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NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2015
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2015 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

CICAD Issues Report on Drug Use Trends in the Americas

September 2015
Announces publication of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) report on drug use in countries that participate in the Organization of American States. Read more »

University of Adelaide Offers Free Online Course About Addiction Treatment

September 2015
Announces an online resource for health care professionals and policymakers about evidence-based treatment for drug abuse and addiction. Read more »

NIDA Reissues International Collaborative Research Program Announcements

April 2015
Announces new NIDA funding opportunities and research priorities for binational and multinational drug abuse research. Read more »

International Program Director and Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows Join UNODC Informal International Scientific Network

April 2015
Announces members of a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime panel with ties to the NIDA International Program. Read more »

Egyptian Version of NIDA National Drug Facts Week a Success

April 2015
Describes Egyptian participation in a NIDA school- and community-based drug abuse education and prevention activity aimed at teens, and invites international organizations to sponsor events affiliated with National Drug Facts Week. Read more »

NIDA, SAMHSA Host Humphrey Fellows

April 2015
Identifies NIDA staff members who briefed the 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows about the Institute’s research priorities, initiatives, and resources. Read more »

CTN Meeting Focuses on International Collaboration

April 2015
Describes reports on drug abuse research conducted in Canada, China, Ecuador, Mexico, and Nepal that were presented at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network meeting in April 2015. Read more »

INVEST/CTN Fellow Discusses Drug Abuse in Nepal

April 2015
Describes a presentation by NIDA INVEST/CTN Fellow Chandra K. Jha at the University of Washington. Read more »

IPAS Adds Certificate Programs; Applications Due July 15

April 2015
Announces new professional development options through the online International Programme in Addiction Studies. Read more »

Save the Date! 2015 NIDA International Forum

April 2015
Announces the May 1, 2015, online registration deadline for the 2015 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 12–15, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more »

InWomen’s 2015 Conference Announces Program, Seeks Entries for Annotated Bibliography

April 2015
Links to the registration site for the 2015 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held June 12, 2015, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

NIDA, ANRS Create Postdoctoral Drug Abuse and HIV Research Fellowship

March 2015
Announces a new postdoctoral fellowship focused on HIV infections related to drug abuse, which is cosponsored by NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS). Read more »

U.S. and French Researchers Focus on Binational Collaboration; Announce New NIDA-Inserm Fellows in Drug Abuse Research

January 2015
Describes the 2nd Workshop on France-USA Collaborative Initiatives in Addiction and announces the first U.S. and French researchers awarded NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships. Read more »

International Drug Abuse Professionals Invited To Join NIDA National Drug Facts Week Activities

January 2015
Describes a NIDA school- and community-based drug abuse education and prevention activity aimed at teens, and invites international organizations to sponsor events affiliated with National Drug Facts Week. Read more »

Save the Date!

January 2015
Announces the May 1, 2015, online registration deadline for the 2015 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 12–15, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more »

InWomen’s 2015 Conference Abstracts Due January 13, 2015

January 2015
Announces the abstract submission deadline for the 2015 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held June 12, 2015, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

NIDA Organizes Symposium at ISAM Meeting

January 2015
Identifies speakers and their topics from a NIDA-supported symposium on “Marijuana, Addiction Physicians, and Public Policy” at the October 2014 International Society of Addiction Medicine meeting. Read more »

NIDA Briefs Addiction Research Organizations

January 2015
Describes cooperative activities between the NIDA International Program and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors that are designed to help drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries publish their findings. The activities were discussed at the September 2015 meeting of the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Associations. Read more »

International Teams Including Former Fellows Publish Results From Regional HIV Collaborative Research Grants

January 2015
Reports on findings published by two international teams of scientists supported by a NIDA funding opportunity that promoted regional collaboration on research into drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Read more »

NIDA, U.S. Department of State Welcome Humphrey Fellows

January 2015
Describes a NIDA International Program discussion at the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership Forum and lists the 2014 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows. Read more »

What’s New: NIDA and French Research Agency Host Satellite at AIDS 2014, Announce New Fellows in HIV and Drug Use

August 2014
Describes NIDA activities at the International AIDS Society (IAS) meeting, AIDS 2014, and announces new NIDA-IAS- Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida et les hépatitis virales (ANRS) Postdoctoral Research Fellows in HIV and Drug Use from five nations: Australia, India, Iran, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Read more »

New Website Compiles CTN Common Data Elements for Clinical Trials Research

August 2014
Provides the website address for a collection of standardized data collection instruments that will improve data quality and promote meaningful data exchange among clinical trials researchers. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Marijuana, New Psychoactive Substances, and the 25th Anniversary of the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships

August 2014
Briefly summarizes the 2014 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, the NIDA International Research poster session, and the 25th Anniversary of the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship program. Read more »

Save the Date!

