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April 2024

Webinar: “Las buenas intenciones no bastan”. Retos y desafíos de la prevención del consumo de drogas

4/10/2024 - 4/10/2024
17:00 COL
El Centro Internacional de Transferencia de Tecnología de Colombia, ITTC Colombia y la Universidad CES, tienen el gusto de invitarlos al Webinar: “Las buenas intenciones no bastan”. Retos y desafíos de la prevención del consumo de drogas basada en evidencia.
Cuándo: Miércoles 10 de abril de 2024
Hora: 5:00 p.m.
¿Dónde lo veo?: Por el canal oficial de Universidad CES en Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/a8YgTwPtlnI?si=zX1aaWRxiycYRefB
Invitados: Invitado Internacional: Gabriel Rossi, Médico Psiquiatra de Niños y Adolescentes. Invitada Nacional: Luz Adriana Rivera González, coordinadora Equipo de Reducción de Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas- Gobernación de Risaralda. Con la participación de Cristóbal Ovidio Muñoz, director de ITTC Colombia.

Contact Email: comunicacionITTC@ces.edu.co
For more information: https://www.youtube.com/live/a8YgTwPtlnI?si=1lFMGX4_bX8S4dND


ASAM 55th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

4/4/2024 - 4/7/2024
The ASAM Annual Conference is the defining event in addiction medicine bringing together all professionals to connect, learn, and inspire. For 55 years, ASAM has been convening the addiction treatment community to showcase best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in the field.

The ASAM 55th Annual Conference will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. The event begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2024, with an opening welcome reception and concludes at 11:30 am on Sunday, April 7, 2024.


Location: Texas, United States
Contact Email: N/A
For more information: https://annualconference.asam.org/aaStatic.asp?SFP=VFBBRVZFQVZAMTYyNDFAQWJvdXQgQVNBTSA1NXRoIEFubnVhbCBDb25mZXJlbmNl
To register: https://annualconference.asam.org/aaStatic.asp?SFP=R1pLTkxSREpAMTYyMzZAUmVnaXN0cmF0aW9uICYgUmF0ZXM


March 2024

PRY4009F: Screening and Assessment of Addictive Disorders

3/25/2024 - 3/28/2024
09H00-16H00 SAST
Evidence-based approaches to screening and assessment for addictive disorders (9 participants)
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Demonstration of Safe Handling and Disposal Module

3/21/2024
2:00PM-2:30PM CET
The continuous development of high-potency synthetic drugs presents a dynamic challenge for front-line officers. In light of this, the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs has developed this module to showcase practical resources on the secure handling and disposal of hazardous substances commonly associated with the production of synthetic drugs. Additionally, the module provides insights on how to bolster national disposal initiatives.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: unodc-syntheticdrugstrategy@un.org
For more information: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/syntheticdrugs/en/frontpage.html
To register: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/070d74b6-5698-4203-b1b7-138223ee8adb@0f9e35db-544f-4f60-bdcc-5ea416e6dc70


Peer Recovery Support Series: Practical Nutrition for Peer Coaching

3/21/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11:00AM CT/10:00AM MT/9:00AM PT)
Speaker: Debra Filla, BA, MBA, CNRC I&II

The Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition believes that the underlying drivers of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health issues are nutrient and neurotransmitter imbalances. These imbalances can be successfully addressed using nutritional strategies. By “feeding the brain and healing the gut,” the body becomes the critical third leg of the recovery stool. This third leg, in combination with the psychosocial and spiritual legs of the stool, is a critical component for long-term recovery. In this 1.5-hour online seminar, participants will learn key recovery-supporting nutritional strategies that they can apply immediately, whether for self, family, or clients.
Location: Virtual
Contact Name: Jessica O'Brien
Contact Email: jobrien@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/practical-nutrition-for-peer-coaching-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/practical-nutrition-for-peer-coaching-webinar


Peer Recovery Support Series: Practical Nutrition for Peer Coaching

3/21/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
The Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition believes that the underlying drivers of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health issues are nutrient and neurotransmitter imbalances. These imbalances can be successfully addressed using nutritional strategies. By “feeding the brain and healing the gut,” the body becomes the critical third leg of the recovery stool. This third leg, in combination with the psychosocial and spiritual legs of the stool, is a critical component for long-term recovery. In this 1.5-hour online seminar, participants will learn key recovery-supporting nutritional strategies that they can apply immediately, whether for self, family, or clients.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/practical-nutrition-for-peer-coaching-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/practical-nutrition-for-peer-coaching-webinar


Demo: PPP Module of the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs

3/20/2024
9-9:30AM EDT
You are invited to attend a demonstration of the the newest module on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), part of the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs Community
Location: Online
Contact Email: UNODC-SyntheticDrugStrategy@un.org
To register: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/070d74b6-5698-4203-b1b7-138223ee8adb@0f9e35db-544f-4f60-bdcc-5ea416e6dc70


DEMONSTRATION OF UN TOOLKIT ON SYNTHETIC DRUGS' PPP MODULE

3/20/2024
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CET)
This demonstration will showcase the resources in the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs' newest Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) module. The module serves as a comprehensive guide for government agencies, law enforcement, NGOs, community organizations and other stakeholders actively seeking to establish and operate a PPP addressing synthetic drugs.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: unodc-syntheticdrugstrategy@un.org
For more information: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/syntheticdrugs/en/cnd67.html
To register: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/syntheticdrugs/en/cnd67.html


Let’s Talk Resilience as a Three-Pronged Approach!

3/20/2024
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Speaker: Mary Darden-Robinson, PsyD, LPC, LSATP, MAC

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the behavioral health workforce to learn how to pivot and utilize flexibility when navigating the training and coaching of its workforce. The concept of pivoting intertwines with another relevant clinical skill: resilience. Resilience is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as “the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands (APA, 2012).” As a provider, practicing and teaching this skill to individuals in treatment can be beneficial in supporting recovery while also positively impacting the goal of preserving the lives of those touched by opioid use disorder. This presentation will shed light on the message of hope and healing associated with resilience.
Location: Virtual
Contact Name: Jessica O'Brien
Contact Email: jobrien@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/lets-talk-resilience-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/lets-talk-resilience-webinar


DEMONSTRATION OF UN TOOLKIT ON SYNTHETIC DRUGS' LEGAL MODULE

3/19/2024
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CET)
This demonstration will showcase the resources in the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs' Legal module. The module presents information and resources about the international drug control system, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as well the three Conventions that constitute the cornerstones of the international drug control system. The module also explores the various legal approaches adopted by Member States at the national level to respond to the emergence of NPS
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: unodc-syntheticdrugstrategy@un.org
For more information: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/syntheticdrugs/en/cnd67.html
To register: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/syntheticdrugs/en/cnd67.html


National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® March 18-24, 2024

3/18/2024

Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community. NDAFW is an annual health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. NDAFW provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to help advance the science and address youth drug and alcohol use in communities and nationwide. Sign up for NDAFW email updates below, and find lots of great resources for planning and promoting your very own NDAFW event.

Mark your calendar for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, March 18–24
Contact Email: https://nida.nih.gov/about-nida/contact-us/contact
For more information: https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week


Emotional Attachment Behavioral Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Behavioral Health Treatment

3/13/2024
3:00-4:30PM ET (2:00PM CT/1:00PM MT/12:00PM PT)
Speaker: Doug Smith, BS, CADC II

Emotional Attachment Behavioral Therapy (EABT) is a ground-breaking therapy model, gaining notoriety in the behavioral health field for quickly getting to the root of attachment issues. This presentation will show the history and relevant research associated with attachment theory and the connection between insecure attachment styles and behavioral health issues. It will also review the primary objectives of EABT, including assessing insecure attachment styles, understanding core attachment stressors (childhood environmental factors), cultivating new coping skills, gaining self-awareness and self-esteem, and increasing the amount and frequency of secure attachments in a person's life. Practitioners using the EABT model will work with patients to cultivate these primary objectives while creating secure attachments in the therapeutic relationship. In this session, attendees will learn about the application and curriculum that makes this model unique.

Location: Virtual
Contact Name: Jessica O'Brien
Contact Email: jobrien@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/innovative-behavioral-health-treatment-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/innovative-behavioral-health-treatment-webinar


ACE: SBIRT and WebApp ASSIST

3/8/2024 - 3/8/2024
10h00 SAST
Participants were introduced to the SBIRT model and the benefits this would have within their current setting. They were then trained to use the WebApp version of the ASSIST tool.
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

3/7/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Welkom, Free State
Contact Name: Ayanda Mkhize
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Demo: PPP Module of the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs

3/6/2024
3-3:00AM EST
You are invited to a demonstration of the newest module on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) from the UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs Community.
Location: Online
Contact Email: UNODC-SyntheticDrugStrategy@un.org
To register: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/cd50a4cc-3432-4fc8-9f1b-86e9f9f7df8b@0f9e35db-544f-4f60-bdcc-5ea416e6dc70


Polysubstance Use During the Opioid Crisis

3/6/2024
3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Speaker: Debbie Gray, LICSW, LADC, LSCSW, LCAC

Rural areas of the United States have been disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic. To improve treatment outcomes in rural, as well as urban settings, polysubstance use is increasingly recognized as an important determinant. Recent research suggests that for many individuals living with addiction, particularly those with opioid use disorder, polysubstance use is the norm rather than the exception (Cicero et al., 2020; Peppin et al., 2020; Mahoney 3rd et al., 2021; Palamar et al., 2018). In this presentation, participants will learn about the latest research of polysubstance use during the opioid crisis and acquire targeted clinical interventions tailored to communities impacted the most.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: jobrien@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/polysubstance-use-during-crisis-webinar
To register: https://my.naadac.org/account/login.aspx?RedirectUrl=https://www.pathlms.com/auth/impexium/callback?slug=naadac&reload=timezone


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

3/6/2024 - 3/6/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Bloemfontein, Free State
Contact Name: Ayanda Mkhize
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

3/1/2024 - 3/1/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Orange Farm, Gauteng
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


February 2024

Planning for the Future: Ensuring Sustainability for Drug Treatment Courts

2/29/2024
1:30-3:00PM ET (12:30CT/11:30MT/10:30PT)
Ensuring long-term sustainability for drug treatment courts requires careful planning of strategies that encompass data collection, messaging, and partnership building. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, drug treatment courts have an opportunity to reexamine the focus of their programs on individuals in their communities identified as having high service needs and being at high risk of recidivism, who would benefit from intensive programming, such as a drug court. This means that courts may serve fewer individuals but still provide compelling benefits to system partners through reductions in calls to 911, law enforcement contacts, jail bookings, jail bed days, court hearings, and other costly interactions with criminal justice and behavioral health agencies, as well as priceless outcomes for community members through supported recovery for people with serious substance use disorders, reunited families, and restored hope.

This SAMHSA-funded GAINS Center webinar will discuss how drug treatment courts can plan for long-term sustainability through a multifaceted approach. The audience will hear about strategies that can be used by drug courts to ensure longevity, including ways to structure and organize a program for long-term success, strategies to increase support from partners and the community, and opportunities to secure ongoing funding.
Contact Email: gains@prainc.com
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pjZ9ovHYRM6_g8pF9Nnssg?utm_source=SAMHSA&utm_campaign=d6145a2ff6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2024_02_14_07_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-d6145a2ff6-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

2/29/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Soweto, Gauteng
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Cannabis and Mental Health

2/28/2024
11:00AM PT (12:00PM MT/1:00CT/2:00ET)
This webinar will discuss the latest research on cannabis and mental health. Dr. Natania Crane will go over recent changes in cannabis use, how the endocannabinoid system may regulate mental health symptoms, and what we currently know about cannabis use and mental health.

1.5 CME or CE credits available
Contact Email: northwest@attcnetwork.org
For more information: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-attc/event/cannabis-and-mental-health-webinar
To register: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5bTu_A4HRa2O7y4z5NnhXw#/registration


Expanding Harm Reduction through Increased Syringe Access

2/28/2024
2:00-3:30PM ET (1:00CT/ 12:00MT/ 11:00PT)
This webinar is put on by the Homeless and Housing Resource Center and will discuss how community-based organizations can increase harm reduction services by offering syringe access. Presenters include the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program in Oklahoma and Migrant Health Center, Inc. in Puerto Rico.

*ASL Interpretation and live captioning will be provided
*Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete a post-event evaluation
*No CEUs are provided
*This webinar will be recorded
Contact Email: jelder@prainc.com
For more information: https://hhrctraining.org/events-webinars/webinar/35201/expanding-harm-reduction-through-increased-syringe-access
To register: https://prainc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_268A7kArRZKwhiW1tGJbBA


Harm Reduction in the African Context

2/28/2024
8:00AM ET (7:00CT/6:00MT/5:00PT)
Harm reduction remains to be misunderstood and this webinar aims to facilitate objective conversation and discuss its implications, particularly in Africa.

Presenter: Dr. Martin Agwogie
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElfumhrzgqHdxVmIDYJVtl-1zyA-yyhvqs#/registration


Introduction to healthcare for adolescents: Substance Use in Adolescents

2/27/2024 - 2/27/2024
09H00 SAST
The presentation was focused on adolescent substance use, with a focus on the commonly occurring substances use amongst this population in South Africa. It also focused defining substance use vs. dependence, as well as risk factors and approaches to care for adolescents.
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Research Into Action: Long-Term Behavioral Effects of a School-Based Prevention Program on Illicit D

2/27/2024
12:00PM ET (11:00AM CT/10:00 MT/9:00PT)
Research Into Action: Long-Term Behavioral Effects of a School-Based Prevention Program on Illicit Drug Use Among Young Adults

This webinar will discuss Dr. Kenneth W. Griffin's article, "Long-term behavioral effects of a school-based prevention program on illicit drug use among young adults" published in the Journal of Public Health Research. This webinar is part of CADCA's Research into Action series.
Contact Name: Nicole Helguero
Contact Email: evaluation@cadca.org
For more information: https://www.cadca.org/events/research-into-action-long-term-behavioral-effects-of-a-school-based-prevention-program-on-illicit-drug-use-among-young-adults/
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5-5kuVDQfK89yYw4Fu3pw#/registration


The Power of Words: A Deep Dive into the Language of Addiction

2/27/2024
2:00PM GMT
“The Power of Words: A Deep Dive into the Language of Addiction" explores the transformative power of language in addiction recovery and treatment. Simon Bratt will provide an in-depth analysis of how words shape perceptions, influence recovery paths, and impact the stigma around addiction.

The session aims to encourage a shift towards more empathetic and supportive language, emphasising the importance of person-first narratives to foster a supportive environment for individuals navigating addiction.

Learning outcomes
Participants will gain insights into practical strategies for implementing positive language changes in professional and personal contexts.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2024-02/power-words-deep-dive-language-addiction
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5587683345194975577


PRY4008W: Evidence Based Treatment Approaches

2/26/2024 - 3/1/2024
09H00-16H00 SAST
Evidence treatment approaches such at Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training (13 participants)
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Demystifying Ayahuasca

2/23/2024
8:00AM ET (7:00CT/6:00MT/5:00PT)
Ayahuasca is a mystical drug that is becoming popular. This webinar will discuss the science of ayahuasca and its cultural significance.
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfu-gqj8sGtJOrg8DFc1UHtXWSBK_BkD1#/registration


Knowledge Transfer in Drug Demand Reduction: review of the scientific evidence regarding...

2/23/2024
11:00AM-1:00PM ET (10:00CT/9:00MT/8:00PT)
Knowledge Transfer in Drug Demand Reduction: review of the scientific evidence regarding effective public policies on addictions for consideration in Latin America and the Caribbean, Part 1

Interpretation available in Spanish and English

Opening Remarks: Kevin P. Mulvey, Executive Director, ICUDDR
Introduction: Jimena Kalawski, Demand Reduction Unit Chief, CICAD/OAS
Presenter: Raùl Martin del Campo Sánchez. MPsyD. Research professor at the Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz National Institute of Psychiatry, Ministry of Health, Mexico. Professor of the Master's Degree in Addiction Psychology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5AqBcRnxSfGAX5VaPcjr_g#/registration


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

2/23/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Johannesburg Central, Gauteng
Contact Name: Ayanda Mkhize
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

2/22/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Johannesburg Central, Gauteng
Contact Name: Ayanda Mkhize
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Assembly Prevention: Mobilizing Schools

2/21/2024
8:00AM ET (7:00CT/6:00MT/5:00PT)
Sharing the impact of Assembly school-based prevention in Mexico and how to effectively utilized the tools and increase engagement.
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdO-vpjotE9KwtUPooeWElyJwjNWtRC9I#/registration


Intervenciones en trastornos por uso de sustancias (TUS): una mirada desde la Psicología y ...

2/21/2024
14:30 Uruguay Standard Time (GMT-3)
Intervenciones en trastornos por usos de sustancias (TUS): una mirada desde la Psicología y la Neurociencia

Este seminario web proporciona información y aprendizaje sobre Neuropsicología y uso de sustancias. Intervenciones no farmacológicas basadas en evidencia recomendadas para el uso de sustancias.

