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February 2020

ISAM webinar series

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

Registration is required.
Location: webinar
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March 2020

Qualitative Methods in Addiction Research: A One Day Masterclass

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

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

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

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

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

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

The conference in Ireland will have the theme: “Alcohol Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all.” It maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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SRNT 26th Annual Meeting

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

Researchers are increasingly using author identifiers, preprints, and social media to improve the visibility and discoverability of their research products. With rapid changes in technology and publishing models, researchers have more options than ever before to place their research findings in the public arena. Join us for this NIH Library-hosted symposium as experts discuss how you can elevate the visibility of your research, make it easier to find, and have a greater impact.
This event will also be videocast
Contact Name: Cindy Clark
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ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

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


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

4/2/2020 - 4/5/2020
Explore new topics and discover new ideas at nation's largest and premier conference on addiction medicine. Elevate your practice with the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine. This conference will go to new heights with more technology, high-quality education, posters, awards, fun activities, and pre-conference offerings. Join over 2,500 of your colleagues over 5,200 feet above sea level.
Location: Denver, CO USA
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ISAM Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: 2nd Webinar

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

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

COVID-19 Conversations webinar on 'Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19'. Registration link below.
Location: Webinar
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Practice-driven Conceptual Framework for Promoting Use of Evidence Based Practice: A Webinar

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

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

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Laurie Krom
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Developing University-Based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

5pm BST

May 2020

Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level

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

Supporting University Students During COVID-19

Presented by: Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP

Building the Capacity of the Prevention Workforce Worldwide

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

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

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

Network Digital Education

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

June 2020

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

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

Advocating for Addiction Science Programs at the University level


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

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

July 2020

ICUDDR Virtual Conference

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

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

EUFASD Conference

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Susana Henriques, Professora Auxiliar, Portuguese Open University.
To register, email:

Location: Webinar
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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Treatment and Care of People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

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

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

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

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

Time: Sep 17, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Webinar
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54th International Congress of Preventive Medicine

9/22/2020 - 9/25/2020
53rd Days of Preventive Medicine
Location: Nis, Serbia
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NAADAC Annual Conference 2020

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

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

Cultural Humility & Social Responsibility
Advanced Addiction Treatment Skills
Peer Recovery Support
Telecounseling and Other Uses of Technology
Trauma-Related Care
2020 Registration information
Location: Online event
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2020 Guam Virtual Conference on Substance use Disorders

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

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

Location: Virtual Conference
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