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September 2022

Coffee Break with BHE-TAC: The Intersection of SUD and Sexual and Reproductive Health

9/27/2022
3pm
During this Coffee Break, we will introduce BHE-TAC’s recent publication: The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and Sexual and Reproductive Health. This Issue Brief highlights the importance of providing substance use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) settings and providing contraceptive and other SRH services within SUD service settings. Subject matter experts who contributed to the report will briefly review the content and will be available for questions and discussion.
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfu6s
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfu6srD8pEtwSQWGgqhvnrBoTbEOkgX5o


THE ADDICTION MASTER CLASS SERIES: NEXT STAGE

9/25/2022 - 10/16/2022
*PUBLIC TALKSHOW,PUBLIC WEBINAR, SIMPOSIUM, WORKSHOP*

Divisi Psikiatri Adiksi Departemen Psikiatri, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Indonesia-Rumah Sakit dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo mempersembahkan:

*THE ADDICTION MASTER CLASS SERIES: NEXT STAGE*
*“Management and Recovery of Gambling Disorder: Escaping The Perpetual Cycle of Craving and Harm”*

Sebagai salah satu upaya mengatasi masalah adiksi perilaku terutama mengenai gambling di Indonesia, AMCS kembali hadir di tahun 2022. Dengan rangkaian acara yang tidak kalah menarik dengan tahun lalu, AMCS menghadirkan pakar-pakar di bidang adiksi perilaku, baik dari Indonesia dan juga internasional. Acara ini dapat diikuti awam sampai profesional kesehatan jiwa.

*1. Talkshow awam (Instagram Live)*
“Judi dalam Video Gim? Awasi risiko loot box, skin betting, dan transaksi mikro” *dr. Peter Alison & dr. Rayhan Maditra*

Tanggal : Minggu, 25 September 2022, 15.00-16.00 WIB
Metode : Dilakukan secara daring via Zoom Cloud Meetings


*2. Seminar awam*
- “Kupas dan Pahami Bahaya trading risiko tinggi, Binary Options dan Cryptocurrency” *dr. Lee Thung Sen, Mres*
- “Deteksi Dini, Kenali Gejala, dan Langkah Mendapatkan Bantuan Adiksi Judi” *dr. Mulya Liansari, Sp. KJ*

Tanggal : Minggu, 9 Oktober 2022, 08.00-10.45 WIB
Metode : Dilakukan secara daring melalui Zoom Cloud Meetings

*3. Symposium*
- “Cultural Considerations Regarding Gambling Disorder: Western and Eastern Perspectives” *Prof. Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale University, USA)*
- “Graded Exposure Therapy for Gambling Disorder” *Prof. Michael Baigent, MD, PhD (Flinders University, Australia)*
- “Gambling Disorder Landscape in Indonesia” *Dr. dr. Kristiana Siste, Sp.KJ(K)*
- “National Center Experience in Managing Online Gambling Disorder” *dr. Enjeline Hanafi, Sp. KJ, BMedSci*

Tanggal : Sabtu, 15 Oktober 2022, 06.30-12.30 WIB
Metode : Dilakukan secara daring melalui Zoom Cloud Meetings


*4. Gambling Workshop*
- “Introduction to CBT for Gambling Disorder” *Dr. Ben Riley (Flinders University, Australia)*
- “DBT for Gambling Disorder” *Dr. dr. Kristiana Siste, Sp.KJ(K) & dr. Enjeline Hanafi, Sp. KJ, BMedSci*

Tanggal : Minggu, 16 Oktober 2022, 07.30-16.00 WIB
Metode : Dilakukan secara luring di Gedung IMERI FKUI dan secara daring melalui Zoom Cloud Meetings

*LINK REGISTRASI* untuk webinar awam, simposium, dan workshop:

https://linktr.ee/addictionmasterclass

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut dapat menghubungi kami melalui:
Instagram: @ipt.fkui.rscm
Email: addictionmasterclass@gmail.com
Whatsapp: dr. Novia +6281703863959 / dr. Hanna +628127700505

*Sampai jumpa di The Addiction Master Class Series: Next Stage!*

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact Name: Novia, MD & Hanna, MD
Contact Email: addictionmasterclass@gmail.com
For more information: http://@ipt.fkui.rscm
To register: http:////linktr.ee/addictionmasterclass


Addiction 101

9/21/2022
1 - 2 PM CT
This training will provide foundational knowledge about the disease of addiction and an introduction to medications for opioid use disorder. Topics covered include stigma, the disease model of addiction, and evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All behavioral health workers including clinicians and non-clinicians, faculty, field site supervisors, nurses, social workers, and students.
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOyq
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOyqqTwpHdNY9Bu1HLJUqljRWzPAGBLI


Addiction 101

9/21/2022
1-2 CT
Join this webinar to gain foundational knowledge about the disease of addiction. Topics covered include the disease model of addiction, stigma, and evidence-based practices for treating substance use disorders, including medications for opioid use disorder.
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOyq
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOyqqTwpHdNY9Bu1HLJUqljRWzPAGBLI


Effective and FUN Role-Plays

9/21/2022
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Description: Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? If so, consider the research on how best to help someone make lasting change. Research suggests that action-oriented strategies are more effective than talk strategies. This webinar will review the importance of creating structured learning opportunities, how to deliver effective and fun role-plays in both group and 1:1 settings, and leave you with concrete strategies to incorporate into your daily practice.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/effective-role-plays-webina
To register: https://www.naadac.org/effective-role-plays-webinar


2022 Guam Virtual Conference on SUDs Among Pacific Islanders

9/19/2022 - 9/21/2022
8:00am - 2:30pm ChST
September 20-21, 2022 (Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau, RMI)
September 19-20, 2022 (American Samoa, All US States)

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center cordially invite you to save the date for Guam’s Third Annual Conference on Substance Use Disorders among Pacific Islanders. This live virtual conference is available at no-cost and is scheduled to take place during National Recovery Month on September 20-21, 2022 from 8:00am-2:30pm ChST.
Contact Email: https://registration.allintheloop.net/register/eve
To register: https://registration.allintheloop.net/register/event/2022-guam-virtual-conference-586n


Recovery Planning: A Map to Build Recovery Capital

9/15/2022
12 - 1 PM CT
Join this webinar to explore the purpose and intent of recovery planning, the skills needed to support recovery plans, and how to identify and build on a person’s strengths and assets.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Peer support specialists (PSS)/community health workers (CHW) interested in recovery capital or recovery planning.
Academic staff or field site supervisors providing instruction, guidance, and support for PSS/CHW delivering recovery planning services.
Anyone who works with PSS/CHWs or is interested in recovery capital and recovery planning.
Contact Email: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-C
To register: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-CgrzIoHd1POuEZ3TgxyhcchELXCoD1


From Virtual to Real Life: Effective Group Treatment

9/14/2022
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Description: Telehealth is proving to be sustainable and effective as treatment centers have transitioned traditional counseling services to online programs. Counselors are tasked to translate face to face skills to telehealth with limited training to recreate foundational helping. This presentation will provide counselors with the tools to create virtual counseling groups which can be applicable to various levels of care. Participants will obtain skills to enhance group cohesion and participation via telehealth. This presentation will provide participants an opportunity to observe the application of evidence-based practice group skills, such as "rolling with resistance", for application in their own daily virtual work.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/effective-group-treatment-w
To register: https://www.naadac.org/effective-group-treatment-webinar


What's Next for Study Abroad and Global Partnerships: A Virtual Forum

9/1/2022 - 9/2/2022
Sept 1 5pm EDT | Sept 2 7am AEST
Changes created in response to the pandemic have become permanent elements of curricula, especially as colleges and universities continue to embrace online learning. This has altered how—and where—students attend class, so how will it impact study abroad programs?

Will lockdowns have an influence on the study abroad experience there, driving students to choose places that have managed to mitigate the worst impacts of the pandemic?

In The Chronicle of Higher Education's upcoming virtual forum, “What’s Next for Study Abroad and Global Partnerships,” a panel of experts will answer questions about what the future of study abroad might look like.
Location: Online
Contact Name: Nick Findlay
Contact Email: Nick.Findlay@chronicle.com
To register: https://connect.chronicle.com/che-ci-wbn-2022-09-01-studyabroad-apaie_Landing-Page.html?cid=che_ci_em_mkto_1_vf_studyabroad_APAIE_22-8


August 2022

Consultations on Ukraine Emergency Issues

8/31/2022 - 10/27/2022
19:00 Kyiv
ITTC-Ukraine and ISSUP Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the horrific events resulting from Russia’s attack on Ukraine: Consultation on Ukraine emergency issues: ‘Providing mental health support and care to people affected by the War: general topics and specific cases’.

Register for session 1!

Facilitators: Dr. Sonya Norman, professor at UC San Diego and Director of PTSD Consultation Program. Dr. Patricia Watson, Psychologist, National Center for PTSD.

Webinar dates:
August 31, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 27, 2022

The scale of the conflict, its impact and persistence, together with gross violations of human rights in a multitude of settings, creates unprecedented challenges for mental health professionals in providing support and care to people affected by war.

For these reasons, we are making monthly consultation calls available to healthcare professionals who work with people in or from Ukraine affected by the war. Experts in helping people through the mental health consequences of mass violence and treating the mental health consequences of trauma will be available to consult on questions related to caring for people impacted by the war in Ukraine.

The purpose is to offer consultation on mental health related questions to healthcare professionals in Ukraine and abroad who are providing care to people affected by the war, to provide expertise on dealing with challenging situations in the course of their care, and create a platform to share experience.

Target audience: This consultation series is mostly targeting mental health professionals, but we invite any healthcare professional who would like to consult on questions related to the mental health of people directly impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Format: Since the consultation is interactive and generally does not involve presentations, we encourage participants to come with general questions (for example, «what to do about sleep disorders or stimulant use?», etc.) or with specific questions (for example, «what to do in a case where a child refuses to separate from their caregiver»). (We ask that you present questions in such a way that it is impossible to identify a specific person, so as to maintain confidentiality).

The duration of each consultation is 1 hour.
The number of participants in the consultation is limited, therefore it is necessary to register in advance. You will then be sent the meeting link via email.
All the events will be translated into Ukrainian.

Location: Virtual
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
To register: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.issup.net%2Fuk%2Fnational-chapters%2Fissup-ukraine%2Fevents%2Fcalendar%2F2022-08%2Fsesiya-1-konsultatsiyi-z-pytan-nadzvychaynykh-s


Pulling Back the Curtain on Successful Prevention Campaigns

8/31/2022
13:00 Eastern Time / 1pm Eastern
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing's Substance Use Interest Group welcomes SAMSHA's Associate Administrator for Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Policy and ICCPUD Staff Chair Robert Vincent to explore the innovative strategies used across multiple SAMSHA substance use prevention campaigns to engage youth and youth-serving adults better.

The presentation will include direct insight into the inner workings of the "Talk. They Hear You" and the "Parents' Night Out" campaigns. Presenters will explore app-based interventions, the art of roleplays, building prevention capacity, program development, and assessment of campaign content and marketing through extensive feasibility research.
Location: Online
Contact Name: Alexandra Plante
Contact Email: alexandrap@thenationalcouncil.org
For more information: https://www.issup.net/node/19073
To register: https://www.issup.net/node/19073


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points August-Sept 2022

8/25/2022 - 9/15/2022
10h00-11h00 SAST
This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am til 11am SAST on the following dates: 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, and 15 September 2022.

