Manila 2022

Event Objectives

  • To introduce PASS as host of ISSUP Philippines
  • To provide a discussion forum on selected current issues, in particular:
    • Alternatives to Incarceration
    • Global Credentialing and Local Accreditation
  • To sustain and improve on the training trajectory of ISSUP in the Philippines
  • To provide a training venue for existing ISSUP members to refresh/continue their training path
  • To invite and engage non-ISSUP addiction professionals to begin their training path 


Event Description

The 2nd ISSUP Philippines National Conference with the theme "Build Better Best: Building unified and synergized communities for the management of substance use" will mark the official launching of the Philippine Addiction Specialists Society (PASS) as the Philippines National Chapter of ISSUP Global. It will provide a discussion forum for selected current issues in addiction management, particularly Alternatives to Incarceration, Global Credentialing, and Local Accreditation. In order to sustain and improve on the training trajectory of ISSUP in the Philippines, the National Conference will also provide a venue for current ISSUP members to refresh or continue their training paths, as well as engage non-ISSUP addiction professionals to kickstart their education in the Universal Curricula. 



Registration is now open, with an early bird discount for anyone paying in advance by bank transfer. 


Collaborating Partners


The Philippine Addiction Specialists Society (PASS) is an umbrella organization for all clinicians, researchers, academicians, and organizations involved in addiction treatment programs, training, and research in the Philippines.

PASS is committed to the maintenance and furtherance of all specialized fields of addiction science services in the country. It is geared towards ensuring optimal evidence-based and compassionate care delivery to those who need it. The organization encourages clinically relevant addiction science research and governance initiatives as well as the rapid dissemination of new findings. It also aims to develop constructive and harmonious relationships with addiction science experts and advocates, and to facilitate discussion and exchange of information among specialists in the field of addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

ISSUP Global

Colombo Plan DAP

Colombo Plan GCCC

INL Manila

Recognizing that substance use disorders are a major public health threat, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) works closely with international partners to:

  • Develop and implement capacity building activities to promote evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery practices in more than 60 countries worldwide
  • Establish professional networks to connect policy makers, practitioners, and academia to share knowledge and best practices
  • Expand access to evidence-based programs

In the Philippines, INL drug demand reduction programming focuses on improving drug prevention, treatment, and recovery through the development and support of public health programs and community-based interventions. INL is pleased to partner with the Philippine Addiction Specialists Society (PASS) to support the ISSUP Philippines National Conference, in coordination with ISSUP Global and Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP). With INL support, several tracks from the globally recognized Universal Prevention, Treatment, and Specialized Curricula, led by Global Master Trainers, will be offered during the conference. INL will also support the administration of the International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) Treatment Credentialing Examination to help enhance the standardization of best practices in the field.