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NIDA Humphrey Fellows Meet U.S. and International Experts

NIDA Humphrey Fellows and  U.S. and International ExpertsU.S. and international experts discussed substance abuse issues with Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows. Front row, from left: Ayesha Al Hosani, United Arab Emirates; Nita Lalla Roncone, U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy; Rabia Hanif, Pakistan; and Nick Pichay, Philippines. Back row, from left: Marya Hynes, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission; J. Randy Koch, VCU; Brian Morales, U.S.

NIDA Supports ISAM Conference

NIDA staff and former fellows spoke during the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Annual Conference, which was held October 26–29, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ivan Montoya, M.P.H., M.D., acting director of the NIDA Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences, spoke at a plenary session on new frontiers in addiction and on a panel about opioid use disorder treatment. NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., chaired a session describing international opportunities supported by NIDA. Several former NIDA fellows also spoke.

NIDA Cosponsors International Symposium on Drugged Driving at EMCDDA

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., co-chaired the Third International Symposium on Drug-Impaired Driving, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 23, 2017. The prevalence of drug-impaired driving has begun to rival that of alcohol-impaired driving in some parts of the world, resulting in a greater focus on the ability to detect drug-impaired drivers using roadside screening tools and efforts to establish “per se” limits for drug use.

EMCDDA Honors NIDA-Supported Research at Lisbon Addictions Conference

An article written by NIDA grantees and a former NIDA International Fellow received the 2017 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Scientific Award. The award honors peer-reviewed publications that enhance understanding of the European drug problem through innovative, high-quality research. The authors presented the paper during the Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, which was held October 24–26, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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

Substance abuse professionals around the world are invited to host drug and alcohol education programs as part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), which will be held January 22–28, 2018. NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) cosponsor the international health information program that supports locally planned and hosted school and community events to provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

Save the Date! 2018 NIDA International Forum

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Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: Extended to January 29, 2018

The deadline for abstract submissions and travel award applications for the 2018 NIDA International Forum has been extended to January 29, 2018. Online registration for the meeting opens February 26, 2018.

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

A symposium organized by the Africa and the Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA) focused on the impact of exposure to psychological trauma and early life adversity on addictive and related mental health disorders. The symposium also reported on the role of social environmental factors in promoting resiliency and brain plasticity. The meeting was held in Entebbe, Uganda, on June 14, 2017, in collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience in Africa.

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

More than 250 Kenyan high school students used NIDA “Shatter the Myths” booklets to learn the scientific facts about drug and alcohol use during the Kenyan Living Clean Society’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week events.More than 250 Kenyan high school students used NIDA “Shatter the Myths” booklets to learn the scientific facts about drug and alcohol use during the Kenyan Living Clean Society’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week events.

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

NIDA Deputy Director Wilson Compton, left, and Society for Prevention Research (SPR) President Richard F. Catalano welcomed participants to the 10th Annual NIDA International Poster Session at the 2017 SPR meeting.NIDA Deputy Director Wilson Compton, left, and Society for Prevention Research (SPR) President Richard F. Catalano welcomed participants to the 10th Annual NIDA International Poster Session at the 2017 SPR meeting.

InWomen’s Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Members of the InWomen’s planning committee celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference. Conference Chair Wendee Wechsberg holds a photo album commemorating the event. Members of the InWomen’s planning committee celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference. Conference Chair Wendee Wechsberg holds a photo album commemorating the event.

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