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La Quinta Hotel, Palm Springs, California

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Dale Weiss, NIDA; Richard Isralowitz, Israel; Steve Gust, NIDA
NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, right, and Associate Director Dale Weiss with Richard Isralowitz, Israel. Dr. Isralowitz and his colleagues were recognized during the 2015 NIDA International Forum for their work in areas where conflict and traumatic conditions are common.

Egyptian drug abuse professionals participated in the January 2015 NIDA Drug Facts Week activities, holding events at schools, sporting clubs, youth centers, churches, the national police academy, and a book fair. Mohammed Elhamshary, M.D., M.Sc., 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, coordinated an enthusiastic team of psychiatrists and social workers from Egypt Alabassiya Hospital to organize the events in collaboration with the country’s Mental Health Secretariat.

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Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

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Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Online Registration Closes: May 1, 2015

Following a 2014 informal scientific consultation facilitated by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and requests by United Nations member states, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has created an Informal International Scientific Network to enhance collaboration between member states and scientists on the issues of drug use and addiction. NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and two former NIDA Hubert H.

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., participated in the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Associations (ICARA) meeting, which was held in conjunction with the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) meeting, September 4–5, 2014, in Chicago. Dr. Gust described the productive partnership between the NIDA International Program and ISAJE that is designed to help scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals.

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., organized and co-chaired a symposium titled “Marijuana, Addiction Physicians, and Public Policy” at the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) meeting. Speakers included Jag H. Khalsa, Ph.D., NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse, who reported on NIDA research into treatment medications, and Vladimir Poznyak, M.D., Ph.D., World Health Organization, who reported on global epidemiology of cannabis use and implications for public health.

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