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2016 NIDA International Forum

2016 NIDA International Forum -
“Global Developments in Drug Trends, Practice, and Policy: Research and Knowledge Gaps”
June 10 – 13, 2016
Palm Springs, California

On Friday 10th June 2016 - Prof Charles Parry, South African Medical Research Council, co-led the lunchtime meeting entitled 'Addressing the epidemiology of prescription opiate use among women' at the 2016 International Women's and Children's Health and Gender Group (InWomen's) Conference which was part of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Forum in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Over 70 registrants from 19 countries attended this year’s conference in Palm Springs, California.

Prof Parry attended The NIDA International Forum from 10th-13th June, which aims to foster international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world. The forum provided a suitable platform for disseminating the findings of CODEMISUSED to an International audience of academics, policy makers and others attending both the NIDA and CPDD conferences, from a wide range of countries.

Centered around a theme each year, the Forum features a research symposium, a poster session, and network-building activities highlighting NIDA-supported and other international research on drug abuse. This unique scientific meeting allows participants to network with talented colleagues, learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries, and discuss NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.



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