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Meetings & Events

Upcoming Meetings

July 26, 2018
HHS Partnership Center Summer Webinar Series - Brain Under Construction: Building Pathways to Resilient Futures

Join this HHS Partnership webinar when Ruben Baler, PhD, health scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), teaches us how to better understand the brain science behind the struggles teens may face in resisting drugs and other risky behaviors.  In a presentation that can be adapted for use in your community, Dr. Baler will share the latest science on the teen brain -- how different parts of the brain develop at different rates, what brain development means, and how teens can make choices now that may help strengthen their brain and their resiliency as they meet life’s challenges. This engaging webinar will be helpful to youth-serving faith and community leaders, parents, and teens!

For additional background read this NIDA blog post and NIDA Director Nora Volkow’s TED Talk, “Why Do Our Brains Get Addicted?” Also share NIDA for Teens with the young people in your community.

Location: Webinar
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August 09, 2018
HHS Partnership Center Summer Webinar Series - ACEs: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on our lifelong health and opportunity.  So, early experiences are an important public health issue.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can put young people at significant risk for substance use disorders and can impact prevention and substance use recovery efforts.

Reserve your spot for this one-hour training by public health experts in Tennessee on their curriculum Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development.  It’s an insightful approach community and education leaders can implement to increase protective factors and reduce the impact of ACEs for children and adolescents.  

A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training.

Visit https://www.tn.gov/tccy/tccy-aces for additional ACEs resources.  Building Strong Brains is supported by an investment of the Tennessee Department of Health and its partners including the School of Social Work, University of Memphis. Also see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) We Can Prevent ACEs video!

Location: Webinar
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August 11, 2018 to August 14, 2018
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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August 15, 2018
HHS Partnership Center Summer Webinar Series - Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations

As the old adage goes, “the best defense is a good offense.”  It’s a sentiment that is fueling the efforts of faith and community groups around the country which are getting ahead of the problem of substance addiction in younger generations with smart and proven practices.  Join the HHS Partnership Center for this webinar and hear from faith and community presenters on the offensive strategies they are implementing to strengthen the resilience of young people to resist the pressure and temptation to begin using drugs and alcohol. 

Location: Webinar
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September 06, 2018 to September 09, 2018
The 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Europe (SRNT-E 2018)
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact: Stefanie Bethmann , Email
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October 06, 2018 to October 09, 2018
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Past Meetings & Events

June 30, 2018 to July 05, 2018
International Cannabinoid Research Society
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Meeting Web site
June 18, 2018
HEALing Communities Study Design Workshop

The National Institutes of Health hosted a HEALing Communities Study Design Workshop to solicit feedback from scientific experts, state partners, federal partners, and other key stakeholders regarding important aspects of study design, infrastructure requirements, timelines, and budget allocation for a large multisite national research effort to develop and determine the impact of approaches for the systematic implementation and sustainability of an integrated set of evidence-based interventions within health care, behavioral health, justice systems, and community organizations to decrease opioid overdose deaths and events, lower incidence of opioid use disorders and hepatitis C, and increase the number of individuals who are receiving medication-assisted treatment and are retained in treatment beyond 6 months.

The meeting was videocast

Meeting materials are available on the NIH site.

Location: Building 1, Wilson Hall, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
Contact: Caitlin Dudevoir(240) 863-0429, Email
Meeting Web site
June 16, 2018
NIDA Genetics Consortium Meeting
Location: UCSD Campus, San Diego, California
Contact: Amy C. Lossie, Ph.D, Email
Meeting Materials Available
Meeting Web site