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University of Adelaide Offers Free Online Course About Addiction Treatment

The University of Adelaide has created a free, 5-week online course that explains the biological basis of chronic drug use and addiction and describes treatment options such as pharmacotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and life skills. The course, which begins October 8, 2015, is designed for health care professionals and policymakers, particularly those in low- or middle-income countries. More information is available here.

NIDA Supports ISAJE/Hashemite University Scientific Writing Workshop

NIDA provided partial support for an intensive workshop on scientific writing and preparing research manuscripts for publication. Participants included 35 doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and graduate students from the Middle East and North Africa. The International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Hashemite University at Zarqa, Jordan, organized the interactive workshop, which was held May 31–June 2, 2015.

IPAS Adds Certificate Programs; Applications Due July 15

The International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), a unique online collaboration of King’s College London, the University of Adelaide, and Virginia Commonwealth University, is now offering two graduate certificate programs in addiction studies in addition to its well-established master’s of science degree program.

Professional Development Webinars

Professional Development Webinars provide exercises and tips for scientists to enhance their oral and poster presentation skills and effectively communicate their research in formal and informal settings.

Online Mentoring Now Available to Addiction Authors

Addiction scientists working in low- and middle-income countries can now have one-on-one support to facilitate the publication of completed work. The free service, offered by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and its satellite Web site, PARINT.org (Publishing Addiction Research Internationally), offers investigators who often work in institutions that lack a history of writing for peer-reviewed journals guidance when preparing their work for publication.

New Webinar Series on Brain Disorders

The Fogarty International Center is hosting a series of live webinars on research resulting from its funding opportunity on brain disorders. The series, covering a range of topics related to brain disorders, will help shed light on some of the challenges and potential solutions in developing collaborative research and capacity-building projects relevant to low- and middle-income countries. Register for the webinars at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FICBRAIN. Presentations, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time, include:

Opportunities To Conduct Research in Australia

The Australian Government is offering awards to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbors through the country’s extensive scholarship programs. The Endeavor Award is an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Awards are available for postgraduate or postdoctoral fellows or midcareer professionals interested in enhancing their professional development.

U.S. Schools Open First Accredited Residency Programs in Addiction Medicine

Ten U.S. medical institutions have just introduced the first accredited residency programs in addiction medicine. Doctors who have completed medical school and a primary residency will be able to spend a year studying the relationship between addiction, heredity, and brain chemistry.

Webinars Help Forum Participants Prepare

The NIDA International Program held a series of webinars this spring to help participants of the 16th NIDA International Forum prepare their poster and oral presentations.

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