Upcoming Events

Men, Alcohol & Health: Seminar Series III

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is the third of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • What role does alcohol play in men’s mental health?

  • How is men’s physical health affected by alcohol?

  • How can we increase awareness about the health-related harms of drinking alcohol?

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The 46th Annual Winter Symposium

Location: Colorado Springs, United States

The Advanced International Winter Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health has provided addiction specialists, counsellors, and behavioural health professionals with world-class education and training for 45 years. This symposium creates unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, and cutting edge research.

The Winter Symposium includes exhibits, plenaries, and networking opportunities related to: 

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Webinar: Gambling and Public Health in Ontario

Location: Webinar

Gambling is related to many public health outcomes.

In this webinar, Dr Elton-Marshall will provide recent findings from several studies exploring the extent to which gambling relates to behavioural addictions, substance use, bullying, and physical activity among adolescents in Ontario.

She will further discuss recent findings of the legalization of online gambling in Ontario and how online gamblers may differ from “land-based only” gamblers.

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The 24th Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference

Location: London, United Kingdom

The 24th Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference 2020 will take place on Thursday 30 & Friday 31st January 2020 at RCGP HQ, 30 Euston Square, London.

This joint Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Substance Misuse Management Good Practice (SMMGP) conference is the largest event in the UK for GPs, shared care workers, nurses and other primary care staff, specialists, commissioners and researchers interested in, and involved with the management of drug and alcohol users in primary care.

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Liver Cancer Summit 2020

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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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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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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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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

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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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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.

Session overview

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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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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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Alcohol and the Nervous System

Location: Galveston

The 2020 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Alcohol and the Nervous System will provide a unique forum to bring together a diverse range of young and established alcohol researchers and experts in complementary fields. 

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United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Location: Vienna, Austria

The Sixty-third United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs session will take place in Vienna, Austria, 2-6 March 2020.

The event involves the policy making body of the United Nations with the prime responsibility in drug related matters.

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Planet Youth Conference

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Planet Youth's next conference will be held on the 4th to 6th of March 2020. 

Participants will be provided with an extensive overview of the Planet Youth methodology introduced by the employees of ICSRA. 

At the end of the conference, participants should have a good understanding of the basic elements of the Planet Youth method and be able to estimate the feasibility of adopting the model in their own community.

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Qualitative Methods in Addiction Research: A One Day Masterclass

Location: London, United Kingdom

Qualitative Methods in Addiction Research: A One Day Masterclass by the Society for the Study of Addiction in association with Kings College London.

The aim is to stimulate further interest in, and understanding of, qualitative methods in the addiction field. The day will be structured around lectures by four leading UK-based qualitative researchers, who will each showcase one of their own qualitative projects. There will also be time for discussion and interaction with the audience.

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The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference

Location: Dublin, Ireland

The 6th Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2020 (GAPC 2020) will be held in Dublin, Ireland 9-11 March 2020.

GAPC is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, advocates, researchers, civil society activists and practitioners. 

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Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 26th Annual Meeting

Location: New Orleans, United States

The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 26th Annual Meeting will take place from the 11th-14th March in New Orleans, Louisiana.

SRNT 2020 Annual Meeting Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, March 11

 8:30 am - 11:30 am
 Pre-conference workshops

 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 Lunch (on your own)

 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
 Network Meetings

 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
 FDA Session

 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
 Opening Plenary Lecture

 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
 Opening Welcome Reception

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ICATT 2020 : International Conference on Addiction Treatment and Therapy

Location: Miami, United States

ICATT 2020: International Conference on Addiction Treatment and Therapy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Addiction Treatment and Therapy.

The event also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Addiction Treatment and Therapy.

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Men and Alcohol: Seminar Series IV

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Men & Alcohol: what's next? This is the fourth and final event in the 'Men & Alcohol' seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS). An expert panel will discuss the following questions:

  • How will men be affected by alcohol in the future?
  • How can alcohol-related harms to men be prevented or reduced?

  • How do we strike a balance between state intervention and individual responsibility?

