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May 2021

Prevention Talk # 7: Community Approaches to Violence Prevention

Time: 10am - 11am EDT

The pathways to substance use and violent behavior often represent similar trajectories for many young people; so it is not so surprising that research has shown that evidence-based interventions are often successful at preventing both behavioral problems. To explore these successful interventions and other work related to violence prevention, APSI has invited Bobbi Beale, PsyD and Daniel J. Flannery, PhD from Case Western Reserve University to join the next Prevention Talk and discuss their work and research at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Research.
Location: Online Event
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Support Systems for Persons Who Use Drugs

Time: 9am - 12pm NN

The Asian Center for Drug Policy is pleased to announce its pre-conference webinar series which will be held in conjunction with the upcoming research and policy forum with the theme, "Substance Use in the Philippines: Governance, Research & Practice".

Third Webinar Topic:
Support systems are crucial for individuals and communities dealing with substance use. In this session, presenters will be focusing on the different frameworks, best practices, and lenses through which professionals can provide support to those who are dealing with substance use.
Location: Online Event
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Tobacco Webinar Series

5/5/2021 - 5/31/2021
The webinars will greatly increase your knowledge of issues around smoking, nicotine dependence, and the types and substances used, with a view to treatment and the prevention of smoking behaviour in young people.

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Wellness & Recovery in the Addiction Profession: Mindfulness with Clients - Sitting with Discomfort

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Many of our clients react to strong emotions by trying to get rid of them through the use of substances. Mindfulness can help clients manage uncomfortable feelings and avoid impulsive reactions or acting out. Mindfulness techniques can be added to standard treatment protocols and programs for little to no cost, and they can be used with both staff and clients. These skills will help clients in multiple areas of life and can be utilized closely with other therapies, such as CBT. This webinar will explore the value of mindfulness for those in treatment and recovery, how it relates to addiction, and specific techniques that can be used.

Speaker: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP, RYT
Location: Online Event
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American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting (Virtual)

5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021
The 2021 Annual Meeting and Mental Health Services Conference (formerly IPS) will be held virtually.
Location: Online event
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Call for Papers, Journal of Prevention Science, Special Issue

5/1/2021 - 6/1/2021
The journal Prevention Science invites manuscripts for a special issue on “International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystem Disruptions”.

Authors interested in contributing a manuscript for this special issue are asked to submit a letter of intent by June 1, 2021, that includes the following: (1) tentative title; (2) brief description of 500 words or less; (3) brief justification of how the proposed submission contributes to the aim of the special issue; (4) author affiliations and contact information for the corresponding author. Letters of intent should be sent electronically as PDF files to Pablo Montero-Zamora;, Flavio Margsilia; and Elizabeth B. Robertson; with the subject line noted as "Special Issue of Prevention Science: International Responses during Human Ecosystem Disruptions .
Contact Name: John Toumbourou
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April 2021

Public Health Dimensions of Substance Use

Time: 9am - 12pm NN

The Asian Center for Drug Policy is pleased to announce its pre-conference webinar series which will be held in conjunction with the upcoming research and policy forum with the theme, "Substance Use in the Philippines: Governance, Research & Practice".

Second Webinar Topic:
Substance use affects vulnerable communities across various ages, genders, and socioeconomic situations. This session will focus on mapping out these dimensions with respect to the client, their families, and the greater community. In particular, presenters will be providing a glimpse into how substance abuse impacts both adults and children.
Location: Online Event
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The Updated College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM): What Colleges and Communities Need to

Time: 1-2pm EDT

Please join the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA), and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) for an informative and interactive free webinar, “The Updated College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM): What Colleges and Communities Need to Know Now”.

Webinar panelists will include Jason Kilmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Jessica Cronce, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services and the Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon; and Alicia Baker, Assistant Director, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, University of Florida.
Location: Online Event
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Youth Peer Services

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm EDT

Youth peer services offer a unique opportunity to support youth and young adults in transition to adulthood by collaborating across child and adult systems. Youth peer services have increased hope and belief in the possibility of recovery; empowerment and increased self-esteem; self-efficacy and self-management of difficulties; social inclusion; engagement; and increased social networks as a component of a recovery-oriented framework.

