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The NIDA International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by substance use researchers and highlights the range and quality of substance use and addiction research conducted around the world. This unique scientific meeting allows participants to network with talented colleagues, learn about substance use research and policy issues in other countries, and discuss NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations. There is no fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.

Agenda

June 9

Plenary Session (8:00 am – 11:40 am)

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend and Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA

June 9, 2022 08:00 am

Welcome and NIDA Update

  • Jennifer Hobin and Lindsey Friend, International Program, NIDA

Lindsey Friend
(Co-Chair) International Program, NIDA

Jennifer Hobin
Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse

June 9, 2022 08:30 am

University Addiction Education Programs in the Age of COVID

Chair: Kevin P. Mulvey, International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)                                                          

New Trends in Education and Training Programs in Addictions at the Higher Education and University Levels

  • Michael Miovský, Charles University, Czech Republic

Evaluating an Online Training Course in Prevention

  • Susana Henriques, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Adaption of UTC to Philippine Context and Online Environment

  • Veronica Felipe, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippines

 

Michal Miovsky
Charles University, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Department of Addictology

Susana Henriques
Universidade Aberta

Ma. Veronica Felipe
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Dr. Kevin P. Mulvey
Executive Director, International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)

June 9, 2022 09:30 am

UNODC-WHO Informal Scientific Network

The UNODC-WHO Informal Scientific Network: Supporting Translation of Science Into Policy

  • Giovanna Campello, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria

Overview of the UNODC-WHO Informal Scientific Network

  • Anja Busse, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria

2019 Informal Scientific Network Statement on "Socioeconomic Inequalities and Substance Use Disorders"

  • Maria Elena Medina-Mora, National Autonomous University, Mexico

Anja Busse
UNODC

Giovanna Campello
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Maria Elena Medina-Mora
National Autonomous University

June 9, 2022 10:00 am

Break

June 9, 2022 10:10 am

Harm Reduction Research and Policy

Chair: Bryce Pardo, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Heroin on trial: prescribing supervised pharmaceutical heroin (diamorphine) for the treatment of refractory addiction: UK RIOTT and international randomised trials

  • Sir John Strang, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, United Kingdom

The NAOMI and SALOME Trials (2005–2016): Evidence and Implications on the Current Landscape of Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment in Canada

  • Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada

Advancing Implementation Science on Supervised Consumption Services in Canada

  • Elaine Hyshka, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada

 

Evaluating Harm Reduction Approaches in the Northeast: Insights and Challenges

  • Brandon Marshall, Brown University School of Public Health

 

Bryce Pardo
RAND Corporation

Sir John Strang
National Addiction Centre, King's College London, U.K.

Elaine Hyshka
University of Alberta

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
UBC

Brandon Marshall
Brown University

Jennifer Hobin
Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse

June 10

Plenary Session (8:00 am – 11:45 am)

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend and Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA

June 10, 2022 08:00 am

Welcome

  • Jennifer Hobin, International Program, NIDA
June 10, 2022 08:05 am

Lack of Integrity and Transparency in Drug Treatment Services: Adverse Effects on Treatment Outcomes and Infringement of Human Rights

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Saenz, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Switzerland and Alice Uhl, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria

The Florida Shuffle: Combating Fraud and Abuse in the Sober Homes and Treatment Industries

  • Alan S. Johnson, Sober Homes Task Force, Office of the State Attorney, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit

Exploitation in a Distress Industry

  • Alexandra Plante, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Structural Factors Endangering Human Rights of Persons With an OUD in Puerto Rico

  • Carmen E. Albizu-Garcia, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico

Corruption in the Health Sector: Drivers and Measures to Mitigate It

  • Daniela Cepeda Cuadrado, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Norway

Alice Uhl
UNODC

Alan S. Johnson
Sober Homes Task Force

Alexandra Plante
National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Carmen Albizu
U of PR Gradate School of public health

Daniela Cepeda Cuadrado
Chr. Michelsen Institute - U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

Elizabeth Saenz
(Chair) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

June 10, 2022 09:05 am

Developing Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment

Chair: Kara Rose, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Developing Alternatives to Incarceration Programming Globally

  • Kara Rose, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Treatment and Care for People With Drug Use Disorders in Contact With the Criminal Justice System: Supporting Public Health and Justice Collaboration

  • Anja Busse, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria

Project Court REACH: Implementing and Evaluating the Scale-up of an Innovative Opioid Intervention Court Model

  • Katherine Elkington, Columbia University and New York Psychiatric Institute

Integration of Case Care Management Into Probation Services

  • Sintra Maharaj, Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago

Anja Busse
UNODC

Kate Elkington
Columbia University and New York Psychiatric Institute

Sintra Maharaj
Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago

Kara Rose
U.S. Department of State

June 10, 2022 10:05 am

Break

June 10, 2022 10:15 am

Drug Use in the Americas

  • Marya Hynes, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States

Marya Hynes
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Organization of American States

June 10, 2022 10:45 am

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Session

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Friend, International Program, NIDA

J. Randy Koch, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

  • Eric Siervo, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
  • Mutaawe Rogers, Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL), Uganda
  • Mawouena Bohm, Togo Interministerial Anti-Drug Committee, Togo

 

Mutaawe Rogers
Uganda Youth Development Link

Mawouena Bohm
Comité National Ant iDrogue

Lindsey Friend
(Co-Chair) International Program, NIDA

J. Randy Koch
(Co-Chair) Virginia Commonwealth University

Eric Siervo
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

June 9 - June 15

International Research Posters

Learn about research conducted outside of the United States at this NIDA International Forum poster session.

All times noted are Eastern Time.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 6 months. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
  • Watch live online presentations from global substance use and addiction research professionals.
  • Download valuable educational materials to access later.
Yes. Like any physical event where takeaway materials are available, participants can collect materials to have available later.
Yes! Please invite your friends and colleagues to join the event with you!