The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee created an award for the best poster presented at the joint CPDD/NIDA International Forum poster session. From left are CPDD President Eric Strain; the winner, Irma Kirtadze, Republic of Georgia; CPDD International Committee Chair Jan Copeland, Australia; and NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust.
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) created an annual award for scientists from low- and middle-income countries who present their research at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. The research must have been conducted in the author’s home country or another low- or middle-income country. A panel of judges organized by the CPDD International Committee selected the winning poster. Irma Kirtadze, M.D., Republic of Georgia, received the 2015 award for her poster, “Comprehensive women-centered treatment for substance use in Georgia: Initial examination of drug use and HIV risk.” Dr. Kirtadze will receive 3 nights’ lodging at the conference hotel for the 2016 or 2017 CPDD and NIDA International Forum meetings. For more information, contact the chair of the CPDD International Committee, Jan Copeland, Ph.D., via email at email@example.com.