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June 2023

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

9am Eastern Time
Promising results of the methadone take home pilot program

Location: Online
Contact Name: Cary Hopkins Eyles
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CPDD 85th Annual Scientific Meeting

6/17/2023 - 6/21/2023

Location: Denver, CO
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Professional development and support – Who does what?

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.


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
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Embracing Recovery-Oriented Harm Reduction in Medication Assisted Treatment

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

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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
Religious leaders
Policymakers & administrators
Location: Online
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Peer Support via Telehealth Platforms

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.
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August 2023

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

8/9/2023 - 8/11/2023

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October 2023

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
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