open: NIDA International Forum


NOTE: The deadline for poster abstracts and travel award applications has been extended to January 13, 2012.

Latin American Network Boosts Scientific Exchange

The Red Latinamericano de Investigaciones en Drogas (known commonly as REDLA) is making an impact on the sphere of drug abuse and addiction research in Latin America.

A network of academic researchers who share an interest in developing research on the drug problem in Latin America, REDLA is a joint effort between NIDA and the Organization of American States, through their Inter-American Drug Control Commission (CICAD), with the collaboration of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

Dutch Addiction Program Hosts NIDA at Binational Workshop

The Dutch Addiction Program (DAP) Risk Behaviour and Dependency Programme hosted a binational addiction workshop in October in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Building Research Capacity in Poland

Photo of Robert Zucker, Ph.D. Director of the University of Michican Addiction Research CenterRobert Zucker, Ph.D. Director of the University of Michican Addiction Research Center

Working systematically over the last decade, Robert Zucker, Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan (UM) Addiction Research Center, has been developing a program to build a substance abuse research infrastructure for Central and Eastern Europe.

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.