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NIDA International Forum Explores International Research Advances

September 2018
Briefly summarizes the 2018 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

ICRS Honors NIDA Grantee

September 2018
Describes NIDA activities at the International Cannabis Research Society 2018 Symposium, including staff presentations and a lifetime achievement award for a NIDA grantee. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Wins CPDD International Committee Award for Best Poster

September 2018
Announces the winner of the 2018 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

Brazil’s CPAD Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

September 2018
Reviews the successful 20-year history of publications, training, and collaborative research conducted under the direction of Flavio Pechansky, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CPAD), an independent center of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

2019 NIDA International Forum Abstract Submission To Open in November 2018 - Save the Date!

September 2018
Announces the dates for the 2019 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 14–17, 2019, in conjunction with the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »

NIDA Plans Poster Session and Travel Awards for 2019 SPR Research Meeting

September 2018
Announces the NIDA International Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Poster Session, which will begin the 27th Annual SPR Annual Meeting on May 28, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Read more »

International Organizers Invited To Participate in NDAFW

September 2018
Invites international substance use professionals to participate in the NIDA and NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which will be held January 22–27, 2019. Read more »

NIDA Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to International Addiction Researchers

September 2018
Announces new NIDA INVEST and INVEST/CTN postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from two nations. Read more »

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Researcher Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2018
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2018 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

Journal Article Highlights Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Research by NIDA International Fellows

September 2018
Reports on a July 2018 Current Opinion in Psychiatry article that assesses the implications of research conducted by former NIDA International Program fellows on U.S. efforts to address the opioid crisis and describes the impact of the NIDA International Program on international drug abuse research collaboration. Read more »

Former NIDA Fellow Assesses Impact of Mexican Drug Law Reforms on HIV Transmission

September 2018
Provides a link to an open access article about the flawed implementation and potential negative consequences of a 2009 Mexican drug law reform that had limited—or potentially negative—effects on HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Tijuana. Read more »

NIDA Re-Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for International Research Collaboration

June 2018
Announces a funding opportunity to support collaboration on drug abuse and addiction research between researchers in the United States and their partners in other countries. Read more »

NIDA International Poster Session Begins SPR Meeting

June 2018
Describes international activities at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference, including the 11th Annual NIDA International poster session and the International Networking Forum. Read more »

Fogarty International Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

June 2018
Provides links to a book and a symposium webcast documenting global health research accomplishments supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Selects Travel Award Recipient

June 2018
Announces that a researcher from Argentina is the 2018 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Travel Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

International Organizers Use Creative Approaches for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Events

June 2018
Describes international substance abuse educational events held during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol. Read more »

Humphrey Fellowships Turn 40

June 2018
Describes U.S. Department of State activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and provides a link to more information about the NIDA-supported component of the Humphrey Fellowships. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Invites Pakistani Ambassador to VCU

June 2018
Pictures the Pakistani ambassador to the United States and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) officials during the ambassador’s April 2018 visit to the VCU campus, which was arranged by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Rabia Hanif. Read more »

Updates from NIDA Humphrey Fellows

June 2018
Lists recent accomplishments by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more »

Brazilian Researcher Receives Inciardi Award to Attend Forum and CPDD

June 2018
Announces the 2018 recipient of the James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators, established in memory of Dr. Inciardi to provide travel support to the NIDA International Forum and College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) meetings for a researcher from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

University of Amsterdam Honors NIDA Director

January 2018
Announces the honorary doctorate presented to National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., by the University of Amsterdam. Read more »

Fogarty International Center Announces Funding Opportunity for Health Professional Research Education Programs in Africa

January 2018
Announces a U.S. National Institutes of Health funding opportunity to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical research, and health care service training in the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Read more »

Save the Date! 2018 NIDA International Forum

January 2018
Announces the 2018 NIDA International Forum dates, location, and deadlines for submitting abstracts and applying for travel awards. The meeting will be held June 8–11, 2018, in San Diego, California. Read more »

Register Now! Don’t Miss Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22–28, 2018

January 2018
Invites international substance abuse professionals to plan and host educational events during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Participate in ISSUP Meeting

January 2018
Describes training programs offered during the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) Third Annual Meeting, which was held in December 2017. Read more »

EMCDDA Honors NIDA-Supported Research at Lisbon Addictions Conference

January 2018
Describes a European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) award presented to a team of NIDA-supported researchers, including a former NIDA fellow, and research presentations by former NIDA fellows at the EMCDDA Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, which was held October 24–26, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. Read more »

