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2018 NIDA International Forum
June 8 – 11, 2018
San Diego, California

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2018 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 8–11, 2018, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.

The research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries as well as the NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.

Important Dates

November 6, 2017 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Opens
January 29, 2018 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Closed
February 26, 2018 Online Forum Registration Opens
First Day To Request Visa Letters
March 5, 2018 Forum Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
May 10, 2018 Forum Registration Closes
Last Day To Request Visa Letters

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Online registration is now closed. You can register on site at the meeting starting June 8, 2018. There is no registration fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.

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Friday, June 8, 2018
1:30–7:30 p.m. Registration and Information
1:45–3:45 p.m. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Addiction Treatment and Prevention
4:00– 6:00 p.m. Workshop: Preparing Your Research for Publication
International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
6:15–8:00 p.m.

Evidence-Based Demand Reduction: Role in Policy and Programs

  • Drug Policy and the Public Good: Integrating Supply Control Demand Reduction
  • The U.S. Department of State and International Cooperation in Global Drug Prevention and Treatment
  • Evaluation of the VCU Humphrey Fellowship Program: A Mixed-Method Approach
Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00 a.m.–
5:00 p.m.
Registration and Information
8:30–10:15 a.m. Plenary Session
  • Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
  • NIDA International Program Outcomes: Advancing Scientific Knowledge
  • Estimating the Harms and the Economic Burden of Substance Use in Canada
  • Adulteration of Drugs with Toxic Cutting Agents:  A Rapidly Developing Global Public Health Emergency
10:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.
  • International Perspectives on Opioid Overdoes Prevention: Challenges and Innovations
  Plenary Session (Continued)
1:30–2:15 p.m.
  • International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)
2:15–3:45 p.m.
  • Identifying Knowledge Gaps as Kratom Emerges on the Global Stage
4:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers in South Africa, Southeast Asia, Ukraine, and Vietnam: Models for Future Engagement
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00–9:00 p.m. Joint NIDA International Forum and CPDD Workshop: International Research Posters

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Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request

The NIDA International Program is no longer accepting abstract submissions or travel award requests for the 2018 NIDA International Forum.

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Poster Session

The NIDA International Forum Poster Session, scheduled as the joint NIDA International Forum and CPDD Workshop, will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

poster orientation diagram
  • Poster boards will be vertical.
  • Boards will be 8 feet high by 4 feet wide (2.4 meters high by 1.2 meters wide).
  • One presenter per vertical board. When preparing the size of your poster, we recommend:
    • Maximum height (up and down) 5.4 feet/65 inches or 165 centimeters/1.65 meters
    • Maximum width (side to side) 3.8 feet /46 inches or 116.8 centimeters/1.16 meters.
  • Poster number assignments will be announced by June 1, 2018.
  • Each poster author is responsible for all his or her own poster arrangements (creating, shipping, and displaying). Poster display boards, pushpins, Velcro, and tape will be provided.
  • The presenting author must be adjacent to his or her poster during an assigned portion of the session. Authors of even-numbered posters must be by their poster from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Authors of odd-numbered posters must be by their poster from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All presenters will have ample time to view other posters presented during the same session.

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

Submissions are no longer being accepted for the CPDD International Committee Travel Award.

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Visa Letter Request and Traveling to the United States

Visa letter requests are no longer being accepted for the 2018 NIDA International Forum.

Traveling to the United States

Many Forum participants who are not U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa to enter the United States. You should apply for this document BEFORE you book travel.

Find out if you need a visa to enter the United States by using the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Wizard at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html.

Learn about the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) by viewing the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website, https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/esta.

Additional tools on the website will help you determine which visa to apply for, complete an online application, and discover how long you will have to wait for an in-person interview.

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Visiting San Diego, California

The 2018 Forum will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the CPDD main conference hotel in San Diego, California. Learn more about the conference hotel and surrounding area

View of San Diego from the water

San Diego Visitor Information

San Diego Transportation Options

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    2018 NIDA International Forum

    June 8-11, 2018
    San Diego, California

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