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67

Completing the registration form accurately will help us ensure your details are captured accurately and that we are best able to meet your needs during training. In order to capture attendance accurately and to ensure successful interaction, we require that each attendee register separately and attend each training instance on an individual device.

You may contact us by emailing ittc@uct.ac.za

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training sessions.

You may also be interested in our Online (Live) Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use training which takes place from noon until 1pm South African time on the following dates 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, 15 September, and 22 September. Click here to learn more and register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofu2spzsqEtfbFo5O6D6ziuNFNr3VgEpj
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuc-yrpzMiGdWFZDggZRpDBBIOAEMPQW5o
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuc-yrpzMiGdWFZDggZRpDBBIOAEMPQW5o


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) SBIRT Training 5 CPD Points August-September 2022

8/25/2022 - 9/22/2022
12h00-13h00 SAST
This live training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Mondays from 12 noon til 1pm SAST on the following dates: 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, 15 September, 22 September 2022.

We address the use of validated screening tools (AUDIT, DUDIT and ASSIST) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.

Please complete the registration form accurately to ensure your details are captured accurately and that we are best able to meet your needs during training. In order to capture attendance accurately and to ensure successful interaction, we require that each attendee register separately and attend each training instance on an individual device.

You may contact us by emailing ittc@uct.ac.za

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training sessions.

You may also be interested in our Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing training which takes place on Thursdays from 10am til 11am SAST on the following dates: 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, and 15 September 2022. Click here to learn more and register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuc-yrpzMiGdWFZDggZRpDBBIOAEMPQW5o
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofu2spzsqEtfbFo5O6D6ziuNFNr3VgEpj
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofu2spzsqEtfbFo5O6D6ziuNFNr3VgEpj


Standardizing the Clinical Definition of Opioid Withdrawal in the Neonate

8/25/2022
11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Contact Email: Info@cpdd.org
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4216605923689/WN_Vh8DVFqhQJCiI-l4ZMjKig
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4216605923689/WN_Vh8DVFqhQJCiI-l4ZMjKig


Listen First - Supporting children and youth to grow healthy, happy, and safe!

8/12/2022
2PM London Time | 3PM Prague Time
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will present an update on the 'Listen First' initiative, with a contribution from a youth member on their experience. ISSUP Czech Republic will follow with a contrast and compare presentation on their dealings with youth in the Czech Republic.

The aim is to create awareness of 'Listen First' among youth and professionals in substance use prevention and how they can access materials, and create awareness of ISSUP Czech Republic’s work in the DDR field, particularly with respect to prevention.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/63149684
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6314968492672586765


July 2022

War - Psychological skills for surviving (coping with) traumatic events: Overview of PTSD

7/28/2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
ISSUP Ukraine and ITTC-Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the horrific events that resulted from Russian's attack on Ukraine. Ukrainians are currently experiencing extremely traumatic events that will have a direct impact on their mental health for a long time to come. The purpose of these online events is to support professionals in Ukraine, to provide evidence-based available skills of first aid to people of different groups in acute and chronic stress, to teach to recognize conditions that require reference to the specialists.

Presenter:
Sonya Norman
PhD, Professor, University of California San Diego School of Medicine Director, PTSD Consultation Program, National Center for PTSD

This Webinar will be in Ukrainian and English.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/64344414
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6434441425567002381


Bi-Monthly Webinar: ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series

7/26/2022
3PM Nigeria Time | 3PM UK Time
ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to attend their next Bi-Monthly Webinar in the Knowledge Update Series. The Webinar topic will be Beyond Dependence: Alcohol-induced Disorders.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/80948051
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8094805139181701643


HCV prevention, testing and treatment for people who inject drugs: A Global and Country Perspective

7/25/2022
2pm London | 9am Washington D.C. | 8pm Bangkok
We invite you to attend an upcoming webinar with Dr. Niklas Luhmann and Dr. Tanyaporn Wansom on hepatitis C care for people who inject drugs.

The webinar will focus on prevention and treatment and will explore the barriers and facilitators to accessing support. The presentations will highlight guidelines that have been produced to develop treatment programmes, including lessons learned from an innovative project from Thailand led by the Dreamlopments Foundation.
Location: Online
Contact Name: ISSUP
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7714431289971191824


Promoting family resilience to prevent emotional, mental, and behavioral problems in adolescence

7/21/2022
10 am EDT
Dr. Brenda Miller will provide an overview of some of the structural barriers and facilitators for delivering effective interventions to families with adolescents. These interventions are designed to strengthen resilience and prevent adolescent emotional, mental, and behavioral problems—a major challenge in this time of COVID. She will describe how the larger community’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices can be important to the effectiveness of prevention efforts. These can determine the extent to which there is trust and communication that can support healthy and resilient families. From her own research and other sources, she will discuss existing community infrastructures that can provide critical support to such resilience. Past research on family-based interventions has shown the difficulty in reaching families with effective interventions. Dr. Miller will describe how online self-directed interventions can expand delivery to reach more families in the community. She will examine internal organizational characteristics and dynamics that are relevant to building an effective implementation infrastructure. These will look at some characteristics and dynamics that are especially important to families. Finally, examples of policy and legal approaches for supporting resilient families will be presented. An open discussion, led off by Dr. Doug Coatsworth, will follow the presentation. The discussion will highlight opportunities for addressing barriers and facilitators for intervention delivery, as well as approaches for improving the resilience of families in communities.
Contact Email: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/familyresili
To register: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/familyresilience


War - Psychological skills for surviving (coping with) traumatic events

7/21/2022
5PM UK Time | 7PM Ukraine Time
ISSUP Ukraine and ITTC-Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the horrific events that resulted from Russian's attack on Ukraine. Ukrainians are currently experiencing extremely traumatic events that will have a direct impact on their mental health for a long time to come. The purpose of these online events is to support professionals in Ukraine, to provide evidence-based available skills of first aid to people of different groups in acute and chronic stress, to teach to recognize conditions that require reference to the specialists.

This Webinar will be in Ukrainian and English.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/45338498
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4533849815075874831


Highlights from the 2022 UNODC World Drug Report: Implications for drug prevention, treatment and ca

7/7/2022
9AM Eastern | 2pm London | 3pm Vienna
ISSUP are pleased to invite you to this upcoming event on addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises. The webinar will present the highlights from the 2022 edition of UNODC World Drug Report and their implications on drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation responses including in times of crises.

Presenter:
Ms Giovanna Campello,
Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6626315000821889551


New psychoactive substances: what are synthetic cannabinoids, their mechanisms of action and health

7/7/2022
10am Eastern
The presenters will discuss synthetic cannabinoids' action mechanisms and health risks in this webinar. Spanish - English interpretation will be available. No certificates of attendance will be offered.

Las personas que presenten en este seminario web comentarán los mecanismos de acción y riesgos para la salud de los cannabinoides sintéticos. Habrá interpretación español - inglés. No se ofrecerán certificados de asistencia.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.oas.org/en/contactus.asp
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516558491584/WN_BUqA926tRI2qS56p3btFJg


SANCA Addiction Practitioners Forum

7/1/2022 - 7/2/2022
The Addiction Practitioners Forum has been created by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA National) to close the gap between practice and theory.

You are invited to join the first online CPD meeting of the Addiction Practitioners Forum on 1 & 2 July 2022 to explore, among others:

• The Initial contact, identifying the red flags of SUD,
• Different treatment options for referral,
• CAGE, screening and assessment for first contact practitioners,
• Understanding the withdrawal process when working in multi-disciplinary teams,
• Drug testing protocols and procedures (challenges/pitfalls/medical-legal considerations),
• Reintegration, aftercare and relapse management,
• Medical-legal considerations in treating SUD,
• +10 Specialised workshops (refer to the program).
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: addiction@confsa.co.za
To register: https://confsa.eventsair.com/addiction-practitioners-forum-2022/registration/Site/Register


June 2022

Workshop on Motivational Interviewing : Behaviour Change

6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
9am Central African Time
Capacitating Maternal Mental Health Champions in Motivational Interviewing for Behaviour Change.

Training participants include the Mums Support Network in KZN region of South Africa as well as SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group), University of KwaZulu Natal and the DRILL (Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership) team.

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them.

Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


In-person Basic Training course on Methadone Maintenance Treatment

6/20/2022 - 7/1/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
From June 20th to July 1st, The Global Fund in collaboration with the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) – Hanoi Medical University held a basic training course on Methadone Maintenance Treatment at the Red Scarf Hotel at Ba Dinh, Hanoi for more than 90 trainees who are physicians, pharmacists, and counselors from numerous medical centers and drug-dispensing facilities in provinces in Vietnam such as Bac Giang, Dien Bien, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Lao Cai, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Vinh Phuc, and Nam Dinh.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Workshop on Motivational Interviewing : Addiction and Behaviour Change

6/10/2022
13h00-16h00 SAST
THE COLLEGES OF MEDICINE OF SOUTH AFRICA
&
THE COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS

Invites Psychiatry Residents in South Africa to a

This workshop follows on from the 2 introductory lectures on Motivational Interviewing:

o Motivational Interviewing for addiction and behaviour change
o Counselling skills in Motivational Interviewing
The workshop will be a combination of didactic teaching and practical application in the form of class exercises to practise micro-skills as well as client/counsellor role plays to practise a combination of skills acquired in the training.

Students will be able to learn by observing their colleagues engage in role plays. Two facilitators will be available to supervise and provide immediate feedback to observed student role-plays.

Date: 10 June 2022
Time: 13h00 – 16h00


Agenda:

13h00 – 13h15 Brief recap of the 2 introductory lectures
13h15 – 13h30 Practical exercise in offering client reflections
13h30 – 14h00 Discussing specific strategies in MI
14h00 – 14h30 Recognizing and responding to change talk with practical exercises (1)
14h30 – 14h45 Break
14h45 – 15h00 Recognizing and responding to change talk with practical exercises (2)
15h00 – 16h00 Role plays
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yPfNXJaXSuqtlmoRTD2daA
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yPfNXJaXSuqtlmoRTD2daA


NIDA International Forum 2022

6/9/2022 - 6/10/2022
8am Eastern
The NIDA International Forum research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world. The Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information, and includes a session titled "University Addiction Education Programs in the Age of COVID."
There is no fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: media@nida.nih.gov
For more information: https://2022nidaintlforum.vfairs.com/
To register: https://2022nidaintlforum.vfairs.com/


Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference

6/6/2022 - 6/10/2022
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be hosting the Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference. This virtual conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, and administrators.

