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.
During this difficult time, we are pleased to announce the following ICUDDR webinars to assist you in remote learning:
- Access to Drug Treatment Services in Nigeria: The Challenge of Addiction Workforce
June 4th at 11 AM BST / 6AM EDT. Presented by: Chia Francis and Mashika Esther
- Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University Level
June 11th at 1 PM BST / 8AM EDT . Presented by: Matej Kosir, Director, the Utrip Research and Development Institute (UTRIP)
- Implementation Science in Addiction and Criminal Justice: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
June 17th at 12 PM BST. Presented by: Todd Molfenter, PhD
All ICUDDR webinars are free and require no pre-registration.
Webinars will be recorded and shown on demand after they are conducted live. See www.worldtimebuddy.com for time conversions.
ICUDDR 2020 Conference Announcement
The executive committee met last week and agreed that it was necessary to move to an online conference given the ongoing global pandemic.
All indications are that we will not be able to have large meetings for some time to come.
We are sad that we will not be able to see everyone in person in the beautiful city of Bangkok, but know we have to stay safe.
Because we know many of you are struggling with moving instruction online and making many other adjustments to ensure physical distancing, we have also decided to adjust our agenda to provide support for your immediate needs.
Therefore, we are putting out a new call for presentations. We intend to hold three panel presentations on topics of immediate need:
- Moving to an online teaching format: technologies and tips for engaging students,
- Ensuring graduates have adequate skills –skills-based training in an online format,
- Program development – rising above the noise of COVID-19 to continue your academic program development.
Please send us your abstract for a 10-15 minute presentation proposal on how you are successfully
addressing any of these issues by May 15. Our format for the conference will be a 45 minute panel with
three brief presentations. Then we will break into small groups to have a discussion about what is
working and what is difficult for people around the specific topic. These 45 minute discussions will be
facilitated by the presenters. After the discussions, we will reconvene briefly as a large group to share
the small group discussion and identify possible next steps to work together on problem solving or skill
building for ourselves. Please attach CVs or resumes of all presenters and send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still working out the timing of the online conference, but expect to hold at least three separate
sessions of 2.5 hours each during the July 13-15 time frame and will host at least one session that is
convenient to our members in each region of the world. We welcome proposals in English and Spanish
and will host at least one session in Spanish if we receive enough presentation proposals in Spanish.
We are looking forward to your submissions and hope you stay safe and healthy.