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

Call for Global Trainers

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announce the formation of a pool of Global Trainers with the support of the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

DDR Trainer Development Objectives:

  • Build training skills, based on adult learning theory, for current DDR experts/ trainers around the world.
  • Ensure a consistent level of substantive DDR knowledge across the spectrum of care including prevention, treatment, and care.

Interested professionals may submit an application with supporting documents via the ISSUP website. 

NIDA's International Program Director and Humphrey Fellows Gather in Nairobi

NIDA's International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., moderated a session on research and training during a session at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). The African Union and Kenyan National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse co-sponsored ISSUP-4, which was held December 10–14, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya.

With the assistance of 2014 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Farheen Naveed, Pakistan, Dr. Gust hosted an informal networking event during the meeting for NIDA Humphrey Fellows. Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows who spoke during the conference included Isidore S. Obot, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director of the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse, University of Uyo, Nigeria; Salman Shahzad, Ph.D., Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Pakistan; Rogers Kasirye, M.A., Executive Director of the Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL); and Mutaawe Rogers, Senior Programs Manager of the UYDEL.

In addition to plenary sessions and exhibitions, research sessions focused on prevention and advocacy; policy, legal, and enforcement issues; treatment and rehabilitation; research and training; and partnerships and community-based initiatives. The International Consortium of University Drug Demand Reduction and the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (DAP) Youth Forum held parallel public meetings and member states of the African Union held private meetings on drug demand reduction and epidemiology.

Training courses featured the DAP Universal Prevention and Treatment Curricula as well as sessions sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). The Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC) held examinations for certified addiction professionals and recovery coaches. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) supports ISSUP with a range of international partners. INL and the African Union provided travel support to former NIDA Humphrey Fellows, including: Walid Hassan, Egypt; Samuel Hanu, Ghana; Daniel Amankwaah, Jummy Koyejo, Bola Ola, and Uchechi Onukogu, Nigeria; Evodia Mabuza-Mokoko, South Africa; Mawouena Komlan Bohm, Togo; and Rogers Kasirye and Mutaawe Rogers, Uganda.