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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 17, 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 Registration is Closed.
Visa letter requests are no longer accepted.

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Online registration is closed.

You can register on site at the meeting starting June 14, 2019.

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


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Friday, June 14, 2019
3:30–7:30 p.m. Registration and Information
4:00–6:00 p.m. Workshops: Preparing Your Research for Publications
International Society International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
6:15– 8:15 p.m. NIDA Networking: Global Reports on Addiction
  • The Social Determinants of Addiction: Contours of the Field
  • Brief Reports on Addiction Research Around the World
Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:00 a.m.–
5:00 p.m.
Registration and Information
8:30 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.
Plenary Session
  • Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
  • Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Update
  • Building Regional Epidemiology Resources and Monitoring Drug Use in the Americas
  • SRNT University: Supporting International Collaborative Research in Nicotine and Tobacco and Beyond
  • Opportunities for U.S. – Canada Collaborative Research on Cannabis
1:45–5:00 p.m. Plenary Session (Continued)
  • Research to Practice: How International Programs Translate Evidence for Drug Demand Reduction Education Programs
  • UNFT – UNODC Training Materials on Elements of Family Therapy for the Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders 
Monday, June 17, 2019
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 2019 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 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Posters must be displayed during the entire length of the poster session.

poster orientation diagram
  • Poster number assignments will be announced by May 30, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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

Submissions are no longer being accepted for the CPDD International Committee travel award. All selection decisions have been issued. Any questions about delection decisions for the CPDD International Committee travel award should be directed 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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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.

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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. 

J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country

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    2019 NIDA International Forum

    June 14-17, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas

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