Público destinatario:
Personal de salud, personas que trabajen con personas y familias con problemas consumo de sustancias.

Presentadoras:

Dra. Marcela Carballo.
Prof. Asociada Departamento de Neurociencia y Aprendizaje, Co-coordinadora de Diploma en Problemas relacionados a los usos de sustancias: compresión y abordajes basados en evidencia. Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

Dra. María Eugenia Fernández.
Prof. Adjunta Departamento de Psicología, Co-coordinadora de Diploma en Problemas relacionados a los usos de sustancias, compresión y abordajes basados en evidencia. Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2024-02/interventions-substance-use-disorders-sud-view-psychology-and-neuroscience
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4562688918857196117


SANCA: SBIRT Provider Training

2/21/2024
09:00 SAST
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial.
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng
Contact Name: Ayanda Mkhize
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Web App ASSIST training: Yeboneers

2/21/2024 - 2/21/2024
10h00-12h30 SAST
The newly developed Web App version of the WHO ASSIST (The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) represents an important tool in the detection and provision of accessible intervention strategies for harmful substance use. The tool is used to improve the ability to map the levels of risk across various substances of use and misuse within the country and is thus set to reimagine effective passive data collection and mapping for substance use disorder risk across South Africa.

This training on the Web App ASSIST takes place in George, Western Cape, with 40 youth counsellors. These youth counsellors will be screening adolescents in schools.
Location: Western Cape
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Stimulant Use Webinar Series. Part III: Examples of Stimulant Use Treatment Programmes

2/19/2024
9:00PM Eastern US
ISSUP Indonesia, ISSUP Malaysia and ISSUP Philippines, in collaboration with ITTC welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the Amphetamine type stimulants (ATS) use in the Asian region.

This 3-part ISSUP National Chapters Webinars Series aims to highlight ATS use as an emerging issue in Asian countries. We have invited experts and experienced professionals working in the field to provide an update on the harm of ATC use, to address their mechanism of action, modes of use, intended intoxicant effects, associated physical and mental health issues, role of ATS in risky behaviours and transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and the recommendations on their management and prevention related responses.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2483244148632767325
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2483244148632767325


PRY4013F_Understanding Addictive Disorders

2/12/2024 - 2/16/2024
09H00-16H00 SAST
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Understanding Addictive Disorders (11 participants)
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Wits 4th year pharmacy students training

2/9/2024 - 3/15/2024
15h00
Wits 4th year pharmacy students training – Substance use disorders (62 participants)
Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://N/A


Stimulant Use Webinar Series. Part II: Risky Behaviour and Chem Sex Associated with Stimulant Use

2/6/2024
5:00AM GMT
ISSUP Indonesia, ISSUP Malaysia and ISSUP Philippines, in collaboration with ITTC welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the Amphetamine type stimulants (ATS) use in the Asian region.

This 3-part ISSUP National Chapters Webinars Series aims to highlight ATS use as an emerging issue in Asian countries. We have invited experts and experienced professionals working in the field to provide an update on the harm of ATC use, to address their mechanism of action, modes of use, intended intoxicant effects, associated physical and mental health issues, role of ATS in risky behaviours and transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and the recommendations on their management and prevention related responses.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8105114171660280415
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8105114171660280415


January 2024

ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series (20th Session)

1/25/2024
2:00PM GMT
ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to its next bi-monthly webinar in the Knowledge Update Series. This webinar will focus on the topic of 'Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse: ASSIST Model.'

Learning Outcomes
Following this webinar, participants will:
• Understand the rationale for brief intervention.
• Identify the components of brief intervention.
• Learn the practical steps in administering brief intervention.
• Learn appropriate ways of making referrals.

Presenter:
Dr. Chinyere C. Okonkwo
Assistant Director, Clinical Psychological Services
Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba
Lagos State, Nigeria.

Moderators:
Dr. Martin O. Agwogie
National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Ejikeme M. Ogueji
Head, Editorial and Webinar Team, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7532934918060547672
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7532934918060547672


Stimulant Use Webinar Series. Part I: About Amphetamine Type Stimulants and Stimulant Use Disorder

1/22/2024
4AM GMT
ISSUP Indonesia, ISSUP Malaysia and ISSUP Philippines, in collaboration with ITTC welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the Amphetamine type stimulants (ATS) use in the Asian region.

This 3-part ISSUP National Chapters Webinars Series aims to highlight ATS use as an emerging issue in Asian countries. We have invited experts and experienced professionals working in the field to provide an update on the harm of ATC use, to address their mechanism of action, modes of use, intended intoxicant effects, associated physical and mental health issues, role of ATS in risky behaviours and transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and the recommendations on their management and prevention related responses.

Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7796711055648917079
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7796711055648917079


Substance Use and Mental Health: Preparing the Future Workforce

1/22/2024
7:00AM EST
SESSION DESCRIPTION
The intersection between substance use and other mental health issues is well-established. Teaching the students, the basics is essential in the sustainability of the future workforce.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS SESSION
Illustrate the importance of teaching the intersection of mental health and substance use.
Identify competencies needed by students.
Integrate new information with their existing approaches.

Location: Online
Contact Name: Verna Felipe
Contact Email: felipev@icuddr.org
For more information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofuGgrT4sGdGIrKhwy-5_7sElO6OXI5o3#/registration
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofuGgrT4sGdGIrKhwy-5_7sElO6OXI5o3#/registration


Peer Recovery Support Series: A Matter of Life and Death — Why the Discourse Around Twelve Step Reco

1/18/2024
12:00-1:00pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
The method and frequency that women have accessed recovery for their substance use challenges has changed significantly over the past several decades. In the past, there was generally one pathway recommended, which was the Twelve Step pathway. In this 21st century, the concept of a recovery patchwork continues to gain attention and traction. Unfortunately, and to the recovery movement’s great detriment, as the number of other and newer recovery options has grown, so too has a deep tension and polarity between the ‘multiple pathway’ and the ‘Twelve Step’ approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Nickel emphasizes an important truth: no one group, organization, or program has a monopoly on healing. Individuals and professionals in recovery have a responsibility to acknowledge that modalities that might not work for one person may very well save another person’s life. Those of us living and working in the recovery space need to evolve towards unity, not uniformity.


Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/discourse-around-12-step-recovery-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/discourse-around-12-step-recovery-webinar


Resolving the Fidelity-Adaptation Dilemma and Implementation Strategies

1/18/2024
3:00pm Eastern US
Join the PTTC Implementation Science Working Group for a webinar that addresses a common overarching question in prevention: "how can an evidence-based intervention (EBI) be delivered with fidelity to its scientific components, while also responding effectively to changing real-word conditions?” Mindful of the public health adage, “one size doesn’t fit all,” how can intervention delivery staff respond effectively to these conflicting demands? This session will summarize major challenges and their resolution as illustrated by the “Fidelity-Adaptation Dilemma.” A general prevention science goal is to effectively disseminate, adopt, implement, improve, and sustain relevant EBIs to benefit residents from a local community. Strategies for addressing this dilemma across diverse real-world settings will be discussed.

This webinar is designed to compliment the Implementation Science Work Group's four-module course on selecting evidence-based programs and interventions, available on HealthEKnowledge. It is recommended that participants are familiar with the contents of that course prior to attending this webinar, but not required.
Location: Online
Contact Email: katherine.atcheson@umkc.edu
For more information: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/event/resolving-fidelity-adaptation-dilemma-and-implementation-strategies
To register: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/event/resolving-fidelity-adaptation-dilemma-and-implementation-strategies


The Principles of Harm Reduction for Patients with Opioid Dependence ...

1/16/2024
9AM GMT
ISSUP Kazakhstan cordially invites you to an upcoming webinar on January 16th, 2024 on the principles of harm reduction for patients.

Kazakhstan implements various harm reduction strategies for people who inject drugs. This webinar will delve deeper into opioid agonist maintenance therapy.

Intended audience:
Specialists from mental health centers (doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers)

Learning outcomes:
This webinar targets a broad audience, providing a comprehensive perspective on the topic.
The main goal of the webinar is to expand the understanding of specialists regarding various harm reduction programs, preventive measures, and additional services for individuals who use injectable drugs.

Presenters
Nadezhda Cherchenko
Psychiatrist, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Mental Health
Coordinator ISSUP Kazakhstan

Zhaniya Seksenova
Psychiatrist, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Mental Health, ISSUP Kazakhstan
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3478820042118878303
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3478820042118878303


Draining the Tobacco Swamps: Shaping the Built Environment to Reduce Tobacco Retailer Proximity to R

1/9/2024
12:00 Eastern
Join the National Coalition Institute for an upcoming Research Into Action webinar, “Draining the tobacco swamps: Shaping the built environment to reduce tobacco retailer proximity to residents in 30 big US cities” in Health & Place on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 at 12:00pm EST. This Webinar will feature findings about the existing tobacco retail environment in 30 major US cities and the effect of retail reduction policies.
Location: Online
Contact Email: evaluation@cadca.org
For more information: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UWeLy5MQTV2QmcniPlBmnA#/registration
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UWeLy5MQTV2QmcniPlBmnA#/registration


December 2023

JCOIN Speaker Series: Strategies to Reduce Recidivism and Prevent MOUD Diversion in Jails and Prison

12/14/2023
1:00 Eastern Time
Panelists will discuss the benefits of implementing MOUD programs in correctional facilities, including the impact MOUD has had on reducing recidivism rates. Panelists will also discuss promising practices in program design to help limit medication diversion and provide guidance for correctional professionals and lawmakers as they consider implementing MOUD treatment in jails and prisons.
Location: Online
Contact Email: wileytr@mail.nih.gov
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dX-XVGgRTcqBGcLZFi8yug#/registration


Harnessing Technology and Social Media to Address Alcohol Misuse in Adolescents and Emerging Adults

12/13/2023
12:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenters will cover new prevention and intervention research involving telehealth, social media, and other methods. Various interventions will be highlighted.
Location: Online
Contact Name: NIAAA
Contact Email: dana.west@icf.com
To register: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=52418


V-ITTC presenting at Hanoi DSEP-Organized Conference

12/7/2023 - 12/7/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On December 7, 2023, the Hanoi Department for Social Evils Prevention (DSEP) organized a conference to evaluate the management, care, and support strategies for individuals post-drug rehabilitation within their residential communities in Hanoi. The Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) presented the results of their pilot intervention model, which aimed to enhance the social and legal assistance, consultation, and referral services for people who use drugs (PWUD) in the community. The project focused on improving the capacity and effectiveness of community social workers by adopting two evidence-based interventions: motivational interviewing and online support groups. The pilot model was well-received by community social workers, PWUD, and their families, showing some initial positive outcomes. V-ITTC will collaborate with Hanoi DSEP to continue and expand this model across Hanoi, focusing on varied communication channels and interventions tailored to the various needs of PWUD.
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


November 2023

ITTC/ARCH: SBIRT Training of Trainers for SANCA

11/28/2023 - 11/29/2023
09H00-16H00 SAST
SBIRT Master Training for trainers belonging to the SANCA 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: South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://n/a
To register: http://Closed event


ISSUP webinar series: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use

11/23/2023 - 11/30/2023
13h00-14h00 SAST
This two-part webinar series will seek to:
• Identify the components of SBIRT and to facilitate understanding the goal of SBIRT.
• Provide the basis for a health systems approach to integrating SBIRT into health care.
• Facilitate understanding of the meaning of universal screening.
• Make explicit the levels of risk and their implications.
• Introduce the recommended best-practice screening tools with a focus on the WHO ASSIST
• To introduce to Referral to Treatment (RT), the last step in the SBIRT model

Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


SA Central Drug Authority National Summit on Substance Use and Illicit Trafficking

11/14/2023 - 11/16/2023
08h00 UTC +2
Hosted by ITTC South Africa and the South Africa National AIDS Council

About the Summit
The CDA has a mandate to host a summit wherein stakeholders engage on matters aligned to the use of substances in the country. The 4th CDA will host the 3rd summit in 2023, and it will be preceded by provincial dialogues.
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The 3rd summit will consider a harmonised way to implement demand, supply and harm reduction in line with the National Drug Master Plan, i.e to support policy harmonization between health, social security and justice sectors, to support public health approaches for people who use drugs, people in correctional settings and other key populations.
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Summit and Dialogues Theme
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The theme of the Provincial Dialogues and the SUMMIT is “Towards sustainable, coordinated and impactful strategies for national drug and substance use in South Africa”

Sub-themes aligned to the 7 Goals of the National Drug Master Plan will be advised at a later stage with the main sub-theme being," “Towards addressing drug and alcohol use in South Africa.” Sub-Themes will be focused on the 7 Goals of the NDMP 2019-2024.
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Objectives of the Annual Summit and Provincial Dialogues

1. Evaluate Provincial/National Drug Master
Status of Implementation ?
Review of PDMP/NDMP 2019-2024?
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2. Inform the policy on drugs and substance abuse
3. To improve our knowledge base on how illicit drugs relate to other urgent challenges , such as conflicts and environmental degradation
4. To share information on sustainable economic opportunities for unemployed youth
5. To develop an action plan that will address resolutions take at the summit.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://www.centraldrugauthority.co.za/3rdsummit


APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo

11/12/2023 - 11/15/2023

Contact Email: https://www.apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/Annual
To register: https://www.apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/Annual/Registration-Information


APSAD Adelaide 2023 Conference

11/12/2023 - 11/15/2023

Contact Email: https://apsadconference.com.au/
To register: https://apsadconference.com.au/registration/


University Walk-through Training on the Basic Level Series of the UTC

11/9/2023 - 11/11/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
From November 9 to 11, 2023, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) at Hanoi Medical University organized a walk-through training on the basic level series of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC). This training was conducted under the guidance of two regional trainers. The trainees included 21 national trainers from various universities, hospitals, and healthcare facilities nationwide. Following the training, on November 12, the trainees took the ICAP I exam, organized by the Colombo Plan in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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


African Union High Level Session on Addressing Substance Use and Related Mental Health Disorders

11/8/2023 - 11/10/2023
08h00 UCT +2
Objective

The overall objective of the meeting is to raise awareness and galvanise commitment and action of high-level Government leadership, policy makers, public health officials and other stakeholders to take appropriate measures (including legislative, administrative, social and educational etc) in addressing drug use prevention and SUDs treatment and related co-morbidities.

Specific Objectives of the high-level session
1. Enhance legal, policy and institutional frameworks to effectively prevent drug-use, crime and violence amongst youth
Sensitize for a comprehensive multi-sectorial health response to drugs. A response using the UNODC WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and the UNODC WHO International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders as guidance material for national and regional strategies in line with science focusing on human rights, gender-sensitivity and particularly vulnerable groups (children, women and youth)
3. Reflect on the overall health and social situation of drug use as well as experiences from the African Union that are in line with such standards in an effort to galvanize and network positive South-South experience exchange.
4. Discuss newly availed open-sourced tools designed for, and experiences derived from, Low- and Middle- Income countries in the field of prevention of substance use focusing on building family skills, life and social skills in a universal setting or in selective settings for higher risk groups (particularly those living in humanitarian setting).
5. Discuss newly availed open-sourced tools and services designed for, and experiences derived from, Low- and Middle- Income countries availing evidence­ based, affordable and accessible treatment services and systems in line with the human right principles. Such services will focus on alternative to convictions or punishment, treatment services geared for youth and their families as well as services for women including pregnant women. .
6. Advocate for the value of Youth empowerment and inclusion at the level of policy
making as well as·service provision and equipping them with the necessary tools, skills and platforms to become key enablers in preventing drug use, building resilience to drugs, crime and violence.
7. Mobilize Donor engagement and to commit increased resources for drug demand reduction interventions at the regional level and member state level
8. Agree on a roadmap for strategic interventions in addressing drug use prevention and SUDs among youth, women and children in African Union

Expected outcomes

1. Increased awareness and knowledge of drugs and drug use disorders and interventions in line with the UNODC WHO International Standards among High Level Government Leadership, policy makers, public health officials and other stakeholders
2. High Level continental dialogue stimulated to serve as a platform to promote
cooperation and collaboration to address evidence-based drug demand reduction responses
3. A roadmap for strategic interventions in addressing drug use prevention and SUDs
treatment among youth, women and children in the African Union agreed.
4. Donor engagement and expression of commitment and mobilisation of resources for drug demand reduction interventions at regional level and member state level.

