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2023 NIDA International Forum
June 16-18, 2023

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2023 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 16–18, 2023, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado. The nearest international airport is the Denver 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.

Important Dates

November 22, 2022 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Opens
January 8, 2023 Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Request Closes
March 6, 2023 Online Forum Registration Opens

Forum Abstract and Travel Award Selections Announced
May 9, 2023 Forum Registration Closes

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Abstract Submission

Deadline: January 8, 2023

The NIDA International Program is accepting abstract submissions and travel award requests for the 2023 NIDA International Forum. 

Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed based on their research topic, scientific merit, relevance to NIDA international research priorities, and quality of presentation. Abstracts will not be selected if the research focuses on alcohol only

Submit your abstract

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NIDA International Forum Travel Award Request

Deadline: January 8, 2023

The NIDA International Program is accepting travel award requests for the 2023 NIDA International Forum. Travel awards will be announced with abstract selections. 

A travel award provides partial support to cover costs associated with participating in the 2023 NIDA International Forum. Travel award amounts will be confirmed with abstract selection notices.

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 NIDA International Forum (June 16–18, 2023) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual scientific meeting (June 17–21, 2023). 

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

  • Submits an abstract on a topic relevant to NIDA’s international research priorities.
  • Has not received travel support from the NIDA International Program between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

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

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CPDD International Committee Travel Award

NIDA and CPDD support an International Travel Award for up to two substance use and addiction researchers from low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) to participate in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Read more and apply for this award on the CPDD Travel Award webpage in the “CPDD International Travel Awards” section.

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Online registration will open March 10, 2023.

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

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The 2023 Forum Agenda will be updated throughout the next few weeks; please check back for updates.

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Poster Session

The NIDA International Forum Poster Session will be held as a joint NIDA International Forum and CPDD Workshop. The date and time information will be updated soon. Please check back for updates.

  • Poster number assignments will be announced early June 2023.
  • Each poster author is responsible for all their own poster arrangements (creating, shipping, and displaying).
  • Poster presenters must attend the entire session, and all posters must be displayed for the duration of the sessions.

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Traveling to the United States

Many Forum participants who are not U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa to enter the United States. You should apply for this document BEFORE you book travel.

Learn more about applying for visas by visiting the U.S. Department of State website

Tools on the website will help you determine which visa to apply for, complete an online application, and discover how long you will have to wait for an in-person interview.

Learn about the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) by visiting the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website.

COVID-19 Traveler Information: It is the responsibility of each Forum participant to check and observe all the health and entry requirements applicable to your trip (including layover countries) and to check the latest travel guidance from your government before you travel. Please read the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information website for updated information on requirements for air travelers to the United States, and its Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing for International Travel webpage.

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Visiting Denver, Colorado

The 2023 Forum will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, the CPDD main conference hotel in Denver, Colorado. The nearest international airport is the Denver International Airport.

Denver Visitor Information

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