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2020 NIDA International Forum
June 19–22, 2020
The Diplomat
Hollywood, Florida

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2020 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 19–22, 2020, at The Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. The nearest international airports are Miami International and Fort Lauderdale—Hollywood International.

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

Important Dates

November 6, 2019 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Opens
January 6, 2020 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Closes
March 9, 2020 Online Forum Registration Opens

Forum Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
May 8, 2020 Forum Registration Closes

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Abstract Submission

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Award Notification: March 9, 2020

The NIDA International Program seeks abstract submissions for the 2020 NIDA International Forum.

Cannabis is the most used illicit substance in the world, and government policies regarding legal status and medical or recreational use are changing rapidly. Abstracts will be given priority that address any aspect of cannabis or cannabinoids, including but not limited to routes of administration, prevalence, neurobiology, drugged driving, potential therapeutic benefits, and harms. Other topics of interest include linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug use, smoking during pregnancy, and use, abuse, or addiction to amphetamine-type stimulants, inhalants, new psychoactive substances, or opioids.

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

Abstracts for the 2020 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, Francesca Filbey Ph.D., University of Texas Dallas, United States, has agreed to sponsor abstract submissions by international researchers who are not CPDD members.

Submit your abstract.

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NIDA International Forum Travel Award Request

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Award Notification: March 9, 2020

A limited number of travel awards are available to 2020 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 the registration, transportation, and lodging costs associated with the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

To be eligible for a travel award, applicants must:

  • Request a NIDA International Forum Travel Award during the abstract submission process
  • 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 19–22, 2020) and the CPDD meeting (June 20–24, 2020).
  • 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:

  • Submits an abstract on a topic relevant to the NIDA international research priorities.
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

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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EU4Monitoring Drugs Project Travel Awards

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Award Notification: March 9, 2020

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The European Union-funded project EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) will provide up to 5 travel awards for early-career professionals, experts, and postgraduate students from European Neighborhood Policy countries

The awards will cover air travel to and from the meeting for individuals from the European Neighborhood Policy countries whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 2020 NIDA International Forum. In addition to the Forum abstract criteria, EU4MD will also consider: 

  • Scientific/professional excellence—the scope and achievements of the academic and/or professional practice of the applicant in accordance with their career stage (even at early stages) and the opportunities afforded by their sector and/or home country context (checked through the CV);
  • Motivation to be engaged in the debate on drugs and related problems and to act as a multiplier in the country of origin (checked through the motivation letter);
  • Showing professional activity and potential impact in the country of origin
    (CV or motivation letter);
  • Good English-language skills.

If you wish to be considered for the EU4MD travel awards, please answer the relevant questions when you submit your abstract to the NIDA International Forum.

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

Deadline: January 13, 2020

Award Notification: February 26, 2020

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

Each travel award of $2,000 USD will help offset travel and living expenses incurred while attending the 2020 meetings. In addition, CPDD will waive its meeting registration fee for the awardee(s) in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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 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. Travel award winners are not eligible for the CPDD International Committee best poster award for the Joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD Workshop International Research Poster Session 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, Francesca Filbey Ph.D., University of Texas Dallas, 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:

Francesca Filbey, Ph.D.
Chair, CPDD International Committee
University of Texas Dallas, United States
Email: francesca.filbey@utdallas.edu
Phone: +1-972-883-3311

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Registration

Online registration will open March 9, 2020.

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

 

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Agenda

The 2020 Forum Agenda will be updated throughout the next few weeks; please check back for updates.

Friday, June 19, 2020
1:00–7:30 p.m. Registration and Information
1:45–6:00 p.m. Workshops
6:15– 8:00 p.m. NIDA International Networking Session
Saturday, June 20, 2020
8:00 a.m.–
5:00 p.m.
Registration and Information
8:30 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.
Plenary Session
1:00–5:00 p.m. Plenary Session (Continued)
Monday, June 22, 2020
7:00 p.m.–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 22, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Poster number assignments will be announced by June 5, 2020.
  • Each poster author is responsible for all his or her own poster arrangements (creating, shipping, and displaying).
  • Poster presenters must attend the entire session, and all posters must be displayed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Additional details will be available on March 9, 2020.

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CPDD International Research Poster Contest

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CPDD gives an award for scientists from low-, lower middle-, and upper middle-income countries who present their research at the Joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD Workshop International Research Poster Session. The author of the winning poster will receive 3 nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel for the 2021 or 2022 CPDD and NIDA International Forum meetings.

There is no separate application process. All eligible 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 about the CPDD International Research Poster Contest, contact Dace Svikis, CPDD International Committee member, at dssvikis@vcu.edu.

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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.

Learn more about applying for visas by visiting the U.S. Department of State website

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 visiting the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website.

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Visiting Hollywood, Florida

The 2020 Forum will be held at The Diplomat, the CPDD main conference hotel in Hollywood, Florida. The city sponsors a free shuttle bus that serves the area around the conference hotel. The nearest international airports are Miami International and Fort Lauderdale—Hollywood International.

Hollywood Visitor Information

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    2020 NIDA International Forum

    June 19-22, 2020
    Hollywood, Florida

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    Important Dates

    NIDA International Program Fellowships

    Application Deadlines:
    Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    October 1

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    November 13 - November 16, 2019
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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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