Highlights include:

New programs and initiatives
NSF directorate sessions
Future directions and strategies for national science policy
Proposal preparation
NSF’s merit review process
Award management topics
Conflict of interest policies
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: grants_conference@nsf.gov
For more information: https://nsfpolicyoutreach.com/22-grants-conference/
To register: https://nsfpolicyoutreach.com/spring-22-registration/


May 2022

In-person Basic Training course on Methadone Maintenance Treatment

5/30/2022 - 6/10/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
From May 30th to June 10th, The Global Fund in collaboration with the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) – Hanoi Medical University held a basic training course on Methadone Maintenance Treatment at the Red Scarf Hotel at Ba Dinh, Hanoi for more than 100 trainees who are physicians, pharmacists, and counselors from numerous medical centers and drug-dispensing facilities in provinces in Vietnam such as Bac Giang, Dien Bien, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Lao Cai, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Vinh Phuc, and Nam Dinh.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Now What? – Mental Health Issues in Post COVID America

5/25/2022
1:00 PM EST
SAMHSA and HUD will examine how to address mental health issues in post-COVID America. Besides the physical toll the pandemic took on Americans, it has also greatly affected our nation’s mental health. This webinar will discuss how to handle and move past multiple co-occurring pandemics, using a mental health focus on substance use disorder, housing, work, education, and transportation among other relevant topics.
Contact Email: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/843005
To register: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/843005


ITTC Ukraine and ISSUP Ukraine Webinars on Ukraine emergency issues

5/19/2022 - 7/28/2022
Join ITTC Ukraine and ISSUP Ukraine Webinars on Ukraine emergency issues: War – psychological skills for surviving and coping with traumatic events.

ITTC Ukraine and ISSUP Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the horrific events that resulted from Russian's attack on Ukraine. Ukrainians are currently experiencing extremely traumatic events that will have a direct impact on their mental health for a long time to come. The purpose of these online events is to support professionals in Ukraine, to provide evidence-based available skills of first aid to people of different groups in acute and chronic stress, to teach to recognize conditions that require reference to the specialists. This webinar series is mostly targeted to the non-professionals in mental health field (family doctors, general practitioners, nurses, social workers, students), but we invite everyone who would like to receive the newest information on this important issue.

Duration of the Webinar: 1 hour (40 min for the presentation and 15 min for Q&A session)
All the events will be translated into Ukrainian.

Webinar 1: Support of adult population in times of war
Webinar 2: First aid for children
Webinar 3: How to help people who have become refugees or internally displayed
Webinar 4: Focus older adults
Webinar 5: Priority assistance to the military
Webinar 6: Overview of PTSD and PTSD Treatment

The total number of participants are 1845 from 99 countries.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


War - Psychological Skills for Surviving and Coping with Traumatic Events

5/19/2022
5pm London/7pm Ukraine
ISSUP Ukraine and ITTC-Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the horrific events that resulted from Russian's attack on Ukraine. Ukrainians are currently experiencing extremely traumatic events that will have a direct impact on their mental health for a long time to come. The purpose of these online events is to support professionals in Ukraine, to provide evidence-based available skills of first aid to people of different groups in acute and chronic stress, to teach to recognize conditions that require reference to the specialists.

Presenter:
Sonya Norman
PhD, Professor, University of California San Diego School of Medicine Director, PTSD Consultation Program, National Center for PTSD

This Webinar will be in Ukrainian and English.
Location: Online Event
Contact Name: ISSUP
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-ukraine/events/calendar/2022-05/war-psychological-skills-surviving-and-coping-traumatic-national-chapters/issup-ukraine/events-support
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2446192792591535631


Get Help – Reducing Stigma Associated with Mental Health

5/18/2022
1:00 PM EST
HUD and SAMHSA will focus on reducing stigma associated with mental health, to encourage those with potential mental health issues to seek professional help. This webinar will also concentrate on the BIPOC community, addressing stigma specific to these populations.
Contact Email: https://www.samhsa.gov/programs/mental-health-awar
For more information: https://www.samhsa.gov/programs/mental-health-awareness-month
To register: https://www.samhsa.gov/programs/mental-health-awareness-month


Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction

5/12/2022 - 5/18/2022
9am Abu Dhabi
Our online event will take place from 12th May – 18th May. It will showcase the substance use situation and the responses around the world.

Join the conference platform now to see the Program and Speaker biographies and to watch the Partner Profile videos. Streaming content will be available from 9am Abu Dhabi time, 12th May 2022.
Location: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/workshops/abu-dhabi-2022/online-conference
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/workshops/abu-dhabi-2022/online-conference


Managing Children & Adolescents with Addictive Disorders

5/3/2022 - 5/5/2022
9am Central African Time
This course provides students with an overview of risk and protective factors for child and
adolescent substance misuse, and discusses the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders amongst children and adolescents. Students learn about the normal stages of child and adolescent development, and how these may be affected by substance misuse. Students are exposed to lowthreshold evidence-based interventions for adolescents who misuse substances, as well as to ways to diagnose and effectively treat substance misuse among adolescents. Dual diagnosis, facilitating groups with adolescents, the impact of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders and prenatal methamphetamine exposure are also discussed.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


April 2022

In-depth View of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/26/2022
10AM Washington DC Time | 8:30PM India
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an In-depth View of the Hub scheduled at different times where you will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct online trainings hosted in a moodle platform as well as how to use different tools to monitor student progression throughout the course duration.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/depth-view-issups-online-learning-hub-0


3rd Advisory Board Meeting

4/19/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On April 19th, 2022, The Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC), under Hanoi Medical University and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) held the 3rd Advisory Board meeting (both online and in-person), aiming to share the results achieved between September 2021 and April 4, 2022, and discuss the work plan for future activities of V-ITTC based on the changes of the new Law on Drug Prevention and Control of 2021.
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Exploring ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/19/2022
10AM Washington DC Time | 8:30PM India Time
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an introductory webinar where you will have the opportunity to tour the Hub and preview courses that are available as well as learn how to make a training request and register for the online trainings.
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: http://issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/exploring-issups-online-learning-hub-0


In-depth View of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/13/2022
2PM UK Time | 6:30PM India Time
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an In-depth View of the Hub scheduled at different times where you will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct online trainings hosted in a moodle platform as well as how to use different tools to monitor student progression throughout the course duration.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/depth-view-issups-online-learning-hub-0


In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

4/12/2022 - 4/13/2022
V-ITTC is hosting an in-person training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI) for staff working within the addiction treatment field in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Location: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


In-depth View of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/11/2022
8AM UK Time | 12:30PM India Time
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an In-depth View of the Hub scheduled at different times where you will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct online trainings hosted in a moodle platform as well as how to use different tools to monitor student progression throughout the course duration.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/depth-view-issups-online-learning-hub-0


Managing Co-occurring Mental Disorders

4/11/2022 - 4/14/2022
9am Central African Time
This course enables students to identify other mental disorders that frequently co-occur alongside addictive disorders, as well as infectious diseases that co-occur alongside addictions. Students learn about shared risk factors for these disorders in vulnerable population groups. Students also learn about common approaches to managing these disorders in addiction treatment and evidence of their effectiveness. An overview of basic psychopharmacology is included in this course
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


NIH Heal Initiative Investigator Meeting

4/11/2022 - 4/12/2022
10am Eastern
The NIH HEAL Initiative® will convene the third annual meeting of more than 600 NIH HEAL Initiative awardees, federal officials, people with lived experience, and other stakeholders to share research findings, explore trends and shared interests, and identify opportunities to advance the goals of the initiative.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: HEALinvestigatormeeting@iqsolutions.com
For more information: https://heal.nih.gov/events/3rd-HEAL-Investigator-Meeting


Curso Introducción a la Terapia Cognitivo Conductual en Adicciones

4/9/2022 - 7/30/2022
11 AM Perú (GMT-5)
Este curso brinda conocimiento científico y desarrolla competencias básicas en el campo de las adicciones y del modelo cognitivo conductual a partir del análisis de sus principales paradigmas para la aplicación de técnicas psicoterapéuticas en conductas adictivas. Está dirigido a profesionales de la salud de Centros Comunitarios de Salud Mental y de Centros de Atención Primaria que brindan tratamiento a personas con problemas y trastornos por consumo de sustancias psicoactivas.

El curso es desarrollado por profesionales de Centros Comunitarios de Salud Mental del MINSA capacitados a través del Centro Internacional de Transferencia Tecnológica del Perú de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia y la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. El curso comprende
presentaciones teóricas grabadas, lecturas, ejercicios de aplicación y sesiones a distancia con el Maestro Capacitador.

Location: Evento Online
Contact Name: Liz Valentín
Contact Email: liz.valentin@upch.pe


Addressing Moral Distress and Moral Injury in Healthcare Workers

4/7/2022
12:00pm ET
International Innovations to Support the Workforce: Addressing Moral Distress and Moral Injury in Healthcare Workers
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org
To register: https://www.leaders4health.org/event/international-innovations-to-support-the-workforce-a-guide-to-moral-injury/


Exploring ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/6/2022
2PM UK Time | 6:30PM India Time
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an introductory webinar where you will have the opportunity to tour the Hub and preview courses that are available as well as learn how to make a training request and register for the online trainings.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: http://issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/exploring-issups-online-learning-hub-0


Work Intergrated Learning for Community Health Workers

4/6/2022 - 4/6/2022
08h30 SAST
Work Integrated Learning for Community Health Workers. Collaboration with National and Provincial Departments of Health, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Training-of-trainers (TOT) course on “Methadone Take-home”

4/5/2022 - 4/6/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
V-ITTC representatives provide training for 2 in-person TOT courses on “Methadone Take-home” for MMT leaders and staff implementing the pilot MMT take-home program. The training was organized by the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), Ministry of Health.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Exploring ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub

4/4/2022
8AM UK Time | 12:30PM India Time
In conjunction with the launch of ISSUP’s Online Learning Hub, ISSUP, The Colombo Plan and CICAD are pleased to invite you to attend an introductory webinar where you will have the opportunity to tour the Hub and preview courses that are available as well as learn how to make a training request and register for the online trainings.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: http://issup.net/events/calendar/2022-04/exploring-issups-online-learning-hub-0


Online Workshop: Buprenorphine: Starting dose, treatment switching, and long-acting Buprenorphine

4/1/2022 - 4/1/2022
14:00 GMT+7
Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) host an online workshop on Buprenorphine, delivered by Dr. Didier Touzeau - a psychiatrist, former Head of Addiction Treatment Department of Paul Guiraud Hospital (France), Board of Directors of the Tobacco Association (France), and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Le Courrier des Addictions".

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss topics and issues related to treatment experience and switching between Methadone and Buprenorphine.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=276938461297267&id=104879608503154


March 2022

LISTEN FIRST

3/31/2022
11am (Vienna) Central European Time
A UNODC drug use prevention initiative that promotes the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.

*Daylight savings time has taken effect in Vienna. Please double check your time conversion.
Location: Online Event
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34d6ccef803ad8c54304369be7a35b32


Training course: UTC 3 - Common co-occurring mental and medical disorders

3/31/2022 - 5/12/2022
13:30 GMT+7
In order to improve the capacity of staff working in the field of addiction treatment including doctors, counselors, medical staffs,... Vietnam ITTC is hosting a training course on "Common co-occurring mental and medical disorders for patients with substance use disorders", taking place on Thursday, once every 2 weeks, from 1:30 pm (GMT+7) on the following dates: 31st March; 14th, 28th April, and 12th May 2022.