Format of meeting

The high-level session will be held over three days, preceded by two days of senior expert meetings. Day 3 will culminate in the opening session and plenary interventions by Heads of State and Government on key meeting outcomes and the overview of SUDs and related mental health disorders on the continent. There will also be statements by the leadership f the AU, US State Dept.IINL, the World Bank Group and relevant UN agencies including UNODC, WHO etc.
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://au.int/en/newsevents/20231106/au-high-level-session-addressing-substance-use-and-related-mental-health


MI Training with the City of Cape Town employees

11/8/2023 - 11/9/2023
09:00
MI training: Specialised Health within Community Services & Health Directorate
Location: Parow
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: amy.adams@uct.ac.za


Research grant for students doing research on SUD field

11/7/2023 - 11/7/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On November 7, 2023, in a national scientific symposium titled “Innovations to Improve Substance Use Intervention in Vietnam”, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) awarded scholarships to three postgraduate students conducting research in the field of substance use disorder (SUD). The aim of this activity was to build research interest in SUD field among medical students and develop the future workforce for Vietnam.
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


International Society of Addiction Medicine Conference

11/1/2023 - 11/4/2023
08h00 UTC +1
Presentation on the IITC South Africa's Research Partnerships and introduction to the Web App ASSIST Strategy
Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://isamweb.org


SA ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training: TBHIV Care

11/1/2023 - 11/1/2023
09H00-14H00 SAST
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=6
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


October 2023

Community-level SUD presentation

10/21/2023 - 10/21/2023
10:00
Community-level SUD presentation, Ward 48, Cape Town
Location: Cape Town Ward 48
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: warren.cornelius.uct.ac.za


4th Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health And Psychiatry

10/19/2023 - 10/21/2023
In person and virtual (hybrid)
Contact Email: https://addiction-behavioral-conferences.magnusgro
For more information: https://addiction-behavioral-conferences.magnusgroup.org/


Addiction Health Services Research Conference

10/18/2023 - 10/20/2023

Contact Email: https://www.ahsrconference.org/2023/
To register: https://www.ahsrconference.org/2023/registration/


Caring for the Caregivers: Strategies and Tools for Self-care

10/18/2023
9am Eastern | 2pm UK | 4pm Lebanon
ISSUP Lebanon cordially invites you to their upcoming webinar. Join us for an insightful session led by Rabih El Chammay, MD, MSc on healthcare practitioners' well-being: Caring for the Caregivers: Strategies and Tools for Self-care.

This webinar provides a space for reflection, highlighting the importance of self-care. We'll discuss a range of interventions, from preventive measures to early detection, self-help techniques, and understanding the right moments to seek professional care.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@issup.net
To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4646825744936744280


A refresher course to update knowledge for the staff at the MMT facilities

10/17/2023 - 10/20/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
From October 17 to 20, 2023, V-ITTC preventatives provided lectures during a refresher course for healthcare professionals from Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) facilities, organized by the Hanoi Center for Disease Control. The course was specifically organized for treatment specialists, including over 100 doctors and counselors, who work closely with patients dealing with substance use or HIV. V-ITTC trainers led sessions on the latest knowledge in substance addiction, comorbidity, and chemsex screening and intervention.
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


Adolescent Substance Use Presentation

10/17/2023 - 10/17/2023
09:00
Adolescent Substance Use Presentation: Tafelsig High School, Mitchell's Plain
Location: Tafelsig High School, Mitchell's Plain
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: warren.cornelius.uct.ac.za


Adolescent Substance Use Presentation

10/16/2023 - 10/16/2023
09:00
Adolescent Substance Use Presentation: Cedar High School, Mitchell's Plain
Location: Cedar High School, Mitchell's Plain
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: warren.cornelius.uct.ac.za


SBIRT: Part 2 registrar training at UCT

10/10/2023 - 10/10/2023
09H00-11H00 SAST
This training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance. 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
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


NAADAC 2023 Annual Conference

10/6/2023 - 10/12/2023

Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference
To register: https://www.naadac.org/ac23-registration-fees


Western Cape Substance Abuse Forum Provincial Dialogue

10/3/2023
09h00 SAST
Western Cape Province Provincial Dialogue in preparation for the National Central Drug Authority Summit Scheduled for November 2023.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://www.centraldrugauthority.co.za/3rdsummit


Prevention for adolescents using synthetic drugs

10/1/2023 - 12/19/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
From October to December 2023, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) teamed up with national broadcasting channels to produce and air a documentary series focusing on addiction treatment, community reintegration, and synthetic drug use prevention among adolescents. This series, consisting of four aired episodes and a live broadcast program, delved into the journey of recovery, the process of returning to society, and strategies for preventing adolescent synthetic drug use. The documentary emphasized the importance of family support and the involvement of multiple agencies in aiding recovery and prevention initiatives.
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


September 2023

National House of Traditional and Khoisan Leaders Exec Committee DDR meeting

9/28/2023
09h00 SAST
Meeting of the SA National House of Traditional and Khoisan Leadership to execute Drug Demand Reduction Implementation Plan
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


MI and SBIRT for KZN Department of Health

9/26/2023 - 9/27/2023
09H00-16H00 SAST
1 day Motivational Interviewing for Behaviour Change and 1 day training of SBIRT for health care providers working at KZN department of health facilities
Location: Durban
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Peer Recovery Support Series: Ethics, Confidentiality, and Boundaries in Peer Recovery

9/21/2023
3-4pm Eastern Time
To perform as a professional in the role of recovery support specialist, you must be able to maintain high professional and ethical standards, operate with integrity, be beyond reproach?, maintain impeccable personal and professional boundaries?, and be responsible to and for your own peer group. This webinar will equip you with the tools you need to develop a sound understanding of ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality as it applies to the peer recovery specialist role.

Presenters: Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, and Nanette Zumwalt, CADC, CCJP, CIP, CRS

*There is no fee to attend. Continuing education hours are free for NAADAC members and $15 for non-members.
Location: Online
Contact Name: NAADAC
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: http://naadac.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05MDUyMjQzJnA9MSZ1PTk1NTI4NjE1NSZsaT04MTgzOTAxMA/index.html


MHMS_The GetSmarter short course

9/20/2023 - 10/20/2023
09:00
Mental Health, Mindfulness and Self-Care course_The GetSmarter short course
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za


Central Drug Authority Research Stakeholder Engagement

9/19/2023
09h00 SAST
Meeting with partners of the Central Drug Authority to formulate a unified data strategy for South Africa.
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


International Recovery Symposium 2023

9/18/2023 - 9/21/2023
18 Sept, 8:30 am – 21 Sept, 5:00 pm
Interact with and gain insights from international healthcare professionals including professors, doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, mental health counselors, caregivers, and researchers in the field of addiction therapy and recovery, behavioral health, psychiatry, and drug demand reduction.
Location: Imperial Hotel, Kuching, Malaysia
Contact Email: info@issup.net
For more information: https://www.recoverysymposium.com/
To register: https://www.recoverysymposium.com/events


Introduction to Forensic Substance Use Evaluation

9/13/2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Forensic substance use evaluations are substance use evaluations conducted for the courts or other legal proceedings. Throughout the world, stakeholders in legal systems need the expertise of substance use professionals to answer important questions for both criminal and civil cases. Clients with substance-related problems often deny, minimize, rationalize, and under-report, whether intentionally or unintentionally, making accurate evaluation very challenging. Additionally, there are many incentives for clients to avoid full disclosure, because the stakes are often so high (e.g., child custody evaluations, sentencing evaluations, etc.). In spite of these challenges, there are many strategies and techniques that substance use professionals can use to differentiate fact from fiction, arriving at a defensible conclusion that the clinician can feel confident about. This training was designed to provide an overview of those strategies.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@issup.net
For more information: https://www.issup.net/events/calendar/2023-09/introduction-forensic-substance-use-evaluation
To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6805345189635417429


Recovery Capital: Assets, Not Abstinence

9/13/2023
3-4pm Eastern Time
What do individuals need to recover from addiction? In this training, we will first describe recovery capital as a predictor of long-term addiction recovery. Second, we will discuss how we characterize substance use disorder (SUD) as a chronic condition and lean into the complexity of the heterogeneity of SUD and recovery as a process of change. Finally, in part three of the training, we will focus on harm reduction as a pathway of recovery.

Presenter Alex Elswick, PhD, currently serves the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. His experience with addiction is multifaceted: Elswick is a trained Therapist, Recovery Coach, and researcher. He is a Co-Founder of the largest recovery community organization in Kentucky, Voices of Hope, as well as Co-Founder of the Collegiate Recovery Community at the University of Kentucky.

*There is no fee to attend. Continuing education hours are free for NAADAC members and $15 for non-members.
Location: Online
Contact Name: NAADAC
Contact Email: NAADAC@naadac.org
To register: http://naadac.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05MDUyMjQzJnA9MSZ1PTk1NTI4NjE1NSZsaT04MTgzOTAwNQ/index.html


PRY4010S_Case Management and Service Monitoring

9/7/2023 - 9/8/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Case Management and Service Monitoring
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


South African National AIDS Council Situation Room consultation

9/7/2023
09h00 SAST
Meeting with SANAC to review challenges with data collection and capture and engage in formative discussions for a unified data dashboiard incorporating HIV/TB data and other public health data including Substance Use Disorders (in the first instance through Web App ASSIST administration) throughout South Africa.
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Digital Therapeutics for Management and Treatment in Behavioral Health

9/6/2023
11-12 p.m. PT/ 1-2 p.m. CT/ 2-3 p.m. ET
This webinar will introduce the audience to a recently released SAMHSA advisory on DTx and the benefits of their use in behavioral health, titled Digital Therapeutics for Management and Treatment in Behavioral Health. The webinar will describe research, regulatory, and reimbursement implications for DTx, selection and implementation considerations, and issues related to equitable access of DTx in behavioral health. Through a roundtable format, the webinar will also highlight one state’s success in integrating DTx into its service provision.
Location: Online
Contact Email: Networkoffice@ATTCnetwork.org
For more information: https://www.samhsa.gov/resource/ebp/digital-therapeutics-management-treatment-behavioral-health
To register: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fumsystem.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJEpcOCspjguHNHZRB8ruh4H-w3Vq7EF_pw2&data=05%7C01%7Chfrank%40umass.edu%7C68e2a19038aa4d6cbabd0


PRY4012S_Ethics and Professional Development

9/4/2023 - 9/6/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Ethics and Professional Development
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


August 2023

CSAM 2023 Annual Conference

8/30/2023 - 9/2/2023

Contact Email: https://csam-asam.org/
To register: https://csam.users.membersuite.com/events/46c01dbe-0078-ccef-0fac-0b4513969174/details


16th Annual Alcohol Law & Policy Conference

8/28/2023 - 8/30/2023

Contact Email: https://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law/
To register: https://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law/


Global surgery debriefing with CHWs

8/28/2023 - 8/28/2023
10H00-14H30 SAST
SA ITTC in collaboration with Global surgery ran a debriefing session with the community health worker's in Gugulethu. The day addressed the following: Trauma, burnout and the caregiver role, the systemic nature of distress management and referral pathways
Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Shaheema
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


8th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA 2023)

8/23/2023 - 8/25/2023

Location: Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea
Contact Email: http://icba2023korea.com
To register: http://www.icba2023korea.com/#Registeration


Children and families affected by parental drug use

8/23/2023
9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern
Children living in families affected by substance dependence may experience a wide array of feelings and situations, such as anger, fear, isolation from their peers, parental neglect, as well as be victims or witnesses of domestic and sexual violence. While not all parents face difficulties in handling substance dependence and taking care of themselves and dependent children at the same time, some families may require support from the community and social services. The project of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, “Children whose parents use drugs”, lies at the intersection of children rights to the realization of their full potential and the rights of parents with substance dependence to trauma-informed treatment and stigma-free social and health services which take their parental responsibilities into account.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@issup.net
To register: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fissup.us11.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Dc80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472%26id%3Df013c9c55c%26e%3Dcb5664d452&data=05%7C01%7Chfrank%40


Congreso Internacional y 4to. Simposio Nacional sobre la Prevención del Suicidio y Promoción de

8/23/2023 - 5/25/2023
9am Central Time
This event will be broadcast in Spanish.

“3er. Congreso Internacional y 4to. Simposio Nacional sobre la Prevención del Suicidio y Promoción de la Salud Mental en Niñas, Niños, Adolescentes y grupos vulnerables”
23, 24 y 25 de agosto.

23 y 24 de Agosto en un horario de 9:00 a 18:00 hrs.
25 de Agosto en un horario de 9:00 a 15:00 hrs.

Trasmitido por Facebook live por las siguientes páginas:
Fundación PREVEN A.C. “Cuidando y pensando en tu
salud” (https://www.facebook.com/PREVEN.cuidandoypensandoentusalud/)
transmisión en español

La Salle Nezahualcóyotl (https://www.facebook.com/lasalleneza/)
Transmisión en español

Cualquier duda o aclaración comunícate vía WhatsApp: 52 55 47 64 88 60



Location: Online
Contact Email: WhatsApp: 52 55 47 64 88 60
To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCQtU1RHS3B3TvVKeW5xZ8ufMfM4gXQshWuSBN-xRkAGLFDw/viewform


Methadone take-home training course

8/21/2023 - 8/30/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
The training course, under the guidance and instruction of the teaching team from V-ITTC and the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Department, has helped trainees acquire both basic and in-depth knowledge in the field of methadone take-home. This includes the medication dispensing process, monitoring and management of methadone usage at home, and handling potential situations that may arise during medication dispensing and management.In addition to the knowledge gained from lectures, trainees were divided into practical groups, where they exchanged and listened to practical experiences shared by facilities that have implemented the program. Healthcare professionals emphasized positive results for patients, as not having to visit healthcare facilities daily has reduced travel time and expenses, providing favorable conditions for patients to access treatment while maintaining their work and daily life, ultimately improving the quality of life for patients.
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


DSD Integrated campaign: Overview of the Web App ASSIST (CPUT)

8/16/2023 - 8/16/2023
10h00-11h00 SAST
Social Development: Joint Integrated campaign on social development and mental health. SA ITTC provided an overview of the web app ASSIST as well as its uses with tertiary students.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


4th Advisory Board meeting – Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC)

8/15/2023 - 8/15/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
The meeting was joined by nearly 30 deputies from the Department of Science, Education, Culture and Social Affairs – Government office, Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control – Ministry of Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Hanoi, the US Department of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam, and some domestic and international NGOs such as INL, Colombo Plan, CDC, UNODC, VUSTA, …The representative from ITTC Vietnam presented a proposal to participate in the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). Currently, the association has 36 member countries, with 10 Asian nations among them. The operational approach of each member within the association can be either an individual agency or a network. They hold regular quarterly meetings and organize workshops to share information and experiences in the field of substance use.
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


The National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference

8/15/2023 - 8/17/2023

Contact Email: http://npnconference.org/
To register: https://web.cvent.com/event/48e5ea47-3830-48ea-aba9-2884eaf55d63/regProcessStep1


PRY4016S_Working with Family and Social Networks

8/14/2023 - 8/16/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Working with Family and Social Networks
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


Addiction Science, Policy and Education: Growth and progress in a post pandemic world

8/9/2023 - 8/11/2023

Contact Email: conf2023@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.org/conferences/2023-conference.aspx


ICUDDR Conference 2023 in Chiangmai, Thailand

8/9/2023 - 8/11/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) engaged in and shared Vietnam’s experiences through presentations on (1) Buprenorphine Treatment in Practice, (2) Developing the Research Capacity to Address Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health, and Sexual Risk at Hanoi Medical University and (3) Mapping Services to Explore Training Needs and Target Interventions. These knowledge-sharing sessions not only give experts and researchers at the workshop the opportunity to learn from practical experiences but also contribute to promote understanding and cooperation in drug demand reduction and other related problems in Vietnam.
Location: Thailand
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


Social Isolation and Improving Access to Care for Older Adults Through Telehealth Technology

8/3/2023
1:00pm ET
In May 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General released an Advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country. Join us to learn about strategies HRSA grantees have deployed in northern New England for enhance workforce development opportunities and to improve access to direct services to behavioral health for older adults. This includes shared learning communities through Project ECHO® programs hosted by the Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and Equity (a project led by MCD Global Health and the University of New Hampshire). This webinar will also highlight opportunities to optimize and sustain tele-psychiatry integration as led by the University of Vermont.
Location: Online
Contact Email: MSalaga@hrsa.gov
For more information: https://www.netrc.org/events.php
To register: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vdXMwMndlYi56b29tLnVzL3d


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) SBIRT Training: WITS RHI

8/3/2023 - 8/3/2023
09h00-13h00
This closed training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place on 3 August with the WITS RHI Team. We address use of SBIRT and trains on the the validated ASSIST screening tool, 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: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


July 2023

Human Subjects Protection, Data and Safety Monitoring, and Operational Considerations in NIMH-Funded

7/26/2023
9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern
This webinar will review key factors for grant applicants to consider when developing plans related to protecting human subjects, as well as data safety and monitoring in clinical research studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The webinar will also review regulatory and operational considerations for clinical research studies, which may be especially important as applicants develop their research strategy. The webinar will include examples of some of the difficulties applicants experience as they develop these plans. At the end of the presentation, there will be a discussion and future grant applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to these topics.
Location: Online
Contact Email: registrations2@thebizzellgroup.com
For more information: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/events/announcements/the-center-for-global-mental-health-research-webinar-series-2023-human-subjects-protection-data-and-safety-monitoring-and-operational-considerations
To register: https://www.cgmhrwebinars.com/registration/


Efectos del uso de cannabis fumada en adolescentes escolares

7/12/2023
9:00 AM EDT
ISSUP Chile le invita a asistir a su Webinar sobre 'Efectos del uso de cannabis fumada en adolescentes escolares'. Dos presentaciones sobre los efectos del uso fumada de cannabis en adolescentes escolarizados.

