February 2020

Free Webinar: Smoking Among Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Groups

Location: Webinar

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 6 February 2020 with guest presenter Dr Veronica Boland from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and will follow with an open Q & A session. The webinar will run for approximately 40 minutes and is free to attend. 

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Peer Support: State Credentials, Continuing Education, and Retention/Recruitment Strategies

Location: Webinar, United States

Rutgers School of Health Professions

Thursday, February 6, 2020, starting at 01:00 PM (ET)

Peer support connects people who have shared lived experiences. Whether support comes from a mom who has experienced post-partum depression, a veteran with PTSD, or someone in recovery from an addiction, peer support providers use their lived experience and additional training to serve as a vital part of the behavioral health care system.

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Submitted on Monday 3rd February 2020 - 08:50
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Shattering Substance Use Myths on Campus

Location: Webinar, United States

College and university staff and students can work together on educational events that provide science-based facts about drugs and alcohol to help students make informed decisions. Learn how you can join the 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and how your campus can get involved. Spots in this webinar are limited. Registration requires the creation of a free NASPA.org account. NASPA is an association supporting student affairs professionals in higher education.

February 6, 2020   |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost: Free

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Liver Cancer Summit 2020

Location: Prague, Czechia

The program will feature state of the art lectures on updated key aspects of HCC and CCA by renowned experts and rising stars covering a broad spectrum of topics.

Panel discussion with experts will open a discussion on the new directions and avenues for research and clinical practice.

Special emphasis will be placed on involving young clinicians and scientists, who will have the opportunity to gain a compact overview of the field and build new networks by easily getting in touch with advanced scientists and key opinion leaders.

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International Standards in Drug Prevention: Lessons from Field operations of UNODC

Location: Webinar, Spain

Speaker: Wadih Maalouf, expert and program manager of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The conference will be streamed live on https://canal.uib.eu/

Please kindly confirm attendance by emailing: gifesuib [at] gmail [dot] com

Friday 07/02/2020 at 12pm

Venue: Classroom AV02, building Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.

Campus University of the Balearic Islands

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The Wounded Healer: Helping the Helping Professional

Location: Webinar

Description

Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are landmines in the field of addiction work. Many of us struggle with work demands, familial expectations, and the desire for a fulfilling personal life. Our supervisors remind us of self-care, but who has the energy to add one more task to a stressful day? In order to thrive in this field, it’s crucial we shine a light on what really matters when it comes to caring for ourselves and the barriers that get in the way of being our best selves.

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Behavioural Science and Public Health Network Annual Conference 2020

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

Following the success of our 2019 event, BSPH Network is pleased to confirm the next annual conference will take place on 12th February 2020 at the Derby Enterprise Centre.

This conference will offer an opportunity to be inspired by keynote speakers who exemplify excellence in the fields of behavioural science and public health. 

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EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth In Criminal Justice Systems

Location: London, United Kingdom

About this Event

EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems

February 13th -14th 2020

C219-20, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.

Thursday February 13th

Chair: Susanne MacGregor, Honorary Professor London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

9.30-10am Welcome

10-10.30am EPPIC: Setting the scene – aims / methods/ key research questions / key concepts/ contexts (Betsy Thom, UK team)

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Universal Treatment Curriculum 8: Ethics For Addiction Professionals Training-Seminar in Davao City

Location: Davao City, Philippines

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 8: Ethics For Addiction Professionals this February 17 to 21, 2020 at JJ Valderrama - Behavioral Management Center at Prk. 8, Bago Saka, Bago Gallera, Davao City.

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Creating College/University Standards in Substance Use Disorder Education

Location: Online webinar, United States

Join NAADAC and ICUDDR for a webinar exploring standards in substance use disorder education.

In this session, the presenters will review/discuss:
* NAADAC’s work to create higher education standards in substance use education
* Development of standards
* Overview of course content
* Application to the real world of careers in substance use disorder professions

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The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference

Location: Los Angeles, United States

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The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference was founded in 2011 by Allen Berger, Ph.D. and Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC, SAP, CA-CSS and was purchased by C4 Recovery Foundation in 2017. EVOLUTION brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic interventions and approaches directly to those that treat addiction. Since 2011, the conference has grown from 350 to over 600 attendees.

