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2019 NIDA International Forum
June 14–17, 2019

J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
San Antonio, Texas

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2019 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 14–17, 2019, at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas. 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 1, 2018 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Opens
January 3, 2019 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Closed
March 4, 2019 Online Forum Registration Opens
First Day To Request Visa Letters

Forum Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
May 9, 2019 Online Forum Registration Closes
Last Day To Request Visa Letters

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Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request

Abstract Submission

Deadline: January 3, 2019
Award Notification: March 4, 2019

The NIDA International Program seeks abstract submissions for the 2019 NIDA International Forum.

Abstracts that address areas of NIDA-supported science will receive priority consideration, especially those that address seek, test, treat, and retain HIV/AIDS interventions; medication and vaccine development for nicotine addiction and HIV/AIDS; smoking during pregnancy; and integrating and standardizing databases for brain imaging or genetics and associated phenotype information.

Note: Abstracts will not be selected if the research focuses only on alcohol.

Abstracts for the 2019 NIDA International Forum:

  • Must be submitted online.
  • Must be submitted by the primary/first author.
  • Will be peer reviewed based upon the research topic, scientific merit, relevance to NIDA international research priorities, and quality of the abstract presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the NIDA International Research Poster Session scheduled as the joint NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Workshop.

Note: For researchers also submitting their abstract to the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting, CPDD requires that a CPDD member sponsor research abstracts submitted by nonmembers. The chair of the CPDD International Committee, Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States, has agreed to sponsor abstract submissions by international researchers.

Submit your abstract for the 2019 International Forum.

Travel Award Request

Deadline: January 3, 2019
Award Notification: March 4, 2019

A limited number of travel awards are available to 2019 NIDA International Forum participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. This award provides partial support to cover transportation and lodging costs associated with the NIDA International Forum and registration for the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

To be eligible for a travel award, applicants must:

  • Submit and have accepted an abstract for poster presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session.
  • Be the primary/first author of the submitted abstract.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States.
  • Participate in the full NIDA International Forum (June 14–17, 2019) and the CPDD meeting (June 15–19, 2019).
  • Complete the travel award request question during the abstract submission process.

When travel award selections are made, priority will be given to a primary/first author who:

  • Has never received a NIDA International Forum Travel Award.
  • Submits an abstract on a topic relevant to the Forum theme or the NIDA international research priorities.
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Important Note: A foreign abstract author may not nominate or transfer a travel award to another foreign colleague.

Travel award amounts will be announced upon award.

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Registration

Online registration will open March 4, 2019.

There is no registration fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.

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Agenda

Friday, June 14, 2019
1:00–7:30 p.m. Registration and Information
1:45–6:00 p.m. Workshops
6:15– 8:00 p.m. NIDA International Forum Breakout Session
Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:00 a.m.–
5:00 p.m.
Registration and Information
8:30–12:00 p.m. Plenary Session
1:00–5:00 p.m. Plenary Session (Continued)
Monday, June 17, 2019
7:00–9:00 p.m. Joint NIDA International Forum and CPDD Workshop: International Research Posters

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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 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Poster number assignments will be announced by May 30, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Poster presenters must attend the entire session, and posters must be displayed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Authors of odd-numbered posters must be by their poster from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Authors of even-numbered posters must be by their poster from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Authors may use the other hour to view the rest of the poster presentations.
  • Additional details will be available on March 4, 2019.

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CPDD International Research Poster Contest

CPDD gives an award for scientists from low-, lower middle-, and upper middle-income countries who present their research at the NIDA International Forum Poster Session. The author of the winning poster will receive 3 nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel for the 2020 or 2021 CPDD and NIDA International Forum meetings.

All poster presenters will be considered for the award if:

  • They are citizens of a low-, lower middle-, or upper middle-income country as defined by the World Bank.
  • The research was conducted in their home country or another low-, lower middle-, or upper middle-income country.
  • They are present during the entire NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session Workshop.

For more information, contact Dace Svikis, CPDD International Committee member, at dssvikis@vcu.edu.

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

Deadline: January 12, 2019
Award Notification: February 26, 2019

The NIDA International Program, the University of Miami, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support an International Travel Award for up to two drug abuse researchers from low-income, lower middle-income, or upper middle-income countries to participate in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.  

Each travel award of up to $2,000 USD will help offset travel and living expenses incurred while attending the 2019 meetings. In addition, CPDD will waive its meeting registration fee for the awardee(s) in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Eligibility

  • Be a drug abuse researcher from a low-income, lower middle-income, or upper middle-income country who completed his or her doctoral degree or residency no more than 10 years ago.
  • Conduct research on any aspect of drug use and drug use disorders.
  • Have not received travel support from NIDA, University of Miami, or CPDD between July 1 of the previous year and June 1 of the award year.
  • Have not previously received the WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship or the CPDD International Committee Travel Award in any prior year.
  • Live and work outside the United States at the time of application and travel.
  • Provide eligible abstracts for the two meetings.

Abstracts

Applicants are required to submit an abstract to both the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting using the two meetings’ separate online submission systems. Abstract submission for the two meetings usually opens in early November. Winners are not eligible for the CPDD best poster award for the NIDA International Forum in the award year. Priority will be given to applications by the first author on the abstract submitted, but the committee will consider competitive applications from qualified individuals who are the second author on the abstract submitted.

Note: CPDD requires that a CPDD member sponsor a research abstract submitted by a nonmember. The chair of the CPDD International Committee, Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States, has agreed to sponsor abstract submissions by international researchers who are not CPDD members.

Applications must include:

  • Abstract Submission Confirmation from CPDD
  • Abstract Submission Confirmation from the NIDA International Forum
  • A curriculum vitae documenting research experience
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating your eligibility for the award
  • A conflict-of-interest statement that complies with CPDD policy.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit applications for the CPDD International Committee Travel Award to:

Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.
Chair, CPDD International Committee
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States
Email: cmccoy@med.miami.edu
Phone: +1-305-243-6005

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Visa Letter Request and Traveling to the United States

Additional instructions will be available March 4, 2019.

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/visa-information-resources/wizard.html.

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.

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.

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Visiting San Antonio, Texas

The 2019 Forum will be held at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, the CPDD main conference hotel in San Antonio, Texas. 

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    2019 NIDA International Forum

    June 14-17, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas

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