Register Today for the 10th Annual InWomen’s Conference

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10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference

Friday, 16, June 2017, 9:00 to 17:00
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada

This very special 10th year meeting will be held one day prior to the 79th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and just before the NIDA International Forum.

Register for the InWomen’s Conference at
https://www.regonline.com/InWomens2017Conf

Meeting Agenda

8:00  Registration and Check-In
9:00  Welcome:

  • Wendee Wechsberg, PhD, Conference Chair; Director, RTI Global Gender Center
  • Loretta Finnegan, MD, CPDD Executive Officer
  • Claire Sterk, PhD, President of Emory University via Video

Opening: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Psychologist, Minister, Sacred Artist

10:15 Panel Session I: Prenatal Cannabis Use and Neonatal Outcomes

  • Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Child Internalizing and Externalizing Problems: An Extended Sibling Control Study
    Ingunn Lund, PhD, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  • Prenatal Cannabis Exposure: Current State of Evidence
    Celina Irinea Valencia, ABD
    , Doctoral Candidate in Public Health Policy and Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Prenatal Cannabis Exposure and Child Neurodevelopment: A Tolerated Matter
    Hanan El Marroun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

11:15 Topical Discussion Tables

  1. Caring for Women with Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings
  2. Cannabis, Opioids, and Other Drug Use and Neonatal Outcomes
  3. Global Perspective on Women’s Access to Treatment: Stigma, Discrimination, and other Critical Issues
  4. LGBTQ and Substance Use: Factors Associated with Use and Recovery
  5. Women and Substance Use, HIV, IPV, and Sex Trafficking
  6. Gender and Culturally-centered Treatment Approaches for Indigenous People with Substance Use Disorder
  7. The Next 10 Years: Critical Issues and Moving the Field Forward Faster

12:45 Lunch and Poetry: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD

13:45 Panel Session II: Substance Use Disorder in Women and Families

  • Implementing a Parenting Intervention for Mothers and Fathers in Substance Use Treatment Programs
    Adrian Dunlop, PhD, FAChAM, GradDipEpi&Biostat, Area Director, NSW Health, North Sydney, Australia
  • Identity, Culture and Healing from Opioid Use Disorder and other Addictions: Indigenous Women in Canada
    Colleen Dell, PhD, Addition Research Chair in Substance Abuse, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Who is a SMARTgirl? Demographics, Risk and HIV among Cambodian Female Entertainment and Sex Workers Participating in an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention in Cambodia
    Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH, MS, Tenured Professor and Chief of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Preventive Medicine University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

14:45 Poster Session

16:15 Closing: Strategic Planning for the Way Forward

20:00  InWomen’s 10th Year Evening Celebration

 

Conference Registration Fees

InWomen’s 10th Year Evening Celebration Fee: $15 per person

Online

  • Full Conference Fee Level (Registrants from high- or middle-income countries and non-students) *will receive InWomen’s 10th Year shirt: $150
  • Reduced Conference Fee Level (Students and registrants from low-income countries): $75

On-site

  • Full Conference Fee Level (Registrants from high- or middle-income countries and non-students) *will receive InWomen’s 10th Year shirt: $200
  • Reduced Conference Fee Level (Students and registrants from low-income countries): $100

*Online registration is available until May 30, 2017. Lunch and discussion table choices may not be available if you opt to register on-site.

 

 

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs

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It’s a little before 3 p.m. on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an occasional adult with a stroller, but the park’s surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school’s out—so where are all the kids?

Full Article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/teens-drugs-iceland/513668/

DEADLINE TOMORROW JANUARY 17

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DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS TOMORROW JANUARY 17

Abstracts submitted to the NIDA International Forum and 79th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence may also be submitted to InWomen’s for consideration.

 

Abstract Submission Form:

http://tinyurl.com/InWomen2017

 

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Abstract and Travel Award Notifications will be sent by: February 24, 2017
Visa Letters Issued: February 24 – March 24, 2017

Submission Guidelines

  • Only abstracts with a focus or component on women, children, youth, LGBT+ individuals, and/or gender differences in areas pertaining to substance use will be considered.  
  • The online abstract submission system permits an abstract summary to be copied from a word processing document or a clipboard and pasted directly into the submission form.  
  • You may submit more than one abstract for consideration. If you wish to submit more than three abstracts, you will be required to complete a second application and re-enter your personal information in the online submission system. Limit the body of each abstract to approximately 300 words.  
  • Please ensure your category selection(s) are correct, authors are listed in the proper order, and that there are no typographical errors in the title and text of the abstract. Abstracts will be printed as entered in conference materials.  
  • Always keep an original copy of your submitted abstract(s) and your electronic submission confirmation.

 

Abstract Review, Notification and Travel Awards

Abstracts submitted for the 10th annual InWomen’s Conference will be reviewed and scored by the members of the InWomen’s Abstract Review Committee. Abstracts selected will be offered the opportunity to be presented at the 2017 conference. Several merit-based travel awards will be awarded to pre- and post-doctoral students, and new investigators (not more than 7 years post their terminal degree). Priority will be given to those who have not previously received awards.

You will be notified via email whether or not your abstract has been accepted by February 24, 2017. If your abstract is accepted, you will receive a request to confirm your availability to attend. Instructions on poster preparation, including presentation format and poster session time, will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.

Visa Letters

For participants who require a formal letter of invitation to the 2017 meeting in order to obtain a visa, InWomen’s will accept letter requests and issue them between February 24 and March 24, 2017. Requests should be sent to bhoward@rti.org during this period.

Conference Registration

Registration for the InWomen’s Conference is now open. Register today.

Please note that conference registration is separate from the abstract submission process. You must register and attend the conference to have your abstract published and to receive the travel award.