Ponentes:

Anneliese Dörr, Dr. Phil. Profesora e investigadora, Departamento de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, Campus Oriente, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile.

Rodrigo Goycolea, Terapeuta Ocupacional, Magister en Drogodependencia de la Universidad de Barcelona, Docente Investigador de la Universidad San Sebastián.



Los seminarios web y los eventos en línea presentados y organizados por la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales de Uso de Sustancias (ISSUP) se proporcionan únicamente con fines informativos. Son de naturaleza educativa y no constituyen un consejo, diagnóstico o tratamiento médico.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/82031840
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8203184007584775262


Precision Mental Health: Develop Tools to Inform Treatment Selection in Depression

7/11/2023
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
National Institute of Mental Health staff will be available to answer questions related to this NOFO. Prospective applicants can participate in the webinar and are encouraged to submit their questions or comments to the Agency Contacts listed in Section VII of this NOFO one week before the webinar. Participation in the webinar is neither required nor necessary for a successful application. A recording of the webinar will be available afterward.
Location: Online
Contact Email: mi.hillefors@nih.gov
For more information: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/events/announcements/technical-assistance-webinar-precision-mental-health-develop-tools-to-inform-treatment-selection-in-depression-ug3-uh3-clinical-trial-optional


Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Workshop (Global surgery)

7/6/2023 - 7/6/2023
10H00-14H30 SAST
Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Workshop in Manenberg in collaboration with Global surgery. There were 70 adolescents (14 – 18yrs old) in attendance

Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Workshop In collaboration with Global Surgery

7/6/2023 - 7/6/2023
10:00

Location: Manenberg
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: warren.cornelius.uct.ac.za


International Conference on Opioids

7/6/2023 - 7/7/2023

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Email: https://waset.org/opioids-conference-in-july-2023-
For more information: https://waset.org/opioids-conference-in-july-2023-in-stockholm
To register: https://waset.org/opioids-conference-in-july-2023-in-stockholm


Highlights from the 2023 UNODC World Drug Report

7/5/2023
9:00 AM EDT
ISSUP would like to invite you to their upcoming Webinar addressing highlights from the 2023 edition of the UNODC World Drug Report. This event will be presented by Giovanna Campello, Chief of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Presenter:
Ms Giovanna Campello,
Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Ms. Giovanna Campello has more than 25 years of experience with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in supporting Member States and stakeholders at all levels in improving their drug prevention response applying and contributing to scientific evidence. Most notably in this context, she has led the publication of the International Standards of Drug Use Prevention in 2013 and the UNODC/WHO second updated edition in 2018.

Since 2016, she has been leading the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, thus promoting evidence-based, gender- and human-rights-sensitive practice on drug prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation, as well as access to controlled medicines.
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/74229023
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7422902386945565791


PRY4008W_Evidence Based Treatment Approaches

7/3/2023 - 7/6/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Evidence Based Treatment Approaches
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


Implementing Evidence Based Practice Into Prevention and Treatment

7/2/2023
07:00 - 08:30 PM WIB (GMT+7)
JOINT WEBINAR
*Implementing Evidence Based Practice Into Prevention and Treatment*

Speakers:
?? Dr. dr. Diah S. Utami, SpKJ, MARS (ISSUP Indonesia)
?? Zahrotur Rusyda Hinduan, S.Psi, MOP, PhD (University of Padjdjaran; ITTC Indonesia)
?? dr. Imelda Indriyani, SpKJ(K) (National Drug Dependence Hospital, Jakarta; ITTC Indonesia)

Moderator :
???? Gidien Ryaan

?? Sunday/ 2 July 2023
?? 07.00 – 08.30 PM WIB (GMT+7)

?? Registrasi :
https://bit.ly/webinarissupittc

Note: the webinar will be onducted in Bahasa Indonesia
Location: Jakarta
Contact Name: Hepa Susami
Contact Email: eva.susami@gmail.com
To register: https://bit.ly/webinarissupittc


June 2023

Global Mental Health Action Network Meeting (SA Mental Health Conference)

6/29/2023 - 6/29/2023
10H00-17H30 SAST
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), are hosting a South African Mental Health Conference. As an invited guest, the session will be about sharing personal recovery giving a unique lived experience to help put a voice and a story to the impact of stigma around substance use and mental health. It will be an informal conversation, where delegates listen, learns, and may ask questions - but it is also a sincere and authentic space, where we break down barriers and stigmas and have real, earnest conversations about Mental Health.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Warren Cornelius
Contact Email: warren.cornelius@uct.ac.za


Peer Support via Telehealth Platforms

6/29/2023
3-4pm Eastern Time
During this webinar, the presenter will focus on important considerations for working as a peer in an online format. Participants will learn about the rules of HIPAA and how to comply, important safety considerations and measures one can take, and additional skills to work as peers in an online space.

Presenter: Melissa Dittberner, PhD, CPS, PS

Melissa Dittberner, PhD, CPS, PS, is a lecturer in the Addictions Counseling and Prevention department at the University of South Dakota. She has a Doctoral degree in Counseling and Psychology in Education, a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Dittberner is a prevention and peer specialist with a focus on research regarding substance use, pedagogy, addiction, trauma, body brokering, and harm reduction among the college population.
Location: Online
Contact Email: NAADAC@naadac.org
To register: http://naadac.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT04OTk2MjI2JnA9MSZ1PTk1NTI4NjE1NSZsaT04MDg0Nzc1MQ/index.html


Treatment and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders in the Workplace

6/29/2023
11:00 AM EDT
ISSUP Kenya would like to invite you to their webinar on Workplace Substance Use.

Workplace substance use can pose both health and safety risks. Moreover, workplace substance use is costly to employers since it affects productivity. Addressing substance use in the workplace should therefore be a priority.

Learning Outcomes:
* Burden of substance use in the workplace
* Consequences of substance use in the workplace
* Strategies for addressing substance use in the workplace

Presenter:
Dr. Florence Jaguga, MBChB(Moi), MMed Psych(Moi),
Consultant Psychiatrist,
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital,
Eldoret, Kenya

Moderator:
Catherine Muthiani, ICAP III
Deputy President, ISSUP Kenya
Counselling Psychologist,
Head of Training at SAPTA College
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/61084054
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6108405449612174686


Embracing Recovery-Oriented Harm Reduction in Medication Assisted Treatment

6/28/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-redu
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-reduction-in-MAT
To register: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-reduction-in-MAT


SANCA Addiction 2023 Online Conference

6/28/2023 - 6/29/2023
The ADDICTION 2023 Conference is our next key opportunity to bring together different perspectives and solutions. Through the inaugural ADDICTION 2021 Conference, we have successfully ignited the movement for change, now it is time to advance this movement by taking joint ownership and being accountable as responsible people of this beautiful country.

Although this is a Continued Professional Development (CPD) accredited conference by the HPCSA and SASCCP for professionals, everyone is welcome to attend with topical issues such as:

International guidelines and standards for substance use/misuse prevention strategies and programmes and youth treatment programmes;
Exciting new prevention programmes using resilience as a cornerstone to prevent substance use/misuse amongst young people;
Effective treatment programmes for young people that use/misuse substances;
Standardised prevention training initiatives and programmes that can empower one to be a shield;
Understanding co-occurring disorders and how it interlinks with substance use disorders and cross-addictions;
Capacity building platforms and networks that will assist you to be part of the solution to protect the youth; and
Explore ways to influence the changes in legislation and policies to protect the rights of Children under 18 years of age.

You can look forward to connecting with the following participants:

SUD prevention and treatment professionals
Health care workers
Social workers/social auxiliary workers
Child and youth care workers
Community development workers
Educators
Religious leaders
Researchers
Policymakers & administrators
Location: Online
Contact Email: register@confsa.co.za
To register: http://mail.eventsairmail.com/ls/click?upn=MI-2FbpmzfT2hhXoqmqwj9O4P0nOoOionnaYVjPMno9RPDoIjgmBcHoj-2F42p7kQCSb4rpCcv1I-2Ft9C5ryGKY4ifjBKR1-2F2Ll1iHqCmTkNVvpc-3DdWYN_LRmiexGWVzhcDXSnfaLrtpvAX86Q4x7GNE


People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention

6/26/2023
6:00 PM EDT
The International Society of Substance Use Professionals The Bahamas Chapter cordially invites you to a special webinar to commemorate World Drug Day on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 6pm-8.30pm.

The webinar will focus on this year's World Drug Day theme of "People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention".
Contact Email: issupbahamas2023@gmail.com
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtceGqrj0vEtEW4DPV1JScp-wHFfal_Zhi#/registration


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points June/July 2023

6/22/2023 - 7/13/2023
10h00-11h00 SAST
his live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 22, 29 June & 6 & 13 July 2023. 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. 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
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/tJItfuGqpzksE9TuEyrGIL5jWZ7uBHB5ekiU
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuGqpzksE9TuEyrGIL5jWZ7uBHB5ekiU


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) SBIRT Training 5 CPD Points June/July 2023

6/22/2023 - 7/20/2023
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: 22, 29 June and 6, 13 & 20 July 2023. 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.

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. 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.


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/tJ0tcuGvqz8oG9Muwq5UGkzWjjoyyWiJ0ewX
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcuGvqz8oG9Muwq5UGkzWjjoyyWiJ0ewX


Professional development and support – Who does what?

6/20/2023
9AM Eastern Time | 2PM UK Time
ICUDDR, GCCC, ISSUP and ITTC are pleased to invite you to their collaborative Webinar on Professional Development and Support - Who does what?

This Webinar will give a clear understanding of ISSUP, ICUDDR, ITTC and GCCC and how as a family of organisations they support the development and strengthening of the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support workforce.

Agenda:

Introduction to the Organisations

1. Introduction to the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)

University education - the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) supports the network of further education institutions (colleges and universities) to provide quality education to students in this field. It does this by promoting the need for this education, ensuring its quality and building the network for universities to share experiences and know how.

2. Introduction to the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC)

Credentials / qualifications / certification - the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC), part of Colombo Plan provide the ICAP certification: International Certified Addiction Professional. An ICAP shows the individual has been trained in the science of substance use treatment or prevention, obtained supervised experience and passed the ICAP exam.

3. Introduction to International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)

Ongoing professional development, networking and support - ISSUP provides a place for the workforce to come together, to access the tools provided by our partners and build the network of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support workers in their field and location.

4. Introduction to the International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC)

Support a country to provide and maintain an effective workforce and system - The International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC) network for drug demand reduction is comprised of universities and research centres. They support a government to create, improve or maintain an effective substance use workforce by building capacity in systems, practices and policies.


Panel Discussion/Prepared Q&A

FAQs collected in advance of the session that focus on individuals and members needs and questions. Sub-topics that consider the steps of actions an individual might want, eg. training, education, credentials/qualifications, jobs, continuing professional development, mentoring, networks etc.


Live Question & Answer Session
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: woodrowo@icuddr.org
To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1338471120379657054


CPDD 85th Annual Scientific Meeting

6/17/2023 - 6/21/2023

Location: Denver, CO
Contact Email: https://cpdd.societyconference.com/v2/
To register: https://cpdd.societyconference.com/v2/


A systematic review of substance use among patients in methadone treatment in Vietnam

6/15/2023
9am Eastern Time
Promising results of the methadone take home pilot program


Location: Online
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://icuddr.webex.com/weblink/register/r5cef39562ce5c476b12b2c52dd608cf1


MHMS_Since moving to edX platform

6/15/2023 - 7/15/2023
09:00
Mental Health, Mindfulness and Self-Care course_Since moving to edX platform
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za


Motivation Interview – training course for officers working at Community-based Organizations

6/15/2023 - 6/16/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
The training course under the guidance and teaching of the faculty team from V-ITTC has helped the trainees gain in-depth knowledge in counseling for drug addiction treatment. This included fundamental counseling knowledge and skills, recognizing stages of behavioral change, as well as guidance on working with diverse clients. Additionally, throughout the learning process, the trainees had the opportunity to practice motivational interviewing in groups, share and exchange practical experiences, discuss difficulties and challenges, and navigate unfavorable situations they might encounter.
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


NIDA International Forum

6/8/2023 - 2/9/2023
The NIDA International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by substance use 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 substance use and addiction research conducted around the world.

The Forum features a research symposium, a poster session, and network-building activities highlighting NIDA-supported and other international research on substance use. This unique scientific meeting allows participants to network with talented colleagues, learn about substance use research and policy issues in other countries, and discuss NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://nida.nih.gov/about-nida/contact-us
For more information: https://nida.nih.gov/international/meetings/international-forum


Avanzando hacia la equidad en salud para las poblaciones hispanas/latinas

6/6/2023
1pm Eastern
Avanzando hacia la equidad en salud para las poblaciones hispanas/latinas

Serie de seminarios virtuales, presentados en español, sobre modelos exitosos y oportunidades para una comunidad hispana/latina más sana

La Oficina de Asuntos Intergubernamentales y Externos (IEA, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA, por sus siglas en inglés) lo invita a ser parte de nuestra próxima sesión de la serie de aprendizaje en español Avanzando hacia la equidad en salud para las poblaciones hispanas/latinas.

=Tercera sesión: Salud Materna entre las Mujeres Hispanas/Latinas

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) invites you to be part of the next session of our Advancing Health Equity Among the Hispanic/Latino Populations Spanish Learning Series.

3rd Session: Maternal Health Among Hispanic/Latina Women

HRSA IEA will broadcast the session in Spanish with live interpretation to English.



Location: Online
Contact Email: TRaggio@hrsa.gov
To register: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zpNk26ZhRSukyv1I-RbJRg


Recovery Leadership Summit

6/4/2023
June 4-7
The Recovery Leadership Summit unites recovery advocates from across the United States for networking and a variety of exciting learning opportunities.
Location: Washington DC
Contact Email: https://www.facebook.com/facesandvoicesofrecovery
To register: https://rls.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/cart/?add-to-cart=1420


NBCC Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities

6/2/2023
June 2-4
The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation hosts the Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities.
Workshop presenters will be challenged to present and help cultivate action-oriented applications to implement lessons learned in their sessions.


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Contact Email: foundation@nbcc.org


May 2023

Training course on TREATNET Family Intervention for adolescents with substance use disorder

5/30/2023 - 5/31/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 2 days from May 30-31, 2023, the Vietnam-International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) – Hanoi Medical University (HMU) collaborated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Department of Social Evils Prevention of Hanoi (DSEP) to launch the training course on TREATNET Family Intervention (TFI) for adolescents with substance use disorder for 30 officers working at rehabilitation centers in Hanoi.
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


Web App ASSIST Launch

5/29/2023
13h00-16h00 SAST
The South Africa National Minister of Social Development will on 29 May 2023 lead the dual launch of the National Department of Social Development Integrated Programme and the newly developed Web App version of the World Health Organization Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) (https://assistscreening.uct.ac.za).

This event launches two key initiatives in response to the call for integrated implementation of services in institutions of higher learning and colleges, especially, at the primary level of intervention by respective stakeholders to facilitate integrated early intervention and prevention programmes with specific focus on social crime prevention, risky substance use, and gender-based violence. The newly developed Web App version of the WHO ASSIST (The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) represents an important tool in the detection and provision of accessible intervention strategies for harmful substance use. The tool is earmarked to improve the ability of the country, at various entry points across health and social service sites, to map the levels of risk across various substances of use and misuse within the country and is thus set to reimagine effective passive data collection and mapping for substance use disorder risk across South Africa.
Location: University of Cape Town and onlone
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://forms.office.com/r/fV3fb8RQsB
To register: https://forms.office.com/r/fV3fb8RQsB


Early exposure to cannabis and long-lasting consequences in the brain

5/23/2023
8AM CDT
ISSUP Italy would like to invite you to their upcoming Webinar on how early exposure to cannabis can misshape the brain and exert long-lived effects.

These are momentous years for cannabis and cannabinoids: acceptance of their use for both recreational and self-medicating purposes is growing worldwide, resulting in popularity among vulnerable populations such as adolescents and pregnant women. Neurodevelopmental epochs are extremely sensitive to early exposure to drugs of abuse, and cannabinoids especially interfere with key neurodevelopmental processes, producing durable consequences in the brain. The research group of Prof. Carla Cannizzaro at the University of Palermo, Italy, employs a translational model of in-utero exposure to ?-9THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis preparations, and has recently highlighted behavioural deficits in cognitive and affective domains, and increased vulnerability to alcohol abuse in adolescent offspring. The behavioural deficits are associated with abnormal modulation of the excitatory neurotransmission in multiple brain regions, which involve alterations of neuropeptidergic systems. In this webinar, Prof. Cannizzaro and her collaborator, Dr. Anna Brancato, will illustrate updated evidence on the consequences of developmental exposure to cannabinoids, and present data supporting possible rescue strategies.