The purpose of this webinar is to promote statewide adoption, integration and increased capacity of Youth Peer Specialists by demonstrating the positive impact of youth peer services. Presenters will discuss implementation of best-practice integration activities across individuals, organizations, and systems.
Location: Online Event
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American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference (Virtual)

4/22/2021 - 4/24/2021
ASAM Virtual.2021 highlights best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine from leading experts in the field.
Location: Online event
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The Global and Local Situation on Substance Use: Identifying Key Issues

Time: 9am - 12pm NN

Asian Center for Drug Policy (ACDP) is pleased to announce its pre-conference webinar series which will be held in conjunction with the upcoming research and policy forum with the theme, "Substance Use in the Philippines: Governance, Research & Practice".

First Webinar Topic:
The scope of the drug situation in the Philippines and Asia consists of a myriad of overlapping circumstances, lenses, and frameworks. In this session, presenters will be honing in on exactly how deep these issues run, what is being done to address them, and which specific sectors the drug problem impacts.
Location: Online Event
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NAADAC 2021 Advocacy in Action Conf & Virtual Hill Day

4/13/2021 - 4/15/2021
This exciting virtual event will include briefings on current legislation and important advocacy issues and give you the opportunity to speak directly with lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the issues that affect the addiction profession and those it serves! ?

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department: Should it be a Choice?

Tue, Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Gail D'Onofrio, MD

This webinar will focus on the crucial role of the emergency department (ED) in recognizing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) patients with evidence-based medications for addiction treatment. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, will discuss her pioneering work in creating the evidence for initiating ED buprenorphine treatment with ED patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Overall, the opioid epidemic intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly escalated the need to mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the rising rate of fentanyl use. Data supporting the use of buprenorphine in the ED setting as well as the consequences of not initiating treatment will be discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine will be discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships will be outlined. Current research by emergency physicians regarding innovative strategies such as high-dose buprenorphine inductions and use of extended release 7-day formulation of buprenorphine will be discussed. Initiation of buprenorphine effectively reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.
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What Implementation Experts Need to Know About Program Fidelity

This is a two part event with this webinar and a learning lab on May 18th.
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Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Virtual Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

4/12/2021 - 4/16/2021
April 12-16, 2021. 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. For the health and safety of attendees, the meeting will be held virtually.
Location: Online event
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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs 64th Session

4/12/2021 - 4/16/2021


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American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Conference

4/10/2021 - 4/14/2021
10-14 April 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

AATOD are currently planning a hybrid model (live-in-person and virtual meeting) for the AATOD Conference.
Location: Online event
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ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental, Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

4/9/2021 - 4/30/2021
An online comprehensive course for psychiatrists. Four weekly sessions.

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National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

4/5/2021 - 4/8/2021
5-8 April 2021, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is an annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what's working in prevention and treatment.
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March 2021

Youth Suicide Prevention

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR: The purpose of this Webinar is to provide an overview of evidence-based treatment programs for suicide-related thoughts and behaviors among youth. It also provides guidance on selecting and implementing a chosen evidence-based program. This webinar will focus on the recently released guide series on “Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth”.
This webinar will help the participants:
• Identify the leading evidence-based treatment programs for suicide-related thoughts and behaviors among youth.
• Understand the main areas of focus for each treatment and settings for implementation.
• Identify the main considerations when selecting and implementing an evidence-based treatment program and learn the eight steps of the ADAPIT-ITT model.
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Connecting the Continuum - How Prevention and Social Determinants of Health Connect

Wed, Mar 24, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Preventionists have been addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH) long before that phrase was trendy! Our environmental prevention strategies and prevention programming connect different sectors and key people to create partnerships focusing on and addressing a shared goal of creating healthier individuals, families, and communities. In this session, participants will gain an overview of social determinants of health and the connection to prevention, and how existing environmental prevention strategies are effective mobilization tools for improving community health and wellness.
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Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow

Addiction Policy Forum invites you to a webinar with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, about the intersection of the addiction and the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered will include the impact on people with substance use disorders, the latest on safe and effective vaccinations for COVID-19, and the unique challenges that the pandemic has presented for people in recovery.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
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DOT SAP Training

3/22/2021 - 3/23/2021
This live, interactive two-day training is designed to provide the required 12 hours of professional development relevant to performing SAP functions for people who wish to obtain their U.S. DOT SAP Qualification (or Requalification).

La Práctica de la Supervisión Clínica en Español, Sesión 2

Únete a los presentadores Ana Vizoso, LPC, LAC, y Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, para La Práctica de la Supervisión Clínica en Español, Sesión 2.

La segunda sesión continuará presentando los elementos de la supervisión clínica, el propósito de la alianza de tutoría y de supervisión, las habilidades necesarias para ser un supervisor clínico y cómo reconocer e implementar las competencias del supervisor.

Obtenga 1.5 créditos de educación continua (gratis para los miembros de NAADAC).

RACEing Through Revolving Doors - Reducing Recidivism

3-4:00 PM EST

Mass incarceration along with high recidivism rates are critical issues in the United States of America, but what is even more critical, are the racial disparities found within these recidivism rates. Much of the recidivism is caused by mental health disorders such as trauma, depression and addiction. As counselors and counselor educators, we must determine what our role is in battling this crisis. In this session, we will explore some of the disorders that fuel recidivism and what we must do as professionals to combat it.

La Práctica de la Supervisión Clínica en Español/Clinical Supervision in Spanish

La supervisión clínica es un dispositivo complejo que comprende dimensiones, actores, funciones y tareas a desarrollar. Los objetivos de la supervisión son tanto normativos (control de la calidad de la intervención), como restaurativos (apoyo emocional) y propiamente educativos (mantener y facilitar la competencia, capacidad y eficacia general). Este taller se enfoca en las ideas y herramientas que son necesarias para que los supervisores de habla hispana apoyen a otros consejeros de habla hispana para que puedan crecer en su capacidad de ayudar a otros. Se discutirá el equilibrio entre la supervisión, la administración y la evaluación del desempeño, enfatizando la importancia de la atención adecuada en el idioma del cliente. Los participantes también aprenderán las herramientas para explorar cuestiones complejas, como la ética, la cultura y el poder, tal como se aplica para servir a las personas con dominio limitado del inglés.
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American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Annual Meeting

3/1/2021 - 3/12/2021
10-13 March 2021, Washington, DC, USA.
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February 2021

International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Virtual Conference

2/26/2021 - 2/28/2021
IMiA21 Virtual, 26 - 28 February 2021.

This year’s theme of Connecting the Disconnected acknowledges that we, as doctors, work with people and communities who use substances and therefore we are very aware of the sometimes complex issues, the disconnection, marginalisation and need to respond to people’s unique situations and issues. By moving to a virtual platform we hope to welcome doctors from around the world, not just Australia and New Zealand, to participate in the three day program over the weekend of 26 - 28 February 2021.
Location: Online event
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UTC Academic Adaptation & The Shift to Online Training

Presented by: Verna Felipe, MA, ICAP I; Maria Isabel Melgar, MA, PhD, & Jayvee S. Aquino RN, ICAP II, RC

Session date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Starting time: 8:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Location: Webinar
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ITTC Network Launch

Please join us for an exciting and informative virtual event where we will officially launch the ITTC Network! All are welcome to learn more about the ITTC model of technology transfer, hear about the experiences of the existing ITTCs, and meet our leaders and key stakeholders.

The virtual launch will feature Dean Fixsen, PhD, a renowned implementation science expert, as our keynote speaker.

