Check out the latest announcements from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) / National Institutes of Health:
Dr. Volkow’s latest blog, Rising Stimulant Deaths Show that We Face More than Just an Opioid Crisis, is available here: https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/noras-blog/2020/11/rising-stimulant-deaths-show-we-face-more-than-just-opioid-crisis.
HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HEALthy BCD) Study Virtual Fall 2020 PI Meeting—November 16-17. This meeting will bring together HEALthy BCD planning phase investigators for a final discussion of progress, reporting of findings, and plans moving forward to inform the longitudinal Phase II study. Details are here: https://heal.nih.gov/events/2020-11/HEALthy-BCD-Meeting
HEAL Prevention Annual PI Meeting (sessions on November 17-18 are open to the public): The HEAL Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults Cooperative (HPC) invites you to join its annual (virtual) meeting. Details and registration are here: http://www.cvent.com/events/hpc-year-2-annual-meeting-steering-committee-nida-staff-hpcc-staff/event-summary-b4d4fe35830649098c398fc49415056a.aspx
Substance Use Disorders and Stigma: Research, Racial Disparities and Promising Approaches—November 19: Dr. Volkow is participating in a virtual briefing hosted by the Addiction Policy Forum. Details are here: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/post/substance-use-disorders-event
The slides from the last HEAL Initiative Multi-Disciplinary Working Group Meeting are now available: https://heal.nih.gov/news/events/2020-08-mdwg