Presenters:
Prof. Carla Cannizzaro, MD, Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics, University of Palermo.

Anna Brancato, PhD, Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties of Excellence “G. D’Alessandro”, University of Palermo.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@issup.net
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6139588697011346013


ICCDA 2023: International Conference on Clinical Depression and Addiction

5/22/2023 - 5/23/2023

Contact Email: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addictio
For more information: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addiction-conference-in-may-2023-in-vancouver
To register: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addiction-conference-in-may-2023-in-vancouver


Training course on Methadone maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

5/22/2023 - 5/26/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 5 days from May 22-26, 2023, the Global Fund collaborated with the International Technology Transfer Center in Vietnam (Vietnam-ITTC) – Hanoi Medical University to launch a training course on Methadone maintenance treatment of opioid dependence for 50 trainees who are doctors and physicians working at health departments and methadone dispensing facilities from many provinces and cities in Vietnam - Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Dien Bien, Hanoi, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Lai Chau, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, and Lao Cai. The group of lecturers comprised associate professors, doctors, and physicians from Hanoi Medical University, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Hanoi, and the Methadone Center of Dong Da district who are widely recognized as experts in the addiction treatment field.

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


Create Solid Awareness of Addiction for the Youth

5/21/2023
20:00 - 21:00 WIB (GMT+7)
WEBINAR Series II
Indonesia ITTC – ISSUP Joint Webinar
On
“Addiction Prevention for the Youth”
“Create Solid Awareness of Addiction for the Youth”

Speakers:
1. Lauren Zimmerman-Meade (SADD, USA)
2. Louie Pratt (SADD, USA)
on "Proud to be Drug Free: Using SADD for Peer-to-Peer Prevention"

3. Eva Fitri Yuanita (BNN, Indonesia)
on "Tantangan Mengatasi Peredaran Narkotika yang Menyasar Remaja Indonesia yang Berada di Bonus Demografi (The Challenge of Overcoming Narcotics Trafficking That Targets Indonesian Youths Who Are in Demographic Bonus)"

Moderator :
Dr. Fika Ekayanti (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Indonesia)

Date and Time:
Sunday/ 21 May 2023
20.00 - 21.00 WIB (GMT+7)

Registration:
https://bit.ly/ISSUP_ITTC_SADD

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact Name: Hepa Susami
Contact Email: eva.susami@gmail.com
To register: https://bit.ly/ISSUP_ITTC_SADD


Parenting Interventions in the Context of Prevention

5/18/2023
2pm UK | 4pm Lebanon
This webinar will introduce the recently launched WHO guidelines on parenting interventions to prevent maltreatment and enhance parent-child child relationships, and their related recommendations for relevant governmental and non-governmental personnel responsible for supporting, establishing, guiding, training or availing such services as well as developers, managers or academicians implicated in evaluating such interventions.

It will also reflect on the ongoing work on further improving the culture of prevention through the UNODC WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and the value of such new parenting recommendations in this context for prevention of drug use, violence, and other negative social and health consequences.

It will also describe experiences in implementing such parenting interventions in different social contexts including in humanitarian context as a call for action to re-engage and support families as a core social institution, particularly at a time post-COVID19 where there is an imminent need to reignite global commitment to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals between now and 2030.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=a6a64a93f1&e=cb5664d452


Diagnosis and Treatment of Gaming Use Disorder

5/10/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gam
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gaming-use-disorder
To register: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gaming-use-disorder


Motivational Interviewing Principles for participant engagement (SAX)

5/10/2023 - 5/10/2023
09H00-10H30 SAST
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
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


NatCon23 - The National Council for Mental Wellbeing

5/2/2023
May 1-3
Three days of leadership-building, organization-boosting learning:
Network with thousands of health care professionals from across the United States

Hear from hundreds of sought-after speakers in health care and beyond.

Participate in “deep dive” discussions about the future of our field.

Explore new technologies and trends with industry-advancing organizations.

Boost your learning portfolio by earning continuing education credits (CEUs).
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact Email: https://www.facebook.com/TheNationalCouncil/
To register: https://eventscribe.net/2023/NatCon23/aaStatic.asp?SFP=Q0pBQ01OWkhAMTMyNDRAUmVnaXN0cmF0aW9uIE9wZW4


PRY4015F_Managing Children and Adolescents with Addictive Disorders

5/2/2023 - 5/5/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Managing Children and Adolescents with Addictive Disorders
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


April 2023

Mental Health of the Population During the War

4/28/2023
12PM Ukraine | 10AM United Kingdom
We are pleased to share details of the forthcoming International Symposium on Ukraine. The event is being organised by ISSUP Ukraine, Interdisciplinary analytical center for social and economic wellbeing and mental health (SEMA), and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Join us on April 27 to hear Ukrainian experts and mental health professionals discuss the key mental health challenges affecting the population of Ukraine as a result of the war.

Presentations will focus on the main mental disorders found among the population, the main methods of psychosocial support for vulnerable groups, including internally displaced persons and people with SUD, and the assessment of the impact of deteriorating mental health on human capital and the economic situation.
Live interpretation into English will be provided.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=6ce36d575b&e=cb5664d452


National Hispanic Medical Association Conference

4/27/2023
April 27-30
From Awareness to Action and Outcomes: Finding Solutions through Innovative Approaches
Join NHMA for this exclusive opportunity to network, engage in issues affecting the Hispanic community, and attend plenary sessions by Hispanic and Latino leaders at the top of their fields.

Location: Chicago, IL United States
Contact Email: https://www.nhmamd.org/contact-us
To register: https://nhma.memberclicks.net/2023conferenceregistration


The Society of Behavioral Medicine's 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

4/26/2023 - 4/29/2023

Contact Email: https://www.sbm.org/meetings/2023
For more information: https://www.sbm.org/meetings/2023
To register: https://sbm.execinc.com/edibo/AM23


Women’s Intervention for Substance Exposure: Comprehensive Care for Substance Use Disorder (WISE)

4/26/2023 - 5/17/2023
This online WISE curriculum is for treatment practitioners
working with either the government or a non-governmental
organisation at the community level and actively engaged
in the delivery of treatment programmes for women with
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).

The WISE Curriculum aims to increase understanding
of women’s unique treatment needs and how to
address them through practical knowledge and
techniques.

Please visit the link to review the eligibility criteria and apply by May 17, 2023.


Contact Email: info@colombo-plan.org
To register: https://shorturl.at/lpvY0


ITTC/ARCH: SBIRT Training of Trainers KZN

4/24/2023 - 4/25/2023
09H00-16H00 SAST
SBIRT Master Training for trainers belonging to the KZN Dept of Health 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: Durban
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za


Training course on TREATNET Family Intervention for adolescents with substance use disorder

4/20/2023 - 4/22/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 3 days from April 20-22, 2023, the Vietnam-International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) - Hanoi Medical University collaborated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives of Hanoi (SCDI - Hanoi) to launch the training course on TREATNET Family Intervention (TFI) for adolescents with substance use disorder.
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


Trauma-Informed Care for Opioid Treatment

4/19/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
The evolution of trauma-informed care in addiction treatment settings has limited consistency. There is also a lack of specificity in how to apply trauma-informed care principles to specific substance use disorders, such as opioid use disorder (OUD). Compared to medication-free programs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) significantly reduces the risk of overdose death, reduces illicit opioid use, reduces risk behaviors for the transmission of blood-borne infection, and improves retention in care. Despite these facts, only 30 to 50% being treated for OUD receive MAT. Trauma-informed care for opioid treatment includes MAT as a critical component for evidence-based treatment. This presentation will include updated research and best practices on trauma-informed care for opioid treatment.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-op
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-opioid-treatment
To register: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-opioid-treatment


ISSUP Argentina, ISSUP Global y CICAD se asocian para organizar un evento regional presencial del 17

4/17/2023 - 4/22/2023
Estamos orgullosos de presentar este evento regional en español únicamente.
Este evento aportará los últimos conocimientos en los campos de la prevención del consumo de sustancias, el tratamiento, el apoyo a la recuperación y las alternativas al encarcelamiento, permitiendo al personal regional reunirse e intercambiar conocimientos.

Conferencia: un evento presencial de tres días (19-21 de abril, 2023), en español, que se celebrará en la Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (UMSA) en Buenos Aires, con ponentes claves que compartirán los últimos avances en el campo, centrándose en temas de relevancia e interés para los profesionales trabajando en la reducción de la demanda de drogas en la región.

Capacitaciones y eventos paralelos: se presentarán diversas oportunidades para unirse a una serie de sesiones de capacitación.
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ISSUP Argentina, ISSUP Global and CICAD are partnering to bring together a regional in person event 17th – 22nd April 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We are proud to be presenting this regional event in Spanish only.
This event will bring the latest learning from the fields of substance use prevention, treatment, recovery support and alternatives to incarceration, allowing the regional workforce to meet and exchange.

Conference: An in person three-day event (19th -21st April 2023) in Spanish, will take place at the University of Argentine Social Museum (UMSA) in Buenos Aires, with keynote speakers sharing the latest developments from the field, focusing upon topics of relevance and pertinence to the drug demand reduction workforce in the region.

Trainings and side events: In person opportunities to join a range of trainings.

The first ISSUP Spanish speaking event and it’s free! Programme and further information in Spanish is here on our website.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/workshops/buenos-aires-2023
To register: https://www.issup.net/es/about-issup/workshops/buenos-aires-2023/registration


Developing the Addiction Workforce in Africa: Progress and Issues.

4/13/2023
9:00am
ICUDDR and ISSUP invite you to attend our upcoming webinar on Developing the Addiction Workforce in Africa: Progress and Issues.

The aim of this Webinar is to share the process of developing addiction education programs in Africa from needs assessment through implementation and connection with the workforce. As an introduction we will describe a proposed taxonomy of university addiction education programs.

We will then describe implementation processes, identify challenges, reference the role of the ISSUP National Chapter and discuss how the challenges are being addressed. Successful program development in low resource countries can inform work force development in the rest of the world.

Speakers and Presentations

Needs assessment and preparatory work for addiction science programs at universities; Experience of universities in South Africa - Rehana Kader, Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital and Rondebosch Medical Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Addiction Curriculum in Nigerian Higher Education System – Contextualizing Western-based methods and approaches for responsiveness and effectiveness - Martin Agwogie, Founder/Executive Director, Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), Lagos, Nigeria

Piloting an implementation protocol delivered as an online course: African leadership in addiction workforce development - Beatrice Kathungu, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Moderator: Michal Miovsky, Head of Department, Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=afdbebadbf&e=cb5664d452


The ASAM 54th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

4/13/2023 - 4/16/2023

Contact Email: meetings@ASAM.org
For more information: https://eventscribe.net/2023/ASAM/
To register: https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/ASAM/aaStatic.asp?SFP=RUpLVFJMQ1hAMTI3MzNAUmVnaXN0cmF0aW9uICYgUmF0ZXM


PRY4011F_Managing Co- Occurring Mental Disorders

4/11/2023 - 4/14/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Managing Co- Occurring Mental Disorders
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


International Conference on Addictions Nursing and Emergency Care

4/5/2023 - 4/6/2023

Contact Email: https://waset.org
To register: https://waset.org/addictions-nursing-and-emergency-care-conference-in-april-2023-in-cancun


2023 Integrated Health Care conference

4/4/2023 - 4/5/2023

Contact Email: https://chs.asu.edu/ihc
For more information: https://chs.asu.edu/ihc
To register: https://chs.asu.edu/ihc


A New Era for Substance Use Treatment: Effective Recovery via Telehealth

4/4/2023
1-2pm EDT
Webinar Description:

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HRSA IEA) in Region 1 invites you to a webinar that will highlight leading telebehavioral health research and effective virtual service delivery to address as related to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and enhance access to primary health care. Attendees will learn about unique circumstances and methods for utilizing telehealth for SUD treatment and discover telehealth implementation opportunities with regards to patient engagement and positive working relationships.

Learning Objectives:

Gain awareness of HRSA telebehavioral health programs and resources
Highlight telebehavioral health research and its efficacy
Understand the unique considerations and strategies for utilizing telehealth during group visits/care
Explore opportunities to expand telehealth integration into patient interactions
Location: Online
Contact Email: MSalaga@hrsa.gov
To register: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vdXMwMndlYi56b29tLnVzL3dlYmluYXIvcmVnaXN0ZXIvOTYxNjc5NjU5NTY5My9XTl8yYlp4ZEhyMVFQT1d2U


Advancing Health Equity Among the Hispanic/Latino Populations Spanish Learning Series.

4/4/2023
10:00am - 11:15am PST
This is the second session in the series "Overcoming Adversity and Fostering the Mental Health of Latino/Hispanic Youth and their Families through Integrated Care"

Session Objectives:

1. Define integrated care and understand the impact of adversity on Latino/Hispanic patient health.

2. Address the importance of cultural competence and trauma-informed care with the Latino/Hispanic population, especially when providing healthcare and mental health support.
Gain resources and strategies related to mental health support for Latino/Hispanic youth and their families.

HRSA IEA will broadcast the session in Spanish with live language interpretation to English.
Location: Online
Contact Email: vroa@hrsa.gov
To register: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMzAzMTMuNzMyNTc1MzE


Perspectives of Global Mental Health Through the Lens of Capacity Building in Low-and Middle-Income

4/4/2023
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
This satellite event will bring together experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as well as researchers, trainees, and institutional staff from across the world (with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries), to discuss current gaps and potential new strategies for research capacity building in the field of global mental health, one of the cross-cutting strategic research themes at the NIMH.

Research capacity building is understood as the means to effectively develop and support a multidisciplinary global mental health research workforce by supporting the system at all career stages and relevant domains, including administrative institutional support.

The event will provide the opportunity for participants to learn about NIMH priorities in global mental health and existing funding opportunities. Additionally, this event will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges of establishing and maintaining a mental health research career in diverse contexts.

This event is open to the public and registration is free.
Location: Online
Contact Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
To register: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDUsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMzAzMTMuNzMyMTkxNzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3pvb20udXMvbWVldGluZy9yZWdpc3Rlci90Sk12Z


Panda - The perfect digital companion on the road to recovery

4/3/2023
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
ISSUP South Africa would like to invite you to their Webinar on Panda - The perfect digital companion on the road to recovery.

This webinar will discuss how technology can enable access to mental health care and support, specifically through the Panda app. During the months of the pandemic, many support forums moved to online or hybrid meeting platforms. Panda is an app that specialises in mental health support. Keeping in mind the nature of addictions, dual diagnoses, the importance of support and holistic approaches to sobriety or harm reduction, this Panda is perfectly placed to augment current care models.

Learning Outcome:
How technology can enable ongoing care and easy access to individual, group and community care and support.

Presenter: Allan Sweidan

Allan Sweidan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and entrepreneur. Allan worked in the public sector in South Africa before moving into private practice with a special interest in dual diagnosis treatment in the early 2000’s. In 2007, Allan founded the Akeso group pf hospitals which, by 2018, was treating up to 22 000 per year, about 15% of whom also suffered from at least one addiction. Allan co-founded Panda in 2021 with Alon Lits, the outgoing Director for Uber in Sub Saharan Africa. Panda offers unique features within the crowded mental health app industry, offering benefits to general users of the app, mental health users, medical schemes, corporates, EAP”s and other employers.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8369260838922029147


March 2023

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 6: Mood, Anxiety Disorder

3/31/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Often, mood and anxiety disorders are comorbid in individuals who have substance use disorders (SUDs). However, individuals may experience both anxiety and manic/depressive symptoms when using certain substances, and may experience similar symptoms during withdrawal. The DSM-5 breaks anxiety into three different types and is described as one of the most prevalent mental health issues in those with SUDs. Mood disorders may also lead to self-medicating with illicit substances. This webinar will discuss the etiology of anxiety and mood disorders and how each may contribute to the development of co-occurring disorders. The webinar will also discuss the neurotransmitters affected by these disorders, as well as effective treatment approaches for these co-occurring disorders.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/co-occurring-series-2023-mood-anxiety-and-sud
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56533


Impacting Prevention Science Through Your Online Presence

3/31/2023
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
This workshop will provide an overview of many online tools and platforms to disseminate and track the impact of your research, including Google Scholar, Research Gate, Semantic Scholar, Altmetrics, Kudos, ORCID, NIH iCite, Publons, and more. It will also discuss the use of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, and more. A panel of three experts will discuss which are most helpful to you and how that can change across career stages.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@preventionresearch.org
To register: https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdOmrrjMpEtZXZIiVsqghz6VHIfbpTCS_


Ireland Chapter of IntNSA Educational Workshop

3/30/2023
07:00 - 10:00 CDT
This is a free online educational workshop aimed at people who use drugs and/or alcohol problematically, nurses, researchers and all other heathcare workers who have an interest in the addictions field.