Special thanks to the The National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Abu Dhabi, the future home of United Arab Emirates ITTC for hosting this event! NRC is already a leader in promoting the adoption and implementation of science-based prevention, treatment and recovery services in UAE and throughout other parts of the Middle East. ICUDDR and the existing ITTCs are honored to include NRC in the ITTC Network.

About the ITTC Network:
The International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC) Network develops and strengthens the workforce, organizations and systems that provide substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Based in universities and research centers, ITTCs utilize a variety of strategies to accelerate the implementation of scientifically-based and culturally appropriate practices. ITTCs currently exist in Vietnam, Ukraine, and South Africa, with more countries being added in the near future. The Centers are brought together in a coordinated Network through the leadership of the ITTC Network Coordinating Office in partnership with the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

Special note: The ITTC virtual launch event will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.
Location: Online event
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Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting

2/24/2021 - 2/27/2021
SRNT’s Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for attendees of all experience levels to participate in professional programming devoted to research and practice in the field of nicotine and tobacco research. The Annual Meeting includes an education-packed scientific program that allows more than 1,100 international attendees to stay current with the latest breaking research.

24-27 February 2021, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting

2/3/2021 - 2/7/2021
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year for the entire pain care team. It brings together specialists of varying modalities and disciplines to address evidence-based, innovative best practices that treat the whole patient through multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches. AAPM 2021 will provide attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to more fully incorporate multimodal pain care efficiently and effectively into their practices.

3-7 February 2021, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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January 2021

HIV Research for Prevention Conference (virtual)

1/27/2021 - 2/4/2021
Jan 27-28 and Feb 3-4 2021.

HIVR4P fosters interdisciplinary knowledge-exchange on HIV vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention and biomedical interventions as well as their related social and behavioural implications.
Location: Online event
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Conducting Economic Evaluations Alongside Substance Use Disorder Clinical Trials: Statistical Method

1/11/2021 - 1/11/2021
Presenters: Ali Jalali, PhD, Kathryn E. McCollister, PhD, Sean M. Murphy, PhD

Monday January 11th, 2021 from 12-1:30 PM

ABSTRACT: This CHERISH (Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV) sponsored seminar will provide an in-depth review of methods for conducting an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial. Statistical methods frequently employed in applied health econometric studies (two-part, and generalized linear models, recycled predictions, mixed effects, longitudinal analysis, etc.), and best practices for data collection and analysis will be discussed, with examples using Stata statistical software; however, experience with Stata is not a prerequisite. This seminar is designed for investigators who have some familiarity with economic evaluations, but would benefit from a more detailed outline of the methods involved and examples of their application.
Location: Online
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December 2020

Risk Level of Substance Use in Incarcerated Women

Risk level of substance use in incarcerated women / Nivel de riesgo de consumo de sustancia en mujeres privadas de su libertad.

Registration is open for this forthcoming ICUDDR webinar on substance use risk in incarcerated women with guest speakers from the University of South Florida and the Universidad Católica "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", Paraguay.

Presenters: Roger Peters, Diana Lesme, Cecilia Muñoz, Graciela Barreto

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12 noon Eastern Time (US)
Location: Webinar
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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) Virtual Annual Meeting

12/10/2020 - 12/13/2020
The AAAP 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium will be held virtually December 10-13, 2020. This event provides the latest scientific developments in substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals. The goal of the conference is to recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.
Location: Online event
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Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Self-Care Strategies for Substance Use Professionals


Beth Rutkowski, MPH, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs/Pacific Southwest ATTC

Nancy Roget, MS, UNR Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies/Pacific Southwest ATTC

Description: Compassion fatigue is prevalent among those caring for people in distress. This secondary trauma and burnout are of particular concern in communities, and among first responders and health care providers caring for people with substance use, mental health, and primary health disorders. This webinar will help providers identify and manage the potential impact of witnessing and absorbing the suffering of people to whom they provide care, and provide strategies to promote self-care.

