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June 2024

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


Addressing Racial Bias in AI for Equitable Substance Use Recovery

6/26/2024
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
The highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in the United States in a year's time was reported between March 2021 and March 2022. Access to substance use treatment is limited, particularly in rural and predominantly black communities. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been proposed as a potential solution. It can analyze vast amounts of data, create personalized treatment plans, and detect early signs of relapse. However, there are concerns about the use of AI in healthcare due to biases in AI healthcare data, which could perpetuate existing inequality in substance use treatment. This webinar explores the integration of AI in substance treatment and recovery and its impact on racial disparities.

Presenters: Kaii Marie Robertson, BA and Certified Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Instructor; Shevel Mavins, MS
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/addressing-racial-bias-in-AI-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/addressing-racial-bias-in-AI-webinar


Food, Sex and Pornography: Addressing Process Addictions in Treatment and Recovery

6/26/2024
1:00PM-2:30PM ET
Dr. Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Dr. Marc Potenza, Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine. Presenters will cover the prevalence of process, or behavioral addictions, and discuss food, sex, and pornography process addictions and how these intersect with substance use disorders during treatment and recovery.
Location: Online
Contact Email: info@addictionpolicy.org
For more information: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/post/food-sex-and-pornography-addressing-process-addictions-in-treatment-and-recovery
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xl7OMowaQPqXu8sOzpj4fA


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


CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

7/14/2024 - 7/18/2024

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Contact Email: https://www.cadca.org/contact-us/
For more information: https://s2.goeshow.com/cadca/midyear/2024/index.cfm
To register: https://s2.goeshow.com/cadca/midyear/2024/registration.cfm


Research Society on Marijuana - 8th Annual Scientific Meeting

7/19/2024 - 7/21/2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Email: rsmjmembership@gmail.com
For more information: https://www.researchmj.org/meeting
To register: https://www.researchmj.org/event-details/2024-8th-annual-research-society-on-marijuana-meeting-toronto-on


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/


International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA)/APSAAR Joint Congress

9/23/2024 - 9/26/2024
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to the 3rd World Congress on Alcohol and Addictions. This will be the 22nd Congress of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and will be co-hosted by the Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR).

The Congress will be held in Melbourne from September 23 to 26, 2024. Melbourne is a city of 5 million people, with the reputation of being the business, cultural, and gastronomic capital of Australia and one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The Congress will be scientifically compelling and multidisciplinary, building on the high standards of the past. The program is being developed with the International Scientific Advisory Committee, and will comprise plenary lectures by international experts, and parallel streams of symposia proposed by ISBRA and APSAAR members and conference delegates, together with roundtable discussions, oral papers and posters.

We hope you will consider Australia as an attractive destination to visit and combine your attendance at the ISBRA-APSAAR 2024 Congress with a welcome break. Australia is a beautiful and attractive country offering a huge range of vacation experiences. These include 20 World Heritage-listed sites. Attractions include the unique indigenous culture, historical sites, superb sandy beaches, surfing and other water sport activities, hiking, and iconic modern architecture. It is a safe and well-connected country. Melbourne has direct flights from over 60 airports worldwide and multiple daily flights to other destinations throughout Australia.

We look forward to working with you as participants, speakers, symposium organisers, fellow researchers, and clinicians to make the 2024 World Congress on Alcohol a resounding success and one that you will remember and benefit from for many years in the future
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Email: isbra2024@arinexgroup.com
For more information: https://www.isbra2024.com/
To register: https://www.isbra2024.com/registration/


October 2024

The 12th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users

10/8/2024 - 10/11/2024
INHSU conferences are unique due to the cross-collaboration between different stakeholders dedicated to the health of people who use drugs. People who use drugs, advocates, health care providers, program managers, harm reduction experts, researchers, and policymakers each have an equal voice, leading to a program that facilitates balanced discussions and shared perspectives.
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Email: info@inhsu.org
For more information: https://www.inhsu.org/inhsu-2024/
To register: https://www.inhsu.org/inhsu-2024/


National Latinx Psychological Association Conferencia

10/17/2024 - 10/19/2024
This conference serves as a platform to explore how psychology intersects with the lived experiences of Latinx individuals and communities, and how together, through community engagement, we can create positive change. Throughout the conference, we will delve into a wide range of topics related to science, education, and training. Featured speakers will touch on many key conference themes, from mental health disparities and culturally responsive interventions to artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art training guidelines. Our diverse lineup of presentations provides many opportunities for attendees to share their expertise and insights, sparking conversations that inspire collaboration, action, and change. As we come together in this spirit of unity and purpose, let us not only deepen our understanding of Latinx psychology but also reaffirm our commitment to serving our communities with compassion, empathy, and cultural humility.
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contact Email: https://conference.nlpa.ws/event/9fc479d2-2366-418
For more information: https://conference.nlpa.ws/event/9fc479d2-2366-4185-a546-28af9464bb17/summary
To register: https://conference.nlpa.ws/event/9fc479d2-2366-4185-a546-28af9464bb17/regProcessStep1:1ac6bf35-cac9-477a-b631-350d2ac9379e


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

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) - 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium

11/14/2024 - 11/17/2024
This event provides the latest scientific developments in substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals. The goal of the conference is to recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.


Location: Naples, Florida, United States
Contact Email: https://www.aaap.org/about/contact/
For more information: https://www.aaap.org/training-events/annual-meeting/2024-annual-meeting-and-scientific-symposium/
To register: https://www.aaap.org/training-events/annual-meeting/2024-annual-meeting-and-scientific-symposium/


CSAM-SMCA 2024 Scientific Conference

11/14/2024 - 11/16/2024
The CSAM-SMCA 2024 Scientific Conference is Canada’s premier education and networking event for addiction medicine practitioners. This annual event brings together researchers, leaders, educators and clinicians in addiction medicine for three days of learning and networking. Our objective is to present new scientific research and best practices in addiction medicine, promote evidence-based care, and encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives on addiction treatment and recovery.

Our theme for 2024 is Shaping the Future Together.

In 2024, the event will be held in-person from November 14-16, 2024 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Contact Email: conference@csam-smca.org
For more information: https://csamconference.org/
To register: https://csamconference.org/


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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