There will be three presentations of roughly 40-45 minutes with some time for Q & A afterwards. Registrants will be sent the link to access the speakers in advance of the event. Please ensure your computers or smartphones will allow you to access microsoft teams.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ireland-chapter-of-i
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ireland-chapter-of-intnsa-educational-workshop-tickets-568397982667?aff=eand


ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series

3/30/2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to their next Bi-Monthly Webinar in the Knowledge Update Series. The topic of this webinar is Mental health and substance abuse.

Learning outcomes:
• Learn about the concept of mental health
• Have better understanding of the importance of mental health and biopsychosocial model of mental health
• Gain better understanding of mental health treatments and service support
• Learn about dual diagnosis, common dual diagnosis and the connection between mental disorders and substance abuse
• Learn about risk factors to substance abuse and mental disorders
• Preventive measures and way forward

Presenter:
Dr Sa’adatu Adamu
Founder, Secure-D-Future International Initiative (SDF), Nigeria

Moderators:

Dr. Martin O. Agwogie
National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Dr. Bawo O. James
Publicity Secretary/Mobilization ISSUP Nigeria Chapter
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7722175156365353303


The Intersection between Substance Use and Public Health

3/30/2023
8AM Eastern Time
Virtual training exploring the impact of substance use on broad public health issues, and the associated effects on both the person who consumes substances, as well as the communities and society in which they live. Additionally, the webinar will allow for assessing the costs of ignoring these concerns, as well as discussing options for addressing them.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the major public health issues associated with substance use.
2. Participants will be able to discuss the related costs and harms to both the individual and society.
3. Participants will be able to explain the pros and cons of different strategies to address these harms.

Speaker:
Carol Lemus, MPH
Assistant Vice President of Health Programs, Lantern Community Services

Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://icuddr.webex.com/weblink/register/r64eecc7ce76abbd1c0d6c6314c430c52


Current Scientific Evidence About Mutual Help Groups

3/29/2023
3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
This presentation summarizes the current evidence about the effectiveness of mutual help groups and the mechanisms of action in these groups, including AA, SMART, LifeRing, and WFS. AA is comparably effective to well-implemented CBT. The evidence so far suggests that the other groups are comparably effective to AA. Further studies are in progress. Similar to evidence about common factors in psychotherapy, mutual help groups appear to have common factors. Any freely chosen mutual help group appears likely to be helpful. This presentation also overviews the range of mutual help groups currently available, their surface differences, and interventions for clients who report having no interest in attending any group.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-help-groups
To register: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-help-groups


PRY4009F_Screening and Assessment of Addictive Disorders

3/27/2023 - 3/30/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Screening and Assessment of Addictive Disorders
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


International Conference on Addiction & Psychiatry

3/23/2023 - 3/24/2023
Millennium Hotel Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris, France
Contact Email: https://scisynopsisconferences.com/addiction-psych
For more information: https://scisynopsisconferences.com/addiction-psychiatry/
To register: https://scisynopsisconferences.com/addiction-psychiatry/


The Language of Stigma and Substance Use Disorder

3/22/2023
2PM - 3:30PM South Africa | 12PM - 1:30PM UK
Join us for the first session in a new series on Stigma and Substance Use. The series is a collaboration between ISSUP South Africa, ISSUP Nigeria, ISSUP Kenya and ISSUP UK.

Presentations by Prof. Liezille Jacobs and Paul Ashley will focus on 'The Language of Stigma and Substance Use Disorder'.

Hear a review of interventions for destigmatising people who live with SUD through the language we use as professionals.

Presentations:

'Perpetuating stigma: Why "Women Who Drink Are Low Class Citizens" is the wrong message', Prof. Liezille Jacobs, Head of Department in Psychology, Rhodes University, South Africa

'Pilot Scheme Observations: Substance Misuse Specialist in Mental Health Urgent Care Services’, Paul Ashley, Specialist Urgent Care Practitioner, Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, UK

Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5887122135269659227


The Language of Stigma and Substance Use Disorder

3/22/2023
7am-8:30am CDT
Attend the first session of a new webinar series on Stigma and Substance Use. The presentations will focus on the language we use as substance use professionals and destigmatising people who live with substance use disorder.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5887122135269659227


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 5: The Window Opens Befor

3/17/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
One of the most complex co-occurring disorders is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often misdiagnosed and comorbid with several other mental health challenges, those living with ADHD are particularly vulnerable to substance use disorders (SUD). The impairment to multiple areas of function begins under the age of 12 and sets the stage for developmental, academic, and self-esteem challenges. The purpose of this webinar is to understand the unique struggles of those living with ADHD and how SUD can manifest. The presentation will also explore the key diagnostic features of ADHD, clinical considerations, and recommendations for effective treatment.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/co-occurring-series-2023-adhd-and-sud
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56532


The Changing Status of Marijuana and It's Implications for Prevention How Prevention Science Can He

3/16/2023
2pm ET 11am PT 7pm CET
In this Prevention Talk we will address the implications that the changing status of marijuana has for prevention and how prevention science can help us address these issues through family, media and environmental interventions. We will have the opportunity to hear from three renowned researchers and experts in substance use prevention: William Crano, PhD, J. Douglas Coatsworth, PhD., and Mallie J. Paschall, PhD.. Each of them will deliver a brief presentation from their field of research, followed by a discussion led by Zili Sloboda, ScD., APSI's president. Questions from the audience are welcome.


Location: Online
Contact Email: maria.luna@apsintl.org
To register: https://www.apsintl.org/so/87OR7vWEf/c?w=0br_SA2DcigbYYhPqHfKflwJhQkgG181-OuZwj7iPqw.eyJ1IjoiaHR0cDovL3d3dy53aXhldmVudHMuY29tL3ZpZXdFdmVudC92Mi9mNzNjYWFmNy04YjZmLTQyNjQtYTRmMy0zYWQ3NjA1ZmFlMzAvYjIwMGE


United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs Side Event: Deflect Early. Deflect Often.

3/16/2023
8:00am (GMT + 1 - Vienna)
Join us on Thursday 16th March 8.00 - 8.50am (GMT +1 - Vienna) for a Side Event exploring why deflection is uniquely poised to become a new global policy on policing and drugs called "Deflect Early. Deflect Often." Venue: Room M3 and broadcast live
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=99f48eb213&e=cb5664d452


United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs Side Event: Strategies to Reduce Stigmatisation

3/16/2023
9am Vienna (GMT+1)
ISSUP will be presenting alongside experts, practitioners, activists, and beneficiaries on strategies to reduce the stigmatisation of people with drug disorders. The venue for this Side Event on Humanitarian Drug Policy is Room M3 and online
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=92d7ea93ae&e=cb5664d452


Cultural Considerations for 12-Step Recovery Programs

3/15/2023
3pm ET
It is widely known that the original creators of the 12-step recovery program were largely White, Christian, middle-class men and they still remain the biggest population in most 12-step programs today. This talk will discuss the common experiences people from marginalized populations encounter when working a 12-step program designed for a privileged population, and different cultural adaptations that have been utilized to address these different experiences. Topics covered will be the role of powerlessness, the God problem, focus on personal responsibility, dealing with discrimination and oppression, and finding self-reflection in group members.

Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: http://naadac.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT04OTMyNDcxJnA9MSZ1PTk1NTI4NjE1NSZsaT03OTc2NDQ0MA/index.html


Department of Correctional Services Web App ASSIST Review and Rollout Planning Session

3/15/2023
09h00 CAT
Meeting to review pilot phase of DCS ASSIST Project and formulate technical specifications required to assure rollout.
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Drug Policy in the UK: A Matter of Crime or Health

3/14/2023
12pm UK
The aim of this webinar is to reflect on how drug policy has evolved in the UK Home Nations (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) to highlight key ways in which it has diverged from the UK Government approach, and to raise debate on how the Home Nations have shifted towards a health centred approach in their substance use strategies.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=e462efd731&e=cb5664d452


Intersection Between Suicide and OUD/SUD: Parts 1 and 2

3/14/2023
1:00 PM Central time (US)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
• Students preparing for careers in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, mental health in psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, and/or occupational therapy.
Peers or community health workers working in a range of communities.
• Academic staff or field site supervisors providing instruction, guidance, and support for the behavioral health workforce.
Contact Email: dboss@wisc.edu
For more information: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-CuqzsqHtHxr1h9HKbYVy-qBAMnaTOh
To register: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-CuqzsqHtHxr1h9HKbYVy-qBAMnaTOh


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points March 2023

3/9/2023 - 3/30/2023
10h00-11h00 SAST

This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Thursdays from 10am till 11am SAST on the following dates: 9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2023. 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. 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.


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/tJYlde2trD0qHN3e2JgksuLq9GcCNwGPwvtq
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlde2trD0qHN3e2JgksuLq9GcCNwGPwvtq


South Africa ITTC Online (Live) SBIRT Training 5 CPD Points March-April 2023

3/9/2023 - 4/6/2023
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: 9, 16, 23, 30 March & 6 April 2023. 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.

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. 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.


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/tJEldeChrTgoE9bvLwzFFQMw6Wr4VaQzY_ju
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldeChrTgoE9bvLwzFFQMw6Wr4VaQzY_ju


NAADAC 2023 Advocacy in Action Conference & Hill Day

3/8/2023 - 3/9/2023
NAADAC 2023 ADVOCACY IN ACTION CONFERENCE & HILL DAY – 8+ CES (HYBRID)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Bethesda, MD & Live Streamed
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - Washington, DC

Join NAADAC for the first hybrid Advocacy in Action Conference & Hill Day!

This year's Advocacy in Action Conference will take place in person at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, MD on March 8 and all sessions will be live-streamed so attendees can join virtually! On March 9, attendees had the ability to meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill during Hill Day!

This hybrid advocacy event will feature many amazing speakers and panelists from government agencies and private organizations, as well as opportunities to learn how to become a powerful advocate in your state! Earn up to 8+ CEs by attending in person or up to 6 CEs by attending virtually!
Location: Maryland/Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/advocacy-conference
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/advocacy-conference
To register: https://www.naadac.org/advocacy-conference


New Psychoactive Substances – Designer Benzodiazepines

3/8/2023
8am Central
ISSUP Pakistan would like to invite you to their Webinar on New Psychoactive Substances – Designer Benzodiazepines.

This Webinar will explore Benzodiazepines; the mechanism of action on brain, abuse and dependence. It will also discuss the new surge in abuse of designer benzodiazepines, from a Pakistan perspective. The session will conclude by highlighting the treatment and management of disorders related to designer benzodiazepines use.

Learning Outcome:
To learn about the concepts of misuse, abuse and dependence associated with benzodiazepines; use of benzodiazepines in the treatment of SUD; clinical and adverse effects of illicit benzodiazepines.

Presenter:
Dr. Syed Azhar Ali Kazmi.
Consultant Psychiatrist and Head Department of Psychiatry Poonch Medical College/ CMH Rawalakot.
Chapter chief AJK Pakistan Psychiatric Society.
Member Executive Committee ISSUP Pakistan Chapter
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1430228661732496730


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 4: Addiction and Trauma -

3/3/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Traumatic childhood and life events shape the way an individual sees themselves and the world. These experiences have a significant impact on relationships, self-perception, coping skills, self-esteem, and more. Unfortunately, a common and initially effective way of managing the impact of trauma is through compulsive behaviors. These behaviors provide temporary relief and anesthetize emotional and relational pain. The focus of this presentation is to provide an understanding of the relationship between addiction and trauma and the application of this knowledge through the framework of a compassionate, relational approach to support healing.
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/co-occurring-series-2023-addiction-and-trauma
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56531


Collegiate Recovery: Fostering Recovery-Supportive College Campuses

3/1/2023
3:00pm ET
Collegiate Recovery is a growing movement of institutionally-supported initiatives dedicated to helping students pursue their educational goals while having the resources, community, and support they need to maintain their recovery in college. This webinar will help providers understand how campus-based recovery support is a critical component of the continuum of care. Best practices and recommendations supported by data will be discussed.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: http://naadac.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT04OTMyNDcxJnA9MSZ1PTk1NTI4NjE1NSZsaT03OTc2NDQzNA/index.html


Official launch

3/1/2023 - 3/1/2023
9:00am ET
The ITTC Network is launching its 8th International Technology Transfer Center in Colombia. The official launch event will be held on March 1, 2023 9:00ET in Bogotá at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Event will be held in Spanish and brought to you via live stream: https://lnkd.in/eApkC9fF.
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Contact Name: Julia Alvarado
Contact Email: julialvaradosantis@gmail.com
For more information: https://lnkd.in/eApkC9fF


Safeguarding people from the use of Tobacco for Tobacco-Free generations

3/1/2023
6am Central
ISSUP Pakistan invite you to attend this Webinar on Safeguarding from the use of Tobacco.

This webinar is intended to help the audience gain a better understanding of youth engagement in tobacco use control and to identify misconceptions about working with youth. Learn about the significance of engaging youth in tobacco prevention efforts and understand the different roles of youth and adults in youth programs focused on positive community change. Moreover, it will help identify the steps required to prepare for authentic engagement in youth prevention programs.

Presenter:
Mr. Shahzad Alam Khan,
National Professional Officer in the World Health Organization Pakistan and Expertise Public Health Professional

Mr. Shahzad Alam Khan has a progressive experience of over 25 years in WHO in the area of policy development. His main area of interest has been promoting public health with a focus on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and their shared risk factors particularly tobacco use. He has played a crucial role towards developing tobacco control policy and strategy for tobacco control. His contributions paved the for the implementation of graphic health warning on cigarette packs, promulgation of the legislation for smoke-free environments, imposition of strict restrictions on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship including Point of Sale Bans and enhanced tobacco taxation.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1353196877093630811


Training course on Motivational Interviewing and Case Management for district-level social workers

3/1/2023 - 3/2/2023
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In two days from March 1 to 2, 2023, the International Technology Transfer Center on Substance Abuse in Vietnam (V-ITTC), Hanoi Medical University, in collaboration with the Sub-Department of Social Evils Prevention of Hanoi successfully organized the training course on "Motivational Interviewing" and "Case Management" for 24 district-level social workers to implement the model of Social and Legal Assistance, Consultation, and Referral Services for People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)” applying evidence-based interventions at the Nghia Tan, Chuong Duong, and Vinh Quynh districts.
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


February 2023

MHMS _The GetSmarter short course

2/27/2023 - 3/14/2023
09:00
Mental Health, Mindfulness and Self-Care course_The GetSmarter short course
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za


PRY4008W_Evidence Based Treatment Approaches

2/27/2023 - 3/3/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Evidence Based Treatment Approaches
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 3: Personality Disorders

2/24/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
This presentation will first provide a broad overview of personality disorders, including their diagnostic criteria and etiology theories. Participants will then focus specifically on antisocial and borderline personality disorders and why they may be prevalent in the substance use and mental health disorder fields. This training will specifically cover the neurobiology that supports the behaviors and the science behind them. Learners will come away with a practical understanding of these disorders and some basic tools to utilize in the clinical setting.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56530


Early Prevention of Drug Use: Understanding and implementing the UNODC/WHO International Standards o

2/24/2023
7am Central
ISSUP Namibia in collaboration with UNODC invite you to attend their upcoming Webinar on Early Prevention of Drug Use: Understanding and implementing the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention for Effective Prevention Strategies and a Healthy and Safe Child Development.

Agenda:
* Opening Remarks - Giovanna Campello, Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, UNODC
* UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and Early Prevention - Wadih Maalouf, Programme Manager, UNODC
* UNODC Family Skills Programmes: Progress, Development and Reach in diverse contexts - Ali Yassine, International UNV Public Health Specialist, UNODC
* UNODC Youth Initiative and Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants - Su Hyun Hong, Associate Expert, UNODC
* Defining the Role of Law Enforcement in Substance Use Prevention within Schools - Guiding Document - Ziad El Khatib, UNV International Health Expert and Epidemiologist, UNODC
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4434395695201189464


ITTC Health Ministerial Advisory Committee presentation

2/23/2023
09h00 CAT
ITTC engagement with the National Department of Health Ministerial Advisory Committee to present envisaged substance use risk surveillance programme and forthcoming substance use disorder resource map project, amongst other ITTC activities.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed Event


Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) as a New Storm for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals

2/22/2023
7pm Pakistan | 2pm UK
ISSUP Pakistan invite you to join their forthcoming webinar on Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), featuring a presentation by Dr Usama Bin Zubair MBBS, FCPS, MRCPsych (UK).

Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a substance from the depressants family. This Webinar will explore its mechanism of action, its abuse and addiction; understanding its effects both on the brain and on the body. The session will also discuss its abuse in low and middle income countries, like Pakistan. It will conclude with available information on its harmful effects and available guidelines on management
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=eddfa4173f&e=cb5664d452


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 2: Understanding Eating D

2/17/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
The primary goal of this training is to offer mental health and substance use disorder providers the knowledge, tools, and structure to develop insight into the features of eating disorders that may present for individuals in recovery from addiction. Participants will gain an understanding of the process and application of psychological inquiry and skills relevant to mental health support and behavioral change.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56529


The International Medicine in Addiction Conference

2/17/2023 - 2/19/2023

Contact Email: https://www.imia.com.au/registration/
For more information: https://www.imia.com.au/
To register: https://www.imia.com.au/registration/


Addressing MOUD Expansion in Rural Communities: Substance Use Disorder Workforce

2/15/2023
Noon PST
Please save the date.
Contact Email: mhanano@mednet.ucla.edu


PRY4013F_Understanding Addictive Disorders

2/13/2023 - 2/17/2023
09:00
Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care_Understanding Addictive Disorders
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za


Outpatient Alcohol Withdrawal Management: A Tool for Global Practice Settings

2/9/2023
10AM Eastern
Offered in partnership with ISSUP and ISAM.

Background:

Outpatient Alcohol Withdrawal Management: A Tool for Global Practice Settings was developed by a small group of volunteer subject matter experts who witnessed a sharp increase in the number and severity of alcohol use disorders (AUD) and alcohol withdrawal syndrome corresponding with the onset and aftermath of the COVID epidemic.

The volunteers spanned four time zones and three countries, meeting during lunch hours, early mornings, and after work hours. They developed an easy-to-use tool that summarizes the best practices for managing alcohol withdrawal in outpatient practice settings.

During the webinar, participants will learn:

1. How to use the Global Tool to quickly understand the must do’s for assessing and treating alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in outpatient practice settings;
2. When to treat patients with AWS in an outpatient level of care and when to refer patients to a higher level of care;
3. How to start local conversations to plan and implement an effective AWS plan of care.

Speakers:

Alexander Baldacchino, MD, MRCPsych, FRCPsych, FRCPE, FISAM, MPhil, PhD,
President,
International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)

Linda Frazier, M.A., RN, MCHES
Director, Addictions Initiatives
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Darius Rastegar, MD, FASAM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Audra Stock, LPC, MAC
Clinical Director, Substance Use Disorder Clinical Programs, European Region
U.S. Army Medical Command
Landstuhl, Germany
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4123777062449941846


Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioral Health Services for

2/2/2023
11AM Pacific
Please join the MHTTC Network, SAMHSA and Abt Associates for an upcoming webinar highlighting findings from SAMHSA's new guide, Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness. Wait times for placement into permanent housing can range from a few months to several years, and longer periods of homelessness are associated with lower rates of recovery and higher rates of psychiatric distress. The period prior to moving into stable housing is therefore an important window to offer services, and one that requires multi-system coordination. This webinar will provide an overview of the SAMHSA guide and include presentations from four organizations that are currently using the evidence-based practices featured in this guide to support mental health and substance use needs among individuals experiencing homelessness.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/contact-us
To register: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T42le243R-CANrJzizbp7Q


January 2023

NIDA Online Abstract Submission and Travel Award Requests

1/25/2023 - 2/20/2023
Apply now to present your international drug use and addiction research during the virtual 2023 NIDA International Forum.

The NIDA International Program invites abstract submissions and travel award applications from researchers around the world.

2023 FORUM ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SCHEDULE

Deadline to submit abstracts and apply for travel awards: February 20

Abstract selection and travel award notifications: April 7
Contact Email: https://nida.nih.gov/about-nida/contact-us
For more information: https://nida.nih.gov/international/meetings/international-forum/2023-nida-international-forum


Mobilizing community resources in preventive measures: Issues, challenges and the way forward

1/24/2023
5 PM Malaysia | 9AM United Kingdom
The webinar aims to inform and raise awareness of the critical issues in the community that may become challenges to implementing substance use prevention measures and is intended to provide knowledge sharing to enhance our practice in and with communities.

Attend this event to hear perspectives from across the globe and to deepen your understanding of the issues and challenges we face when working at the community level, and how to overcome them.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain a better understanding and perception of the issues and challenges and will learn from others how to move forward in addressing concerns.
Participants have the opportunity to try different approaches or adapt what works as a way forward in addressing their concerns.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=88a4f877c1&e=cb5664d452


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 1: Treating Substance Use

1/20/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
NAADAC's Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD Specialty Online Training Series is designed for helping professionals who are dedicated to learning about co-occuring disorders in the field of addiction. Sessions will discuss tools and best practices so that addiction professionals can feel confident in their ability and knowledge when treating co-occurring disorders in the field of addiction.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
To register: https://www.naadac.org/co-occurring-series-2023-substance-use-and-psychotic-disorders


Addressing MOUD Expansion in Rural Communities: Caring for Complex Patients

1/18/2023
12:00 Noon PST / 3:00PM EST
We invite you to attend the Third Session of a 4-Part Training Series addressing MOUD Expansion in Rural Communities, hosted by the Greater Southern California Node (GSCN) of the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) in partnership with the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), HHS Region 9.

The upcoming session, Caring for Complex Patients in Resource-Limited Rural Communities, will take place on January 18, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm PST.

The recording from the first session (which took place on October 12, 2022) is available at: https://vimeo.com/773914171

The recording from the second session (which took place on December 7, 2022) is available at: https://vimeo.com/787040066
Location: Online
Contact Name: Maria Hanano
Contact Email: mhanano@mednet.ucla.edu
To register: https://uclahs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8JEF_t5_TfCUg2Fc-IvLog


International Conference on Addiction Treatment and Therapy

1/9/2023 - 1/10/2023

Contact Email: https://waset.org
For more information: https://waset.org/addiction-treatment-and-therapy-conference-in-january-2023-in-tokyo


December 2022

International Conference on Addiction Problems and Addicteds

12/27/2022 - 12/28/2022

Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Email: https://waset.org
To register: https://waset.org/addiction-problems-and-addicteds-conference-in-december-2022-in-vienna


International Conference on Addiction Psychopharmacology, Tolerance and Withdrawal

12/16/2022 - 12/17/2022

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Email: https://waset.org
For more information: https://waset.org/addiction-psychopharmacology-tolerance-and-withdrawal-conference-in-december-2022-in-bangkok


Final review of the national pilot project on multi-day methadone dispensing for OUD patients

12/15/2022 - 12/15/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On the morning of December 15, 2022, the Ministry of Health held a conference to review the national pilot project on multi-day methadone dispensing for patients in opioid substitution therapy. The conference was joined by more than 150 representatives from the departments and institutes under the Ministry of Health, units under the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Government Office, international and community organizations, and the Health, Public Security branch, the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs sectors of the 6 provinces and cities in which the pilot project was implemented including Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Hai Phong, Bac Giang, Lao Cao, and Nghe An.
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


Developing Performance Measurement and Management Plans that Make Sense

12/14/2022
3:00-4:00PM ET
In 2020, CARF International revised the standards for performance measurement and management and performance improvement in their entirety. The Joint Commission also requires performance improvement as part of their accreditation process. Most organizations have been unable to create performance measurement and management plans that would actually work for their organization. This webinar will break down these standards in a way that make sense to organizational leadership.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/performance-measurement-web
To register: https://www.naadac.org/performance-measurement-webinar


In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

12/8/2022 - 12/9/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 2 days from December 8th – 9th, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC), Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Hanoi successfully launched an in-person training course on “Motivational Interviewing” for 50 staff working in the addiction treatment field in Hanoi.
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


Switching Deckchairs on the Titanic: Eating Disorders as a Growing Phenomenon of Cross-Addiction

12/7/2022
3:00-4:00PM ET
Specific to this presentation is the identification of eating disorders as a growing phenomenon of cross-addiction or “symptom substitution.” Despite that switching one form of a substance for another is well documented, the emergence or intensification of an eating disorder is often minimized or overlooked. It is suggested compulsive overeating, binge eating, bulimia, and pathological dieting are often obscured in early recovery and stand may take “center stage.” Hence, the metaphor of “switching deck chairs on the Titanic.” Practical approaches to identifying this population, providing the appropriate support, treatment, and resources are an integral part of this webinar.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/eating-disorder-cross-addic
To register: https://www.naadac.org/eating-disorder-cross-addiction-webinar


In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

12/6/2022 - 12/7/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 2 days from December 6th – 7th, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC), Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Hanoi successfully launched an in-person training course on “Motivational Interviewing” for 50 staff working in the addiction treatment field in Hanoi.
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


November 2022

KZN Department of Health SBIRT Strategy Workshop (AUDIT, ASSIST, plus site visits)

11/29/2022 - 12/2/2022
09h00 SAST
Engagement with KZN Department of Health District Managers and Provincial Directors to finalise a strategy for SBIRT rollout through the use of the Web App ASSIST tool and the AUDIT via the ARCH Project.
Location: 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


Integrated Dynamic Care Model for Medication Assisted Treatment and Recovery

11/16/2022
3:00-4:00PM ET
The Integrated Dynamic Care Model (IDCM) is a dimensional approach to caring for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). The epidemic of drug overdose deaths claimed the lives of 841,000 Americans between 1999 and 2019. More than 70% of these deaths in 2019 are due to opioids. Clinical models that are based on the delivery of acute episodes of care are ill-suited to meeting the needs of a patient population suffering from a chronic condition like OUD. Behavioral Health Group (BHG) has responded to this by creating an integrated dynamic care model for deployment in both its opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and office based opioid treatment (OBOT) settings.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/integrated-dynamic-care-mod
To register: https://www.naadac.org/integrated-dynamic-care-model-webinar


Together Against Stigma: Evidence and Action

11/16/2022
9:30 AM Eastern Time | 15:30 Central European Time
Stigma, exclusion, and marginalization associated with substance use disorders can deter individuals from seeking, accessing, and completing demand reduction services. Raising awareness and training are essential to tackle the stigma associated with mental health problems, including substance use disorders. The Stigma Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) invites you to the free webinar comprising three panels scheduled for 9:30 to 13:30 EST (Washington, DC time), corresponding to 15:30 to 19:30 CET (Central European Time).

The panels will feature experts engaged in developing and leading successful anti-stigma programs in different parts of the world. Discussions will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the challenges and opportunities involved in successful anti-stigma work.

Panel 1: Leadership by people with lived experience in stigma reduction programs
Co-Chairs:
•Godfrey Kagaayi from Uganda, a partner in Time To Change Global.
•Manvi Tiwari from India. She studies communications and is a youth advisor for Sangath in India.

Panel 2: Achieving International Consensus about Action: The Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health
Co-Chairs:
•Charlene Sunkel, Global Mental Health Peer Network, South Africa
•Graham Thornicroft, Centre for Global Mental Health and Centre for Implementation Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK

Panel 3: Current responses to the need to reduce stigma in health systems
Co-Chairs:
• Mike Pietrus, Director Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Samuel Breau, Manager Access to quality mental health care, Mental Health Commission of Canada


Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/node/18834
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4316680533958/WN_54phqcB_RwGHgRNMbHICKg


Substance Use Prevention: A review of what it means & requires thru the language of football/soccer

11/15/2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
It is not always clear what is required within Prevention. There are many professional sources of material and inputs that address the issue. However sometimes we need to go “back to basics” and help people understand what prevention of substance abuse entails in a different format.

This Webinar will provide an overview of the role of prevention within drug demand reduction and will consider the “do’s” and “don'ts” of how we should approach prevention provision within our thinking, planning and practical work.

Presenter Jeff Lee will address this topic through a series of slides using the analogy of football/soccer, looking at:
• The place of prevention within drug demand reduction
• What prevention needs to consider/discard
• What evidence-based prevention might need to address
• Components of an evidence-based approach to prevention
• Implications for "Premier League" prevention provision
• Challenges for implementing evidence-based prevention
Contact Email: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/27894152
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2789415246831303440


GCR Anti-Substance Abuse Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Dialogue

11/10/2022
10h00-16h00 SAST
Gauteng Provincial Administration Dialogue to tackle substance use disorder. Closed meeting hosting expert representations and policymaker engagement on strategies to engage in prevention and intervention efforts for substance use disorders.
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://youtu.be/oMZ-_D-EBAg
To register: http://Closed event


In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

11/10/2022 - 11/11/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 2 days from November 10th – 11th, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) of Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Sub-department of Social Vices Prevention and Combat successfully launched an in-person training course on “Motivational Interviewing” for 40 officers working at 13 consulting points located in Hoan Kiem, Cau Giay, and Thanh Tri districts in Hanoi.
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


Central Drug Authority BiEnnial Meeting Planning

11/9/2022
09h00 SAST
Planning Session for the 3rd ever Annual Biennial Summit for the South Africa Central Drug Authority.
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


Implicit Memory and Connection in Addiction Treatment

11/9/2022
3:00-4:00PM ET
Building and maintaining connection is essential in addictions treatment. This presentation will look at the development of attachment styles and the role this plays in substance use disorders. We will explore early object relations development and the unremembered assumptions that impact relationships and can lead to favoring substance use over intimate human connection. Lastly, we will look at using the client/clinician relationship itself to help a client move towards recovery, including goals, pitfalls, rupture and repair, transference and countertransference.
Contact Email: https://my.naadac.org/events/event-registration/?i
To register: https://my.naadac.org/events/event-registration/?id=bb2d4c4b-6342-ec11-a3ee-501ac544a8c6


International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships

11/9/2022
11:00 AM ET
During this event, participants will:
Gain a better understanding of NIH grants policies, processes, and systems affecting applications and awards with foreign components;
Obtain guidance from NIH experts on partnering with foreign institutions;
Participate in a case study discussion of issues impacting registration and the application process.
Contact Email: NIHGrantsEvents@nih.gov
To register: https://nihgrantsconference.vfairs.com/


An Introduction to Research on Psychedelic-assisted Therapies

11/8/2022
1:00 PM Central Time
Growing evidence suggests substantial therapeutic potential of psychedelic-assisted treatments for mental health conditions, including mood and substance use disorders. Data from historical and contemporary studies examining psychedelic therapies will be presented, along with current hypotheses surrounding biological and psychological mechanisms of action relevant to psychedelic-assisted treatments. Important facets of psychedelic therapy models will be described in addition to potential risks and contraindications. The session will conclude with time for questions and answers in wider discussion with attendees.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Describe current research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for mental healthcare treatment
• Identify hypothesized mechanisms of psychedelic-assisted interventions for mental health treatments
• Critically examine key facets of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and how it differs from typical psychotherapy and other psychiatric approaches
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsce-h
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsce-hrDIuGNXcOR5AzZCdxYo-65cbbmDq


Launch of the Report on Afghan Women and the Opiate Trade

11/7/2022
2:30-3:45 PM Vienna time
Register by Nov 2nd.
Contact Email: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?i
To register: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=2zWeD09UYE-9zF6kFubccPxKmk5RBQdNvAl07wEAatxUMzY2N1RTTTZERTJER0NDMjZSOTBKUDYyNC4u


Consultation on Ukraine emergency issues: ‘Providing mental health support and care to people affect

11/3/2022
17:00 UK Time | 19:00 Ukraine Time
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.
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-ukra
To register: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-ukraine/events/calendar/2022-11/session-3-consultation-ukraine-emergency-issues


Mindful Moments: Lifting As We Climb - The Importance of Self-Care for Peer Workers

11/3/2022
12-1pm CT
Peer workers are critical to the health care management and sobriety for those in newly recovery. As front-line behavioral health workers, peers are subjected to ongoing crises and stressors. This can be both triggering and re-traumatizing to peers who have committed to advocating and supporting others while maintaining their own sobriety. This session will focus on self-care planning for peers.
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc-mt
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc-mtqD0jHNyBN0LvVnGSwNFe47Xe5ywx


Catalytic Drug Demand Reduction Meeting for South Africa Traditional Authorities and Leadership

11/1/2022 - 11/2/2022
09h00 SAST
The overall objective of the meeting is to understand public health problems in jurisdictions under traditional leadership due to increased availability and use of psychoactive substances trafficked into the continent and also produced locally, and to create a national network of Traditional Leaders in DDR in South Africa.
Specific Objectives of the meeting
1. Affirm the critical role of traditional leadership in DDR interventions.
2. Assess public health problems as a result of increased availability and use of psychoactive substances in areas under traditional governance in South Africa.
3. Explore the potential roles of Traditional Leadership in DDR interventions.
4. Assess needs of Traditional Leadership for effective engagement in DDR chart next steps.
5. Explore the possibility of establishing a national network of traditional leadership for DDR.
6. Agree a roadmap for the incorporation of Traditional Leadership into the DDR training programmes :the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC), Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC)and into the other continental and international standards and best practices.
7. Agree a roadmap for enhanced systematic data collection to enhance evidence-based interventions and research by universities into substance use disorders.
8. Assess appetite and possibilities of establishing One-stop Service centres under Traditional leaders to assist drug dependent people.
9. Harness areas of synergy and facilitate active collaboration.
10. Acquaint Traditional Leaders with knowledge of drugs and drug use disorders and interventions

Expected Outcomes


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za


October 2022

Expanding Behavioral Health Supports in Rural Communities

10/26/2022
2-3 PM Central Time
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Define “rural” and describe the increasing diversity of rural communities.
Examine the complications of accessing behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services in rural communities and the role of pre-service educators.
Examine effective strategies for addressing barriers to expanding access to care, including telehealth.
Review resources to assist higher education professionals in preparing the future rural workforce.
Presenter: Thomasine Heitkamp, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Behavioral Health Research Specialist, University of North Dakota
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucOGv
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucOGvpzwpEtULNyVO-54T4Bkmx8OYrDEF


Tobacco Use in South Africa

10/25/2022 - 10/26/2022
12:30PM South Africa | 11:30AM UK | 6:30AM ET
ISSUP South Africa, ITTC-SA and SAMRC - GATS-SA, invite you to their upcoming Webinar Series on Tobacco Use in South Africa.