1. Recognize the three distinct and interrelated negative responses to stress.
2. Recall at least three factors that may contribute to community-level compassion fatigue among people who provide care to those experiencing substance use, mental health, and/or primary care conditions/disorders.
3. Identify at least three strategies to promote self-care, both in and out of the workplace.

Time: December 8th at 11:00am Eastern Standard time (New York)

Registration link below.

Location: Webinar
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6th Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference

12/7/2020 - 12/9/2020
Led by multi-disciplinary experts, the 2020 Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference offers a three-day program of innovative treatment strategies, current evidence-based findings and lived experience speakers.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
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November 2020

Policy change to support development of academic program in addiction studies

Policy change to support development of academic programs in addiction studies, and enhance addiction prevention and treatment services.

Presenter: Zall Kepli Md Rejab, Ph.D,

Co-Presenter: Saddiqua Aishaa (PGDAS Alumni/ ICUDDR Global Trainer)

Moderator: Jessica Keene

11/30/2020 at 11:00am-12:00pm (Malaysia)
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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Building Strength and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Building Strength and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Parents with Substance Use Disorders and Their Children

Presenter: Hendrée E Jones, PhD, Executive Director, UNC Horizons, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina

Moderator: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP
11/11/2020 at 9:00am (EDT)

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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European Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 - POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

11/18/2020 - 11/19/2020
Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding its further development this conference is postponed to 2022.

This conference series brings together a broad representation of stakeholders concerned with alcohol related-harm (policy and decision makers, scientists, and alcohol and health experts) in order to strengthen networks, build capacity and stimulate action to prevent and reduce alcohol related problems at all levels.
Location: Oslo, Norway
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Online Learning Problem Solving Group #4

Online Learning Problem Solving Group #4: Digital tools to promote pedagogical strategies with Susana Henriques.

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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Introduction to The Addiction Field

Opening Lecture by Michal Miovský for the the new Master in Addictions (EUPC/UTC) Course at Gifes UIB. Please email to register your interest in attending the event.
Location: Online event
Contact Name: Gifes
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Safety 2020

11/8/2020 - 11/11/2020
The 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held from 8-11 November 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. Hosted by the Public Health Association of Australia and Co-Sponsored by the World Health Organization, and other key national and international organisations, Safety 2020 aims to bring together the global injury prevention community to continue the successful world conferences highlighting the important research, work and advocacy in injury prevention and safety promotion. The Conference aims to facilitate global, inclusive and diverse conversations on addressing the gaps in injury prevention and safety promotion. Attendees will include policy makers, government officials, researchers, community and NGO workers, practitioners, academics, funders of prevention programs, safety officers, local council workers, workplace health and safety representatives, health professionals, drug and alcohol workers.
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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October 2020

Introduction to Prevention Ethics

This brief overview of Prevention Ethics explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics and possible dilemmas for each principle. Erin Burleson is a prevention consultant for the Alabama Department of Mental Health-Office of Prevention.
Cost: $20
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
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Problem Solving Group: "Educators as Leaders"

The first two sessions in our series of ICUDDR online learning problem solving groups were a big success! The next session will be about "Educators as Leaders", presented by Susana Henriques, Professora Auxiliar, Portuguese Open University. The session will begin with a brief presentation led by Dr. Henriques, followed by a discussion where participants can share issues they have around the topic, share ideas, and ask for help. Thus far we have had participation from Indonesia, Mexico City, Nigeria, Philippines, and other parts of the world and have discussed communication, diversity, and engaging and motivating students online. Topics are chosen by the interest of the participants.

