Full Tuition Scholarship to the Virtual 49th Summer Clinical Institute in Addictions Studies 2020

The University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is honored to award you with a full tuition scholarship to the virtual 49th Summer Clinical Institute in Addictions Studies 2020.

You will have a chance to interact and learn from the world leading experts , scientists, practitioners and policy makers in the area of Substance Use Disorders. We would like to thank the Scaife Family Foundation for their continues support of the institute, particularly scholarships for students and trainees.

The Institute will be held on June 2 & 3.

Please visit the secure scholarship link to register online and confirm your acceptance and attendance by May 30, 2020.

(Note: A unique registration is required for each attendee.)

If you are in need of Continuing Education Units (13 available) please process your payment for CEU fees upon your registration. 

ICUDDR Conference 2020: Call for Proposals & Save the Date!

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) will be holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020. Conference registration will begin March 1st. 

ICUDDR is now accepting abstracts for 1.5 hour panel presentations and 3 hour courses.  They have some partial scholarships available for airfare and hotel. There are two categories for which you can submit a proposal.  Please keep in mind ICUDDR's mission and goals when submitting your proposal. 

Mission: The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy.

1.    Panel proposal: Three or four linked 15-20 minute plenary presentations on work force development; excellence in higher education; combining research, education and practice; university community engagement; or other topics related to the ICUDDR mission. You may submit a full panel with three or more presenters, or a single presentation 15 – 20 minutes in length, that if accepted, will be joined with presentations on a similar topic.

2.    Master Class or Workshop: 3 hour long break out session. These sessions will have smaller groups (fewer than 50) and are designed to be interactive, fun and skill-based learning sessions for academics who conduct research and teach in the area of drug demand reduction.

Proposals are due March 9, 2020. Please send proposals clearly marked as plenary panel or master class/workshop and in the format of an outline and abstract no longer than a page each. Please attach CVs or resumes of all presenters and send your proposal to eylesc [at] icuddr [dot] com

ICUDDR Conference
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You can also see my interaction highlight with the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Paul W. Jones during our meeting

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The Karachi chapter of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) celebrated Alumni Reunion

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Ambassador Paul Jones hosted alumni in the fields of entrepreneurship, human rights, journalism, education, politics, and film. Addressing United States Government funded exchange alumni, Ambassador reiterated that the U.S.

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The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad ,Pakistan Present this Certificate of Achievement to Exchange Ambassador Ahmad Shah for his outstanding efforts to promote U.S. Government Exchange Programs that enhance Pakistan-American friendship 

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Training of Drug Prevention Professionals on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) - (Media Based Prevention) 15-19 July 2019 Islamabad,Pakistan

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From 17 - 21 June 2019, UNODC trained a total of 16 trainers in Pakistan on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) Course-5 which covers school-based interventions.

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Monthly Newsletter from April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019

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On April 29th 2019, at DHA Golf Club a dinner was hosted by Dr. Farhan

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Monthly Newsletter March - 2019:
During this month, Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF) had organized mentorship sessions
for the members of music and drama society in University of Education Township and bank

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Apply to participate in '16 X 16' Initiative! - BY 19 APRIL 2019. Hurry Up!

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South East Asian Fellowship Program on Drug Policy 2019

Submitted by Avinash Tharoor on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 15:12

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday 26 April 2019

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Drug abuse affects all societies worldwide, but the impact differs in male and female. Women and girls comprise ⅓ of global drug users yet are only ⅕ of those receiving treatment.

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How to apply: Submit the story of the nominee by the nominator with relevant proof of works at iyc [dot] youthenvoy [at] iyc-hq [dot] org. 

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Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi Chapter Leadership – Karachi was organized first meeting with  Executive Committee on March 14, 2019 (Thursday) at Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC).