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NIDA, EMCDDA Cosponsor Session at Lisbon Addiction Meeting

NIDA grantee Robert L. Balster, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust participated in the First European Conference on Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies, held September 23–25, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. NIDA and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) cosponsored a session focused on ways to promote synergies and sustainability in addiction research capacity building and program implementation. Dr. Gust discussed NIDA’s research capacity-building efforts, and Dr. Balster discussed the NIDA Hubert H.

NIDA Supports Dutch and EMCDDA Summer Programs in Addiction

The NIDA International Program has supported scholarships for students attending two European professional development programs in addiction. Corey Fitzgerald, M.S.W., M.P.H., clinical director of a U.S. Army substance abuse program outpatient clinic, was awarded the 2013 NIDA International Program scholarship to the Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. The school, which will be held July 7–19, 2013, at the University of Amsterdam, focuses on international networking and multidisciplinary approaches to drug policy, prevention, and evidence-based treatment.