Location: Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260914626232984&id=104879608503154


Work Integrated Learning for KwaZulu-Natal Community Outreach Team Leaders

3/29/2022 - 3/29/2022
09h00 CAT
Work Integrated Learning for KwaZulu-Natal Community Outreach Team Leaders. Curriculum co-developed by ITTC in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health and KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Rollout in collaboration with National Department of Health.
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Evidence-based Treatment Approaches

3/28/2022 - 3/31/2022
9am Central African Time
This course provides students with an understanding of evidence-based treatment approaches for
addictive disorders. Students are exposed to evidence-based principles of treatment and learn about the theoretical foundation, core concepts and principal techniques of several evidence-based psychosocial treatment models. Students are provided with intensive training in motivational interviewing and are expected to participate in role-play exercises. Basic training in cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of substance use disorders is included in the course. Other
treatment approaches including 12-step programmes, the Matrix Model, and harm reduction are also critically explored. The course is taught through lectures, practical demonstrations and role-play
exercises.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


Screening and Assessment of Addictive Disorders

3/28/2022 - 3/30/2022
9am Central African Time
This course equips students to screen patients for problematic alcohol and drug use and conduct comprehensive assessments of the nature, extent and severity of alcohol- and other drug-related problems. Students are taught to use various screening tools and to effectively feed back these
results during brief interventions with patients. Students learn how to take a holistic patient history, conduct a mental state examination and present a concise etiological formulation. The practical application of urine testing in treatment settings is discussed. Students are taught principles and practical approaches to risk assessment, and clinical considerations relevant to alcohol and other drugs are examined. The implications that assessment findings have for patient placement and treatment planning are also outlined.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


Training-of-trainers (TOT) course on “Methadone Take-home”

3/28/2022 - 3/29/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
V-ITTC representatives provide training for 2 in-person TOT courses on “Methadone Take-home” for MMT leaders and staff implementing the pilot MMT take-home program. The training was organized by the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), Ministry of Health.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Walkthrough - Collaboration with ICUDDR South Africa

3/26/2022 - 4/5/2022
09h00 SAST
ICUDDR South Africa is hosting a Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) with universities across South Africa in 2022. The event will take place over 10 days, and training will be conducted as a collaboration between ICUDDR South Africa, South Africa ITTC and ISSUP South Africa as part of the efforts of the newly formed South Africa Drug Demand Collaborative.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: southafrica@icuddr.org
To register: http://Closed event


Research Processes and Social Appropriation of Knowledge

3/22/2022
10AM Eastern Time
Presenters:
Juan F. Herrera, Natalia Galeano, Ana M. Quiceno, Catalina Arango.
Escuela Contra la Drogadicción, Gobernación de Antioquia.

Spanish with English Simultaneous Interpretation // En Español con interpretación simultánea a Inglés

Spanish Title: Procesos de Investigación y Apropiación Social del Conocimiento


Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/k2/j.php?MTID=t843b4522c38298483be6cc9c3cdddb7c


DCS SBIRT Follow Up and MI Overview

3/17/2022 - 3/18/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
Follow up SBIRT and MI training for South Africa Department of Corrections.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed event
To register: http://Closed event


Motivational Interviewing in Africa: Curriculum Development for Public Health

3/15/2022
16h00-17h30 SAST
In this 4th instalment of the Motivational Interviewing in Africa Webinar Series, Profs Rollnick and Miller are joined by Profs Sibeko (University of Cape Town) and Mash (Stellenbosch University) and colleagues from Africa to examine the development of Motivational Interviewing Curricula in Research and Capacity building for public health.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i2iT8OGmSw2WtSPVJjle0A
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i2iT8OGmSw2WtSPVJjle0A


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

3/10/2022 - 3/31/2022
10h00-11h00 SAST
This live 4 week training series on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2022.

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOugrDMvHdTmwec2LGTnC-w3d_EjJAW8
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOugrDMvHdTmwec2LGTnC-w3d_EjJAW8


South Africa ITTC Online SBIRT Training 5 CPD Points

3/10/2022 - 4/7/2022
12h00-13h00 SAST
This training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Thursdays from 12 noon till 1pm SAST on the following dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2022 and 7th April 2022. We address use of validated screening tools (AUDIT, DUDIT and ASSIST) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduyvrDgiGtadQ80VE480PqpNgkiEGw9I
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduyvrDgiGtadQ80VE480PqpNgkiEGw9I


Adult Learning Principles Module 4: Motivation, Engagement and Agency in Adult Learners

3/8/2022
8:30AM Eastern Time
Want to strengthen your teaching and improve student experiences?

Join trainers Cary Hopkins Eyles (Deputy Director, ICUDDR) and Susana Henriques (Portuguese Open University) for Adult Learning Principles Module 4 on Motivation, Engagement and Agency in Adult Learners.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: http://Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Opioid Use Disorder in Women

3/8/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.psychiatry.org/
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4875233879462661645


February 2022

The Role of Qualitative Research in Addiction Science

2/16/2022
9AM Eastern Time
ICUDDR invites you to attend our next Webinar with Dr. Richard Pates on The Role of Qualitative Research in Addiction Science.

Presenter:
Dr. Richard Pates,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Editor in Chief, Journal of Substance Use
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org
To register: http://Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Adult Learning Principles Module 3: Adult Learning Styles

2/15/2022
8:30AM Eastern Time
Want to strengthen your teaching and improve student experiences?

Join trainers Cary Hopkins Eyles (Deputy Director, ICUDDR) and Susana Henriques (Portuguese Open University) for Adult Learning Principles Module 3 on Adult Learning Styles.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: http://Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


UCT Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Self-Care

2/14/2022 - 3/1/2022
09h00 CAT
Mental Health and Self Care Micro-Course for non-specialists. Two-week course with both synchronous and asynchronous components.

Provides:

1 An overview of key mental health conditions, including depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

2 Mindfulness and self-care techniques to improve self-awareness, self-regulation, and compassion towards yourself and others.

3 Tools and techniques to equip yourself and others in mental health prioritisation.

4 A practical framework for becoming a ‘guide on the side’ for those experiencing mental health challenges.

Offered more than once in a year.
Location: Online
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-online.getsmarter.com/presentations/lp/uct-mental-health-mindfulness-and-self-care-online-micro-course/
To register: https://uct-online.getsmarter.com/presentations/lp/uct-mental-health-mindfulness-and-self-care-online-micro-course/


Understanding Addictive Disorders

2/14/2022 - 2/18/2022
9am Central African Time
This course provides students with an overview of alcohol and drug use both globally and in South
Africa, and the burden of harm associated with their use. Theoretical models for understanding
addiction are introduced. Students learn about the etiology of substance use disorders, as well as protective and risk factors contributing to their presentation. Barriers to treatment access are explored and students are taught about the neurobiology of addiction. An overview of classification systems for substances of misuse is provided and students are introduced to the range of interventions used to prevent initiation to alcohol and drug use, reverse the negative consequences of
use, and/or limit the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs where use continues.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Closed Event
To register: http://Closed Event


Webinar with Dr Michael P. O'Donnell (Art & Science of Health Promotion Institute, USA)

2/1/2022
5pm - 6pm CET
Dr Michael P. O‘Donnell, Art & Science of Health Promotion Institute (USA) - webinar hosted by UTRIP (Slovenia).

The focus of the webinar will be creating ecosystems that enhance healthy lifestyle by delivering a therapeutic dose of evidenced based health behavior change strategies, including a brief review of the theoretical and empirical foundations and descriptions of lecturer's efforts in US.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@institut-utrip.si
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyDCLp0wTsqYxxiHuu6H_Q


January 2022

SBIRT ASSIST Trainer Training for Department of Correctional Services

1/27/2022 - 1/28/2022
09h00 CAT
SBIRT ASSIST Trainer Training for Department of Correctional Services
Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed Event


Shame: A Long Ignored Key in SUDs

1/26/2022
3:00-4:30pm ET
Description: Shame is the fear that we are not good enough to be accepted, and that those things we have done, said, or are will disconnect us from others. It is a critical part of the cycle of SUDs and influences client behavior, the recovery process, and relapse. Shame is rarely discussed, and it thrives in silence. In this session we will address how we as substance use professionals can become comfortable raising issues of shame and how we can safely work with clients on their shame. I will review the difference between guilt and shame – terms which are frequently used to mean the same thing, which can be harmful. I will also share the four elements of Shame Resilience Theory to build resilience by connecting our authentic selves and cultivating meaningful relationships with other people.

Presenter: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP
Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP, has been working in the substance use disorder field for almost 20 years. She began as a counselor, has run residential and outpatient non-profit treatment programs, teaches at universities in Florida, and is now the Deputy Director for International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). She has provided many trainings nationally and internationally about self-care for addiction professionals, mindfulness, shame, co-occurring disorders, motivational enhancement, and online education.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/shame-webinar
To register: https://my.naadac.org/events/event-registration/?id=c7055d81-4642-ec11-a3ee-501ac56ae508&reload=timezone


Adult Learning Principles Module 2: Experiential Learning and Relevancy

1/25/2022
8:30AM Eastern Time
Want to strengthen your teaching and improve student experiences?

Join trainers Cary Hopkins Eyles (Deputy Director, ICUDDR) and Susana Henriques (Portuguese Open University) for the Second Adult Learning Principles on Experiential Learning and Relevancy.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org
To register: http://Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Global Family Systems: Psychosocial Resilience during Covid-19

1/20/2022
3PM GMT
In this webinar, speakers will discuss their project to explore with colleagues across the globe the public mental health interventions used to reduce risk and promote family and community well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic. They will explore the utility and portability of family systems approaches across states, including in high income countries where the polity faces historically unmet needs; in conflict-affected states dealing with transitional justice; and in low and middle income countries with under-resourced institutions. In this webinar, they will share how practitioners can use systemic family therapy approaches to promote family psychosocial resilience, recovery, and/or treatment during this ongoing public health emergency of international concern.

Speakers:
Dr. Laurie L Charle´s is a licensed marriage and family therapist and qualitative researcher whose scholarship and consultation practice is focused on scaling up family therapy practices for host country nationals in fragile, conflict and violence affected states.

Dr. Gameela Samarasinghe is a Clinical Psychologist by training and an Associate Professor in Psychology in the Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@issup.net
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7154669916268497936


Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics: Gaps, Challenges & Opportunities

1/13/2022
3PM Eastern Time
The NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Hallucinogens, psychedelics and entactogens all appear to induce similar changes in neural network growth and function and so are sometimes grouped as “psychoplastogens”. Data suggest that psychoplastogens may facilitate changes in memory, behavior and thought patterns, an effect that can be harnessed to therapeutic benefit. Therefore, the purpose of the workshop is to examine findings related to psychoplastogens in the treatment of depression, post-traumatic stress and substance and alcohol use disorders.

The workshop will cover mechanistic understanding of psychoplastogens, discuss what settings are needed for a therapeutic effect and the necessity and nature of concomitant psychotherapies. Clinical study data will be presented with a view to understanding and overcoming challenges in conducting psychedelic research and identifying knowledge gaps. The design of clinical trials will be discussed, including how they might be conducted in a manner that will satisfy drug regulatory agencies. In addition, presenters will discuss how to design psychedelic therapies that can realistically and ethically be implemented and reimbursed by medical insurers.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/contact-us/co
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-on-psychedelics-as-therapeutics-gaps-challenges-opportunities-tickets-216497739567?keep_tld=1


Perspectives - Navigating Gender Differences Between Counselor and Client

1/12/2022
3:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Time
Join presenters Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD, LMHC, MAC, CASAC, and Tara Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC, for this FREE NAADAC webinar that will discuss ways to support clients of different genders while also allowing counselors to use appropriate clinical strategies to navigate potential roadblocks related to gender.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.naadac.org/navigating-gender-differences-webinar


Preventing Suicide in People with Opioid Use Disorder

1/11/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
This webinar will review the complex relationships between substance misuse and suicide, with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD) as a category associated with significant elevation of suicide risk and premature mortality. Methodological challenges in detecting drug poisoning suicides will be reviewed along with emerging clinical data that suggest treatment-seeking OUD patients who have survived non-fatal opioid overdose report desire and intention to die prior to overdose along a continuum of severity, suggesting the utility of suicide screening and prevention integrated into routine care of patients with OUD.

