Past events

  1. 02 Dec

    28th WFTC World Conference

    From 02/12/2022 to 04/12/2022

    28th Conference of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities – New Delhi, India, December 2 to 4, 2022

    Subject areas include: the TC model’s theoretical backgound, best practices, research, ethics, etc.; dealing with stigma; providing treatment within the criminal justice system; working with the homeless; and integrated care within the TC model. Please send abstracts before Sept. 15

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  2. 23 Nov

    Lisbon Addictions Conference 2022

    From 23/11/2022 to 25/11/2022

    Lisbon Addictions Conference, 23 – 25 November 2022, Lisbon Congress Centre

    Lisbon Addictions

    From the outset, the European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies has been about stimulating and promoting high-quality scientific debate, showcasing leading European addiction research in the specialist areas of illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. Lisbon Addictions is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions field.

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  3. 21 Nov

    Children’s Rights and Addictions: Where Do We Stand Now?

    From 21/11/2022 to 22/11/2022

    Children’s Rights and Addictions: Where Do We Stand Now? Webinar, Monday, 21 November 2022 – 14:00 to 15:30 pm CET

    Historically, the addiction field was mainly focused on adults while the needs of children and youths were often left on the back burner. This webinar will address this issue through the lens of policymaking efforts, recommandations and good practices. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish – Download flyer in English or Spanish, download speaker’s biographies

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  4. 06 Oct

    4th International Congress and XLIX National Conference of Socidrogalcohol

    From 06/10/2022 to 08/10/2022

    4th International Congress and XLIX National Conference of Socidrogalcohol – VIII National Congress on Bio-Psychosocial Pathology 2022 – Tenerife (Spain), October 6-8, 2022

    Socidrogalcohol conference

    Socidrogalcohol is dedicated to promoting and facilitating relationships between scientists dedicated to the study, research, training, prevention and treatment of problems related to alcohol, alcoholism, and substance- and non-substance-related addictions. The conference will be organised in a hybrid format – face-to-face and online. Registration:

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  5. 05 Oct

    52nd Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly

    From 05/10/2022 to 07/09/2022

    52nd Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly – 5-7 October, Lima, Peru

    The 52nd regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) will be held in Lima (Peru). The sessions will be held at the Lima Convention Center, with the inaugural session taking place on the 5 of October, and will have the President of the Republic of Peru, Mr. Pedro Castillo, in attendance.

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  6. 28 Sep

    13th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

    From 28/09/2022 to 30/09/2022

    13th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting – 28th – 30th September 2022, Tallinn, Estonia


    The 13th conference and members’ meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research will be organized in Tallin (Estonia) on the theme:Prevention – Between Ethics and Effectiveness”. Keynote and special sessions in hybrid format will discuss the challenges of being both effective and ethical in the development of prevention strategies and activities, what prevention is allowed to do, how ethical aspects can affect communication about intervention, and what science can learn from interventions practices – click here to register

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  7. 21 Sep

    CND Intersessional Meeting

    From 21/09/2022 to 22/09/2022

    CND Thematic Sessions on the Implementation of all International Drug Policy Commitments, Following-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration – Vienna (Austria), 21-22 September 2022 / hybrid format

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ autumn 2022 thematic session will focus on the challenge posed by responses not in conformity with the three international drug control conventions and human rights obligations. Each day, up to 5 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work and positioning, click here for more details on civil society participation

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  8. 16 Sep

    “WOW Festival” in Ottawa, Canada

    From 16/09/2022 to 16/09/2022

    Working on Wellness festival (WOW) – Marion Dewar Plaza, in front City Hall, Ottawa, Canada  – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    WOW festival

    Organized by the Community Addiction Peer Support Association (CAPSA) and its partners, the WOW (Working on Wellness) Festival will bring together substance use health, mental health and physical health communities under one umbrella. The festival will host speakers, musical and other live performances, and a community fair comprising over 80 participating organizations, all in support of CAPSA’s #StigmaEndsWithMe campaign.

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  9. 26 Aug

    VIII Latin American Conference and XX National Drug Policy Conference

    From 26/08/2022 to 26/08/2022

    VIII Latin American Conference and XX National Drug Policy Conference – 24-26 August 2022 / Buenos Aires + Virtual

    The Latin American Conference on Drug Policy brings together leading experts in the field of drugs and health to discuss the situation of the continent and plan future actions. The National Conference, on the other hand, has been organised for twenty years by Intercambios Asociación Civil, providing a space that contributes to the construction of health policies respectful of human rights.

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  10. 29 Jul

    24th International AIDS Conference

    From 29/07/2022 to 02/08/2022

    24th International AIDS Conference – 29 July – 2 August 2022, Montreal (Canada) / Online

    AIDS 2022

    Registration for AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference, is now open. For the first time, the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS will be hosted in-person in Montreal, Canada, as well as virtually, to make it accessible to as many people as possible. AIDS 2022 will call on the world to come together to re-engage and follow the science. It will define future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.