InWomen’s Abstract Deadline Extended to Jan 17

POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17

 

Abstracts submitted to the NIDA International Forum and 79th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence may also be submitted to InWomen’s for consideration.

Submit Abstract

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

Abstract and Travel Award Notifications will be sent by: February 24, 2017

Visa Letters Issued: February 24 – March 24, 2017

Submission Guidelines

  • Only abstracts with a focus or component on women, children, youth, LGBT+ individuals, and/or gender differences in areas pertaining to substance use will be considered.
     
  • The online abstract submission system permits an abstract summary to be copied from a word processing document or a clipboard and pasted directly into the submission form.
     
  • You may submit more than one abstract for consideration. If you wish to submit more than three abstracts, you will be required to complete a second application and re-enter your personal information in the online submission system. Limit the body of each abstract to approximately 300 words.
     
  • Please ensure your category selection(s) are correct, authors are listed in the proper order, and that there are no typographical errors in the title and text of the abstract. Abstracts will be printed as entered in conference materials.
     
  • Always keep an original copy of your submitted abstract(s) and your electronic submission confirmation.
     

Registration for the 10th Annual InWomen’s Conference Now Open

10275_inwomenslogo_10years10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference

Friday, 16, June 2017, 9:00 to 17:00
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada

This very special 10th year meeting will be held one day prior to the 79th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and just before the NIDA International Forum.

Register for the InWomen’s Conference at
https://www.regonline.com/InWomens2017Conf

Meeting Agenda – First Look

8:00  Registration and Check-In
9:00  Welcome:

  • Wendee Wechsberg, PhD, Conference Chair; Director, RTI Global Gender Center
  • Loretta Finnegan, MD, CPDD Executive Officer

Opening: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Psychologist, Minister, Sacred Artist

10:15 Panel Session I: Prenatal Cannabis Use and Neonatal Outcomes

  • Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Child Internalizing and Externalizing Problems: An Extended Sibling Control Study
    Ingunn Lund, PhD, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  • Prenatal Cannabis Exposure: Current State of Evidence
    Celina Irinea Valencia, ABD
    , Doctoral Candidate in Public Health Policy and Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Prenatal Cannabis Exposure and Child Neurodevelopment: A Tolerated Matter
    Hanan El Marroun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

11:15 Topical Discussion Tables

  1. Caring for Women with Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings
  2. Cannabis, Opioids, and Other Drug Use and Neonatal Outcomes
  3. Global Perspective on Women’s Access to Treatment: Stigma, Discrimination, and other Critical Issues
  4. LGBTQ and Substance Use: Factors Associated with Use and Recovery
  5. Women and Substance Use, HIV, IPV, and Sex Trafficking
  6. Gender and Culturally-centered Treatment Approaches for Indigenous People with Substance Use Disorder
  7. The Next 10 Years: Critical Issues and Moving the Field Forward Faster

12:45 Lunch and Poetry: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD

13:45 Panel Session II: Substance Use Disorder in Women and Families

  • Implementing a Parenting Intervention for Mothers and Fathers in Substance Use Treatment Programs
    Adrian Dunlop, PhD, FAChAM, GradDipEpi&Biostat, Area Director, NSW Health, North Sydney, Australia
  • Identity, Culture and Healing from Opioid Use Disorder and other Addictions: Indigenous Women in Canada
    Colleen Dell, PhD, Addition Research Chair in Substance Abuse, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Who is a SMARTgirl? Demographics, Risk and HIV among Cambodian Female Entertainment and Sex Workers Participating in an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention in Cambodia
    Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH, MS, Tenured Professor and Chief of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Preventive Medicine University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

14:45 Poster Session

16:15 Closing: Strategic Planning for the Way Forward

20:00 – 22:00 (8:00-10:00pm) InWomen’s 10th Year Evening Celebration

 

Conference Registration Fees

InWomen’s 10th Year Evening Celebration Fee: $15 per person

Online

  • Full Conference Fee Level (Registrants from high- or middle-income countries and non-students) *will receive InWomen’s 10th Year shirt: $150
  • Reduced Conference Fee Level (Students and registrants from low-income countries): $75

On-site

  • Full Conference Fee Level (Registrants from high- or middle-income countries and non-students) *will receive InWomen’s 10th Year shirt: $200
  • Reduced Conference Fee Level (Students and registrants from low-income countries): $100

*Online registration is available until May 30, 2017. Lunch and discussion table choices may not be available if you opt to register on-site.

CPDD DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR: NIDA’S WOMEN & SEX/GENDER DIFFERENCES Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

NIDA’S WOMEN & SEX/GENDER DIFFERENCES

Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

 Accumulating evidence indicates that the antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of drug abuse and dependence often differ in males and females and that sex/gender may be an important variable in treatment and prevention outcomes.  To foster research on women and sex/gender differences in all areas of drug abuse research, both human and animal, NIDA encourages the submission of abstracts on this topic for the 2017 annual meeting of CPDD in Montreal, Canada, June 17 – 22, 2017. Special NIDA travel awards of $1,000 will be available to 20 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on women or sex/gender differences is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium.

 Eligibility:

  • Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.
  • Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract.
  • Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.
  • Federal employees are ineligible.

Electronic Application Procedures: Follow the CPDD instructions for abstract submission.  Then send an e-mail to Christie Espinoza at espinozac@nida.nih.govin the following format and with the required attachments:

  • E-mail subject line: CPDD 2017 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application
  •  Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors (In Word Format).
  • Attach your curriculum vitae (list all NIH grant support if applicable).  Please include your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (In Word Format).
  • Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2016

For additional information about this annual award, contact:

Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington – telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov