Journal of Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program: Request for Applications

Overview:

The Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program is an effort which aims to both mentor early-career researchers in prevention science and increase the pool of possible reviewers. We invite emerging prevention scientists to apply to serve a two-year term as mentored reviewers for the journal Prevention Science.

Candidates apply for the position, and as part of that application process, they identify and secure a commitment from a prevention science mentor to supervise their appointment to the review board for the two-year period.

The candidate commits to providing up to 4 reviews each year; the mentor commits to co-authoring and co-reviewing to ensure high quality reviews. The candidate will serve as the reviewer of record in the online review system.

Timeline:

  • The application is due July 15, 2020
Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Programa transmitido el 9 de julio del 2020

 

“El consumo de drogas como estrategia para afrontar la situación de la pandemia es poco útil y a largo plazo pueden empeorar el bienestar mental y físico” Organización Mundial de la Salud, marzo, 2019  

 

SPR 2020 Annual Meeting

SPR
Event Date
City/Region/State
Online Event
Country
United States

Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science

When: Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23, 2020

Where: The 2020 SPR Annual meeting will transfer from an in-person meeting to a virtual experience.

Why: The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance the vision of SPR by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Though a virtual forum will not provide the same in-person experience, we hope that you are able to join us for part or all of our virtual meeting. The Board feels strongly that SPR must continue to fulfill its mission in the face of COVID-19, while also understanding that there are many competing priorities during these times that not everyone will be able to participate in all or even some of the sessions. We also believe that prevention research needs to be shared, the work of our early career scientists needs to be fostered, and prevention researchers, policy makers and practitioners need a place to share their work and come together as best as we can in these challenging times.

We are developing a leaner schedule which will highlight our plenary sessions, invited symposia, a presidential address, and special events, e.g., Diversity Network Committee, ECPN, and International Committee symposia, and the always popular SPR Cup. Additionally, all presenting authors of organized paper symposia, individual papers and individual posters will have an opportunity, if they wish, to post their pre-recorded presentations which will be available virtually ON DEMAND. All sessions will be archived for future viewing.

More information is available on the Annual Meeting website here.

Event Language

English

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

COVID-19 presents a rapidly changing situation for families and young people. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in especially children and teens.

Global drug use rising says World Drug Report 2020

Drug use around the world on the rise says report. Population growth and urbanisation driving factors but poorest continue to suffer the largest burden of disorders. Plant-based substances such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin have been joined by hundreds of synthetic drugs, many not under international control.

25 June 2020 - The World Drug Report 2020 is released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The report reveals that around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018 - 30 per cent higher than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders.

The Report also analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the drug markets including how border and other restrictions linked to the pandemic have already caused shortages of drugs on the street, leading to increased prices and reduced purity.

Cannabis was the most used substance worldwide in 2018, with an estimated 192 million people using it worldwide. It also remains the drug most likely to bring people into contact with the criminal justice system, accounting for more than half of drug law offences cases, based on data from 69 countries covering the period between 2014 and 2018.

Opioids, however, remain the most harmful with the total number of deaths due to opioid use disorders up by 71 per cent over the past decade.

Drug use among developing countries has risen rapidly over the 2000-2018 period. Adolescents and young adults account for the largest share of those using drugs, while young people are also the most vulnerable to the effects of drugs because they use the most and their brains are still developing.

The report warns that poverty, limited education and social marginalization remain major factors increasing the risk of drug use disorders. vulnerable and marginalized groups may also face barriers to getting treatment services due to discrimination and stigma.

The World Drug Report and further content is available here.

UNODC World Drug Report 2020
Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Facebook live / 24-06-2020 / Prevención del consumo de drogas en niñas, niños y adolescentes en marco del Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Uso Indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas.

Local addiction prevention policies

Event Date
City/Region/State
Buenos Aires
Country
Argentina

ISSUP Argentina invites you to participate in a webinar that will address local policies to prevent addictions The webinar will take place on June 29, 2020 at 10:00 hrs (Argentina time).

June 29, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 hrs (Argentina time)

Click here to sign up for the webinar

This webinar will address the development of local strategies, focusing on tools to engage civil society organizations, community leaders, scientific societies and citizen collectives.
Macro-management micromanagement joint,Francisco Jesús Bueno Cañigral
Joints and nets.

Presenter: Dr. Francisco Jesús Bueno Cañigral

-Licensed and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia.
Diploma in Health. Master in Health Economics and Health and Social Services Management. Master of Management and Organization of Hospitals and Health Services. Diploma in Economic Management and General Services. Diploma in Clinical Services Management. Diploma in Health Promotion.

-Professor of the Department of Medicine. Faculty of Health Sciences. CEU Cardenal Herrera University.

Event Language

Spanish

Estándares Nacionales de Prevención del Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas

Acorde con los avances científicos en materia de prevención del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas y ante la heterogeneidad observada en el diseño de intervenciones preventivas en nuestro país,Se hace indispensable el diseño de políticas públicas basadas en evidencia científica, que contribuya a mejorar la calidad de estos servicios con acciones efectivas.

Con el propósito de homologar los criterios para diseñar programas de prevención efectivos, y con base en la evidencia científica disponible, la Comisión Nacional contra las Adicciones (CONADIC) presenta los Estándares Nacionales de Prevención del Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas, los cuales comprenden todas las etapas del desarrollo de la persona y pueden ser aplicados en diversos contextos, acorde con el nivel de riesgo ante el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas.

Es importante reconocer que el proceso de planeación de una intervención preventiva requiere de la elaboración formal de un programa, con componentes específicos conforme lo establecen las recomendaciones internacionales y las instituciones que participaron en el desarrollo de estos estándares nacionales.

Asimismo, es de suma importancia el diseño de intervenciones que incluyan componentes de probada eficacia para lograr el propósito de evitar, retrasar o desalentar el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en la población, al tiempo de fortalecer el desarrollo de otras habilidades y capacidades que permitan que las personas sean resilientes ante la exposición al riesgo de iniciarse en el consumo.

En todo momento, los Estándares Nacionales para la Prevención del Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas se apegan a la normatividad vigente en nuestro país, además de incorporar los enfoques de interculturalidad, la perspectiva de género y el respeto a los derechos de las personas.

Este documento, elaborado además con el consenso de expertos en materia de prevención y de instituciones líderes en la prevención y el tratamiento del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas, constituye una referencia obligada para las y los profesionales de la salud que deseen diseñar e instrumentar programas de prevención efectivos, con base en evidencia científica, en beneficio de la salud de nuestra población.

Video: Drug Prevention: Challenges and Experiences in Times of Pandemic

The Addiction Unit of the University Psychiatric Clinic, belonging to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile and the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile presented a seminar on prevention of drug use: challenges and experiences in times of pandemic.

Exhibitors:international invitees

  • Gregor Burkhart, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
  • Patricia Ros, Icelandic Centre for Research and Social Analysis (ICSRA)
  • Diego García-Huidobro. Faculty of Medicine. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
  • Alexander Chacón, Head of Prevention and Promotion of the National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Use (SENDA)
  • Viviana Guajardo, Department of Medicine, University of Chile
  • Carlos Ibáñez, Department of Medicine, University of Chile
  • Nicolás Libuy, Department of Medicine, University of Chile

Moderator: Lorena Contreras E., University Psychiatric Clinic, University of Chile and President of ISSUP-Chile

During the pandemic's confinement, each person has had to look for the best way to deal with this period of uncertainty. In relation to substance use, for some this stage of social isolation has become a protective factor of consumption, while for others it has been a source of stressors that affect mental health and increase the risk of substance use. In this context, prevention becomes urgently needed.

This seminar, aimed at technicians and professionals working in the field of substance use prevention, seeks to strengthen work with a view of the context and challenges of the current pandemic.

This activity has been organized by the prevention team of the Addiction Unit of the University Psychiatric Clinic, belonging to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile and the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile.

It is part of the FONIS Project No. SA19I0152 of ANID (Chilean National Research and Development Agency) and is sponsored by the Chilean Chapter of ISSUP (International Society of Professionals for the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Addiction

ISSUP Chile

GISA to Commence Online UPC Training in Nigeria

Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) will on July 20th, 2020 commence online dissemination of the Universal Prevention Curriculum for substance use disorders in Nigeria.

More!

https://gisainitiative.org

Parental Supply of Alcohol Cohort: A 10-year follow-up

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar

Event description

Parents are the major supplier of alcohol to adolescents. The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS) was established at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, to explore whether this practice leads to more moderated drinking, or to greater alcohol consumption amongst adolescents. 

APSALS has been following a large cohort of young people and their parents over the past 10 years, aiming to better understand the impacts of parental supply of alcohol and adolescent/early adult alcohol consumption and related harms. 

In a series of short presentations by the research team, we will provide a background and overview of the study to date, along with discussions of some of the findings from the cohort to date, including:

  • the effect of parental supply of alcohol across adolescence on alcohol-related harms in early adulthood
  • trajectories of adolescent alcohol consumption
  • associations between the age of initiation to alcohol use and later alcohol related problems

Online Event

This is an online event. Attendees will receive the webinar link upon successful registration

Thu 11th Jun 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Module Zero of the Universal Curriculum

This 19-minute video introduction to the Universal Curriculum series will be introduced at the beginning of future online courses.  The slides will be included in the forthcoming manual editions of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC).  The module will also be included in future face-to-face trainings.

