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June 2021

Enhancing your Addiction Education and Early Career

Time: 10am Eastern Time / 3pm UK Time

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


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

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

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

4. “Introduction to ICUDDR and ISSUP”
Cary Hopkins Eyles, Deputy Director, ICUDDR
Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP
Location: Online Event
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13th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group VIRTUAL Conference

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

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT USA
virtually via Zoom
Location: Online
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Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGBTQ+ Clients

Time: 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

The need for specialized treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals was first addressed in 1979 at the Rutgers Summer School on Alcoholism, which led to the founding of NALGAP: The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies. The co-founders of NALGAP will discuss those origins along with landmarks that followed NALGAP’s establishment, including how SAMHSA eventually published A Provider's Guide for Working with LGBT Individuals and a curriculum for training all professionals on the specific issues of LGBT clients.
Location: Online Event
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College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting

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

CPDD provides a national and international forum for scientists of diverse backgrounds to advance the understanding of molecular-neurobiological aspects of addictive disorders and, by the application of new scientific knowledge, to improve and develop treatments utilizing novel behavioural and pharmacological therapies.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum

6/19/2021 - 6/21/2021
19-21 June 2021. The NIDA International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

Abstracts due April 15.
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Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Annual Meeting

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

19-23 June 2021, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Location: Online event
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July 2021

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

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth are consistently marginalized and as a result are at greater risk of alcohol misuse. This workshop will identify the unique challenges LGBTQ youth face, address indicators that lead LGBTQ youth to misuse alcohol, strategies that address the specific needs of this demographic, and critical tools to affirm LGBTQ youth in your community. By working with LGBTQ youth in their early development, you have the power to support youth to engage in a community where they can embrace their identity—decreasing the statistic of alcohol misuse.
Location: Online Event
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2021 ICUDDR Virtual Conference

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

Opportunity to publish a scientific article on New Psychoactive Substances!

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

The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and free of charge, so this is really about putting science at the disposal of the wider community of practice. Contributions need to be submitted by 15 August 2021.
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Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Despite being at increased risk for developing substance use disorders and other mental health issues, LGBTQ2S+ Native American clients are little studied in the clinical literature. This deficit in awareness and care considerations can lead to significant gaps in care for this priority population. In this presentation, the presenters will discuss ways in which practitioners can effectively and compassionately work with this population by integrating Western and Indigenous medicine and therapeutic principles.
Location: Online Event
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September 2021

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

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Within our westernized society, issues affecting LGBTQIA+ community are garnering public recognition and attention. Despite the current relevance of the LGBTIA+ community in current media, effective culturally responsive treatment approaches and tools are lacking in the diversity of modalities and approaches. How can clinicians learn from and utilize present day attention and historical “invisibilization,” stigma, and shame to develop affirming treatment approaches for LGBTQIA+ people seeking care in their community? This presentation will discuss the influence of homophobia, transphobia, and queer aversion within historical, societal, and personal contexts with focus on the necessity to craft culturally responsive treatment methods for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Location: Online Event
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October 2021

NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

10/28/2021 - 10/30/2021

December 2021

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
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