The aims of this symposium are: to explore drug markets dynamics with an international comparison of cocaine and MDMA trends, purity and adulteration in producing and consuming countries through European, Colombian and Australian drug checking test results; and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of drug checking within national drug policies.
Please register now for free to join this symposium and for more information on the agenda. The draft agenda includes topics such as: salient alcohol policy developments in selected countries; the role of the industry in alcohol policymaking; and regulating alcohol marketing in electronic media. More information will soon be available at www. Health Without Barriers, the European Federation for prison health and human rights in prison, is organising its second European conference on health care in prison in Lisbon on 21 and 22 October.
The conference will provide a space for discussion and exchange among health professionals working in prison in European and non-European countries. The participants will come from different disciplines, from practice to research and monitoring, from law enforcement and prison administration to peer involvement, including people with a personal experience of prison. For further information, visit www. Cannabis products continue to diversify as legal medical and recreational markets expand worldwide. These products vary considerably in THC and CBD concentrations, methods of administration and across different countries.
A key problem facing the field is the lack of standardised, validated measures of cannabis use akin to standard alcohol units.
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This severely limits our ability to synthesise findings across research studies, to develop guidelines and policies for safer use, and to manage cannabis in treatment settings. This workshop aims to:.
The workshop will include a series of expert talks followed by an interactive discussion. Please register now to join this initiative. Online registration is open. Places for non-presenters will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All persons intending to attend the conference must register and pay the applicable registration fee, including paper and poster presenters, discussants and chairs. The conference registration fee is EUR Authors who submitted an abstract for the conference will be informed by e-mail if their contribution has been accepted for inclusion in the conference programme and will have two weeks to register for the conference with the early-bird fee EUR The bursaries will cover the flight, accommodation and Lisbon Addictions conference fees.
The conference is only in English. Click here for the bursary application form. The deadline for applications is 27 May Successful candidates will be notified by 15 June Please be informed that there will be photography and filming taking place during the conference. The objective of the Lisbon Addictions big debates is to stimulate discussion and present different perspectives. Panellists were invited to be provocative. Lisbon Addictions does not endorse the opinions of any of the panellists.
Lisbon Addictions is a not-for-profit conference and does not cover travel costs for any panellist affiliated with industry. Fee refund and cancellation policy: once paid for, Lisbon Addictions fees are non-refundable. Lisbon Congress Centre. About Lisbon Addictions Lisbon Addictions , the third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions. What's new? Guidelines for presenters and chairs available Practical information available Session overview available 1 July—25 October Late registration online and on-site — EUR Programme Guidelines for presenters and chairs PDF The overarching theme for is 'The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science'.
Spotlight on co-production For the LxAddictions19 we have adopted a new approach to shaping the conference programme. FuturiZe The FuturiZe FZ track activities will be hosted in a dedicated area of the conference centre — the Futures Zone — which, as well as hosting sessions on forward-looking trends and topics, such as digitalisation, future drug policy, innovative monitoring and new therapeutic horizons, will be home to hands-on technology demonstrations, participatory brain-writing and interactive workshops with new serious games formats.
FuturiZe The EC co-funded project FuturiZe FZ will collaborate with the organisers of Lisbon Addictions by developing networking activities and a series of interactive debates which focus on key future scenarios in the field of drugs and behavioural addictions.
Following these successes, the SARET team began the dissemination of the curriculum to broaden the impact of this project nationally. We have made the SARET modules exportable to other health professional schools and training programs, while ensuring that the curriculum is simple to update, revise, and adapt for use in diverse settings. We have received very positive feedback from faculty and students at our early partner institutions. First, replication of this program will vary on the basis of the setting.
Although the Web-based modules alone may be readily shared with other schools, research experiences require the availability of mentors and administrative support. Although our evaluation suggests an impact on interest in SUD research, this is based upon small survey response rates among students who completed the assigned activities.
This limits comparisons and conclusions about potential impact with mandated participation. In addition, data regarding interest in SUD research are based upon self-report rather than rather than on actual career choice. How this will translate into future research involvement will be influenced in part by availability of funding and mentors for SUD research.
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The purpose of the survey is to get feedback about the SARET program, their current professional activities, and how has SARET informed your approach to your work and the activities of your professional life? This follow-up data is vital to our ongoing efforts to improve the SARET program, to understand its broader impact, and to provide program evaluation data to the funding agency, the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Early evaluation suggests that participation stimulates interest among SW students in research and clinical and aspects of SUD.
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The preliminary assessment of impact presented herein suggests the significant potential of the SARET initiative to stimulate interest in the crucially important yet under-subscribed field of SUD research. We are indebted to all of the mentors for providing students with the guidance and teaching that is essential to the SARET program. These individuals did not receive financial compensation for their contributions. The funding organization had no role in the design and conduct of the study: collection management analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit for publication.
Recent Activity. The Substance Abuse Research and Education Training SARET program is funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse in as a novel approach to spark interest in substance abuse research among medical, dental, nursing, and social work graduate students through a Web-based curriculum and research mentorships. This report presents the initial integration of the intervention in a Master of Social Work MSW program, the components of the program, and the mixed-methods evaluation of its effect on students' attitudes towards substance abuse research and treatment.
SARET comprises 2 main components: stipend-supported research mentorships and a Web-based module series, consisting of 6 interactive, multimedia modules addressing core SA research topics, delivered via course curricula and in the research mentorships. The components of this Web-based curriculum evaluation include focus group feedback on the relevance of the modules to SW students, number of courses into which the modules were integrated with number of module completions, changes in interest in SA research associated with module completion.
The full series of Web-based modules has been integrated across several courses in the social work curriculum, and social work students have become integral participants in the summer mentored research experience. One hundred eighteen students completed at least 1 module and 42 students completed all 6 modules.
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Neurobiology, Screening, and Epidemiology were the most widely viewed modules. The SARET program's modules and summer mentored research increased clinical and research interest related to SUDs, as well as interprofessional attitudes among social work students. Longer-term follow-up will enable us to continue to assess the effectiveness of the program. The snippet could not be located in the article text.
This may be because the snippet appears in a figure legend, contains special characters or spans different sections of the article. Subst Abus. Author manuscript; available in PMC May PMID: Marc N. Copyright notice. The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Subst Abus. Abstract Background The Substance Abuse Research and Education Training Program is funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse in as a novel approach to spark interest in substance abuse research among medical, dental, nursing, and social work graduate students through a web-based curriculum and research mentorships.
Methods SARET is comprised of two main components: stipend-supported research mentorships and a web-based module series, consisting of six, interactive, multi-media modules addressing core SA research topics, delivered via course curricula and in the research mentorships. Results The full series of web-based modules has been integrated across several courses in the social work curriculum and social work students have become integral participants in the summer mentored research experience.
Keywords: Substance abuse, research, education, training, social work. Program Description The curriculum consists of six interactive multimedia web-based modules, each of which integrates exploration of a core topic in the field of SUD with instruction regarding fundamental concepts in research methodology, such as principles of study design, or criteria for evaluating a screening test Table 1.
Describes the neurobiology of reward, cue development and executive dysfunction. Includes discussion by prominent local researchers about the effect of basic science research on addiction treatment. Included is in-depth teaching on screening related concepts of sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Uses a case example of a patient with prescription opiate dependence to methadone and buprenorphine therapy.
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Describes how treatments were developed, what they mean for a patient and how randomized controlled and observational trials are used to test and compare treatments. Open in a separate window. After I viewed the neurobiology module I could look at the diagram the professor showed and I was surprised that I understood her lecture. They were straight-forward and easy to follow.
The videos helped to illustrate points. Hard to complete in one sitting and retain all the information. Lot of information was new and I had to listen to it a few times. The information is so valuable and important; I could see them very easily being a requirement of other courses we have to take. Interprofessional Collaboration I wish more oral health and substance abuse was addressed in the modules. I think it would be nice if there were one module specifically dedicated to showing us how interprofessional collaboration occurs or what that looks like in treatment and research.
For social workers, not having a medical background, made it seem like everything was new.