EMCDDA webinar: Prevention of drug-related problems in the time of COVID-19: what can we learn?

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar

The EMCDDA is offering a new series of webinars around the theme of COVID-19. The purpose of the webinars is to help those working in the drugs field understand how drug users, and those supporting them, are coping with the pandemic and to share knowledge and experience. 

This third webinar takes place on 4 June on the theme of 'Prevention of drug-related problems in the time of COVID-19: what can we learn?' (13.00–14.30 CET – Brussels time).

A conversation with:

  • Rosaria Galanti, Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden;
  • Rachele Donini, Doctor Psychologist, Department of Mental Health and Addiction, ASL2 Savonese, Savona, Italy;
  • Peer van der Kreeft, Lecturer in Prevention, University College of Ghent, Belgium.

Chairpersons: Gregor Burkhart, Marica Ferri, EMCDDA

Format: The format of the webinar is an informal chat, during which each participant will talk in turn about how their ongoing activities are related to COVID-19. They will share their learning points so far and also try to imagine how the epidemic will change their work going forward ('the new normal').

Experiences from the US and Canada: Primary Prevention in a Post-Covid World

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pretty much everything these days including primary prevention. We at Planet Youth have been keeping in touch with our partners around the world to learn how the pandemic is affecting on-going Planet Youth projects and projects that are being started. 

We have learned that there is an interest amongst our partners and those working with primary prevention in learning what is going on in other countries and how COVID-19 is impacting public health in general and primary ATOD prevention specifically.

ICSRA would, therefore, like to invite you to a webinar Friday 29th of May 2020 at 12.00-13.00 EDT where a panel of Planet Youth partners from the US and Canada will discuss two questions:

  1. How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting primary prevention?
  2. How is primary prevention going to develop in a post-COVID-19 world?

29TH OF MAY 2020, at 12.00 EDT

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

En el marco del convenio de colaboración entre la CICAD/OEA y la Facultad de Psicología de la UNAM, se presenta la conferencia de "Programas de prevención del consumo de sustancias" impartida por el Mtro.

Prevention of Substance Use Based on Evidence and Cultural Adaptation

OEA CICAD ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Washington DC
Country
United States

This presentation will give a brief summary of the meaning of evidence-based prevention, what interventions consist of, and the scope they may have. In the same way, there will also be a review of the learnings and outcomes that both prevention practice and research have left, as well as the barriers that are imposed for the implementation of these interventions.

Keepin'it REAL (KiR), a prevention program that teaches life strategies to young people between the ages of 12 and 14, will be talked about.

Time: May 19, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Welcome words:

Adam Namm, CICAD Executive Secretary
Jimena Kalawski, Head of CICAD's Demand Reduction Unit

Presenters:


Dr. Flavio Marsiglia – Director, Global Center for Applied Health Research – Arizona State University
Maria Paula Luna – Director of Professional Development – Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)

Registration

To register, use the following link:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dno34JYASHiRLQnYmfpa2A

When you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration with all the details to connect. If you do not receive this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Please note that this virtual round table will be held in Spanish and will not have interpretation services.

Event Language

Spanish

Prevention in a post-Covid-world: WEBINAR

Event Date
City/Region/State
Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pretty much everything these days including primary prevention. We at Planet Youth have been keeping in touch with our partners around the world to learn how the pandemic is affecting on-going Planet Youth projects and projects that are being started.
 
We have learned that there is an interest amongst our partners and those working with primary prevention in learning what is going on in other countries and how COVID-19 is impacting public health in general and primary ATOD prevention specifically.
 
We would, therefore, like to invite you to a webinar Thursday 14th of May 2020 at 13.00-14.00 CET where a panel of Planet Youth partners from different parts of the world will discuss two questions:
 
1.  How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting primary prevention?
2.  How is primary prevention going to develop in a post-COVID-19 world?
 

The webinar will take place on 14th of May 2020 at 13.00 CET.
To join the webinar click on this link

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Source:

Kempf C, Llorca P-M, Pizon F, Brousse G and Flaudias V (2017) What’s New in Addiction Prevention in Young People: A Literature Review of the Last Years of Research. Front. Psychol. 8:1131. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01131

 

SPR 2020 Virtual Conference

Event Date
City/Region/State
Online

As the premiere prevention research conference, the SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance the vision of SPR by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

The SPR Board are developing a leaner schedule which will highlight our plenary sessions, invited symposia, a presidential address, and special events, e.g., Diversity Network Committee, ECPN, and International Committee symposia, and the always popular SPR Cup.

Additionally, all presenting authors of organized paper symposia, individual papers and individual posters will have an opportunity, if they wish, to post their pre-recorded presentations which will be available virtually ON DEMAND. All sessions will be archived for future viewing.