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Italy Translates NIDA Website as Part of Binational Agreement

Building on the 2011 binational agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), Italy has translated the NIDA website, Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, into Italian. The easy-to-read website features pictures and videos to help readers understand the text about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers.

Shedding Light on Substance Abuse in Sikkim

Drug abuse researchers gathered at a symposium in Sikkim, one of India’s smallest states, to tackle some of the region’s biggest health problems. Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., a NIDA grantee, offered her expertise at the symposium in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, to help begin to shed light on the magnitude of substance abuse in the state.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Intensive Summer Institute in Addiction

Cendrine Danae Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently awarded a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands later this year.

International Women’s Group Celebrates Its 5th Year

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Save the Date:
Friday, June 8, 2012, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Palm Springs, CA, USA

Planning is underway for the 2012 Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) conference held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

SAVE THE DATE! 2013 NIDA International Forum

2013 NIDA International Forum

Registration Now Open

June 14–17, 2013

Hilton Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, California

Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: December 15, 2012

International Conference on Women, Children, and Gender

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Friday, June 17, 2011
12:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Planning is underway for the 2011 InWomen conference, the second annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group conference held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Former Fellow Organizes Drug Policy Forum in Uruguay

Gabriela (Gabby) Olivera, Uruguay, former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, organized and hosted a drug policy forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, in May.

Alert: International Scientific Meeting Scams

Scientists report a growing number of email messages containing fake conference invitations. It appears that the ultimate goal for these scammers is access to personal and financial information. The emails, on first glance, appear to be legitimate invitations to relevant and important meetings or conferences. Upon closer inspection, however, people have begun to notice subtle clues that suggest the invitation may not be real. In some cases, the scammers ask for a conference fee. In more sophisticated scams, the “conference organizer” offers airfare and accommodations.

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