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.
To celebrate the launch of this new development, we are hosting our first ever webinar.
Join us on February 20th, 2020 for our first webinar during which we will explore several issues on the intersection of teenage brain development and alcohol and drug use.
You will learn what science says about the personal and social effects of alcohol and drugs on the adolescent developing brain and how brain maturation can impact both healthy and unhealthy risk behaviors. The issue of using alcohol and drugs during adolescence, as well as the impact of the shift towards medicalisation and legalisation of marijuana, will also be discussed. This webinar is a great opportunity for practitioners, teachers, parents, researchers, policy makers, community leaders and others working with young people to gain an insight into the latest research on brain development during adolescence.
Date: Thursday, 20th February 2020
Time: 2 pm GMT
Registration opens: Thursday, 9th January 2020
Delivered by: Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN location) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. Dr. Winters retired as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years. Along with Kevin Sabet, he co-edited Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Winters has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and has published over 135 peer-reviewed articles during a 30+ year period.
HOW TO JOIN THE WEBINAR
Step 1: Register
First you need to register to book your place on the webinar. There are limited places available and only registered users will have access to the webinar. Click here to register for the webinar!
Step 2: Join the webinar
After you have registered for the webinar you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar.