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Upcoming Meetings

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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October 08, 2018 to October 09, 2018
RTI Global Gender Center: Ending Gender Inequities 2018
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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November 03, 2018 to November 06, 2018
International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)
Location: Busan, Korea
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November 03, 2018 to November 07, 2018
Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Location: San Diego, California, USA
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Past Meetings & Events

August 11, 2018 to August 14, 2018
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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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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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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