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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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Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

Abstracts and travel award applications for the 2018 NIDA International Forum will be due January 8, 2018. The online abstract submission system will open in early November 2017.

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

Dr. Bruna Brands and Dr. Effat Merghati Khoei, Iran.Dr. Bruna Brands, left, hosted CPDD International Committee Traveling Fellow Dr. Effat Merghati Khoei, Iran, for a research visit at the University of Toronto.

Regional Conference Addressed Addiction and Mental Health Issues in Africa and the Middle East

The 4th Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA) took place in Monastir, Tunisia, December 1–4, 2016. The conference focused on a wide range of scientific and clinical issues related to trauma, life adversity, addiction, and mental health problems in the region. Training workshops addressed the neuroscience of stress, assessment, treatment, methods and strategies for conducting research in the region, opportunities for collaboration, and research ethics.

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