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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.

Save the Date! 2018 NIDA International Forum

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

Events coordinated by current and former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows contributed to the record number of events held around the world during the 2017 NIDA and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). There was at least one event in each of the 50 U.S. states and in 17 countries. Participants represented countries of every size and income level, with more than 125 events held in Mexico and more than 50 in Burma (Myanmar).

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

2016–2017 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research FellowsThe 2016–2017 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows discussed tobacco regulation with Uruguay’s ambassador to the United States, Hon. Carlos Gianelli, and the embassy’s legal advisor, Marianela Bruno, during the officials’ visit to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in April.

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