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ISSUP South Africa was launched on September 5th, 2018 to encourage the collaboration of research and updates on best practice within the field of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery within South Africa.
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ISSUP Brazil was formally launched at the 5th Freemind International Congress that took place in São Paulo, Brazil from September 19 to 22, 2018. Around 1500 national and international experts in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery participated in lectures and panel discussions.
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Registration is now open for the Joint NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Drug Demand Reduction Conference & Workshop! The Conference will take place on December 10 – 14, 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
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We’re excited to announce that next year’s ISSUP workshop is organized in collaboration with UNODC in Vienna. The workshop will take place in Vienna from July 1-5, 2019. In order to develop the workshop programme around local interests and needs, we would like to ask our members in Europe for their input regarding potential plenary session topics and training courses.
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We're excited to announce that applications for the ISSUP Award are now open! ISSUP is proud to celebrate and honour the work of individuals, organisations, projects and initiatives in the drug demand reduction field.  Awards will be given in three categories:
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At the end of June ISSUP attended two important meetings in London, that shared space and knowledge!
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The ISSUP staff team met in June to discuss the coming months and updates to the website. The ISSUP team works remotely in different locations internationally so it is great to come together face-to-face to work on big developments and nuanced tasks. 
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Last week Joanna Travis-Roberts attended the 3rd ICUDDR conference in San Diego, USA. The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) event brought together a range of representatives from universities around the world who are running or are interested in running addiction studies. The attendees included students, practitioners, policy makers and university staff.
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At the beginning of June ISSUP staff attended the Trainer Development Task Force Meeting in Washington, DC. A number of experts came together to discuss the development of a trainer recruitment and skills development model for healthcare professionals interested in or currently working in the substance use prevention or treatment fields.
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UK-based developer to add group networking functionality to an existing Drupal 8 website. ISSUP The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that supports the professional development of a globally connected substance use prevention and treatment workforce.
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