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UNIATF: Call for Nominations for the Task Force Awards 2019

The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) is calling for nominations for the UNIATF Award for achievements in the area of multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for nominations is now OPEN until 31 March 2019. Nominations should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related SDGs

Claremont’s UPC Media Summer Institute Programme

Claremont Graduate University is offering one of the leading certificate programs for the advanced study of Media-Based Prevention Science . In intimate-scale cohorts with a favourable faculty-to-trainee ratio, participants build their knowledge and skills in the use of media in psychotropic substance use prevention. Advanced training in theory-based prevention using the media to enhance effects, and the intersection of prevention science theory and research, along with on-the-ground practice, are covered in depth. The programme culminates

A Guide to Using the Networks

To join a network, add messages, videos, and links or contribute to discussions you must be logged in . So what are they? Networks are online defined interest groups that allow health care professionals, researchers, practitioners and others working in the drug demand reduction field to share research, events, news, success stories, resources and information relevant to the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field in a virtual setting. There are three types of networks

The 27th European Congress of Psychiatry

Warsaw, Poland,

The 27th European Congress of Psychiatry, organised by the largest international association of psychiatrists in Europe, will take place between 6 and 9 April 2019 in Warsaw.

Psychiatry is facing a generative transition involving the organisation of mental health services, traditional approaches to diagnosis, models of care, and research paradigms. 

The Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN Drug Demand Reduction Activities in Educational Institutions

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Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & Youth Council for Anti-Narcotics (YOCFAN)
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Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN have published their latest progress report outlining the work that has been carried out as part of their prevention programme in Lahore Punjab.

As well as providing the key figures and progress indicators for the months' activity, the report gives an overview of special achievements, challenges and aims for the future.

Hazardous Alcohol Use among Patients with Schizophrenia and Depression

Citation
Subramaniam, Mythily, Mithila Valli Mahesh, Chao Xu Peh, Junda Tan, Restria Fauziana, Pratika Satghare, Bhanu Gupta, Kandasami Gomathinayagam, and Siow Ann Chong. "Hazardous alcohol use among patients with schizophrenia and depression." Alcohol 65 (2017): 63-69.
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Harmful alcohol use is known to increase the risk of alcohol dependence as well as physical conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cirrhosis.

Assessing Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in a Study of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Citation
Freeman, Jacinta, Carmen Condon, Sharynne Hamilton, Raewyn C. Mutch, Carol Bower, and Rochelle E. Watkins. "Challenges in accurately assessing prenatal alcohol exposure in a study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a youth detention center." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (2018).
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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe physical, neurodevelopmental, and cognitive impairments that have occurred following exposure to alcohol during pregnancyThe diagnosis of FASD requires a complex assessment and confirmation of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Obtaini

Drugs: North West Inaugural Conference

Manchester, United Kingdom,

Drugs: North West is a newly-formed network of researchers from across North West England. The network was established to foster multi-disciplinary collaborations between researchers across the region and to provide a platform to showcase the innovative work of its members.