August 2014
Announces the December 1, 2014, abstract submission and travel award application deadline for the 2015 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 12–15, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more »

NIDA International Program Presents Awards of Excellence to Four Individuals

August 2014
Announces the recipients of the 2014 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, collaborative research, and special recognition. Read more »

In Women’s 2015 Conference Set for Friday, June 12, 2015

August 2014
Announces the date and location of the 2015 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held June 12, 2015, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

SPR Poster Session Features NIDA International Research

August 2014
Describes NIDA-supported international prevention research activities that took place during the 2014 Society for Prevention Research meeting. Read more »

Former INVEST Fellow Edits Journal Supplement on Inhalant Abuse

August 2014
A special issue of the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research (Volume 3, 2014) focuses on recent advances and unanswered questions on inhalant research. Read more »

NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

August 2014
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2-week Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

Regional Conference Will Address Addiction in Africa and the Middle East

August 2014
Announces the 2nd Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, November 14–16, 2014. Read more »

NIDA Selects Australian and Chinese Researchers as INVEST/CTN Fellows

August 2014
Announces new INVEST/Clinical Trial Network (CTN) fellowships for researchers who will investigate relapse risks and potential pharmacotherapies for methamphetamine dependence. Read more »

NIDA Signs Binational Agreements With Peru and the United Arab Emirates

April 2014
Announces new binational agreements between NIDA and research institutes in Peru and the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Online Registration Deadline: May 6, 2014

April 2014
Announces the preliminary agenda for the 2014 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 13–16, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

InWomen’s 2014 Conference Announces Program

April 2014
Announces the plenary speaker and panel discussion topics for the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

WHO Releases Guidelines on Managing Substance Use During Pregnancy

April 2014
Describes NIDA’s role in developing the World Health Organization Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy. Read more »

Spanish Society Honors NIDA’s Ivan Montoya

April 2014
Announces an award from Socidrogalcohol to NIDA’s Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., honoring his efforts to promote drug abuse research in Spain and support training initiatives for addiction researchers and treatment professionals. Read more »

CTN International Forum Features Collaboration Reports

April 2014
Discusses reports of collaboration between the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and researchers in Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Peru. Read more »

2016 UN General Assembly Special Session To Focus on Drug Abuse Policy

April 2014
Informs drug abuse researchers that they can participate in preparations for the 2016 United Nations General Assembly special session on drug abuse policy. Read more »

WHO Begins Developing Guidelines on Managing Opioid Overdose

April 2014
Discusses the evidence and issues being considered as the World Health Organization develops guidelines on managing opioid overdose. Read more »

Symposium Examines Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Africa

April 2014
Discusses a research capacity-building initiative focused on mental health and addiction research in Africa. Read more »

PAHO Offers Spanish-Language Resources for Addiction Researchers

April 2014
Describes Spanish-language online resources for substance abuse researchers that are provided by the Pan American Health Organization. Read more »

Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Program for U.S. and French Scientists

April 2014
Describes postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowships for U.S. and French scientists cosponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm). Read more »

NIDA Names Georgian Researcher as Distinguished International Scientist

April 2014
Announces a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award to a researcher from the Republic of Georgia to work with a U.S. partner developing a manual to implement supported employment programs for women with substance use disorders. Read more »

View the NIDA International Program Website on Mobile Devices

December 2013
Announces new URL for NIDA International Program website, which is now accessible on mobile devices. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Abstract Submissions Due December 15, 2013

December 2013
Announces the Abstract and Travel Award Application deadlines for the 2014 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 13–16, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

Save the Date! InWomen’s 2014 Conference

December 2013
Provides details about the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

NIDA Director and Other Thought Leaders Meet With His Holiness the Dalai Lama

December 2013
Discusses the participation by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and other experts in an October 2013 Mind & Life Institute conference on craving, desire, and addiction. Read more »

Fogarty Review Documents Productivity of NIDA-Supported Tobacco Research

December 2013
Discusses the outcomes of NIDA- and Fogarty International Center-supported tobacco research programs in Argentina, Brazil, China, and Syria. Read more »

ICADTS Conference Session Explores Role of New Psychoactive Drugs

December 2013
Describes a session about new psychoactive substances held during the 2013 International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) and co-chaired by NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., NIDA Intramural Research Program. Read more »

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2017 NIDA International Forum

June 16-19, 2017
Montreal, Canada

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

September 5 - September 8, 2017
Campus of the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
January 11 - January 15, 2017
San Francisco, California, USA
February 16 - February 20, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, USA