Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction: conference | trainings | networking

ICUDDR, INL, ISSUP and NRC are partnering to bring together a global in person and online event 11th – 16th May 2022 in Abu Dhabi.

This event will bring the latest learning from the fields of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support and allow the global workforce to meet and exchange.

Conference: an in person three-day event will take place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, with keynote speakers sharing the latest developments from the field. Sub-plenaries will focus upon topics of relevance and pertinence to the drug demand reduction workforce working despite the challenges of Covid-19.

Online: a week-long stream of sessions from the in-person conference, presentations updating on the substance use situation and responses from around the world.

Training: in person opportunities to join a range of trainings, and the exam for International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) including:

  • Universal Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Curricula – Colombo Plan / NRC
  • Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders – CICAD
  • Policymaker Training – UNODC
  • Community Coalitions – CADCA
  • Drug Free Workplace – DFAF
  • Global Trainers - UNODC
  • Alternatives to Incarceration

Networking: Side meetings, networking events, forums and social activities will allow for deepening professional relationships and important discussions on addiction policy, practice and research.

The event is free! Programme and further information will be updated here, we look forward to seeing you throughout the week of activities!

More about the organisers:

ICUDDR – International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction

INL – U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

ISSUP – International Society of Substance Use Professionals

NRC – National Rehabilitation Centre