2022 NIDA International Forum

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June 10-13, 2022
Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2022 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 10-13, 2022, at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The nearest international airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul 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 15, 2021 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Opens
January 16, 2022 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Closes
March 10, 2022 Online Forum Registration Opens
Forum Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
May 9, 2022 Forum Registration Closes

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Abstract Submission

Deadline: January 16, 2022

The NIDA International Program is accepting abstract submissions or travel award requests for the 2022 NIDA International Forum. 

Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed based on their research topic, scientific merit, relevance to NIDA international research priorities, and quality of presentation. Abstracts will not be selected if the research focuses on alcohol only

Submit your abstract

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NIDA International Forum Travel Award Request

Deadline: January 16, 2022

The NIDA International Program is accepting travel award requests for the 2022 NIDA International Forum. Travel awards will be announced with abstract selections. 

A travel award provides partial support to cover costs associated with participating in the 2022 NIDA International Forum. Travel award amounts will be confirmed with abstract selection notices.

A participant will be considered for a travel award if he or she completed the travel award question during the abstract submission process and: 

  • Is the primary/first author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. 
  • Is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. 
  • Will participate in the full NIDA International Forum (June 10–13, 2022) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual scientific meeting (June 11–16, 2022). 

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 Forum theme or NIDA’s international research priorities. 
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 

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

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support an International Travel Award for up to two substance abuse researchers from low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) to participate in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Read more and apply for this award on the CPDD Travel Award webpage in the “CPDD International Travel Awards” section.

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Online registration will open March 10, 2022.

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

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The 2022 Forum Agenda will be updated throughout the next few weeks; please check back for updates.

Friday, June 10, 2022
1:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration and Information
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Workshops
6:15 - 8:00 p.m. NIDA International Networking Sessions
Saturday, June 11, 2022
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 13, 2022
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 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 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Poster number assignments will be announced by June 1, 2022.
  • 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 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Additional details will be available on March 10, 2022.

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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.

COVID-19 Traveler Information: It is the responsibility of each Forum participant to check and observe all health and entry requirements applicable to your trip (including layover countries) and to check the latest travel guidance from your government before you travel. Please read the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information website for updated information on requirements for air travelers to the United States, and its Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing for International Travel webpage.

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Visiting Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 2022 Forum will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis, the CPDD main conference hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The nearest international airports is Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

Minneapolis Visitor Information

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