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3rd International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy

Location: Amsterdam

3rd International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy is designed under the theme “An understandable look at the dilemma of Addiction” to show the latest trends on Addiction Science.

The key motto of Addiction Conference is to unite the like-minded individuals to mold the future of research that will shape the future of the world. Addiction Conference will rewrite your brain with the new technique and innovation which will help to boost self-esteem and confidence.

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The Progress Note: Where Law & Ethics Meet Efficiency

Location: Webinar

Description

This presentation is geared at increasing addiction counsellor understanding of the legal, ethical, and liability-related factors that come into play with clinical documentation, regardless of pay source (insurance, public funding like Medicare, or private pay, etc.) or work context (agency, private practice, etc.). There will also be a discussion about strategies for how to conceptualize medical necessity and efficiently integrate it into different clinical documentation components.

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Location: Global Campaign

Many teenagers are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school and the dangers while driving under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.

NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs. 

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41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Location: San Francisco

The Society of Behavioural Medicine is hosting the 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Francisco, CA, from April 1-4, 2020.

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SUAB Annual International Conference - Older Adults’ Substance Use: An International Perspective

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

The Substance Use and Associated Behaviours (SUAB) research centre at Manchester Metropolitan University is delighted to present the SUAB 2020 International Conference Older Adults’ Substance Use: An International Perspective

This one-day conference will take place on April 1st, 2020, from 9am, at Innside Hotel Manchester. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Global Festival of Action

Location: Bonn, Germany

The SDG Global Festival of Action is a ground-breaking annual event, designed by and for the SDG Action community and powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German BMZ, the German Federal Foreign Office and other partners with the overall aim of inspiring action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2020 Collaborative Perspectives On Addiction Meeting

Location: San Diego, United States

The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) annual conference provides scientific programing on cutting-edge research and clinical advances across the addiction field. 

Attendees at all levels will have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with experts in the field while attending a variety of educational and practical sessions.

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The ASAM 51st Annual Conference

Location: Denver, United States

The ASAM Annual Conference showcases best practices, the latest science, research, and innovations from the masters of addiction medicine.

Learning Objectives

 

At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

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Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) Conference

Location: London, United Kingdom

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is excited to announce the 6th annual digital health conference ‘Behaviour Change for Health: current and emerging science and technologies’ from the 06 -07 April 2020.

The 2020 conference will cover subjects related to research and practice to change health-related behaviour using digital and non-digital approaches; harnessing ideas from digital technologies, the science of behaviour change and industry-academic collaborations to advance knowledge and practice.

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Connecting the Continuum: How Prevention & Recovery Models Fit Together

Location: Webinar

Description

This webinar is for anyone with a personal or professional connection to the recovery and prevention communities (such as family members, recovery coaches, therapists, peer support specialists, health educators and prevention specialists) on effective and evidence-based prevention approaches and how they correlate to recovery. Creating a shared language, dialogue, and tools strengthens our collective efforts to work against stigma and provide support to those in need.

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9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

Continuing on the work of eight previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. 

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19th World Congress on Clinical Pediatrics

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The Clinical Pediatrics Congress 2020 will take place on April 27-28, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Clinical Pediatrics Congress 2020 is an international platform which is set to discuss the recent approaches and challenges faced in relevant to child health care and medicine.

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Public Health 2020

Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Public health is constantly evolving and is directly impacted by our ever-expanding knowledge of the world in which we live and by the political climate of time and place.

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iCAAD 2020

Location: London

iCADD is hosting the largest European conference on addiction, behaviour, and emotional wellbeing.

Join iCADD for 3 days of networking, furthering global connection, communication and understanding in the prevention and treatment of Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health, facilitated by world-renowned speakers on our uniquely eclectic combination of topics.

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Energy Psychology Techniques for Reducing Trauma & Addiction

Location: Webinar

Energy psychology techniques have shown continuous efficacy in reducing trauma brain responses. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) use tapping on acupressure meridians to reduce agitated sympathetic nervous system agitation to parasympathetic nervous system resting response within minutes.

The webinar will discuss the neuroscience behind the techniques and demonstrate the use of these techniques to reduce anxiety in clients.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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UTC 1 and 2 Training in Baguio

Location: Baguio , Philippines

Interested in becoming a credentialed drug demand reduction professional? 

Here is an opportunity to be trained in the entry level courses of the Universal Treatment Curriculum training series at 5000 feet above sea level in the mountain resort city of Baguio, Philippines 

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Universal Treatment Curriculum 1 & 2

Location: Bagiuo City, Philippines

Get on board the Global Initiative to Professionalise and Credential Addiction Workers. 

Begin with the entry level courses of UTC 1 and 2 

Train at 5000 feet above sea level, in the Philippine mountain resort City of Baguio.

UTC 1: Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals 

UTC 2: Treatment for Substance Use Disorder | Continuom of Care for Addiction Professionals 

Participants: 30

Attire: Semi Formal / Corporate

Location: Hotel Villa Silvina, 15 Outlook Drive Bagiuo City

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IOTOD 2020 Conference

Location: Amsterdam

The IOTOD conference offers a range of exciting and interactive sessions, involving thought-provoking talks and expert-led panel discussions.

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14th European Congress on Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems

Location: Grenoble, France

The 14th European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD) conference will be held in Grenoble, France on May 29-31, 2020.

Symposium, Free Communications and Posters Submission Deadline: December 1st 2019

Suggested topics are:

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Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

Location: Washington, DC, United States

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020.

The theme for this year's event is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives, in caring relationships with others.

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SPR Annual Meeting

Location: Washington, DC

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference – the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

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The Americans with Disabilities Act: SUDs and Barriers to Treatment and Recovery

Location: Webinar

Description

There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will provide information on the ADA and how it applies to individuals in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). It will also explain how the ADA addresses alcohol, in addition to providing a general review of the law and cases that have interpreted the ADA’s protections for these individuals.

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Substance Use Disorder in the African American Community

Location: Webinar

Description

The purpose of this workshop is to provide education on substance use in the African American community. By participating in this workshop, participants will become educated on substance use and the stigma associated with seeking treatment in the African American community. Lastly, this workshop will discuss the lack of best practices and how to engage African Americans in substance use disorder treatment.

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Identifying Barriers and Resources When Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People with SUD

Location: Webinar

Description

This workshop will include information about the various aspects of substance use disorder and how it impacts individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). The information discussed will include barriers that DHH individuals face, unique characteristics of the population, research & demographic information, a current ASL assessment translation project, clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare and self-help group information as well as other resources available for this population.

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25th NIDA International Forum

Location: Hollywood, Florida, United States

Graphic Showing the dates -- June 19-22, 2020 -- and location -- Hollywood, Florida -- of the 25th NIDA International Forum

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

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Measurement Based Care: An Essential Component of High-Quality Behavioral Healthcare

Location: Webinar

Description

Measurement-Based Care (MBC) is rapidly emerging as an essential component of care, treatment and services in the provision of behavioural healthcare. MBC, as an evidence-based framework, involves the use of a standardized instrument to provide an objective assessment of progress throughout the course of treatment. Data from this ongoing assessment can be used to trigger and track modifications to treatment for the individual, as well as to monitor the overall effectiveness of services.

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European Drugs Summer School

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The 2020 edition of the 'Summer school on illicit drugs Europe' will take place from 29 June-10 July 2020. 

The two-week summer school in Lisbon will cover issues related to the drugs problem in Europe and beyond. The summer school prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe in the field of drugs. The event will involve Scientific Experts from the EMCDDA and guest lecturers from European Universities.

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Counselling Emerging Adults With Substance Use Disorders

Location: Webinar

Description

Substance use developmentally peaks during emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). Many emerging adults who develop problematic substance use during this developmental period have been exposed to environmental, individual, and interpersonal stressors throughout the life that places them at risk for ongoing difficulties with substance use as they transition to adulthood. This transition into substance use interfaces with the five features of emerging adulthood.

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RSMj 2020 4th Annual Scientific Meeting

Location: Boston, United States

The 4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj) will be held from July 24-26, 2020 in Boston, MA. 

The Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj) is a network of scientists with the shared goal of promoting understanding through empirical research of the determinants, correlates, consequences, contexts, and assessment of marijuana use as well as the treatment of problematic marijuana use, including cannabis use disorder.

Call for proposals is now open!

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Increasing Effective Clinical Supervision for SUD Treatment Providers

Location: Webinar

Description

The critical role of clinical supervision in both staff development and retention are well-documented. The disconnect between the need for clinical supervision and the consistent provision thereof in the field, however, is often attributable to common barriers experienced among service providers. This session will explore common challenges and points of resistance to the provision of consistent, effective supervision, principles for improving the delivery of needed supervision, and offer practical examples of the application of these principles in the field.

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16th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

The International Society of Behaviour Medicine (ISBM) International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Interdisciplinary Behavioural Medicine: Systems, Networks and Interventions will take place 19th-22nd August 2020, in the city of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city.

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30th TheMHS Conference

Location: Perth, Australia

The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference. It is held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand each year and attracts approximately 1,000 delegates annually.

The theme for the 2020 Conference is ‘Balancing the System’.

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The Impact of Disaster on Recovery: The Perfect Storm

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

While natural and human-made disasters continue to plague humankind, the impact of disasters on people in recovery is a largely unexplored territory. In consideration of the fact that disruption of the person's life can put them at risk for relapse, the astute therapist knows that these unexpected events can cause significant distress to the client and possibly have a negative impact on their recovery.

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Fostering Couple Recovery: Tools for Counsellors and Therapists

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

A relational approach to addiction treatment is the missing component in most contemporary addiction models, even though this default assumption conflicts with most empirical evidence. Long-standing and well-established research has consistently supported couple and family approaches for treating addictive disorders.

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NAADAC 2020 Annual Conference

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

NAADAC is excited to announce its 2020 Annual Conference: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed will take place in Washington, DC, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from September 24-29, 2020.  

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International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA)

Location: Goa, India

The 17th INEBRIA conference will take place in Goa, India, on September 24-25, 2020 under the title “Setting new directions for brief interventions”. The conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, implementers, academics, policy-makers, and various other actors to influence the agenda for alcohol-use interventions. The ultimate goal is to change the way we conceptualise addictions care, particularly in low resource settings.

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International Recovery Day

Location: Globally

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16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

Location: Rome, Italy

The 16th World Congress on Public Health will take place 12th-17th October 2020 in Rome, Italy.

The theme of the Congress, Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy, and Action, reflects the firm stance that the public health community have an obligation to respond to these new circumstances.

The congress offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons.  

Abstract submission is open from 1 December 2019 to 1 March 2020.

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2nd Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Location: Orlando

The 2nd Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioural health and Psychiatry” will be held on October 22-24, 2020 at Orlando, USA.

The theme of the event is “Unifying the new discoveries and advanced approaches towards Addiction and Psychiatry.”

The event aims to deliver an outstanding platform which covers the entire spectrum of research & innovations in addiction and related areas and share the cross-cultural proficiencies of various advancements in this field providing the in-depth exploration.

 

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Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

Hailed as safe, natural and a potential cure-all by the public, both medical and recreational cannabis is quickly becoming legal and mainstream across the country. While it has the potential to help fill state coffers, there are many unintended consequences that will mean big challenges for addiction specialists.

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Working with Antisocial Personality: Etiology Through Treatment Interventions

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

Antisocial personality disorder and substance use disorder frequently go hand-in-hand. This presentation will review the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of APD and why it is so prevalent in SUD populations. This presentation will also explore some treatment interventions and techniques for clinicians to use with this population.

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Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders: Already in our Care

Location: Webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Description

Adolescence is a unique and active period of development. Differential diagnostic understanding and treatment is complicated, specialized, and vital. Often, protective change and treatment progress can be stalled by unrecognized areas of risk and need. As many as 40% of adolescents with identified mental health needs have co-occurring substance use issues. Identified substance use needs predict co-occurring mental health disorders over 70% of the time.

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