Presenter: Hillary S. Connery, MD, PhD, Clinical Director Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: pcss@aaap.org
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5921038761053993487


ICUDDR South Africa SBIRT Training for Psychology Interns

1/7/2022 - 1/10/2022
09h00 CAT
SBIRT Training for the Western Cape Clinical Psychology Interns. Collaboration with ICUDDR South Africa
Location: Lentegeur Hospital
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Addiction treatment counselling (Basic)

1/4/2022 - 1/8/2022
08:00 GMT+7
The Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center, Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Department of Social Vices Prevention of Hanoi, opened a basic training course on addiction treatment counseling for more than 40 staff providing support and care for people who use drugs at religious rehabilitation centers from many provinces and cities across the country such as Bethel Catholic Rescue Center, “Nguon Phuoc (Source of Blessings)” Rehabilitation Center, and “Tai Sanh (Rebirth)” Rehabilitation Center.

Attending a 5-day-training course, from January 4 to January 8, 2022; learners are provided with knowledge and addiction treatment skills; in order to deliver optimal and successful addiction treatment services.
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


December 2021

Treatnet Family Intervention Training Course

12/21/2021 - 12/23/2021
08:00 GMT+7
From 21st to 23rd of December, 2021; practitioners, social workers, and health workers from different parts of Vietnam have had an opportunity to participate in the 3-day online training course on Treatnet Family Intervention for people with substance use disorder operated by UNODC, The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center.

Family therapy involves a therapist and family members to improve and resolve relationship problems. Sharing feelings in family therapy helps family members improve communication skills and develop stronger family dynamics. Family therapy uses a range of counseling and other techniques including positive reframing, perspective taking and asking relational questions, and rolling with resistance. Providing family support through therapy can be an essential part of recovery for both the person with substance use disorder and their family.
Location: Hanoi,
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Walking Alongside: Strategies to Support Parenting in Recovery

12/15/2021
3PM Eastern Time
Description: This webinar invites a new approach to the practice of focusing on recovery before parenting. Healthy and safe parenting within the context of a supportive community is a means of achieving and sustaining recovery. Participants will hear from a mom who will share how motherhood was a catalyst to her recovery. The presenters will describe strategies that substance use treatment and recovery services can adopt to simultaneously increase both recovery and parenting capital through individual and group approaches. The webinar will also address the benefits and how-tos of developing and sustaining a peer recovery workforce cross-trained in parenting support, along with the introduction of a specialized toolkit.

Presenters:
Debra Bercuvitz, Erica Napolitan, and Clare Grace Jones, MEd, CPS
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-parenting-strategies-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=GIrV6


National Addiction Leadership Conference

12/7/2021 - 12/9/2021
NAATP National 2021, scheduled for December 7-9, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
Location: Denver, Colorado
For more information: https://www.naatp.org/training-events/national-addiction-leadership-conference


Prevention of cases of opioid overdose in the institutions of the State Penitentiary Service

12/6/2021 - 12/16/2021
The training “Prevention of cases of opioid overdose in the institutions of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. The use of the Naloxone - algorithm, legal basis, misconceptions " was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions and to cover specialists from all regions of Ukraine.

Date and number of hours: 06.12.2021, 2 hours; 07.12.2021, 2 hours; 08.12.2021, 2 hours; 09.12.2021, 2 hours; 10.12.2021, 2 hours; 14.12.2021, 2 hours; 15.12.2021, 2 hours; 16.12.2021, 2 hours.

Trainers: Tetyna Ilnytska (National Trainer), Tatiana Dergach (National Trainer).

Target audience: Medical workers of health care facilities in Criminal Justice institutions; Employees of institutions of State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


The Challenges of Polysubstance Use

12/2/2021
3PM Eastern Time
Alcohol is involved in over 20% of opioid-related overdose deaths, and co-occurring alcohol use disorder (AUD) significantly increases the risk of all-cause mortality among opioid use disorder (OUD) patients. Co-morbid opioid and alcohol use can be a potentially dangerous combination that can damage a person’s brain and body. Additionally, treating co-morbid opioid and alcohol use can lead to greater treatment complications compared to the treatment of either substance on its own. This webinar will discuss the use of medications and other integrated care strategies to improve treatment for co-morbid opioid and alcohol use disorders.

Presenter: Sarah Kawasaki, PhD, Director of Addictions Services, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: emmaa@thenationalcouncil.org
To register: https://thenationalcouncil-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fsxdPBXRT16arTCm1w1Jug


ICUDDR NIDA Mini-Grants: Bidders Conference 2

12/1/2021
7AM Eastern Time
ICUDDR is soliciting applications for mini-grants of no more than U.S.D. $5000 to support researchers in low and middle income countries as defined by the World Bank. The grants are designed to overcome barriers in one of two areas: preliminary data collection and analysis or grant writing capacity.

ICUDDR will host a bidders’ conference at two different times on to answer any questions and describe the goals of the ICUDDR NIDA mini-grants project.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__7pcg3AgS_6FFJ-XHrjuWw


Trauma and Addiction Recovery: How to Work with Couples

12/1/2021
3PM - 5PM Eastern Time
Description: We know that relationships impacted by addiction have divorce rates four times higher than average. Even after beginning recovery, relationships are still at risk. Trauma history is likely to play a key reason. Partners impacted by addiction often have a long history of trauma that may precede their relationship. Added to previous trauma, there is the trauma of addiction and the trauma of recovery, an often overlooked dynamic. This webinar provides tools for addiction professionals to assess and address trauma from a relational perspective by providing three interventions designed to help couples to identify, normalize, and manage triggers. Helping couples manage trauma increases the likelihood of greater relationship stability which correlates with successful long-term recovery.

Presenter: Robert J. Navarra, PsyD, LMFT, MAC
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-recovery-couples-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=CIrV6


November 2021

"Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum" Sharing

11/30/2021 - 11/30/2021
09:30 GMT+7
Vietnam International Technology Center, based in Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam; has collaborated with DAP, Colombo Plan, and University of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCM city, Vietnam to organize a conference on "Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum".

This conference was held with the objective of emphasizing the role of DAP, Colombo Plan, and the collaboration of university partners in the implementation of the Universal Curriculum, as well as resources on substance use disorder treatment and prevention.
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


ICUDDR NIDA Mini-Grants: Bidders Conference 1

11/30/2021
1PM Eastern Time
ICUDDR is soliciting applications for mini-grants of no more than U.S.D. $5000 to support researchers in low and middle income countries as defined by the World Bank. The grants are designed to overcome barriers in one of two areas: preliminary data collection and analysis or grant writing capacity.

ICUDDR will host a bidders’ conference at two different times on to answer any questions and describe the goals of the ICUDDR NIDA mini-grants project.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xDLxeQtTTGSW_zay97_sPg


Motivational Interviewing in Africa: Curriculum Development for Public Health

11/30/2021
16h00 CAT
The fourth in a series expanding on access to and training in Motivational Interviewing in Africa.
Location: Online
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Pending
To register: http://Pending


Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD)

11/17/2021
6:45AM EST / 6:45PM GMT+8
ABCD is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the US. Using cutting-edge technology, scientists will determine how childhood experiences (such as sports, videogames, social media, unhealthy sleep patterns, and smoking) interact with each other and with a child’s changing biology to affect brain development and social, behavioral, academic, health, and other outcomes.

Dr. Gayathri Dowling,
Director, ABCD Project, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Location: Virtual Event
To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebfZ0GyElIu1J_4Mqeb3gQ15yM8DTEwt_hSV_J0E5UkTluvA/viewform


Mental Health (incl SUD) and Self Care Plus CMED Training

11/17/2021 - 11/18/2021
09h00 CAT
Mental Health and Self Care Foundation Phase training for South African Community Health Workers, including the Community Education and Detection Tool (CMED). Hosted in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Rural Health and the South African National Department of Health.
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://NA
To register: http://Closed live event


Substance Use & Psychosis: Interventions for Intertwined Issues

11/17/2021
3PM Eastern Time
This webinar will provide an overview of symptoms of psychosis, discuss the interplay between psychosis and substance use, and provide intervention options for providers working with this complex presentation. These interventions, rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), provide additional options for treatment beyond traditional medication treatment approaches.

Presenters:
Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I, and Stefanie Gregware, MA, LMHC
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: NAADAC@naadac.org
To register: https://www.naadac.org/SUD-psychosis-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=hidU6


Reducing the Stigma of Substance Use Disorders: Words Matter

11/16/2021
2:00pm ET
Words, attitudes and behaviors matter when caring for patients. Stigmatizing behaviors by healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, can have a profound negative impact on patients, including those with substance use disorders (SUDs). Join Dr. Thomas Franko for this important discussion focused on the evidence surrounding medications for SUDs, an overview of the impact of stigma on patients with SUDs, and practical strategies for avoiding stigma in the care of patients. Attend this webinar to gain insights and skills to make a difference in the lives of your patients!
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: pcss@aaap.org
To register: https://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/6867/reducing-the-stigma-of-substance-use-disorders-words-matter?sectionId=114d2117-d8cd-43e5-a991-19c604f39510


SBIRT Provider Training

11/16/2021 - 11/18/2021
09h00 CAT
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial
Location: Ethekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Positive School Climate: How Teachers Support Prevention in the Classroom

11/10/2021
10AM Eastern Time
In last month’s Prevention Talk, Dr. Kris Bosworth, University of Arizona, reviewed the importance of school climate as one of the three pillars of evidence-based prevention in schools. In her presentation, she described how schools can create environments that are physically, emotionally and socially safe for students.

While school safety plans address the macro environment, attention also needs to be given to the micro environment – the classroom. It is critical this learning environment, where students spend several hours a day, supports students’ learning, as well as their social and emotional needs and development. Ultimately, the learning environment/classroom climate, will dictate how well or poorly students will learn and hone their skills. In this month’s Prevention Talk, we will focus on ways to develop a classroom climate that feels safe, respectful, welcoming, and supportive of student learning.