Next session: October 26th at 10am EDT / 3 PM BST. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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Adaptación e implementación remota de una intervención de prevención familiar

Adaptación e implementación remota de una intervención de prevención familiar: Conexión familiar de Lions Quest en respuesta a la pandemia

Fernando Salazar, PhD, Profesor Principal, Universidad Peruana Cayetana Heredia

Moderator: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP
Fecha: 23 de octubre, 2020
Hora: 12 pm Hora Peruana / 13 pm Hora EDT

Location: Online event
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email:
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10/20/2020 - 10/23/2020
The CRISA conference on “Drugs, alcohol and society in Africa” serves as an important forum for scholars, policy experts, students and professionals working on all aspects of drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours relevant to Africa. We welcome original contributions from a range of disciplines, including health and social sciences, the humanities, and media studies (especially social media).
The major theme of the 2020 conference is:
Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours: Emerging Issues and Trends in Africa
Abstract submission deadline: 13 July 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contact Name: Ms Gloria Akpabio
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Publishing Addiction Science Research (Learning Collaborative)

Join us for Richard Pates' excellent series on Publishing Addiction Science Research. The last series was a big success and several students published their work as a result. The series will be held twice a month for 3 months and each participant is asked to submit a work to be edited.

When: October 19th 8AM EDT / 1PM BST - contact with questions or to register.

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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Addiction Health Services Research

10/14/2020 - 10/16/2020
There is no cost to register for this U.S. based research conference.

What: Addiction Health Services Research Conference (AHSR) 2020!

The Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference brings together researchers, clinicians, policy makers, funders, and patient advocates dedicated to improving health services for individuals with, at risk of, or in recovery from addiction. Attendees of AHSR will experience nationally renowned plenary speakers, networking and mentorship opportunities, and ongoing workshops presenting cutting-edge research.

When: October 14th-16th, 2020.

Who: Organized by the National AHSR Planning Committee. Hosted by the New England ATTC, with support from the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, the COBRE on Opioids and Overdose, and the Center for Addiction Disease and Risk Exacerbation.

How: Registration is now LIVE! Follow us on twitter via @AHSRConference and #AHSR2020.

Funding: AHSR 2020 and 2021 are partially supported by R13DA044722-04 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Location: Virtual
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World Public Health Congress

10/12/2020 - 10/17/2020
16th World Congress on Public Health 2020
Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action
The global public health community will be meeting at a critical time for our planet. Global temperatures lie far beyond historical records and there are real fears that we are reaching a tipping point. Threats to food and water supply, poverty and inequalities are leading to mass migration and conflict. Political structures, at national, regional, and global level, are struggling to respond. International agreements, on climate change, nuclear weapons, and much else, are being torn up. The Enlightenment view, that policy should be shaped by evidence, is being rejected by some leading politicians. At a time when global solidarity is required, populist politicians are exploiting divisions.
Location: Rome, Italy
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EUSPR 2020 Conference and Members' Meeting

10/7/2020 - 10/9/2020
The 11th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place on October 7-9, 2020, in Lisbon, Portugal. The main conference takes place on the 8th and 9th, and pre-conference activities will take place on the 7th.

Early-bird registration will open on Friday 6th March, and registration will close on Monday 28th September.

The call for abstracts will open on Monday 16th March, and close on Monday 1st June.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:
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September 2020

2020 Guam Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders

9/28/2020 - 9/30/2020
Promoting culturally responsive treatment and recovery across the Pacific: Guam’s Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders

September 29-30 2020 (Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau, RMI)
September 28-29 2020 (American Samoa, All US States)

Location: Virtual Conference
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NAADAC Annual Conference 2020

9/24/2020 - 9/26/2020
NAADAC invites you to attend the virtual 2020 Annual Conference: Learn, Connect, Succeed, from September 24 - 26, 2020 right from your home or office!

This year's conference will feature trainings in these five subject tracks:

Cultural Humility & Social Responsibility
Advanced Addiction Treatment Skills
Peer Recovery Support
Telecounseling and Other Uses of Technology
Trauma-Related Care
2020 Registration information
Location: Online event
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54th International Congress of Preventive Medicine

9/22/2020 - 9/25/2020
53rd Days of Preventive Medicine
Location: Nis, Serbia
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Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

Webinar: Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment - Impact of COVID-19 in Africa and the Americas.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) are organizing a joint webinar to share good practices and information on treatment as an alternative to conviction or punishment for offenders with drug use disorders during COVID-19.

