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April 2020


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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5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference & the 42nd Annual SALIS International Conference

4/21/2020 - 4/24/2020
Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) and the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL) cordially invite you to the 5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference & the 42nd Annual SALIS International Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 21-24, 2020. Saint Elizabeths Hospital, the first federally funded psychiatric hospital in the United States, will serve as the host organization.

Registration closes on April 1st 2020.
Location: Washington, DC
Contact Name: SALIS
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International FASD Conference 2020

4/22/2020 - 4/25/2020
9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD
Review Respond and Relate: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World
Conference Description:
Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

Continuing on the work of eight previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What can we learn from practice based evidence? What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the future? This interactive conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.
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American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting

4/25/2020 - 4/29/2020
The Annual Meeting is designed for all mental health professionals and advocates, including practicing, administrative, and consultive psychiatrists; researchers and educators of psychiatry; residents; and students.

25-29 April 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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May 2020

6th Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference

5/11/2020 - 5/13/2020
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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Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) Annual Meeting

5/17/2020 - 5/20/2020
Annual Meeting Theme: Enhancing and Enabling the Clinical Trials Ecosystem through Interdisciplinary Collaborations.

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials is a multidisciplinary program with broad participation. The Meeting brings together the clinical trials community from academia, the pharmaceutical and device industries, government agencies, medical groups and centers and clinical research entities.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

5/26/2020 - 5/29/2020
The theme for this year's event is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives, in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods and results from prevention research and related public health fields.

The meeting provides a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.
Location: Washington, DC USA
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June 2020

25th NIDA International Forum

6/19/2020 - 6/22/2020
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

The Forum features a research symposium, a poster session, and network-building activities highlighting NIDA-supported and other international research on drug abuse. This unique scientific meeting allows participants to network with talented colleagues, learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries, and discuss NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.
Location: Hollywood, FL USA
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July 2020

ICUDDR Conference

7/13/2020 - 7/15/2020
ICUDDR will host its next conference in Bangkok, Thailand! We are accepting abstracts for presentations until April 1. Registration will open April 15. See our home page for information about presentation abstracts, registration and scholarship opportunities!
Location: Bangkok Thailand
Contact Name: Cary Eyles
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September 2020

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
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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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October 2020

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
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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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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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November 2020

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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European Alcohol Policy Conference 2020

11/18/2020 - 11/19/2020
The conference is a platform to reflect on achievements and share experiences with partners across Europe, while also looking forward to new challenges where we can work together across national boundaries. The conference will bring 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.

This year’s conference will run along four overarching categories: alcohol policy in the digital age, alcohol and cancer, alcohol in the workplace and alcohol policy across Europe.

The conference will be raising awareness among the key policy and decision makers of the current burden of alcohol in Europe and the multiple health and social problems it creates. It will explore ways in which cost effective alcohol policies can contribute to the creation of sustainable health system savings. In addition, this conference will consider the synergies between the current work undertaken by both the European Commission and the World Health Organization. In the current political and economic situation, it is necessary to maintain a high level of attention to the issue of alcohol to ensure continued policy developments to address alcohol related harm.
Location: Oslo, Norway
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