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February 2024

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


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


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


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


March 2024

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


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


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


April 2024

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


May 2024

Updates in Addiction and Trauma Conference 2024

5/17/2024 - 5/18/2024
May 17th-18th, 2024 - One Birdcage Walk, London

Addiction – Day 1 delves into cutting-edge insights on addiction, featuring renowned experts sharing the latest research and practical approaches.

Trauma – Day 2 focusses on trauma, offering a comprehensive exploration of its impact and strategies for recovery. Embrace this unique opportunity to gain holistic perspectives and foster connections within the addiction and trauma recovery community.
Location: London, England
Contact Email: info@hazellpartners.com
For more information: https://hazellpartners.com/events/addiction-and-trauma-conference-2024/
To register: https://hazellpartners.com/events/addiction-and-trauma-conference-2024/


Peer Recovery Support Series: Taking the First Steps Together — Best Practices for Supporting Peer-S

5/23/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Our session focuses on supporting families impacted by parental substance use. Attendees will be introduced to our innovative guide, "Taking the First Steps Together: A Guide to Creating Collaborative Peer-Led Services for Parents Affected by Substance Use." We will highlight our learnings from creating a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed program to serve families impacted by parental substance use across Massachusetts. We include tools and resources to help agencies implement these approaches within their own organizations. Our session will focus on the ways we have adapted our program throughout the continuum of service delivery to better meet the needs of those in recovery, including our own staff, as well as the families we serve. We will walk participants through our guide and family portfolio to highlight important tools and best practices for families affected by parental substance use.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/best-practices-for-peer-staff-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/best-practices-for-peer-staff-webinar


Society for Prevention Research 32nd Annual Meeting

5/28/2024 - 5/31/2024
Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 32nd Annual Meeting held in person May 28 – 31, 2024. This year’s theme is “Advancing Partnerships and Collaborative Approaches in Prevention Science.”

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

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Contact Email: jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org
For more information: https://preventionresearch.org/2024-annual-meeting/
To register: https://preventionresearch.org/2024-annual-meeting/


June 2024

2024 NIDA International Forum

6/14/2024 - 6/15/2024
Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2024 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 14–15, 2024, at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The nearest international airport is Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

The Forum research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug use and addiction research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about drug use and addiction research and policy issues in other countries, as well as the NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations. There is no fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.


Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact Email: https://nida.nih.gov/international/contact
For more information: https://nida.nih.gov/international/international-forum/2024-nida-international-forum
To register: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/1381570c-6461-4e96-99ad-7454d9f19110


CPDD 86th Annual Scientific Meeting

6/15/2024
Join the College on Problems of Drug Dependence for their annual conference, June 15th-19th, 2024.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Email: info@cpdd.org
For more information: https://cpdd.org/meetings/current-meeting/
To register: https://cpdd.org/meetings/current-meeting/registration/


ICUDDR Conference 2024

6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024
ICUDDR, ISSUP and ISSUP Greece invite you to attend The Art of Healing international event taking place from 24th – 28th of June 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The event will take place in the historic center of Thessaloniki, on the premises of the ‘International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF-HELEXPO’ and surrounding conference rooms in museums and social institutions.
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Name: Carly Searcy
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.org/conferences/2024-conference.aspx


July 2024

Peer Recovery Support Series: The Science of Storytelling and the Process of Recovery

7/11/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
There is a lot of talk about the power of storytelling in the healing process, but do we know how storytelling actually works and how best to support those who are in a process of change using this powerful tool? In this webinar, we will identify four major tenets of the science of storytelling, as well as the impact of systems and stigma on the development of disvalued narratives in those who have experienced problematic substance use. Once we understand how these narratives are created, we will move on to explore the role of storytelling in recovery. We will explore the role of storytelling through the reauthoring process of creating newer, more optimistic stories and identifying the key principles that support the process of change, growth, and healing through the use of this powerful tool.


Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/storytelling-and-process-of-recovery-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/storytelling-and-process-of-recovery-webinar


August 2024

Peer Recovery Support Series: Infinite Pathways — Embracing Diverse Identities to Support Recovery

8/29/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Though great work has been done to make more recovery pathways accessible, established pathways do not always embrace the full range of cultures, identities, and life experiences that people bring with them on their journey. The Infinite Pathways of Recovery concept does not start with a menu, but rather with an individual’s unique needs and strengths that they bring with them from their various experiences, identities, and cultures. We can help them build a tapestry of supports specific to them, creating a flexible, strong pathway that is as unique as they are and can grow and change with them as they progress throughout their recovery. This webinar will address how we can help individuals discover how their personal culture and strengths provide a foundation to build from to amplify their wellness, foster self-efficacy, and sustain their recovery wellness long-term.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/embracing-diverse-identities-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/embracing-diverse-identities-webinar


September 2024

Annual ISAM Conference

9/5/2024 - 9/8/2024
The Annual ISAM Conference is scheduled for September 5-8, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkiye. This global event is dedicated to providing world-class addiction medicine education and provides an exceptional opportunity to highlight new research, innovative practices, sociopolitical ideas and new approaches to treatment.

For Congress Information, Abstract submission and Registration please go to: www.isam2024istanbul.org
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Email: isam2024istanbul@dmrturizm.com.tr
For more information: https://isam2024istanbul.org/
To register: https://isam2024istanbul.org/index.php/registration/


15th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

9/11/2024 - 9/13/2024
On behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees, we are delighted to announce that the 15th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will be held in Cremona, Italy from 11th to 13th September 2024. Workshops and project meetings are scheduled for the pre-conference day, 10th September.

We are also thrilled to announce the new two-and-a-half-day conference format that allows for poster and early career dedicated sessions, several keynotes and parallel sessions, and overall plenty of opportunities to engage and network with fellow EUSPR members.

Our theme this year is ‘Prevention in and with Communities’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on discussing the challenges and opportunities for prevention science when working in and with community settings and systems.

The goal of the conference is to connect research with practical needs of communities, discuss pros and cons of different approaches to prevention in and with community settings, as well as opportunities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based community-level prevention programmes and systems. We also want to discuss how to support prevention workforce communities, create stronger links between research, education, and practice as well as raise the quality of education and training of prevention scientists and practitioners in Europe.

The conference will be mainly in person, but we will provide an option for delegates to participate online.
Location: Cremona, Italy
Contact Email: https://euspr.org/contact-us/
For more information: https://euspr.org/save-the-date-15th-euspr-conference-and-members-meeting-11th-13th-september-2024-cremona-italy/
To register: https://euspr.org/save-the-date-15th-euspr-conference-and-members-meeting-11th-13th-september-2024-cremona-italy/


October 2024

NAADAC 2024 Annual Conference & Hill Day: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed

10/18/2024 - 10/23/2024
Save the date for the NAADAC 2024 Annual Conference & Hill Day: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed, on October 18 - 23, 2024 in the Washington, DC area!

NAADAC2024 is a six-day addiction-specific educational experience that will feature immersive training sessions, a live Q&A with NAADAC and NCC AP leadership, engaging panel discussions, poster presentations, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and so much more!
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference
To register: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference


Lisbon Addictions 2024

10/23/2024 - 10/25/2024
Lisbon Addictions is a multidisciplinary conference that provides both a forum for networking and an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research. The conference is intended to inform policy development and practice through a better understanding of contemporary issues in addiction science and addictive behaviours.


Contact Email: lisbonaddictions2024@abreu.pt
For more information: https://www.lisbonaddictions.eu/lisbon-addictions-2024/
To register: https://www.lisbonaddictions.eu/lisbon-addictions-2024/content/registration


November 2024

Peer Recovery Support Series: How to Use Films in SUD Treatment

11/14/2024
12:00-1:00pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
This webinar will detail the Recovery Movie Meet-ups mutual help format, and the innovative motivational enhancements it can generate in the cognitive experiential process of change for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). The Recovery Movie Meet-ups format involves in-group viewing and discussion of carefully chosen films featuring characters with SUDs, as well as storylines and themes about recovery. The program is centered around discussions guided by a 190-page printed workbook that features a study guide to 20 films. The workbook includes discussion questions that participants can fill out during or after meetings as further integration of lessons learned in-group and reinforcement of their recovery goals.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/films-in-sud-treatment-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/films-in-sud-treatment-webinar


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