March 2017

Health Matters: Preventing Drug Misuse Deaths

Location: Teleconference, United Kingdom

Teleconference and question and answer session:

Wednesday 1 March 2017: 2.15pm – 3.00pm (UTC)

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Submitted onThursday 16th February 2017 - 14:19
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European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID) Meeting

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Do you want to know more about the results of the European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID)? Are you interested in the possible future plans? Come to the wrap up meeting in Brussels on March 2nd, 2017.

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Submitted onThursday 16th February 2017 - 11:22
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Webinar: "Fentanyl and Its Chemical Cousins: Abuse Patterns, Surveillance, and Treatment"

Location: Webinar, United States

Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12 - 1 pm ET

Mark K. Greenwald, PhD | Professor, Associate Chair - Research

                                                    Director, Substance Abuse Research Division


The webinar will review:

(1)  trends in fentanyl and congener abuse (e.g. community availability, polydrug exposure), and recent available epidemiological data concerning overdoses and deaths from these agents;

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Submitted onFriday 24th February 2017 - 20:51
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Meeting of CICAD/OAS Demand Reduction Expert Group

Location: Miami, United States

The meeting will provide a forum for reflection around the review and analysis on the development of public health policies with an emphasis on demand reduction and the training strategy for professionals in the national healthcare systems within the hemisphere.

When: March 7 and 8, 2017

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Submitted onWednesday 22nd February 2017 - 16:30
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Webinar: "Pain Care & Prescription Drug Abuse: Current Topics, Legislation & Policy"

Location: Webinar, United States

Wednesday| March 8, 2017 | 12 - 1 pm ET

Presenters: Wade Delk, BA and Michael Barnes, JD

Presenters will discuss newly enacted federal policies and noteworthy pending federal- and state-level legislation affecting care for people with pain.

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Submitted onFriday 24th February 2017 - 21:39
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‘Alcohol Occasional’ Seminar

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) will host ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars with the aim of showcasing innovative research on alcohol use and providing the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol related topics. 

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Submitted onThursday 1st September 2016 - 15:27
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60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Location: Vienna, Austria

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the central policy-making body of the UN drug control system. The CND meets annually when it considers and adopts a range of decisions and resolutions. The 60th session of the CND will take place in Vienna from the 13th to the 17th of March, 2017.

Click here to find out more about the session.

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Submitted onFriday 3rd March 2017 - 08:31
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Webinar: "Marijuana on the Mind: A Primer for Policymakers"

Location: Webinar, United States

Eight states in the U.S. have legalized recreational use of marijuana, 11 are considering loosening their laws this year, and even Congress is half-heartedly looking at ending the federal restriction on state marijuana laws. And yet the effects of marijuana on the brain, whether positive or negative, are poorly understood and in desperate need of further study in order to address important public health concerns.

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Submitted onTuesday 7th March 2017 - 20:14
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Tackling Drug Misuse and Dependence

Location: London, United Kingdom

This symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, health and social care services, NHS and other public health specialists, the third sector and police and law enforcement agencies to discuss priorities for the next drug strategy and ways to promote partnership working at the local level to enable individuals to access support, recover fully and lead meaningful lives. 

Delegates will:

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Submitted onFriday 3rd March 2017 - 08:18
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7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health

Location: Porto, Portugal

The European Conference on Tobacco or Health will gather policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tobacco control. The goal of the conference organisers is to mobilize people to improve health through tobacco control policies in Europe and worldwide.

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Submitted onMonday 5th December 2016 - 15:03
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Scotland's National Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs Conference

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's National Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs Conference will look at the range of substances involved, motivations and characteristics of users, the harms users encounter and possible service responses.

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Submitted onWednesday 8th March 2017 - 13:38
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International Medicine in Addiction Conference 2017

Location: Sydney, Australia

This year’s conference programme is structured to provide in-depth perspectives on common clinical presentations by leading clinical academics in the addiction field, with related workshops available each afternoon. The programme also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, and actively promote connections between addiction clinicians across the region. This year’s conference has a particular focus on the areas of pain, trauma and current controversies.

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Submitted onMonday 12th December 2016 - 15:24
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Drug Free Youth - College Campaign 2017

Location: New Delhi, India

Award of Appreciation

On March 29th, 2017 Dr. Bharat Bhushan, General Secretary of the Muskan Foundation, received the Award of Appreciation from Anand Katoch, Director of the National Institute of Social Defense (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India and Sunita Godara, Director of the Health Fitness Trust for Participating in Drug Free Youths - College Campaign 2017 organised by Health Fitness Trust and NISD at Ramanjum College, University of Delhi. The team of the Muskan Foundation provided IEC material on substance abuse prevention during the event.

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Submitted onFriday 31st March 2017 - 17:10
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