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May 2024

Interventions for Supporting Homeless Individuals with Substance Use Issues in the UK

5/21/2024
2:00PM London (9:00AM ET)
Homelessness is on the rise in the UK, with many individuals in this demographic also using illicit drugs. This webinar focuses on evidence-based interventions aimed at engaging and supporting this population.

Ideas explored in this webinar are centered on how to attract people into services that have disengaged from mainstream support and how policymakers can be brought along on the journey of change.

The webinar will explore the adaptations drug services might make to meet needs and also the potential for enhanced harm reduction strategies, such as onsite injecting facilities. Such facilities are proven to gain community support in urban areas due to the reduction in drug-related litter and increased engagement from ‘people who use drugs who don’t have to be afraid and hide’. We will look at evidence from across the UK and beyond that can inform best practice.


Location: Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-unit
For more information: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-united-kingdom/events/calendar/2024-05/interventions-supporting-homeless-individuals-substance-use-issues-uk
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5593456882474859612


Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health, Part 1

5/22/2024
2:00PM South Africa (8:00AM ET)
First Session: Wednesday, 22nd May at 2:00 PM South Africa Time | 1:00 PM UK Time.

The Oral health and oral-health-related quality of life: The first session of the webinar will include a basic lecture on oral health and effect on quality of life

Second Session: Thursday, 23rd May at 2:00 PM South Africa Time | 1:00 PM UK Time.

The effects of substance use on oral health: In the second session, we will explore the oral health effects experienced by individuals with substance use disorder.

Learning Outcomes

The Oral health and oral-health-related quality of life:

Understanding the basic components of good oral health.
Understanding how oral health affects quality of life.
Maintaining good oral health.
The effects of substance use on oral health:

Understanding the impact that substance abuse has on oral health.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-sout
For more information: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-south-africa/events/calendar/2024-05/substance-use-disorders-and-oral-health
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3890184727862302807


Peer Recovery Support Series: Taking the First Steps Together — Best Practices for Supporting Peer-S

5/23/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Our session focuses on supporting families impacted by parental substance use. Attendees will be introduced to our innovative guide, "Taking the First Steps Together: A Guide to Creating Collaborative Peer-Led Services for Parents Affected by Substance Use." We will highlight our learnings from creating a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed program to serve families impacted by parental substance use across Massachusetts. We include tools and resources to help agencies implement these approaches within their own organizations. Our session will focus on the ways we have adapted our program throughout the continuum of service delivery to better meet the needs of those in recovery, including our own staff, as well as the families we serve. We will walk participants through our guide and family portfolio to highlight important tools and best practices for families affected by parental substance use.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/best-practices-for-peer-staff-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/best-practices-for-peer-staff-webinar


Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health, Part 2

5/23/2024
2:00PM South Africa (8:00AM ET)
First Session: Wednesday, 22nd May at 2:00 PM South Africa Time | 1:00 PM UK Time.

The Oral health and oral-health-related quality of life: The first session of the webinar will include a basic lecture on oral health and effect on quality of life

Second Session: Thursday, 23rd May at 2:00 PM South Africa Time | 1:00 PM UK Time.

The effects of substance use on oral health: In the second session, we will explore the oral health effects experienced by individuals with substance use disorder.

Learning Outcomes

The Oral health and oral-health-related quality of life:

Understanding the basic components of good oral health.
Understanding how oral health affects quality of life.
Maintaining good oral health.
The effects of substance use on oral health:

Understanding the impact that substance abuse has on oral health.
Intended audience:

Practitioners, professionals and support staff with a special interest in Substance use disorder
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-sout
For more information: https://www.issup.net/national-chapters/issup-south-africa/events/calendar/2024-05/substance-use-disorders-and-oral-health
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3890184727862302807


Implementation Science: Understanding the Know-Do Gap in Prevention

5/24/2024
8:00AM ET
ICUDDR invites you to Implementation Science: Understanding the Know-Do Gap in Prevention

Discover the field of implementation science, and learn pragmatic ways to address barriers and enhance the facilitation of evidence-based practices adoption.

Presenter: Dr. Andreas Hein
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
For more information: http://icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuduipqTwpG90xs14Lxmx7SSNR6wIt3-Cp#/registration


Society for Prevention Research 32nd Annual Meeting

5/28/2024 - 5/31/2024
Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 32nd Annual Meeting held in person May 28 – 31, 2024. This year’s theme is “Advancing Partnerships and Collaborative Approaches in Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Contact Email: jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org
For more information: https://preventionresearch.org/2024-annual-meeting/
To register: https://preventionresearch.org/2024-annual-meeting/


June 2024

Navigating Ketamine

6/3/2024
9:00AM ET
Learn more about ketamine, an anesthetic that is being widely researched. The webinar is designed to achieve an understanding of its class, route of administration, effects, tools for screening, and how this information is useful in delivering behavioral health services.
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
For more information: http://icuddr.org
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdeCoqj0qG9QQGo4JX2ASYbGqP0vDUDEs#/registration


ALBATROS International Addiction Medicine Congress

6/4/2024 - 6/6/2024

Location: Paris, France
Contact Email: info@katanasante.com
For more information: https://congresalbatros.org/
To register: https://congresalbatros.org/inscription/


BestPractices4Data: Sharing Innovations and Best Practices for Grantees, from Grantees

6/6/2024
2:00PM-3:00PM ET (1:00CT/12:00MT/11:00PT)/
Webinar by SAMHSA and the Center for Financing Reform and Innovation (CFRI)

This webinar brings together innovative and best practices that seasoned SAMHSA grantees use to address the most common and complex challenges associated with grantee-required data collection. The webinar introduces a series of six (6) issue briefs to help improve grantee efficiencies and provide opportunities for grantees to learn from each other. This webinar also features a panel of grantees currently using innovative data practices in their organization. Join us to learn how to make your data work for you!

BestPractices4Data Series Issue Brief Topics:
- Incorporate Technology for Data Collection and Reporting
- Use Data to Monitor Progress and Tell Your Agency Story
- Establish Data Protocols to Optimize Data Collection
- Hire Effectively for Data Roles
- Manage Data Collection for Multiple SAMHSA Grants
- Understand Unique Data Concerns When Working with Tribes
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/contact-us
For more information: https://www.samhsa.gov/cfri?utm_source=SAMHSA&utm_campaign=a557a6da7f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2024_05_03_02_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-a557a6da7f-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D
To register: https://westat.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_RGDNSq8fSKib2gl0Q2p8yQ#/registration


To Inclusivity and Beyond!

6/12/2024
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Specialized care for trans and other LGBQiA2S+ individuals in substance use treatment, both inpatient and outpatient facilities, is severely lacking. There has been a recent push for inclusivity of LGBTQiA2S+ persons, which has resulted in more welcoming facilities and more inclusive gender- and orientation-language on intake forms. However, true specialization in providing services to LGBTQiA2S+ persons continues to lag behind. In this interactive presentation, gender and sexuality experts in the field will offer insights and practice based on evidence-based research and lived experience. Together, we will explore techniques and ways to move beyond “welcoming” and into “inclusive” specialized care for LGBTQiA2S+ persons, including, but not limited to, gender-based inpatient room assignments, queer specific support groups, inclusive forms, competency for clinicians and staff, and more.

Speakers: Shannon Kratky (she/they), MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC; Gus Raymond, LMHC, NCC, CADC; Jake Mehl (he/him), BA, JD, SUDP; Hannah Molloy (she/her), BA; Kimberly Lewis (she/her), MS
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/to-inclusivity-and-beyond-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/to-inclusivity-and-beyond-webinar


2024 NIDA International Forum

6/14/2024 - 6/15/2024
Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program for the 2024 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 14–15, 2024, at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The nearest international airport is Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

The Forum research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug use and addiction research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about drug use and addiction research and policy issues in other countries, as well as the NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations. There is no fee to attend the NIDA International Forum.


Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact Email: https://nida.nih.gov/international/contact
For more information: https://nida.nih.gov/international/international-forum/2024-nida-international-forum
To register: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/1381570c-6461-4e96-99ad-7454d9f19110


CPDD 86th Annual Scientific Meeting

6/15/2024
Join the College on Problems of Drug Dependence for their annual conference, June 15th-19th, 2024.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Email: info@cpdd.org
For more information: https://cpdd.org/meetings/current-meeting/
To register: https://cpdd.org/meetings/current-meeting/registration/


ICUDDR Conference 2024

6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024
ICUDDR, ISSUP and ISSUP Greece invite you to attend The Art of Healing international event taking place from 24th – 28th of June 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The event will take place in the historic center of Thessaloniki, on the premises of the ‘International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF-HELEXPO’ and surrounding conference rooms in museums and social institutions.
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Name: Carly Searcy
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.org/conferences/2024-conference.aspx


Addressing Racial Bias in AI for Equitable Substance Use Recovery

6/26/2024
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
The highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in the United States in a year's time was reported between March 2021 and March 2022. Access to substance use treatment is limited, particularly in rural and predominantly black communities. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been proposed as a potential solution. It can analyze vast amounts of data, create personalized treatment plans, and detect early signs of relapse. However, there are concerns about the use of AI in healthcare due to biases in AI healthcare data, which could perpetuate existing inequality in substance use treatment. This webinar explores the integration of AI in substance treatment and recovery and its impact on racial disparities.

Presenters: Kaii Marie Robertson, BA and Certified Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Instructor; Shevel Mavins, MS
Location: Virtual
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/addressing-racial-bias-in-AI-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/addressing-racial-bias-in-AI-webinar


July 2024

Peer Recovery Support Series: The Science of Storytelling and the Process of Recovery

7/11/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
There is a lot of talk about the power of storytelling in the healing process, but do we know how storytelling actually works and how best to support those who are in a process of change using this powerful tool? In this webinar, we will identify four major tenets of the science of storytelling, as well as the impact of systems and stigma on the development of disvalued narratives in those who have experienced problematic substance use. Once we understand how these narratives are created, we will move on to explore the role of storytelling in recovery. We will explore the role of storytelling through the reauthoring process of creating newer, more optimistic stories and identifying the key principles that support the process of change, growth, and healing through the use of this powerful tool.


Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/storytelling-and-process-of-recovery-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/storytelling-and-process-of-recovery-webinar


CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

7/14/2024 - 7/18/2024

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Contact Email: https://www.cadca.org/contact-us/
For more information: https://s2.goeshow.com/cadca/midyear/2024/index.cfm
To register: https://s2.goeshow.com/cadca/midyear/2024/registration.cfm


Research Society on Marijuana - 8th Annual Scientific Meeting

7/19/2024 - 7/21/2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Email: rsmjmembership@gmail.com
For more information: https://www.researchmj.org/meeting
To register: https://www.researchmj.org/event-details/2024-8th-annual-research-society-on-marijuana-meeting-toronto-on


August 2024

Peer Recovery Support Series: Infinite Pathways — Embracing Diverse Identities to Support Recovery

8/29/2024
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Though great work has been done to make more recovery pathways accessible, established pathways do not always embrace the full range of cultures, identities, and life experiences that people bring with them on their journey. The Infinite Pathways of Recovery concept does not start with a menu, but rather with an individual’s unique needs and strengths that they bring with them from their various experiences, identities, and cultures. We can help them build a tapestry of supports specific to them, creating a flexible, strong pathway that is as unique as they are and can grow and change with them as they progress throughout their recovery. This webinar will address how we can help individuals discover how their personal culture and strengths provide a foundation to build from to amplify their wellness, foster self-efficacy, and sustain their recovery wellness long-term.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/embracing-diverse-identities-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/embracing-diverse-identities-webinar


September 2024

Annual ISAM Conference

9/5/2024 - 9/8/2024
The Annual ISAM Conference is scheduled for September 5-8, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkiye. This global event is dedicated to providing world-class addiction medicine education and provides an exceptional opportunity to highlight new research, innovative practices, sociopolitical ideas and new approaches to treatment.

For Congress Information, Abstract submission and Registration please go to: www.isam2024istanbul.org
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Email: isam2024istanbul@dmrturizm.com.tr
For more information: https://isam2024istanbul.org/
To register: https://isam2024istanbul.org/index.php/registration/


15th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

9/11/2024 - 9/13/2024
On behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees, we are delighted to announce that the 15th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will be held in Cremona, Italy from 11th to 13th September 2024. Workshops and project meetings are scheduled for the pre-conference day, 10th September.

We are also thrilled to announce the new two-and-a-half-day conference format that allows for poster and early career dedicated sessions, several keynotes and parallel sessions, and overall plenty of opportunities to engage and network with fellow EUSPR members.

Our theme this year is ‘Prevention in and with Communities’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on discussing the challenges and opportunities for prevention science when working in and with community settings and systems.

The goal of the conference is to connect research with practical needs of communities, discuss pros and cons of different approaches to prevention in and with community settings, as well as opportunities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based community-level prevention programmes and systems. We also want to discuss how to support prevention workforce communities, create stronger links between research, education, and practice as well as raise the quality of education and training of prevention scientists and practitioners in Europe.

The conference will be mainly in person, but we will provide an option for delegates to participate online.
Location: Cremona, Italy
Contact Email: https://euspr.org/contact-us/
For more information: https://euspr.org/save-the-date-15th-euspr-conference-and-members-meeting-11th-13th-september-2024-cremona-italy/
To register: https://euspr.org/save-the-date-15th-euspr-conference-and-members-meeting-11th-13th-september-2024-cremona-italy/


International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA)/APSAAR Joint Congress

9/23/2024 - 9/26/2024
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to the 3rd World Congress on Alcohol and Addictions. This will be the 22nd Congress of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and will be co-hosted by the Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR).

The Congress will be held in Melbourne from September 23 to 26, 2024. Melbourne is a city of 5 million people, with the reputation of being the business, cultural, and gastronomic capital of Australia and one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The Congress will be scientifically compelling and multidisciplinary, building on the high standards of the past. The program is being developed with the International Scientific Advisory Committee, and will comprise plenary lectures by international experts, and parallel streams of symposia proposed by ISBRA and APSAAR members and conference delegates, together with roundtable discussions, oral papers and posters.

We hope you will consider Australia as an attractive destination to visit and combine your attendance at the ISBRA-APSAAR 2024 Congress with a welcome break. Australia is a beautiful and attractive country offering a huge range of vacation experiences. These include 20 World Heritage-listed sites. Attractions include the unique indigenous culture, historical sites, superb sandy beaches, surfing and other water sport activities, hiking, and iconic modern architecture. It is a safe and well-connected country. Melbourne has direct flights from over 60 airports worldwide and multiple daily flights to other destinations throughout Australia.

We look forward to working with you as participants, speakers, symposium organisers, fellow researchers, and clinicians to make the 2024 World Congress on Alcohol a resounding success and one that you will remember and benefit from for many years in the future
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Email: isbra2024@arinexgroup.com
For more information: https://www.isbra2024.com/
To register: https://www.isbra2024.com/registration/


October 2024

The 12th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users

10/8/2024 - 10/11/2024
INHSU conferences are unique due to the cross-collaboration between different stakeholders dedicated to the health of people who use drugs. People who use drugs, advocates, health care providers, program managers, harm reduction experts, researchers, and policymakers each have an equal voice, leading to a program that facilitates balanced discussions and shared perspectives.
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Email: info@inhsu.org
For more information: https://www.inhsu.org/inhsu-2024/
To register: https://www.inhsu.org/inhsu-2024/


NAADAC 2024 Annual Conference & Hill Day: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed

10/18/2024 - 10/23/2024
Save the date for the NAADAC 2024 Annual Conference & Hill Day: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed, on October 18 - 23, 2024 in the Washington, DC area!

NAADAC2024 is a six-day addiction-specific educational experience that will feature immersive training sessions, a live Q&A with NAADAC and NCC AP leadership, engaging panel discussions, poster presentations, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and so much more!
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference
To register: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference


Lisbon Addictions 2024

10/23/2024 - 10/25/2024
Lisbon Addictions is a multidisciplinary conference that provides both a forum for networking and an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research. The conference is intended to inform policy development and practice through a better understanding of contemporary issues in addiction science and addictive behaviours.


Contact Email: lisbonaddictions2024@abreu.pt
For more information: https://www.lisbonaddictions.eu/lisbon-addictions-2024/
To register: https://www.lisbonaddictions.eu/lisbon-addictions-2024/content/registration


November 2024

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) - 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium

11/14/2024 - 11/17/2024
This event provides the latest scientific developments in substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals. The goal of the conference is to recognize emerging issues and trends in addiction psychiatry and be on the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.


Location: Naples, Florida, United States
Contact Email: https://www.aaap.org/about/contact/
For more information: https://www.aaap.org/training-events/annual-meeting/2024-annual-meeting-and-scientific-symposium/
To register: https://www.aaap.org/training-events/annual-meeting/2024-annual-meeting-and-scientific-symposium/


CSAM-SMCA 2024 Scientific Conference

11/14/2024 - 11/16/2024
The CSAM-SMCA 2024 Scientific Conference is Canada’s premier education and networking event for addiction medicine practitioners. This annual event brings together researchers, leaders, educators and clinicians in addiction medicine for three days of learning and networking. Our objective is to present new scientific research and best practices in addiction medicine, promote evidence-based care, and encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives on addiction treatment and recovery.

Our theme for 2024 is Shaping the Future Together.

In 2024, the event will be held in-person from November 14-16, 2024 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Contact Email: conference@csam-smca.org
For more information: https://csamconference.org/
To register: https://csamconference.org/


Peer Recovery Support Series: How to Use Films in SUD Treatment

11/14/2024
12:00-1:00pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
This webinar will detail the Recovery Movie Meet-ups mutual help format, and the innovative motivational enhancements it can generate in the cognitive experiential process of change for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). The Recovery Movie Meet-ups format involves in-group viewing and discussion of carefully chosen films featuring characters with SUDs, as well as storylines and themes about recovery. The program is centered around discussions guided by a 190-page printed workbook that features a study guide to 20 films. The workbook includes discussion questions that participants can fill out during or after meetings as further integration of lessons learned in-group and reinforcement of their recovery goals.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/films-in-sud-treatment-webinar
To register: https://www.naadac.org/films-in-sud-treatment-webinar


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