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The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction


International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy.

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Webinar: How to Make Your Teaching Matter: Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Addiction Professionals


You are invited to join this forthcoming webinar with Jason M. Satterfield, PhD. Jason is the Academy Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teaching and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

When: Friday Jan 29 at 9am PT / 12 EST

To register please visit:


Publishing Addiction Science: Course Openings

Beginning February 2021, ICUDDR and ISAJE will host a Learning Collaborative using the Publishing Addiction Science materials developed by ISAJE. It will be facilitated by journal editors Richard Pates, Journal of Substance Use, Ann Mitchell, Journal of Addictions Nursing, and Christine Vourakis, Journal of Addictions Nursing.

The collaborative features ten 90-minute sessions beginning Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and every other week at the same day and time through June 8 via Zoom video conferencing. The sessions will utilize a train the trainer model so that faculty will be able to use the content in their respective settings with their students. Participants are expected to write and share a paper for review and critique, and to read and critique at least one other paper per session. The consultant facilitator will provide brief didactic presentations on topics identified through reading the draft papers or on common issues that arise in papers by early-stage investigators or by investigators in low-income countries. They will also read and comment on the paper submitted each week for review and discussion. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on the learning materials and to discuss adaptations for use with their own students and mentees.

Each group is limited to 12 participants. To apply, please send an e-mail application to Jessica Keene that includes an abstract or draft paper. We look forward to receiving your applications! Click HERE for more information about the learning collaborative model.


Call for Abstracts

ICUDDR is sponsoring a special edition of the journal Addiktologie. The special edition will be on the emergence of specialized education programs for drug demand reduction. We are interested in your paper submissions that may include case studies of new program development, community and country needs assessment outcomes, reviews and analysis regarding the history, current state or potential future of education on drug demand reduction.

Deadline: February 15th, 2021

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