*This webinar targets substantive experts and policy makers working in the field of Justice and Health from both regions.*

English will be the working language of the Meeting. Interpretation in Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish will be available.

Time: Sep 17, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Webinar
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EUFASD Conference

9/14/2020 - 9/19/2020
European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance
c/o FAS-föreningen
Norra Långgatan 8

Registered in Landskrona, Sweden
Tax office registration number 802459-2654
Contact Email:
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Problem Solving Group: Teaching in a Virtual Environment

ICUDDR is pleased to offer a Problem Solving Group centered around online learning! Join us as we discuss issues of teaching in a virtual environment. In this group we will offer some techniques, ideas, and assistance in online learning but even more importantly, we will listen to concerns you have and will model the sessions around your questions and needs! Join us for our first session on Sept 14th at 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST. Our first topic will be Engaging Students Online - Communication and Interaction.

Please come ready to share challenges and successes on this and other electronic learning topics.

Facilitated by Susana Henriques, Professora Auxiliar, Portuguese Open University.
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Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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July 2020

ICUDDR Virtual Conference

7/13/2020 - 7/15/2020
This year will be our first virtual conference! We will hold three panel presentations on topics of immediate need:

1) Moving to an online teaching format: technologies and tips for engaging students,
2) Ensuring graduates have adequate skills –skills-based training in an online format,
3) Program development – rising above the noise of COVID-19 to continue your academic program development.
Contact Name: Cary Eyles
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June 2020

Implementation Science in Addiction & Criminal Justice: Bridging the Gap between Research & Practice

12 PM BST (Noon) / 7 AM EDT
Presented by Dr. Todd Molfenter, Director, Great Lakes MHTTC; Deputy Director, NIATx, CHESS, University of Wisconsin
In this webinar, we will review:
- Implementation Science taxonomy: Cross-comparing implementation science approaches in post-incarceration linkages
- Implementation Science comparative effectiveness evaluation
- Methods for improving uptake

Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level


Access to Drug Treatment Services in Nigeria: The Challenge of Addiction Workforce

11 AM BST / 6 AM EDT
Drs. Chia Francis and Mashika Esther
This webinar will illuminate the level of drug use in Nigeria, efforts made so far to address access to drug abuse treatment services in Nigeria, and details of a study regarding access to treatment.

May 2020

Network Digital Education

Susana Henriques, Professora Auxiliar
- What strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? – Different models
- How is communication and interaction in digital network education scenarios?
- Pedagogical design – e-activities and e-assessment
- How to maintain high quality in teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing workload?

Prevención escolar del uso de sustancias psicoactivas - Retos en los tiempos del COVID-19

Presented by Fernando Salazar Silva, Ph.D.
In Spanish
Profesor Principal
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Building the Capacity of the Prevention Workforce Worldwide

4 PM BST / 11 AM EDT
Presented by Zili Sloboda, the President of Applied Prevention Science International. Zili was trained in medical sociology at New York University and in mental health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The majority of her research has been related to the delivery of health-related services to youth and adults and epidemiology. She is an expert on the prevention of substance use by adolescents and has broad experience in research related to at-risk youth and to the evaluation of treatment and prevention programs.

Supporting University Students During COVID-19

Presented by: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP

Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level

Presented by: Matej Kosir, Director, the Utrip Research and Development Institute (UTRIP)

April 2020

Developing University-Based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

5pm BST

Practice-driven Conceptual Framework for Promoting Use of Evidence Based Practice: A Webinar

Practice-driven Conceptual and Organizational Framework for Promoting the Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices:
Presenter: Laurie Krom, Director Network Coordinating Office Technology Transfer Centers

As we all know, training and education alone are not effective strategies for improving skills. Ms. Krom will present a framework for moving research to practice that is grounded in implementation science but also draws in her knowledge of instructional design, adult learning, and organizational as well as individual change.