We know a positive classroom climate doesn’t just happen – it is created. We also know teachers have the responsibility for intentionally and deliberately shaping their classroom climate into a positive learning environment. For this session, we have invited Joyce Phelps to share her learning gained as teacher, school counselor, prevention curriculum developer, and APSI senior trainer. She will provide practical information for using “interactive activities”, which are called for in delivering evidence-based classroom prevention curricula, and other student engagement strategies.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@apsintl.org
To register: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/positive-school-climate-how-teachers-support-prevention-in-the-classroom?utm_campaign=64c1ecd5-4e96-4614-b3e1-32642a85d7e6&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=fed30


SBIRT Provider Training

11/4/2021
09h00CAT
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial
Location: Uthukela District, KwaZulu-Natal-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


October 2021

NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

10/28/2021 - 10/30/2021
https://www.naadac.org/annualconference?_zs=BrHpO1&_zl=1oLC6


Depression and Substance Use Comorbidity: A Global Gender Perspective

10/26/2021
3PM - 4PM GMT
Please join NIDA for this month University of Minnesota DGHRI / AMECA webinar titled:
“Depression and Substance Use Comorbidity: A Global Gender Perspective” Presented by: Marta Torrens, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatrist; Head of Addiction at the Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Torrens will present on the high risk of experiencing depression comorbidity among women with substance use disorders in different populations and will cover risk factors associated with this comorbidity in women globally including experiencing intimate partner violence, perinatal depression, and postpartum mood disorders.
Location: Online Event
To register: https://umn-private.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cdiWYawqTXm3ClIdV8F9LA


INL’s Webinar Week on Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Drug Challenges

10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) presents the third annual event on partnering with the private sector to address the world drug problem. The private sector can play a major role in preventing and combating the manufacture, diversion, sale, and misuse of drugs and precursors by mobilizing its unique resources, technologies, and expertise. Throughout webinar week, INL will showcase the important role the private sector can play in addressing distinct aspects of the world drug problem, and how government and business can work together, through case studies and sharing of best practices.
Location: Online Event
To register: https://www.state.gov/webinar-week-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0MkSgeR7lcJ2jCVLQZUXsSfbKXNVAibJo1R7d4wFz3mytbkpEWhuu5oMo


Higher Education: Technology Profiles in Success

10/21/2021
1PM Eastern Time
Higher education institutions have had to accelerate their technology usage and investments to better engage students, ensure accessibility, and to more effectively assess knowledge and progress, while keeping their data secure.


This half-day, virtual event will showcase essential ways universities and colleges can embrace technology effectively to improve the student experience in this new blended learning world and address how the decision-making process needs be fast and inclusive to meet market demands.
Location: Virtual Event
To register: https://www.fiercedigitaltechevents.com/Higher-Ed-Tech2?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF_74u7i__zwJlaMgbVjUDfq3vmTz_F-qlh8-HMmvHqb_jK9mV-U6aHCOzmfFefNjq96NxHeau_LvTnUR1hLuKSkFW7zPfM0qoVTssKD4X2V7_EJr-hLgo


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
10am Central African Time
This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Mondays from 10am til 11am SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday).

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH


South Africa ITTC Online SBIRT Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
12 Noon Central African Time
This training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Mondays from 12 noon til 1pm SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday). We address use of validated screening tools (AUDIT and DUDIT) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtc-usrj0rH93Juke61vKMolrnrqHjQ0yN


Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills Pre-Conference Training Session

10/8/2021
11:00AM - 6:00PM ET
Join NAADAC on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00am - 6:00pm ET (10CT/9MT/8PT) for the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills Pre-Conference Training Session, presented by Don P. Osborn, PhD, LCAC, MAC.

This workshop is intended as both an introduction to the revised Module II of the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and a refresher on addiction counseling to assist those preparing to take the NCC AP credentialing tests.
Osborn will discuss theoretically-based approaches to counseling, counseling practices, modalities, and skills, and considerations for special populations in addiction counseling. This interactive workshop will also cover motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model of change, patient placement, co-occurring disorders, and mutual support groups.
Location: Virtual Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/ac21-pre-conference-sessions?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=hkvM6#basics
To register: https://my.naadac.org/events/event-registration/?id=3e455083-96c4-eb11-ba5e-00155d9b1e6f&reload=timezone


Mental Health and Self Care plus Community Psychoeducation and Detection Tool Master Trainer Pilot

10/6/2021
9am Central African Time

Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za


September 2021

Enhancing Prevention Research Related to Substance Use and Addiction: Identifying Research Gaps and

9/28/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Through presentations and discussions, this meeting will connect the fields of epidemiology, developmental neuroscience, and prevention to improve the integration of ABCD findings into prevention intervention research. ABCD data can inform our understanding of heterogeneity associated with substance use risk as well as how that heterogeneity might be leveraged to inform the development of novel interventions and/or the adaptation and tailoring of current interventions to increase the number of youth served who benefit. The goal would be to stimulate data analyses that would lead to the development of targeted prevention intervention research. While there are many relevant key constructs to explore within the ABCD dataset, this initial meeting will focus on trauma and self-regulation and their roles in substance use initiation. For each construct, we will discuss its definition, how it is represented in the ABCD data, and existing or novel strategies for impacting the construct through intervention.

Planning Group: Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Bethany Deeds, PhD, MA, Amy Goldstein, PhD from the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) and Gaya Dowling, PhD, Elizabeth Hoffman, PhD from the ABCD Study, Office of Trans-NIH Initiatives
Location: Online Event
To register: https://seiservices.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wZqT7vgTQ5-yNxIGBjtauA


Journey Toward Recovery Rich Communities: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, Where We Are Going

9/23/2021
4pm Eastern / 3pm Central
In honor of Recovery Month this year, the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, Faces & Voices of Recovery, ATTC Network, and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing are pleased to collaborate to bring you Journey Toward Recovery Rich Communities. In this two-hour webinar, we will host a diverse panel of experts who will take us through the past, present, and future of recovery-ready communities. Together, we will explore the elements of the recovery ecosystem, the role of advocacy, and what it takes to create recovery-rich communities.

This event will include live simultaneous interpretation
into Spanish and American Sign Language.
Location: Online Event
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoduCqpjsiG9W8ccRBpqZTgpujgJsUBEZb


Effective Training Provision on Motivation Enhancement Strategies for people with SUDs and HIV

9/22/2021 - 9/24/2021
Training "Motivation Enhancement for people with SUD and HIV" was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions. The training topic was chosen due the most popular training topics based on the reports of National T trainers and based on prior training needs survey of National Trainers.

Dates and number of hours: September 22-24, 2021, 18 hours.
Trainers: Oleksandra Vynogradova (National Trainer), Olena Krasulya (National Trainer).
Target audience: Ukraine ATTC National Trainers on substance use and HIV.

Aim: to promote knowledge and skills on how to conduct an effective training on Motivation Enhancement Strategies for people with SUDs and HIV.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Part IV: Shaping Affirming Responses for Historically “Invisibilized” LGBTQIA+ Populations

9/17/2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Within our westernized society, issues affecting LGBTQIA+ community are garnering public recognition and attention. Despite the current relevance of the LGBTIA+ community in current media, effective culturally responsive treatment approaches and tools are lacking in the diversity of modalities and approaches. How can clinicians learn from and utilize present day attention and historical “invisibilization,” stigma, and shame to develop affirming treatment approaches for LGBTQIA+ people seeking care in their community? This presentation will discuss the influence of homophobia, transphobia, and queer aversion within historical, societal, and personal contexts with focus on the necessity to craft culturally responsive treatment methods for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/lgbtq-affirming-responses-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=t6oG6


A Systems Approach for Effective Preventive Intervention Adaptations, Adoption and Sustainability

9/9/2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
During the next Prevention Talk we will be addressing the following question: How do we in the prevention community need to adapt evidence-based interventions to fit different prevention delivery systems and contexts? Prevention scientists have developed many efficacious preventive interventions in a variety of areas.

Dr. Felipe González Castro is Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. He is a Latino health psychologist, who conducts multivariate model analyses of health behaviors and healthful behavior change. He utilizes a stress-coping-resilience paradigm to understand how cognitive, affective, and behavioral factors affect health and well-being, and expression of resilience These analyses also examine the influences of Latinx cultural factors, such as acculturation stress, traditionalism, familismo, ethnic pride, and Latinx gender roles, as risk or protective factors in the prevention of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Castro is the originator of the Integrative Mixed Methods (IMM) methodology, a rigorous QUAL and QUAN methodology for conducting culturally-rich health research. He has received research support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Dr. Castro is a Fellow of Division 45 of the American Psychological Association. He has also been awarded the Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award, and the Service to SPR Award from the Society for Prevention Research.
Location: Online Event
To register: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/systems?cid=fed3030a-6232-4762-9081-42c5fb15c6d4&utm_campaign=be8adb2c-9b49-4bf2-96e7-8679b294ff2f&utm_medium=mail&utm_source=so


August 2021

Suicide Risk Identification and Safety Planning among Veterans

8/29/2021
The Workshop “Suicide Risk Identification and Safety Planning among Veterans" was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions and was based on the request from the Ministry of Veteran Affairs.

Date and number of hours: September, 29, 2021, 2 hours.
Trainers: Lisa Benner (USA), Rachel Adams (USA).
Target audience: employees of regional centers of the Ministry of Veteran Affairs who provide assistance to veterans, employees of the Ministry of Veteran Affairs.

Aim: to promote knowledge and understanding of suicide risk identification and safety planning.

Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


SBIRT Master Training

8/25/2021 - 8/27/2021
09h00 CAT
SBIRT Master Training for trainers belonging to the TB HIV Care Organization as part of the rollout of the ARCH Research project to evaluate impact of cascade training model for SBIRT amongst populations with a high HIV burden
Location: Online
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients

8/20/2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Despite being at increased risk for developing substance use disorders and other mental health issues, LGBTQ2S+ Native American clients are little studied in the clinical literature. This deficit in awareness and care considerations can lead to significant gaps in care for this priority population. In this presentation, the presenters will discuss ways in which practitioners can effectively and compassionately work with this population by integrating Western and Indigenous medicine and therapeutic principles.
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/lgbtq-native-american-clients-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=s6oG6


Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions

8/20/2021
9:00AM - 10:45AM Eastern Time
In order to contribute to promoting the youth tobacco use prevention program in the near future in Vietnam, VHATTC organizes an online session on "PreventingTobacco Use Among Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions".

Information of the workshop:
1. Speaker: Assoc. Prof. J. Randy Koch - Virginia Commonwealth University
2. Chairman: Nguyen Cuu Duc, PhD. - Former Director -The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program in the Asia-Pacific region
3. Facilitator: Assoc. Prof. Do Van Dung - SVH-ATTC University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Language: English with Vietnamese translation
Location: Online Event
Contact Name: Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diep
Contact Email: svhattc@gmail.com
To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScb4Y19p4Z5EHGuw0od-dK2rKHV2zuKsoxZNiM0OMdMUn0wjA/viewform


Opportunity to publish a scientific article on New Psychoactive Substances!

8/15/2021
UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration.

The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and free of charge, so this is really about putting science at the disposal of the wider community of practice. Contributions need to be submitted by 15 August 2021.
For more information: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/emerging-trends-in-drugs-addictions-and-health/call-for-papers/new-drug


Bringing Evidence-Based Prevention to Communities - Prevention Science Is Testing the Best Approache

8/12/2021
10AM EDT
With the major research breakthroughs over the past 30 years in understanding how to prevent risky behaviors and the most effective prevention interventions for doing so, the ability to deliver these evidence-based (EB) interventions and policies to communities remains a challenge to both the research and practice communities. This Prevention Talk will discuss some of the emerging science that is looking at effective implementation and dissemination approaches to EB prevention. It will describe efforts involved in scaling up, i.e., having prevention professionals provide EB interventions to their target populations, and scaling out, i.e., to have these EB prevention interventions incorporated into existing health and social services in the community. Dr. C. Hendricks Brown from Northwestern University will talk about these concepts and the developing conceptual frameworks that will help the field move forward to improve implementation in any of these service contexts. He will also examine the continuing challenges faced by both researchers and practitioners as they work to bring the most effective prevention services into community practice.
Location: Online Event
To register: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/bringing-evidence-based-prevention-to-communities-prevention-science-is-testing-the-best-approaches?utm_campaign=789ad155-3b19-43e5-a2c8-240ceb14d898&utm_source=s


2nd Advisory Board Meeting

8/4/2021
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 2nd Advisory Board Meeting on 4th August, 2021.

The 2nd Advisory Board Meeting of V-ITTC occurs with the aim of summarizing V-ITTC activities in 2020-2021 and planning for 2021-2025.
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


July 2021

2021 ICUDDR Virtual Conference

7/20/2021 - 7/21/2021
The 2021 ICUDDR Virtual Conference will be held on July 20 & 21, 2021. Theme: “Sustaining and Adapting Addiction Science to Virtual Realities”
Location: Online event
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part II: LGBTQ Youth, Community & Alcohol Misuse

7/16/2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth are consistently marginalized and as a result are at greater risk of alcohol misuse. This workshop will identify the unique challenges LGBTQ youth face, address indicators that lead LGBTQ youth to misuse alcohol, strategies that address the specific needs of this demographic, and critical tools to affirm LGBTQ youth in your community. By working with LGBTQ youth in their early development, you have the power to support youth to engage in a community where they can embrace their identity—decreasing the statistic of alcohol misuse.
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/lgbtq-youth-community-and-alcohol-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=r6oG6


Online Training - Screening and management of depression in criminal justice settings

7/1/2021
The training "Screening and management of depression in criminal justice settings in order to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment programs" was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions. 8 hours.

Trainers: Tetyna Ilnytska (National Trainer), Stanislav Chumak (National Trainer)
Target audience: psychiatrists who work in criminal justice settings and provide care for people with substance use related problems.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


June 2021

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting

6/19/2021 - 6/23/2020
19-23 June 2021, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

CPDD provides a national and international forum for scientists of diverse backgrounds to advance the understanding of molecular-neurobiological aspects of addictive disorders and, by the application of new scientific knowledge, to improve and develop treatments utilizing novel behavioural and pharmacological therapies.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
For more information: https://cpdd.org/meetings/current-meeting/


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum

6/19/2021 - 6/21/2021
19-21 June 2021. The 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.

Abstracts due April 15.
For more information: https://www.drugabuse.gov/international/meetings/international-forum


Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Annual Meeting

6/19/2021 - 6/23/2021
The primary goal of this joint meeting of RSA and ISBRA is to provide a forum for alcohol researchers – from all disciplines – to present their latest findings and to learn about new research developments in an environment that will provide interaction at both the professional and personal level.

19-23 June 2021, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Location: Online event
For more information: https://www.xcdsystem.com/rsoa/index.cfm?ID=5LxjLrk&CFID=31643060&CFTOKEN=19116726577ea91f-2EE7B0EE-0CDC-6364-32BCBB224DF7DCFA


13th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group VIRTUAL Conference

6/18/2021
Theme: Context, Culture, & Intersectionality: Barriers and Challenges Facing Women with Substance Use Disorders Globally

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT USA
virtually via Zoom
Location: Online
For more information: https://web.cvent.com/event/b4bae4b4-896d-4125-b512-bfbb0b8f37f0/summary


Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGBTQ+ Clients

6/18/2021
Time: 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

The need for specialized treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals was first addressed in 1979 at the Rutgers Summer School on Alcoholism, which led to the founding of NALGAP: The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies. The co-founders of NALGAP will discuss those origins along with landmarks that followed NALGAP’s establishment, including how SAMHSA eventually published A Provider's Guide for Working with LGBT Individuals and a curriculum for training all professionals on the specific issues of LGBT clients.
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/lgbtq-history-of-treatment-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=q6oG6


Enhancing your Addiction Education and Early Career

6/15/2021
Time: 10am Eastern Time / 3pm UK Time

Please join us for our very first ISSUP-ICUDDR joint webinar! This session is for students and new addiction science professionals and will bring together a panel of experts who will cover working in the substance use disorder field, forming student organizations, and getting research published in reputable journals.

Presentations:

1. “Addiction Programmes and Further Education in Addiction Studies”
Dr. Beatrice Kathungu,
Faculty Member, Dept. of Psychology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
ICUDDR Coordinator for Africa

2. “How Students can Work Together to Form a Professional Network?”
Anna Volfová,
Dept. of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

3. "Challenges and Tips to Getting Addiction Science Research Published in High Impact Journals”
Dr. Richard Pates,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Editor in Chief, Journal of Substance Use

4. “Introduction to ICUDDR and ISSUP”
Cary Hopkins Eyles, Deputy Director, ICUDDR
Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6616894375458617867


International Conference on Addiction Treatment and Therapy (ICATT)

6/10/2021 - 6/11/2021
10-11 June 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICATT 2021: 15. International Conference on Addiction Treatment and Therapy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Addiction Treatment and Therapy. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Addiction Treatment and Therapy.
For more information: https://waset.org/addiction-treatment-and-therapy-conference-in-june-2021-in-copenhagen


REMOTE: The connected faculty summit

6/9/2021 - 6/10/2021
https://www.theremotesummit.org/

Almost 50,000 faculty and administration registered to join us live at the 2020 inaugural event and REMOTE is back again on June 9-10, 2021. Join educators and decision makers from universities and colleges globally to view and engage with presenters and peers on pedagogy, blended learning and best practices for student engagement online or on campus. REMOTE helps to design & deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for teachers and learners and provides keen insights for those involved in supporting education.
Location: https://www.theremotesummit.org/
For more information: https://www.theremotesummit.org/


International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) Conference

6/2/2021 - 6/4/2021
02-04 June 2021, Aguascalientes, Mexico. 14th Annual Conference, hosted by the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This annual event is of interest to academics in the field of drug policy, as well as policymakers and decision-makers interested in drugs and drug policy.

Please email ISSDP2020@cide.edu with conference enquiries.
Location: Mexico
Contact Email: ISSDP2020@cide.edu


Initiative to Support the Further Professional Development of National Trainers (11-workshops)

6/1/2021 - 11/30/2022
Series of workshops for National Trainers «Initiative to Support the Further Professional Development of National Trainers in Ukraine» was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions. 11 workshops were conducted from June - November 2021. The choice of workshop topics was based on prior training needs survey of National Trainers.

Aim: to promote knowledge and understanding of evidence based practices and effective approaches to SUD management among National Trainers to enhance further knowledge dissemination and raising awareness on evidence based approaches among practitioners working with SUD.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Annual Meeting

6/1/2021 - 6/4/2021
1-4 June 2021, Washington, DC, USA. The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 29th Annual Meeting will be held June 1-4, 2021. This year’s theme is “Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context.”
For more information: https://www.preventionresearch.org/2021-annual-meeting/


May 2021

World Conference on Research Integrity

5/30/2021 - 6/2/2021
7th World Conference on Research Integrity. 30 May - 2 June 2021, Cape Town, South Africa. This will be the first time this conference will be held in Africa.
For more information: https://wcri2022.org/


14th European Congress on Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems

5/21/2021 - 5/23/2021
May 21-23, 2021. Grenoble, France.
For more information: https://www.europad.org/europad20.php


Keys to the Kingdom: Developing Culturally Relevant SUD Education for Black Addiction Professionals

5/19/2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time (2CT/1MT/12PT)

From the onset of the transatlantic slave trade, Black Americans were not afforded the opportunity to learn to read. Today, Black Americans are fighting national education systems which far too often ignore the cultural learning needs and considerations of their communities. Specifically, counseling education in America for substance use disorders (SUD) has been rooted in western theory and often is designed without consideration for the unique learning needs of Black Americans and other people of color (POC). This presentation focuses on best practices and curriculum components that will support the development of Black SUD counselors in educational, vocational, and internship-based programs. The goal of incorporating research on unconscious biases and culturally relevant theory is to fill the gaps in treatment for Black substance users and better address the health disparities within the community. This presentation is useful for all SUD counselors, supervisors, educators, and administrators.

Presenter: James B. Golden, PsyD
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/culturally-relevant-education-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=gQuG6


Public Health Policy & Interventions

5/19/2021
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".

Fifth 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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZluZcHh2TR-DT2-hho_S0A


Applying Prevention Science to Practice: Virtual Learning Lab

5/18/2021
Part two of Applying Prevention Science to Practice
For more information: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdOqqqTguEtOPPPglDIplcAEZnPcInedb


The Science of Substance Use

5/12/2021
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".

Fourth Webinar Topic:
How does substance use work? What mechanisms are at play and what do we need to know to better understand the nature of these phenomena? In this session, presenters will be looking at the science behind substance use and the concrete factors that come into play for persons who use drugs.
Location: Online Event
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_li_jPN71TaC1nw9f6MVI_Q


Prevention Talk # 7: Community Approaches to Violence Prevention

5/6/2021
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
For more information: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/prevtalk7?cid=c271520b-8648-4f39-9c22-57487cde5a16&utm_campaign=b07a3d5a-476b-4c38-adb3-ae42016120b9&utm_medium=mail&utm_source=so


Support Systems for Persons Who Use Drugs

5/5/2021
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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_COYeUOPcSvCbxj51arRVww


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.
1st: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2021-05/tobacco-webinar-series-tobacco-use-pleasure-or-harm
2nd: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2021-05/tobacco-webinar-series-new-electronic-smoking-devices-whats-difference
3rd: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2021-05/tobacco-webinar-series-tobacco-smoking-addiction-prevention-treatment

For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2021-05/tobacco-webinar-series-tobacco-use-pleasure-or-harm


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

5/5/2021
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
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/mindfulness-with-clients-webinar?_zs=5cIoP1&_zl=RQuG6


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
For more information: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/meetings/annual-meeting


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; pxm527@miami.edu, Flavio Margsilia; marsiglia@asu.edu and Elizabeth B. Robertson; e.b.robertsonphd@gmail.com with the subject line noted as "Special Issue of Prevention Science: International Responses during Human Ecosystem Disruptions .
Contact Name: John Toumbourou
Contact Email: john.toumbourou@deakin.edu.au
For more information: http://link.springer.com/journal/11121


April 2021

Public Health Dimensions of Substance Use

4/28/2021
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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IxMr-7qFTeCvpnDEui6oUw


The Updated College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM): What Colleges and Communities Need to

4/28/2021
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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r5wJ5xuxRW-V43gBagt97g


Youth Peer Services

4/27/2021
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
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/507874730656975372


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
For more information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2021/ASAM/aaStatic.asp?SFP=RkpYV0JFWFdANDQ5MA


The Global and Local Situation on Substance Use: Identifying Key Issues

4/21/2021
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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vrcNNTVTRH29IAx57eDkFQ


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! ?
Location: https://www.naadac.org/advocacy-conference?_zs=BrHpO1&_zl=VoLC6


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

4/13/2021
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Gail D'Onofrio, MD

Description:
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.
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1031536933181548043


What Implementation Experts Need to Know About Program Fidelity

4/13/2021
This is a two part event with this webinar and a learning lab on May 18th.
For more information: https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZMwa0yV3RWK-FrCoboF44Q


Online Training - SBIRT for Family Doctors

4/12/2021 - 4/15/2021
The training «SBIRT for family doctors» was conducted online due to Covid-19 related restrictions. 8 hours.