NIDA Cosponsors International Symposium on Drugged Driving at EMCDDA

January 2018
Briefly summarizes the Third International Symposium on Drug-Impaired Driving, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 23, 2017, to review new research and knowledge gaps about the implications of cannabis policy changes for drug-impaired driving. Read more »

NIDA Supports ISAM Conference

January 2018
Reports on drug abuse researchers affiliated with NIDA who spoke at the International Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, which was held October 26–29, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Read more »

Field Guide to Drug Demand Reduction Program Development Now Online

January 2018
Provides a link to a U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs publication about developing evidence-based drug prevention and treatment programs around the world. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Meet U.S. and International Experts

January 2018
Lists U.S. government and international organization speakers at a meeting for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows interested in substance abuse. Read more »

NIDA Officials Brief Early Career Investigators at SfN

January 2018
Describes a NIDA program about fellowships and grant opportunities to support early career drug abuse researchers during the 2017 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Read more »

Apply Now for NIDA Tuition Waivers To Attend Dutch Summer Institute on Addiction

January 2018
Announces the deadline to apply for NIDA scholarships to the 2018 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Marijuana Policies, Interventions, and Research Needs

September 2017
Briefly summarizes the 2017 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research poster session. Read more »

Inserm Funds Joint Cannabis Research Program With University of Indiana and Former NIDA INVEST Fellow

September 2017
Announces a joint research program, supported by the French Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), between a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded researcher and French colleagues who hope to define new structural, molecular, and functional synaptic substrates of the sex-specific effects of adolescent cannabis use on behavior. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Presents Award for Best Poster at International Research Poster Session

September 2017
Announces the winner of the 2017 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Award Supports Researcher Attending NIDA International Forum and CPDD Meetings

September 2017
Announces that a researcher from Iran is the 2017 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

Save the Date! 2018 NIDA International Forum

September 2017
Announces the dates and location for the 2018 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 8–11, 2018, in San Diego, California. Read more »

InWomen’s Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 2017
Describes the 2017 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference, held June 16, 2017, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

September 2017
Describes the NIDA-supported international prevention research poster session that took place during the 2017 Society for Prevention Research meeting and announces travel award support to eight scientists. Read more »

Getting an Early Start, Kenyan NGO Hosts NDAFW Education Program; International Organizations Invited To Register Events for 2018

September 2017
Invites international substance abuse professionals to plan and host educational events during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol. Read more »

AMECA Symposium Examines Links Between Psychological Trauma, Early Life Adversity, and Addiction

September 2017
Describes a research symposium organized by the Africa and the Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA) and Society for Neuroscience in Africa (SONA), which reviewed recent research examining exposure to the psychological trauma and hardships related to natural disasters, wars, and early life adversities that increases risk for mental and addictive disorders. Read more »

NIDA Selects Four Postdoctoral Fellows

September 2017
Announces new NIDA-Inserm and INVEST postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from three nations. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Begin Studies

September 2017
Describes the qualifications and fellowship goals of the 2017–2018 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more »

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Two Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2017
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2017 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

NIDA, Inserm Renew Binational Agreement and Focus on Postdoctoral Fellowships at NeuroFrance 2017

May 2017
Announces the renewal of a binational agreement between NIDA and the French Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm), reports on the NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French scientists, and describes NIH participation at the NeuroFrance 2017 meeting. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Meet With Uruguay’s Ambassador to the United States

May 2017
Describes a meeting between officials from Uruguay and the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows to discuss the country’s efforts to prevent tobacco use through public health regulations. Read more »

Record Number of International Events During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2017

May 2017
Reports on international educational events scheduled to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol. Read more »

Stay Current With NIDA Notes

May 2017
Provides links to two Spanish-language animations about cocaine and subscription options for the NIDA Notes email digest, topic-specific RSS feeds, or podcast series. Read more »

2016–2017 NIDA Humphrey Fellows Complete Their Studies

May 2017
Identifies speakers at the ceremony for NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows who completed their academic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more »

Updates From Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows

May 2017
Provides details about the roles of former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows in implementing an online substance abuse prevention program in Brazil, organizing a youth leadership conference in Pakistan, and administering a government agency responsible for drug abuse issues in Vietnam. Read more »

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2019 NIDA International Forum

June 14-17, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 20

Meetings

November 10 - November 14, 2018
San Diego, California, USA
December 10 - December 14, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya
January 16 - January 20, 2019
San Francisco, California, USA