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Laurie Krom
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ISAM Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: 2nd Webinar

The second webinar of the ISAM Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD will take place on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET), 1:00 - 3:00 PM (BST). The focus of the event is: 'A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions'.

Speakers will discuss examples of good practice; items that were first considered non-essential services that might have had unintended consequences for substance-using (drug and/or alcohol) populations; and suggestions for training, research, or policy that could help experts to be better prepared in the future.
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: ISAM
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Webinar: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19

COVID-19 Conversations webinar on 'Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19'. Registration link below.
Location: Webinar
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4/2/2020 - 4/4/2020
2020 Collaborative Perspectives On Addiction Meeting. 'Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors across the Lifespan'
The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) annual conference is sponsored by Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The meeting provides scientific programing on cutting-edge research and clinical advances across the addiction field. Attendees at all levels, will have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with experts in the field while attending a variety of educational and practical sessions. The 2020 conference is our 8th Annual CPA and we are excited to offer an extended schedule comprising three full days of keynote addresses, symposia, panel discussions, poster sessions, and numerous opportunities for networking.
Location: Hotel Solamar, San Diego, CA
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The ASAM 51st Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

4/2/2020 - 4/5/2020
Explore new topics and discover new ideas at nation's largest and premier conference on addiction medicine. Elevate your practice with the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine. This conference will go to new heights with more technology, high-quality education, posters, awards, fun activities, and pre-conference offerings. Join over 2,500 of your colleagues over 5,200 feet above sea level.
Location: Denver, CO USA
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March 2020

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) is holding a series of webinars with partners from different parts of the world, discussing challenges and solutions regarding the current pandemic from the addiction medicine perspective. Attendees: Please register by sending an email to
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: ISAM
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Scholarly Publishing Symposium 2020 (NIH)

Researchers are increasingly using author identifiers, preprints, and social media to improve the visibility and discoverability of their research products. With rapid changes in technology and publishing models, researchers have more options than ever before to place their research findings in the public arena. Join us for this NIH Library-hosted symposium as experts discuss how you can elevate the visibility of your research, make it easier to find, and have a greater impact.
This event will also be videocast
Contact Name: Cindy Clark
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SRNT 26th Annual Meeting

3/11/2020 - 3/14/2020
The Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to the support of researchers, academics, treatment professionals, government employees, and the many others working across disciplines in the field of nicotine and tobacco research. With members in more than 40 countries, SRNT is truly global in its reach. As a scientific society, SRNT’s mission is to stimulate the generation and dissemination of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations.
The annual meeting has a variety of interesting research topics.
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
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Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC 2020)

3/9/2020 - 3/11/2020
The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 (GAPC 2020) will be held in Dublin, Ireland 9-11 March 2020. The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) is a network of not-for-profit organisations and people working in public health agencies who share information on alcohol issues and advocate evidence-based alcohol policies, free from commercial interests. The GAPA mission is to “reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests”. ?

GAPC is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners. Building on the strong commitment and recent alcohol policy interventions in the country, Ireland is the perfect host for GAPC 2020.

The conference in Ireland will have the theme: “Alcohol, Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all.” It maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol.
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The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference

3/9/2020 - 3/11/2020
GAPC is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners.

The conference in Ireland will have the theme: “Alcohol Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all.” It maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Qualitative Methods in Addiction Research: A One Day Masterclass

The aim is to stimulate further interest in, and understanding of, qualitative methods in the addiction field. The day will be structured around lectures by four leading UK-based qualitative researchers, who will each showcase one of their own qualitative projects. There will also be time for discussion and interaction with the audience. The event will be filmed and the recordings will be edited and curated to produce a new qualitative methods resource for the SSA website.

The event is aimed at people who already have a working understanding of qualitative methods. The cost will be £40 per person (which will include lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments). Places are limited to 50 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Location: London, UK
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February 2020

ISAM webinar series

2/26/2020 - 2/27/2020
This is the first in a series of webinars on addiction neuroscience that the International Society of Addiction Medicine is hosting.

Registration is required.
Location: webinar
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