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UNODC Listen First Youth Initiative

November 10

‘Listen First’ is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities. Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe. Listen First was […]

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14th International Addiction ASciences Congress (ASC)

October 18

The Board of the 14th International Addiction ASciences Congress (ASC) has accepted  the proposal and signed an MoU between the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and ISAM Iranian Affiliated Society (ISTA) on holding the ISAM Asian Regional Meeting 2020 in parallel with the International Addiction Sciences Congress (ASC) 2020. NOTICE: The deadline for abstract […]

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White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: First Responders Can Safely Administer Naloxone during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 9

On behalf of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, please find attached a new resource on naloxone: “First Responders Can Safely Administer Naloxone during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” as well as a list of announcements that may be of interest to your communities.   COVID-19 Resources for Addressing Substance Use in Rural Communities […]

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Monthly ISAM NIG Talk Series: In-Love With Addiction Neuroscience

September 30

The international society for addiction medicine (ISAM) is has initiated a monthly talk series. In this talk series, addiction neuroscientists from across the world share their personal stories/experiences on the beauty of addiction neuroscience and how/why they have decided to invest their scientific life in this field. ISAM hopes this talk series encourages and supports a […]

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Exciting Developments

September 23

Please see link to a recently COVID-19 paper from Norway presented at the Sept 23rd Webinar by Dr. Gabielee Welle-Strand https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bmY11LiD33TyV   Tweets: Frontiers special issue on "Brain and Cognition for Addiction Medicine" is now finalized with @mpwpaulus @baldacchinoa1 @VerdejoGAntonio editorial and the @ISAMAddiction neuroscience roadmap paper: https://t.co/Sijl9qIEeo — Hamed Ekhtiari (@EkhtiariHamed) September 22, 2020 […]

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Updates from NIDA

September 16

Dear Colleagues,  Please find below several announcements from NIDA.  We encourage you to share them with your communities.   Dr. Volkow’s Latest Blog: Addressing the Unique Challenges of COVID-19 for People in Recovery NIDA News Release: Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults NIDA News Release: Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility […]

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Calling All Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Early Stage Investigators interested in NIH Grants and Drug Addiction Research!!

September 13

SAVE THE DATE: Calling All Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Early Stage Investigators interested in NIH Grants and Drug Addiction Research!! We miss you! As you know, various scientific meetings have recently been cancelled or postponed, which has resulted in the cancellation of the research training and career development workshops that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) […]

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ISAM Policy and Practice Interest Group COVID-19 Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutionson 23rd Sep 0800 ET

September 3

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions Fourth Webinar: Wed 23 Sep, 2020 – Featuring talks from: – WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (Dr Fahmy Hanna); – ISAM President Prof Kathleen Brady | 7:00- 9:00 AM CDT |8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET| 12:00 – 2:00 […]

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World Federation for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence

August 27

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Webinar: Substance use and mental health: challenges, opportunities and first lessons during the COVID-19 outbreak

August 27

“Substance use and mental health: challenges, opportunities and first lessons during the COVID-19 outbreak” webinar scheduled for Tuesday, 1st September  2020 (Time: 14:00 – 14:45 BST).  This webinar is part of a Covid-19 and Mental Health webinar series that United for Global Mental Health have been running alongside the Lancet Psychiatry, MHPSS.net and the Mental […]

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ISAM-NIG’s 2nd Webinar: Recording, Materials, and Next Steps

August 5

Dear colleagues,   Thank you for attending the ISAM-NIG’s 2nd webinar on “Cognitive Training/Rehabilitation Interventions for Addiction Medicine”. For those of you who weren’t able to participate in this webinar, we made the video-recording of the webinar along with the slides accessible to you to be able to catch up with us.   You can find the full recorded video of […]

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IntNSA Global Virtual Conference October 2020

July 16

The International Nursing Society on Addiction (IntNSA) is offering a free month-long series of educational Webinars in October 2020 in conjunction with IntNSA’s 44th Annual Education Conference   Please see attached for details.   Register today: www.intnsa.org/conference

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WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19

June 28

The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA) team at the World Health Organization (WHO)  in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), United Arab Emirates is offering a: WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19 June 30, 2020     9:30-1:15 (GMT + 2)/ 11:30-13:15 (GMT + 4) AGENDA below. Announcement The webinar will focus on: evidence of […]

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2nd ISAM NIG webinair on Cognitive Training /Rehabilitation Interventions for Addiction Medicine

June 25

Please find the recording of the 2nd ISM NIG webinair on Cognitive Training/Rehabilitation Interventions for Addiction Medicine   Agenda and speakers  

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4th Annual Recovery Capital Virtual Conference of Canada

June 17

4th Annual Recovery Capital Virtual Conference of Canada September 4th 2020 Building Recovery Capital to Overcome Addiction Virtual Exhibitors, World Renowned Speakers, CEUs For more information please go to:  www.RecoveryCapitalConference.com

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ISAM Practice and Policy Interest Group (PPIG) Global Survey on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

June 12

Please find the link to the above survey International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)-Practice and Policy Interest Group (PPIG) Global Survey on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

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ISAM-NIG Committee 2nd Webinar: Cognitive Training Interventions for Addiction Medicine

June 7

Cognitive Training /Rehabilitation Interventions for Addiction Medicine Tue, June 23rd, 2020 3.00 PM – 5:00 PM (ET, New York Time) AGENDA AND SPEAKERS Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/733404613 You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106 United States: +1 (571) 317-3129 Access Code: 733-404-613 […]

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3rd ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

May 29

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions Please click on this link to access the video of the 3rd Webinar that ran on May 7, 2020   The Agenda  Introduction (Shalini Arunogiri, Christos Kouimtsidis) Update from the WHO Drug, Alcohol and Behaviour Addictions  (Vladimir Pozynak) Update from Pompidou Group on […]

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ISAM Webinar Series: COVID-19 Webinar 4 – “Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward”

May 29

The 4th and final ISAM Webinar Series: COVID-19 Webinar 4 – “Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward” is scheduled for Sep 23/2020 Wed, 23 September 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM (CDT) 12:00- 2:00 PM (GMT)Meeting Links Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314306101 You can also dial in using your phone. United […]

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New Study on Fitness lifestyles, body image and new habits during the COVID19 Pandemic

April 21

A new study on the impact of ‘physical distancing’ on fitness, body image and other lifestyles (including internet use!), was launched yesterday by the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is inviting global participation. We invite you to take part in an online survey that may take up to 15 mins. Results will help identify the […]

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