GATS is a nationally representative household survey of adults 15 years of age or older, conducted to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement and evaluate tobacco control interventions. This webinar aims to discuss the successful implementation of GATS that was achieved for the very first time in South Africa in 2021.

This will be a three-part webinar held over Two Days.
First Session: Tuesday 25th October at 12:30PM South Africa Time | 11:30AM UK Time

The first and second parts are presented on the first day of the webinar which is aimed at detailing what GATS is and its global significance, the experience of implementing GATS in South Africa as well as some key results from GATS-SA.

Second Session: Wednesday 26th October at 3:00PM South Africa Time | 2:00PM UK Time

The third part of the webinar is presented on the second day of the webinar and will focus on discussing the policy implications of GATS-SA results.

Event languages: English

You can become a member of ISSUP by registering here: https://www.issup.net/membership/apply
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-sout
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=001809cb01&e=cb5664d452


Substance use prevention in media, environment & community. Monitoring & evaluation of prevention

10/20/2022
ITTC Ukraine held a series of online lectures to raise awareness among teachers and other professionals about evidence-based substance use and addiction prevention in various environments (educational, work, media, etc.).

Name: Stanislav Chumak
Position: Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Researcher (ITTC Ukraine, ToT)
Email address:
dr.stanislav.chumak@gmail.com

Contact Email: dr.stanislav.chumak@gmail.com


What’s Substance Use Coercion and How Can You Help?: A BHE-TAC Coffee Break in Honor of DV

10/19/2022
1:00 PM Central Time
A growing body of evidence has found that intimate partner violence (IPV) often targets a partner’s substance use in deliberate attempts to undermine and control survivors and keep them from achieving their recovery goals - a pattern of abuse now known as substance use coercion. This coffee break session will offer an overview of substance use coercion and how practitioners can help, followed by an interactive discussion of barriers, strategies, and resources addressing the intersection of IPV and substance use.

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe the pattern of intimate partner violence known as substance use coercion
2. Use and/or facilitate the use of the Substance Use Coercion Palm Card in clinical and academic settings
3. Use the provided resource list to locate additional resources to learn more about and address substance use coercion.
Contact Email: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-6t
To register: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-6trzssGNewjrZYODxV9CnfokDTX_f-


Substance use prevention in schools, families and workplace

10/18/2022
ITTC Ukraine held a series of online lectures to raise awareness among teachers and other professionals about evidence-based substance use and addiction prevention in various environments (educational, work, media, etc.).

Name: Olha Myshakivska
Position: Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Researcher (ITTC Ukraine, ToT)

Email address:
o.myshakivska@gmail.com

Contact Email: o.myshakivska@gmail.com


Introduction to science of substance use prevention

10/13/2022
ITTC Ukraine held a series of online lectures to raise awareness among teachers and other professionals about evidence-based substance use and addiction prevention in various environments (educational, work, media, etc.).

Name: Yulia Yachnik
Position: Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist (ITTC Ukraine)
Email address:
yuliaya4nik@gmail.com


Contact Email: yuliaya4nik@gmail.com


Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities: Hindrances and Helps in Delivering MOUD Care

10/12/2022
Monthly 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST
The Greater Southern California Node (GSCN) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN), in partnership with the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), is presenting a 4-part training series that is informed from the work of the CTN-0102 Feasibility Study to address implementation and sustainability of medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD) in rural settings. The series will be hosted by Larissa Mooney, M.D., a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Biomedical Sciences at UCLA. She is also a Principal Investigator for the GSCN of the NIDA CTN.

Expert clinical researchers and clinicians in rural communities from across the U.S. will share practical knowledge and skills for improving care for patients (in rural areas) with OUD. Please note, individuals can earn free CMEs and CEUs for their attendance and sessions do not build on one another.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: mhanano@mednet.ucla.edu
To register: https://uclahs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_chqqbQWZQIKqu8qd8pU8lA


Beyond the Aggregate: Amplifying Voices From the 2022 College Prescription Drug Study

10/12/2022
2PM - 3PM Eastern Time
In this webinar, Emily Baker will present key findings from the 2022 College Prescription Drug Study and share how these findings differ within key demographic groups. For example, this webinar will review stratified data on college students’ prescription drug misuse frequency, polysubstance use, and awareness of resources by student’s self-reported race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic major, living situation, etc. By examining differences in prescription drug misuse patterns, campuses can better understand the needs of diverse student populations and create tailored and inclusive prevention programming.
Location: Online Event
Contact Email: ncssle@air.org
For more information: https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/events/external-he-event/beyond-aggregate-amplifying-voices-2022-college-prescription-drug-study
To register: https://mailchi.mp/osu.edu/register-tomorrows-webinar-1188419?e=bac5b34e47


Policy Strategies to Support Children's Development, Health, and Wellbeing

10/10/2022
2:30-4pm EST
Virtual Congressional Briefing
The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) and the FRONTIER program at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will co-host a briefing with internationally recognized experts on child neurobiology and economics to discuss evidence that family support policies positively impact brain and cognitive development in infancy and childhood and significantly reduce child maltreatment.
Contact Email: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oXGP5wRqRF
To register: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oXGP5wRqRFK6inRNpwI8MA?emci=784f2484-2934-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&emdi=9455b05d-8634-ed11-ae83-281878b83d8a&ceid=4258388


NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

10/7/2022 - 10/12/2022
Join nationally recognized speakers, NAADAC and NCC AP leadership, and over a thousand fellow addiction professionals for the NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration in Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis from October 7 - 12, 2022. Participate in keynote sessions, 60 breakout sessions across 10 tracks, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, pre and post-conference sessions and so much more! Earn up to 45 CEs!
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference
To register: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference


Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and it's Treatment with Medications and Nutrition

10/5/2022
11am Eastern | 6pm Nairobi | 4pm London
Over the last decades, science has made great advances to understand the processes in the brain which promote alcohol use disorder (AUD). This has created a great opportunity to develop a new paradigm for treatment that incorporates biological as well as social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of AUD.

This webinar will discuss how to clear the mind with proper nutrition, how to cut the craving for alcohol with inexpensive medications, and the need to create a recovery culture that embraces new ways of helping people find freedom from alcohol.
Location: Online
Contact Name: ISSUP
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://issup.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c80bf8ee7c9aa942e35fff472&id=437cb38f2b&e=cb5664d452


Prevention, Treatment, and Harm Reduction

10/5/2022
10-11:30am EST
Zili Sloboda, ScD guest speaker
Contact Email: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-irr
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-irrjooGdGJ970bL5KD-ONGPNdxfqDD


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


Central Asian open lecture series on Screening, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance use disorders

9/20/2022 - 10/11/2022
Open lectures to be provided by the joint initiative between ISSUP Ukraine, ISSUP Kazakhstan, and ITTC Ukraine.
Language: Russian
Duration: 1.5 hours

This series of lectures aims to bring together professionals from Central Asian region to discuss the topic of substance use disorders. They will cover basic topics on the main principles of understanding of substance use disorders, evidence-based backgrounds on the effective treatment and interventions of SUDs.

Information presented during the lectures will be based on the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC).

Objective is to highlight the possible reasons of SUDs related developments and bring professional and public attention to these important matters. The aim is to improve basic knowledge in addictions and to use the records of these lectures in educational process of academic institutions in the future.
The following themes will be covered in the webinar which will be led by a panel of experts:

Lecture 1: on September 20th, 2022
5 am UK time/ 10 am Kazakhstan time/7 am Ukraine time
Moderator: Nadezhda Cherchenko
Title of presentation Speakers
• Understanding of substance use disorders (SUDs) • Name: Igor Koutsenok
• Position: MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry Director, Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application Director, International Technology Transfer Center – Ukraine, Vice President, International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction
• Email address: ikoutzenok@ucsd.edu


• Patricularities of the new psychoactive substances (NPS) use clinical symptoms and difficulties of the therapy
• Name: Manshuk Zhaksylykova
• Position: Head of the Department of Medical correction, Pavlodar branch of the RSPCMH, Kazakhstan.
• Email address: m.zhaksylykova@mentalcenter.kz


• Q&A

Lecture 2: on September 27th, 2022
8 am UK time/1 pm Kazakhstan time/10 am Ukraine time

Moderator: Nadezhda Cherchenko

Title of presentation Speakers
• Screening and brief interventions
• Name: Yulia Yachnik
• Position: University Clinic of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor psychologist
• Email address: yuliaya4nik@gmail.com

• The effectiveness of short-term psychotherapeutic interventions in drug treatment services • Name: Lessya Biketova
• Position: Candidate of psychology, Head of the “Department of scientific management and education”, Pavlodar branch of the RSPCMH, Kazakhstan.
• Email address: spatifillum@mail.ru


• Q&A



Lecture 3: on October 4th, 2022
8 am UK time/1 pm Kazakhstan time /10 am Ukraine time

Moderator: Nadezhda Cherchenko

Title of presentation Speakers
• Quality Assurance for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
• Name: Irina Pinchuk
• Position: Prof., MD, PhD, Director, Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, Country Director, International Technology Transfer Center - Ukraine Head of ISSUP Ukraine National Chapter
• Email address: irina.pinchuk0311@gmail.com


• Medical and social rehabilitation of drug addicts • Name: Madi Tokanov
• Position: senior doctor Pavlodar branch of the RSPCMH, Kazakhstan.
• Email address: m.tokanov@mentalcenter.kz

• Q&A



Lecture 4: on October 11th, 2022
5 am UK time/ 10 am Kazakhstan time/7 am Ukraine time
Moderator: Nadezhda Cherchenko

Title of presentation Speakers
• Comorbidity of mental health disorders and SUDs
• Name: Igor Koutsenok
• Position: MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry Director, Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application Director, International Technology Transfer Center – Ukraine, Vice President, International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction
• Email address: koutzenok@health.ucsd.edu


• Psychotic Disorders with NPS Use: Differential Diagnostic Challenges • Name: Mariya Prilutskaya
• Position: PhD, assistant of Department of Personalized Medicine and Pediatrics, Pavlodar Branch of Semey Medical University, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
• Email address: mariyapril2407@gmail.com
• Q&A



Contact Email: irina.pinchuk0311@gmail.com


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


Psychosocial Support and Opioid Substitution Therapy

9/16/2022 - 9/16/2022
10h00-12h00 SAST
This session aims to introduce participants to the psychosocial considerations essential to effective treatment planning and case management for opioid use disorders, with a particular focus on these as a key element of Opioid Substitution Therapy.
Location: Online
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
To register: https://samrc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ld-qgpzouHNdCGm6mfx6i2c8xYPtEqXMz


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


Case management and Service Monitoring (PG Dip)

9/8/2022 - 9/9/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
PG Dip Addictions Care
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://www.psychiatry.uct.ac.za/psych/addiction-psychiatry


In-person training course: Motivational Interviewing

9/6/2022 - 9/7/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
In 2 days from September 6th – 7th, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC), Hanoi Medical University successfully launched an in-person training course on “Motivational Interviewing” for 40 staff working in the addiction treatment field in Hanoi.
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


Ethics and Professional Development (PG Dip)

9/5/2022 - 9/8/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
PG Dip Addictions Care
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://www.psychiatry.uct.ac.za/psych/addiction-psychiatry


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


Online workshop: “Guideline on Buprenorphine-to-Methadone Transition”

8/31/2022 - 8/31/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On the morning of August 31, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC) – Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control – Ministry of Health successfully organized an online workshop: “Guideline on Buprenorphine-to-Methadone Transition”. The meeting was joined by representatives from the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 8 provinces and cities that piloted the buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder program, staff from medical centers and drug-dispensing points, and Professor Gavin Bart from the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Bart is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and director of the division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. Besides his scientific achievements in the addiction treatment field in the United States, Dr. Bart has cooperated in conducting research and provided technical support for the Methadone treatment program in Vietnam from the very beginning.
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


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


Working with Families and Social Networks (PG Dip)

8/15/2022 - 8/17/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
PG Dip Addictions Care
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://www.psychiatry.uct.ac.za/psych/addiction-psychiatry


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


Mental Health and Practitioner Self Care Training for Department of Social Development

8/10/2022 - 8/12/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
Dear colleague,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 3-day Mental Health and Practitioner Self-care Train the Trainer, offered by the ITTC!

You have been especially selected to attend this 3-day training, in order to equip you to train the Basic Mental Health and Practitioner Self-care Training. We hope that it will be a fruitful experience for you.
During this training you will expand on your knowledge and skills about what it means to facilitate this training. The process will empower you to be an active and confident trainer.

When: The training starts promptly at 08:30am on Wednesday 05 October 2022 and ends at 15:30 on Friday 07 October 2022.
Where: The training will be held at the Education Centre, Valkenburg Hospital – Room 23. (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/kCtD7wCqwDZ8HJu26). Parking is available.
Attendance: Because of the way the training is structured, we request your full attendance and commitment each day.
What to wear/bring: come comfortably dressed and bring along a pen and your Participant Manual that you received during the training in August.

Kindly note that lunch will be provided.
Tea/coffee and snacks to be confirmed. You are welcome to bring some water with for the day.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Your ITTC facilitators,
Gill and Nurain
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tiskaer
Contact Email: nurain.tisaker@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://N/A


UCT Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Self-Care

8/8/2022 - 8/23/2022
09h00 SAST
ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

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.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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/


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


Research Institutions Key Stakeholder Engagement

7/27/2022 - 7/27/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
The purpose of the engagement is to discuss the National Survey on the trends of substance use and abuse in the country in which the Central Drug Authority, Research Data, Monitoring and Evaluation (RDM&E) Committee is tasked to conduct.

Participants include South African Medical Research Council, South African National AIDS Council, Department of Corrections, Central Drug Authority
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://N/A


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


Meeting to review the preliminary results of the pilot model for people who use drugs

7/15/2022 - 7/15/2022
08:00 AM (GMT+7)
On the morning of July 15, 2022, the Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center (V-ITTC), Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Department of Social Vices Prevention and Combat – Ministry of Labor, War invalids and Social Affairs held a meeting to review the preliminary results of the pilot model of social and legal assistance, consultation and referral services for people who use drugs. The meeting aims to discuss the results achieved by the model of social and legal assistance, consultation, and referral services for people who use drugs (PWUD) in the past time and propose an action plan for the next phase of the program based on new changes in the Law on Drug Prevention and Control of 2021.
The meeting was joined by 20 delegates from the Department of Science, Education, Culture and Social Affairs – Government office, Supreme People’s Court, Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control – Ministry of Health, Department of Social Vices Prevention and Combat – Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI Vietnam), and other international organizations including U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Vietnam.
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


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


Evidence Based Treatment Approaches (PG Dip)

7/4/2022 - 7/7/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
PG Dip Addictions Care
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Name: Fergus Ashburner
Contact Email: fergus.ashburner@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://www.psychiatry.uct.ac.za/psych/addiction-psychiatry


Addiction Practitiners Forum

7/1/2022 - 7/2/2022
09h00-16h00 SAST
Substance-Use-Disorder (SUD) professionals often find themselves immersed in their work and as a consequence may not notice the ground-breaking developments which are happening around us. As initial-contact and treatment professionals, it is important that we invest sufficiently in our knowledge and understanding of new developments and the opportunities these may present.

For this purpose, 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. SANCA National has partnered the South Africa International Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC); International Society of Substance Use Disorder Professionals (ISSUP), South African Chapter and Clinical Governance to deliver this CPD initiative.

Addiction Practitioners Forum takes place 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).

Participants:

• SUD Treatment Professionals,
• General Practitioners,
• Nurses,
• Mental Health Practitioners,
• Religious Leaders
• Researchers & Educators
• Policy Makers & Administrators
• Human Resource Managers
Location: Pretoria and Online
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://confsa.eventsair.com/cmspreview/addiction-practitioners-forum-2022/registrations
To register: https://confsa.eventsair.com/cmspreview/addiction-practitioners-forum-2022/registrations


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.


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