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

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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