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Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Liability Risks for Excessive Gambling Behaviour

Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of casinos’ potential liability in negligence for contributing to the risk of excessive gambling, with comparisons to the well-established liability of licensed alcohol providers.

Risk factors include game design, loyalty programs, and an absence of harm-limiting mechanisms.

A case study involving loyalty program data will be used to illustrate how excessive gambling behaviour can be identified and addressed.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST online

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1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU Africa)

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

The 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU Africa) will take place on the 19 – 20 February 2020, Cape Town, South Africa.

"The 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users: INHSU Africa 2020 is intended to address a pressing need to further advance and facilitate knowledge exchange to catalyze enhanced hepatitis care for people who use drugs in other areas of the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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ISSUP Expert Days

Location: Minnesota, United States

We are excited to announce the launch of the ISSUP Expert Days. 

This new development will provide opportunities for those working in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support to learn and develop through being in direct contact with experts in the field by participating in webinars, reviewing recorded webinars and interviews, Q&A sessions, and using the various resources, tools, materials and documents used to support them. This will allow for direct interaction between experts and practitioners. 

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Exploring Opioid Overdose Incidence in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs

Location: Sydney, Australia

Opioid overdose is a significant public health issue, with people who inject drugs (PWID) a key risk group. However, there is little contemporary information on opioid overdose incidence in Australia and limited evidence of the impact of factors affecting incidence among PWID. Further evidence on the risk and protective factors of an opioid overdose will help determine how to prevent these overdoses from occurring.

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Board Meeting

Location: Santiago, Chile

With a view to go on projecting the feature program and features of the Chilean Chapter, will take place the Second Board Meeting on February 20th at 19:00 hrs.

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Free Webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

Location: Webinar

People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.

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Planet Youth - The Icelandic Primary Prevention Model in Ireland

Location: Stirling, United Kingdom

About this Event

DRNS and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research are delighted to host this event to share learning on the implementation of Planet Youth in Ireland. Emmet Major is coordinating the Planet Youth programme in the west of Ireland and will share his experiences of the programme, with implications for Scottish research, policy and practice.

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The Impact of Marijuana and Opioids on Today's Workplace

Location: Webinar, United States

Drug Free America Foundation

Drug Free America Foundation cordially invites you to participate in an eye-opening webinar Wednesday February 26th at 10:00 AM on The Impact of Marijuana and Opioids on Today's Workplace.

Webinar Objectives

Participants will:

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Cultivating Greater Meaning and Purpose to Prevent Relapse

Location: Webinar

Description

Many who find themselves established in recovery are left with a lingering, internal void that represents a lack of meaning or sense of purpose in life. This lack of meaning or purpose can be a constant threat to one’s recovery. With the right guidance, anyone can learn to uncover their purpose and find a greater sense of meaning, healthy passions, and natural sources of joy. This presentation will walk participants through a process of uncovering their purpose and learning to pursue activities that will provide the most meaning and personal fulfilment.

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Deaths Due to New Psychoactive Stimulants

Location: Sydney, Australia

This seminar will cover recent research on all deaths due to new psychoactive stimulants in Australia.

Seminar Summary:

This presentation will address mortality due to new psychoactive stimulants and hallucinogens. These cover a wide range of “designer drugs” that have risen to prominence in the 21st century and become a source of clinical concern. They include drugs such as synthetic cathinones and NBOMe.

New data on the characteristics of Australian fatalities, the circumstances of death, and their toxicology will be presented.

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1st Chilean Chapter Meeting ISSUP

Location: Santiago, Chile

The first extended meeting of members of ISSUP Chile will be held on Saturday, February 29. The aim of this meeting is to present lines of work, projections and organize common interest groups.

Day:Saturday 29 February
Time: 10:00 to 13:00 hrs.
Place: University of Los Andes (room to be confirmed)
Monsignor Alvaro del Portillo 12455, Las Condes, Santiago

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12th Annual Behaviour, Biology and Chemistry

Location: San Antonio, United States

This two-day conference, held 29th Feb - 3rd March in San Antonio, Texas focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioural scientists.

The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-collaboration among different disciplines, and, in so doing, promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology.

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