May 2019

Western Canada Addiction Forum

Location: Kelowna, Canada

The Western Canada Addiction Forum serves as an educational opportunity for those working in, or planning to work in, the addictions field.  

The forum is open to physicians and allied health professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and addiction counsellors, interested in expanding their knowledge of addiction and its related issues.

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Submitted on Friday 12th April 2019 - 16:19
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ICCAD 2019

Location: London

Optimal-ICAAD is a platform dedicated to expanding knowledge, exchanging ideas, advancing wellbeing and the prevention and treatment of Behavioural, Mental, and Emotional Health issues.

This year, iCAAD 2019 is about the realisation of challenging times both at a collective and an individual level. 

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Submitted on Thursday 2nd May 2019 - 09:30
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Recovery Connects 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Recovery Collective are pleased to announce Scotland's first ever alcohol and drug-free festival Recovery Connects at Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th May!

Alongside an amazing line up of acts, the festival will also provide addiction, mental health and homelessness services, recovery communities and local social enterprises an opportunity to set up stalls to promote the work they do whilst also entertaining the crowd with a range of family-based activities. 

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Submitted on Wednesday 17th April 2019 - 08:47
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National Prevention Week

Location: Campaign

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week will take place May 12 through 18, 2019.

Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

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Submitted on Wednesday 20th February 2019 - 09:47
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Webinar: Buprenorphine Prescribing in Criminal Justice Settings: The Real Picture

Location: Webinar

In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice (secure environment) settings as well as in the community. Topics covered include:

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Submitted on Thursday 2nd May 2019 - 09:23
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Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD)

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

The IOTOD conference is an annual, CME-accredited, two-day event developed in partnership with internationally-renowned leading opioid dependence experts.

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Submitted on Thursday 31st January 2019 - 10:11
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The 5th Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held at the Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast on Monday 13 May – Wednesday 15 May 2019.

This annual conference offers a two-day educational program of speakers and a half day of workshops.

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Submitted on Wednesday 6th February 2019 - 14:28
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Nordic Workshop: Who Decides the Relevance and Validity of Knowledge?

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Objective: This small-scale 2-day workshop targets researchers interested in unfolding the relationship between science and policy-making in questions of public health and lifestyle regulation (concerning for example alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use; gambling; nutrition)

The target group of the workshop are scholars with an interest in the relationship between knowledge production and policies in the fields of lifestyles and public health.

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Submitted on Tuesday 5th February 2019 - 07:33
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INTEREST Workshop

Location: Accra, Ghana

Known as the “African CROI” the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents.

The conference will showcase cutting-edge knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and the prevention of the HIV-1 infection. 

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Submitted on Friday 26th April 2019 - 08:39
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Webinar: Crossing the Goal Line; Bringing Ketamine Treatments to the Clinic

Location: Webinar

The discovery and development of ketamine and now esketamine as rapidly acting antidepressants has been one of the major advances in the treatment of mood disorders in the past five decades.

This Webinar will provide a brief history of the discovery and development process and will provide an overview of the various clinical trials completed to date.

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Submitted on Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 13:35
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11th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 11th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues will be held in Amsterdam, 15-17 May 2019.

The conference hopes to bring together experts and stakeholders from a wide range of fields to present, meet and exchange experiences, evidence and views on the latest research, policy and practice relating to protecting and promoting health in urban night-time settings.

 The objectives of Club Health Amsterdam 2019 include:

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Submitted on Tuesday 20th February 2018 - 13:49
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Webinar: Alcohol Related Liver Damage

Location: Webinar

Public Health England will be hosting a webinar to discuss their work to reduce alcohol harm and the latest evidence and best practice examples for improving liver health at 14:00 on 20 May.

Email AlcoholCapitalFund [at] phe [dot] gov [dot] uk if you'd like to attend.

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Submitted on Wednesday 15th May 2019 - 11:56
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Supporting Young People who Hear Voices & Use Drugs or Alcohol

Location: London, United Kingdom

There has been increasing awareness of the relationship between drugs and hearing voices in young people, but much less is said about what it might be like for a young person who uses drugs and hears voices, and even less about ways to support a young person in this situation.

Delivered by trainers with lived experience of using drugs and hearing voices, this training will:

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Submitted on Thursday 7th March 2019 - 10:57
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Health Promotion Through The Life Course

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Promoting health through the life course means to invest in prevention and to provide treatment and care services whenever and for whoever necessary.

This WHA72 side event explores the realities of adolescence and youth as well as older age in relation to noncommunicable diseases risk factors.

IFA, IFMSA and IOGT International have put together an event that will explore commonalities to foster synergies in a life course approach to health promotion. 

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Submitted on Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 10:35
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13th ISSDP Conference

Location: Paris, France

The 13th International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held in Paris, France on 22-24 May 2019.

The scientific committee is accepting abstracts for the event.

The ISSDP Conference is a unique occasion to present your latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and dedicated scholarly community, and to immerse yourself in the state of the art research across the full spectrum of drug policy research, with the participation of leading international scholars.

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Submitted on Tuesday 5th February 2019 - 13:55
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Mental Health of Children and Youth

Location: Zlatibor , Serbia

The Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions of Serbia is very pleased to inform you that the 5th Congress of DEAPS will be held on Zlatibor in the ’’Čigota’’ Institute from 23rd to 26th of May 2019.

The theme of the event is Mental Health of Children and Youths - a view to the future.

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Submitted on Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 16:40
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Careers in the Sociology of Alcohol in Academia & Beyond- British Sociological Association

Location: London, United Kingdom

A one-day event for Postgraduate & Early Career Researchers.

Are you a Postgraduate or Early Career Researcher interested in finding out more about pursuing an academic career researching alcohol, and alternative alcohol-related career pathways that exist? Then join the BSA Alcohol Study Group to hear about and discuss potential careers with a range of experienced researchers and practitioners.

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Submitted on Thursday 16th May 2019 - 15:38
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Society for Prevention Research - 27th Annual Meeting

Location: San Francisco

The Society for Prevention Research’s 27th annual meeting will be held May 28 – May 31, 2018, in San Francisco.

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Submitted on Tuesday 6th November 2018 - 11:23
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Webinar: WHO- Integrating NCD care with pre-conception and maternal health services

Location: Webinar

Learn why integrating NCD care with reproductive & maternal health services is crucial in responding to the global issue of women and NCDs

Time: May 29, 1pm BST.

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Submitted on Tuesday 28th May 2019 - 08:09
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World No Tobacco Day

Location: Global

World No Tobacco DayEvery year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).

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Submitted on Wednesday 13th February 2019 - 11:09
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