2021 NIDA International Forum

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June 22-24, 2021
US Eastern Daylight Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Virtual Meeting

Important Dates

February 24, 2021 Forum Abstract Submission and CPDD Registration Support Award Request Opens
April 15, 2021 Forum Abstract Submission and CPDD Registration Support Award Request Closes
April 19, 2021 Online Forum Registration Opens
May 3, 2021 Forum Abstract and CPDD Registration Support Award Selections Announced
May 31, 2021 Forum Registration Closes

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Abstract Submission and CPDD Registration Support Award Request

Abstract Submission

Deadline: April 15, 2021
Award Notification: May 3, 2021

The NIDA International Program seeks abstract submissions for the 2021 NIDA International Forum.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) and in recovery. Abstracts will be given priority that address any aspect of SUD and COVID-19, including but not limited to increased risks of contracting COVID-19; consequences of comorbid SUD and COVID-19 infection, including disease progression and severity, hospitalization, and death; stigma; access to services, including telehealth and vaccines; increased drug use; and overdose. Overdoses attributed to synthetic opioids or methamphetamine are of particular interest.

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

Abstracts for the 2021 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.

Begin your abstract submission

CPDD Registration Support Award

Deadline: April 15, 2021
Award Notification: May 3, 2021

This year, in lieu of travel awards, the NIDA International Program will support registration fees for the virtual CPDD Annual Meeting. A limited number of CPDD Registration Support Awards are available to 2021 NIDA International Forum participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session.

To be eligible for a CPDD Registration Support 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 22-24, 2021) and the CPDD meeting (June 21-24, 2021).
  • Complete the financial support request question during the abstract submission process.

When CPDD registration support 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.

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

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Online registration will open April 19, 2021.

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

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The 2021 Forum Agenda will be updated throughout the next few weeks; please check back for updates. The plenary sessions will be recorded to accommodate participants in different time zones.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Global Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use
Chair: Steven W. Gust, International Program, NIDA
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. UNODC/WHO: International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders
Thursday, June 24, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Rapid Research Reports from Around the Globe
Chair: Petra Jacobs, NIDA Center for the Clinical Trials Network
Date and Time to Be Determined
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Joint NIDA International Forum and CPDD Workshop:
  • International Research Posters

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Poster Session

As with the 2020 NIDA International Forum, this year’s meeting will be hosted on the CPDD virtual meeting platform. Researchers whose abstracts are accepted for poster presentation at the 2021 NIDA International Forum will have the option of submitting a short video or audio file to accompany their poster PDF. The CPDD virtual meeting platform also will provide opportunities for poster presenters to network with other meeting participants.

Complete details will be available in the coming weeks.

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CPDD International Committee Research Poster Contest

The CPDD International Committee organizes 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 for International Research Posters.

Further details about the 2021 contest will be available in the coming weeks.

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