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Save the Date! 2017 NIDA International Forum Set for Montréal, Canada

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Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: January 2, 2017

2016 NIDA International Forum Explores Global Developments in Drug Trends, Practice, and Policy

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., Susan Weiss, Ph.D., and CPDD International Committee Chair Clyde McCoy, M.D. At left, NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., welcomes participants to the 2016 NIDA International Forum.

Register Online for InWomen’s 2016 Conference

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Friday, June 10, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
InWomen’s Registration
La Quinta Hotel, Palm Springs, California
For more information, contact InWomen’s Chair Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., at wmw@rti.org.*

2016 NIDA International Forum Online Registration Closes May 2

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Online Meeting Registration Closes May 2, 2016 (onsite registration will be available)
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Brazilian Researchers Establish Forum, CPDD Travel Award

Silvia Bassani Schuch, M.D.Silvia Bassani Schuch, M.D., Brazil, has been awarded the first James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators.

CPDD International Committee Awards Support Researchers Attending NIDA International Forum and CPDD Meetings

Researchers from Iran and Peru have been selected to receive the 2016 CPDD International Committee Travel Awards. NIDA, the World Health Organization, the University of Miami, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support the award for drug abuse-related public health researchers from low- or middle-income countries to participate in the NIDA International Forum, the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting, and associated research training activities. As part of the award, NIDA and University of Miami funds support a research visit to a U.S.-based research institution.

Iranian Co-Editor Calls Neuroscience Publication “Tangible Output” of NIDA International Program

More than 120 contributors from 14 nations have published two volumes in Progress in Brain Research (2016, volumes 223 and 224) that review the neuroscience of addiction. The reports emphasize how neuroscience methods and interventions can be used in clinical practice and identify research gaps and clinical practice needs. The project was co-edited by Martin Paulus, M.D., Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Hamed Ekhtiari, M.D., Ph.D., Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies in Tehran. Dr.

Videocasts Available for the NIH Marijuana and Cannabinoids Neuroscience Research Summit

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit was convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus on the neurological and psychiatric effects of marijuana, other cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system. Both the adverse and the potential therapeutic effects of the cannabinoid system were discussed. The goal of this summit was to make evidence-based information available to inform practice and policy, particularly important at this time given the rapidly shifting landscape regarding the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana.

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Testifies Before UNGASS Panel

Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Asia AshrafUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, welcomes NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Asia Ashraf, Pakistan, to the Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation on the World Drug Problem.

NIDA Seeks International Input on Language Access Program

NIDA has created a Language Access Implementation Plan to ensure that individuals with limited proficiency in English have meaningful access to its resources. The NIDA Language Access Committee is reaching out to the international drug abuse research community to learn about: