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2022 NIDA International Forum
June 9-10, 2022

Virtual Meeting

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2022 NIDA International Forum, which will be held virtually on June 9-10, 2022.

The Forum research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of substance use research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about substance use 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.

Registration

Online registration for the virtual Forum is now open – register today!

There is no registration fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.

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Agenda

Agenda is subject to change. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time, North America (UTC-4).

Thursday, June 9, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Plenary Session

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend and Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and NIDA Update
Lindsey Friend and Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. University Addiction Education Programs in the Age of COVID
Chair: Kevin P. Mulvey, International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)
  • New Trends in Education and Training Programs in Addictions at the Higher Education and University Levels
    Michael Miovský, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Evaluating an Online Training Course in Prevention
    Susana Henriques, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • Adaption of UTC to Philippine Context and Online Environment
    Veronica Felipe, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippines
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. UNODC Informal Scientific Network
Anja Busse, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria
Giovanna Campello, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Harm Reduction Research and Policy
Chair: Bryce Pardo, RAND Drug Policy Research Center
  • Prescribing Supervised Pharmaceutical Heroin (Diamorphine) for the Treatment of Refractory Chronic Addiction: UK RIOTT and International Randomized Trials
    Sir John Strang, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • Advancing Implementation Science on Supervised Consumption Services in Canada
    Elaine Hyshka, Health Systems Innovation, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada
  • The NAOMI and SALOME Trials (2005–2016): Evidence and Implications on the Current Landscape of Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment in Canada
    Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Evaluating Harm Reduction Approaches in the Northeast: Insights and Challenges
    Brandon Marshall, Brown University School of Public Health

Friday, June 10, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Session

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend and Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. Welcome
Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA
8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Lack of Integrity and Transparency in Drug Treatment Services: Adverse Effects on Treatment Outcomes and Infringement of Human Rights
Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Saenz, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Switzerland and Alice Uhl, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria
  • The Florida Shuffle: Combating Fraud and Abuse in the Sober Homes and Treatment Industries
    Alan S. Johnson, Sober Homes Task Force, Office of the State Attorney, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Exploitation in a Distress Industry
    Alexandra Plante, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Structural Factors Endangering Human Rights of Persons With an OUD in Puerto Rico
    Carmen E. Albizu-Garcia, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico
  • Corruption in the Health Sector: Drivers and Measures to Mitigate It
    Daniela Cepeda Cuadrado, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Norway
9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Developing Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment
  • Developing Alternatives to Incarceration Programming Globally
    Kara Rose, S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
  • Treatment and Care for People With Drug Use Disorders in Contact With the Criminal Justice System: Supporting Public Health and Justice Collaboration
    Anja Busse, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria
  • Project Court REACH: Implementing and Evaluating the Scale-up of an Innovative Opioid Intervention Court Model
    Katherine Elkington, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Integration of Case Care Management Into Probation Services
    Sintra Maharaj, Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago
10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Drug Use in the Americas
Marya Hynes, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Humphrey Fellows and Professional Affiliation With CADCA to Transform Communities in Africa
Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend, International Program, NIDA; Randy Koch, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Eric Siervo, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
  • Mutaawe Rogers, Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL), Uganda
  • Mawouena Bohm, Togo Interministerial Anti-Drug Committee, Togo

Thursday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 15, 2022
NIDA International Forum Poster Session

Continuously in the NIDA International Forum Virtual Poster Gallery International Research Posters
Learn about research conducted outside of the United States at this NIDA International Forum poster session.

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Poster Session

The NIDA International Forum Poster Session will be a virtual event.

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Important Dates

January 21, 2022 Forum Abstract Submission Reopens
February 21, 2022 Forum Abstract Submissions Close
April 4, 2022 Forum Registration Opens (no fee to register)
April 8, 2022 Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
June 9-10, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Forum Plenary Sessions

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Abstract Submission

Deadline: CLOSED

The NIDA International Program is no longer accepting abstract submissions for the virtual 2022 NIDA International Forum. Selection decisions will be announced April 8, 2022.

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NIDA International Forum Travel Award Request

Deadline: CLOSED

The NIDA International Program is no longer accepting travel award requests for the 2022 NIDA International Forum. Travel award selections and amounts will be announced with abstract selections. 

A travel award provides partial support to cover costs associated with participating in the full virtual NIDA International Forum (June 9–10, 2022) and the in-person College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual scientific meeting.

A participant will be considered for a travel award if he or she completed the travel award question during the abstract submission process and: 

  • Is the primary/first author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. 
  • Is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. 
  • Will participate in the full virtual NIDA International Forum (June 9–10, 2022) and the in-person College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual scientific meeting (June 11–16, 2022). 

When travel award selections are made, priority will be given to a primary/first author who: 

  • Submits an abstract on a topic relevant to the Forum theme or NIDA’s international research priorities. 
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 

Important Note: A foreign abstract author may not transfer a travel award to a colleague.

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

The application period is now closed for the International Travel Award supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) .

For more information, view the “CPDD International Travel Award” section on the CPDD Travel Award webpage.

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