Trainers: Oleksii Kostiuchenkov (National Trainer), Tetyana Yartseva (National Trainer).
Target audience: family doctors and managers of primary healthcare facilities.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


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
For more information: https://www.sbm.org/meetings/2021


UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs 64th Session

4/12/2021 - 4/16/2021
Registration:
https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CND/session/64_Session_2021/registration_64th-cnd-session.html

Programme:
https://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND/CND_Sessions/CND_64/21-01547_Programme_CND_2021_ebook_2.pdf

For more information: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CND/session/64_Session_2021/session-64-of-the-commission-on-narcotic-drugs.html


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
For more information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2021/AATOD/


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.

Location: http://redirect.kenes.com/HQ001110tIvj5Kj1JzU00wh
Contact Email: gaia.sampogna@gmail.com


Ukraine ITTC Advisory Board Meeting

4/6/2021
The first meeting of the Advisory Board took place on April 06, 2021, 9 AB members were present and meeting was devoted to discussing the following issues:
• Mission and tasks of the ITTC
• The role of the Advisory Board
• Existing gaps in care provision to people who use substances
• Training needs of professionals who provide assistance to people who use psychoactive substances
• Modifications of educational programs due to COVID-19 measures
Location: Virtual meeting
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


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.
For more information: https://www.rx-summit.com/


March 2021

Youth Suicide Prevention

3/30/2021
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.
Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2212771962490226956
For more information: https://mcusercontent.com/300aba489875515af08239ebf/files/364e7f1d-c3cb-44d8-b432-3b54f25bc485/Save_the_Date_Notice_Youth_Suicide_Prevention_Final.pdf


Connecting the Continuum - How Prevention and Social Determinants of Health Connect

3/24/2021
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.
Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4675624130206822415
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4675624130206822415


Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow

3/23/2021
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
For more information: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/post/addiction-and-covid-19-a-conversation-with-dr-anthony-fauci-and-dr-nora-volkow


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).
Location: https://www.naadac.org/sap?_zs=BrHpO1&_zl=4pLC6


La Práctica de la Supervisión Clínica en Español, Sesión 2

3/11/2021
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).
Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8698091764550525712


RACEing Through Revolving Doors - Reducing Recidivism

3/10/2021
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.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/253469727152141327
Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/253469727152141327


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

3/4/2021
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.
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/supervision-clinica-en-espanol?_zs=BrHpO1&_zl=oAxA6


American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Annual Meeting

3/1/2021 - 3/12/2021
10-13 March 2021, Washington, DC, USA.
For more information: https://www.ascpt.org/Meetings/Annual-Meeting


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
For more information: https://imia21.com.au/


UTC Academic Adaptation & The Shift to Online Training

2/25/2021
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
For more information: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/k2/j.php?MTID=t875284779b8ec461d40c7f672165bbbe


ITTC Network Launch

2/24/2021
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
For more information: https://ittcnetwork.org/ittc/ITTCLaunchEventResources.aspx


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.
For more information: https://www.srnt.org/page/Meeting


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.
For more information: https://painmed.org/annual-meeting/2021-annual-meeting


Inclusion of UTC modules - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

2/1/2021 - 6/1/2021
Inclusion of UTC modules in pre and postgraduate curriculums in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. UTC 1-5 were included in curriculum on Work program of the discipline «Psychiatry, narcology» for 4th year medical students (knowledge field: 22 Health; speciality: 222 Medicine; education level: Master).

Date and number of hours: February-June, 2021. The total amount is 90 hours (20 hours – addiction psychiatry), including: Lectures - 10 hours (2 hours – addiction psychiatry); Seminars- 50 hours (18 hours – addiction psychiatry); Self-paced learning - 29 hours; Pre-exam consultation - 1 hour.

Trainers: Irina Pinchuk, Country Director ITTC Ukraine (National Trainer), Stanislav Chumak, (National Trainer), Tetyana Ilnytska, (National Trainer), Boltonosov Sergii, (National Trainer).

Target audience: 4th year students of the Institute of Biology and Medicine of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Outcomes: 87 students from Iran, India, Pakistan and China completed the course.
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


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
For more information: https://www.hivr4p.org/


1st Advisory Board Meeting

1/21/2021
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 1st Advisory Board Meeting on 21st January, 2021.

The 1st Advisory Board Meeting occurs with the aim of introducing the official establishment of V-ITTC, Advisory Board representatives, the operational procedure of V-ITTC; and planning for 2021-2025.
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


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
For more information: https://www.ahsrconference.org/monthly-workshops/


December 2020

Risk Level of Substance Use in Incarcerated Women

12/16/2020
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
For more information: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/k2/j.php?MTID=t3010110b5f5d4e0aaf01d42ec5210b8c


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
For more information: https://www.aaap.org/training-events/annual-meeting/about-the-aaap-annual-meeting/


Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Self-Care Strategies for Substance Use Professionals

12/8/2020
Presenters:

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.

Objectives:
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
For more information: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/k2/j.php?MTID=t23a837926f7a55a3685800f7746a0ad1


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.
For more information: https://addictionaustralia.org.au/


November 2020

Policy change to support development of academic program in addiction studies

11/30/2020
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
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Introduction to Universal Treatment Curriculum - Workshop

11/27/2020
The three hour workshop «Introduction to Universal Treatment Curriculum. Work with families as essential part of SUD treatment» was conducted within the conference ‘XXI Century Psychiatry: a Global Impact on Modern Society and New Practices in the Field’ for registered participants.
Trainers: Yuliia Yachnik (National Trainer), Olha Myshakivska (National Trainer).

Aim: to raise awareness among specialists who work with people with SUD about the need to involve families in the treatment, and present an overview of issues related to substance use and interventions in the context of the family.

Target audience: participants of the ‘XXI Century Psychiatry: a Global Impact on Modern Society and New Practices in the Field’: mental health and public health practitioners and managers.

Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Building Strength and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

11/20/2020
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
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


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
For more information: https://www.eurocare.org/events.php?sp=9th-european-alcohol-policy-conference-oslo-norway&ssp=upcoming


Online Learning Problem Solving Group #4

11/16/2020
Online Learning Problem Solving Group #4: Digital tools to promote pedagogical strategies with Susana Henriques.

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Introduction to The Addiction Field

11/11/2020
Opening Lecture by Michal Miovský for the the new Master in Addictions (EUPC/UTC) Course at Gifes UIB. Please email gifesuib@gmail.com to register your interest in attending the event.
Location: Online event
Contact Name: Gifes
Contact Email: gifesuib@gmail.com


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
For more information: https://www.worldsafety2020.com/about-safety2020


October 2020

Introduction to Prevention Ethics

10/29/2020
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
For more information: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=34485&StepNumber=1&v=MTU2NGVmZjYtNjAxYS00MGE4LWEwZjktMmU5MDQ3OTUwZjMw


Problem Solving Group: "Educators as Leaders"

10/26/2020
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 eylesc@icuddr.org.
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


Adaptación e implementación remota de una intervención de prevención familiar

10/23/2020
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: eylesc@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.webex.com/icuddr/k2/j.php?MTID=t399d197954da36d7fb7df5f64b1598a4


CRISA 14TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND SOCIETY IN AFRICA Abuja, Nigeria

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
Contact Email: crisainfo1@gmail.com
For more information: http://www.crisaafrica.org


Publishing Addiction Science Research (Learning Collaborative)

10/19/2020
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 eylesc@icuddr.org with questions or to register.

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org


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
For more information: https://www.ahsrconference.org/


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
For more information: https://wcph2020.com/


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: office@euspr.org
For more information: http://euspr.org/save-the-date-11th-euspr-conference/


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
For more information: https://registration.allintheloop.net/register/event/2020-guam-virtual-conference-md78


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
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference


54th International Congress of Preventive Medicine

9/22/2020 - 9/25/2020
53rd Days of Preventive Medicine
Location: Nis, Serbia
For more information: http://dpm.izjz-nis.org.rs/


Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

9/17/2020
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
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VMeWGnCTShyTXxCJKvXDow


EUFASD Conference

9/14/2020 - 9/19/2020
European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance
c/o FAS-föreningen
Norra Långgatan 8
S-261 32 LANDSKRONA
SWEDEN

Registered in Landskrona, Sweden
Tax office registration number 802459-2654
Contact Email: info@eufasd.org
For more information: https://www.eufasd.org/


Problem Solving Group: Teaching in a Virtual Environment

9/14/2020
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.
To register, email: eyles@icuddr.org

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: eyles@icuddr.org


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
Contact Email: eylesc@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.com/conferences/2020-conference.aspx


June 2020

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

6/17/2020
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
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82039293305


Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level

6/11/2020
1 PM BST / 8 AM EDT
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85283444781


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

6/4/2020
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.
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82963854757


May 2020

Network Digital Education

5/27/2020
6 PM BST
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?
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712167417


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

5/19/2020
Presented by Fernando Salazar Silva, Ph.D.
In Spanish
Profesor Principal
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88917301080


Building the Capacity of the Prevention Workforce Worldwide

5/14/2020
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.
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81770865733


Supporting University Students During COVID-19

5/12/2020
Presented by: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86027929260


Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level

5/6/2020
10 AM BST
Presented by: Matej Kosir, Director, the Utrip Research and Development Institute (UTRIP)
Location: https://zoom.us/j/94376708256


April 2020

Developing University-Based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

4/21/2020
5pm BST
Location: https://zoom.us/j/97823199851


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

4/17/2020
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
For more information: https://zoom.us/j/899124303


ISAM Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: 2nd Webinar

4/15/2020
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
Contact Email: ISAM.NIG@gmail.com
For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O2F4TpRtkbOYDo1Ia4RLwWbFTHOFCX-HHwU3UicP11Y/edit


Webinar: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19

4/15/2020
COVID-19 Conversations webinar on 'Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19'. Registration link below.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://www.covid19conversations.org/webinar-registration


CPA2020

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
For more information: https://addictionpsychology.org/conventions/cpa/2020-collaborative-perspectives-addiction-meeting


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
For more information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ASAM/


March 2020

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

3/23/2020
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 isam.policy@gmail.com
Location: Webinar
Contact Name: ISAM
Contact Email: isam.policy@gmail.com
For more information: https://isamweb.org/2020/03/isam-webinar-series-on-covid-19-and-sud-a-global-perspective-on-challenges-and-solutions/


Scholarly Publishing Symposium 2020 (NIH)

3/22/2020
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 https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/editing/scholarly-publishing-symposium-2020
Contact Name: Cindy Clark
Contact Email: cindy.clark@nih.gov
For more information: https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/editing/scholarly-publishing-symposium-2020


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
For more information: https://www.srnt.org/page/2020_Meeting


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.
For more information: https://www.gapc2020.org


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
For more information: https://globalgapa.org/index.php/2019/03/26/gapc-2020-to-be-held-in-dublin-ireland/


Qualitative Methods in Addiction Research: A One Day Masterclass

3/6/2020
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
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qualitative-methods-in-addiction-research-a-one-day-masterclass-tickets-76258901427?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


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
For more information: https://isamweb.org/2020/02/isam-nig-interest-group-webinars/


Ukraine ITTC Launch Event

2/24/2020
Public Launch Event via Zoom - closed event.

Participating organizations:
International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)
National Rehabilitation Center
NIDA International Program
Active Implementation Research Network
ITTC Network Coordinating Office
Vietnam ITTC
South Africa ITTC
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za



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