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  11. 05 Jul

    World Drug Report 2022 – Webinar for Civil Society

    From 05/07/2022 to 05/07/2022

    The World Drug Report 2022, A Webinar for Civil Society – Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 2 pm to 3 pm

    Learn about global drug trends from the authors of the World Drug Report 2022! – UNODC experts will present the World Drug Report 2022, giving an overview of the latest developments and diving into the most up-to-date global data. In the second section of the webinar, civil society representatives will explain how they use the World Drug Report in their day-to-day work. With the participation of Cristina von Sperling Afridi, Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (member of Dianova in Pakistan) Interpretation in French, Russian and Spanish available

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  12. 27 Jun

    Human Rights Council Side Event on World Drug Day 2022

    From 27/06/2022 to 27/06/2022

    HRC50 side event. World Drug Day 2022: Presenting UN human rights experts’ call to align drug policies with human rights – 27 June 2022, 12:00 PM London time

    This side event to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council will be held immediately after UN World Drug Day, and it will be used to present a new joint statement on human rights and drug policies, as well as the drug-related recommendations within the new report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on HIV and human rights

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  13. 02 Jun

    A comprehensive approach to health in the context of chemsex

    From 02/06/2022 to 02/06/2022

    A comprehensive approach to health in the context of chemsex, Valencia (Spain), 2 June

    Chemsex represents a reality that goes beyond specific identities and sexual orientations. As professionals, we must go beyond the alarmist image reflected in the media. Organised by UNAD, the Spanish network for addiction care, the seminar will focus on various approaches, including harm reduction, risk and pleasure management or the model of comprehensive sex education, from the most expert voices on the subject. Click here to register

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  14. 18 May

    The Public Health dimension of the World Drug Problem

    From 18/05/2022 to 18/05/2022

    The Public Health dimension of the World Drug Problem, Promoting Evidence-based Health Responses to Drugs – Wednesday 18 May, 13:00 – 14:30 CEST

    This dialogue aims to raise awareness on the public health dimension of the world drug problem and to highlight the importance of WHO continuous work and monitoring in this field (view flyer) – this event will be part of a series of public debates hosted from 16-20 May by the Geneva Global Health Club in the week before the opening of the 57th World Health Assembly – click here to register

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  15. 30 Mar

    EMCDDA webinar: why gender matters?

    From 30/03/2022 to 30/03/2022

    EMCDDA webinar: Women and drugs in Europe — why gender matters? – EMCDDA Webinar, 13:00 – 14:30 CET

    This webinar will explore recent patterns and trends in drug use among women in Europe and the role played by gender in influencing women’s consumption behaviours across settings and the life course. The role of gender as a social structure will be discussed with experts from the European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE). The focus of the webinar will be the interplay between gender and drugs. Link for registration

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  16. 21 Mar

    CSW66 Side Event: Women at the Helm of Sustainable Solutions to Climate Threats

    From 21/03/2022 to 21/03/2022

    CSW66 Side Event: Women at the Helm of Sustainable Solutions to Climate Threats – Monday, 21 March 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CET)

    In this event, renowned speakers will show that empowering women as agents of social change and including their needs and voices will improve sustainable adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction policy interventions, while ensuring that their rights are respected. Click here to register – Click on ‘more info’ to view flyer and speakers’ bio.

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  17. 17 Mar

    CND Side Event: Children and Families Affected by Parental Drug Use

    From 17/03/2022 to 17/03/2022

    Children and Families Affected by Parental Drug Use: Current Gaps and Promising Practices – Webinar, 17 March, 12:15 – 13:05 CET 

    Children and adolescents whose parents use drugs are often buried in silence. Their parents face the double challenge of parenthood and drug dependence but lack information on where to find adequate support. This webinar will present recommendations and discuss strategies for developing human rights-based interventions targeting the whole family – View event’s flyerclick button below to register

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  18. 17 Mar

    CND Side Event – Promoting Evidence-Based Interventions of Civil Society

    From 17/03/2022 to 17/03/2022

    Side Event to the 65th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs – Promoting Evidence-Based Interventions of Civil Society – Online, 17 March 2022, 13:10 – 14:00 CET

    This event will address the latest initiatives implemented by civil society organizations to improve the quality of substance use interventions and policies, following the UNODC-WHO international standards in these fields. Best practices will be presented from CSOs in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in collaboration with UN Member States and International Organizations – Registration

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  19. 16 Mar

    CND Side Event – Driving Change from a Shrinking Space

    From 16/03/2022 to 16/03/2022

    CND Side Event – Driving Change from a Shrinking Space: Challenges to Effective Civil Society Participation in Drug Policy Making – 16 March 2022, 09:00 – 09:50 CET

    The meaningful participation of civil society and affected communities is indispensable to design and implement drug policies that are based on human righrts, health, and scientific evidence. The event will take stock of the current challenges and will provide recommendations for decision-makers.

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  20. 15 Mar

    CND65 Side Event: Data Driven Prevention Programmes for Families

    From 15/03/2022 to 15/03/2022

    CND65 Side Event: Data Driven Prevention Programmes for Families – Webinar, 15 March, 2022, 9:00 – 9:50 CET

    This event will promote the design and implementation of data driven prevention programmes with the support of the Rotarian Action Group for Addiction Prevention (RAG AP), showcasing a toolkit for measuring social impact of addiction behaviours prevention programmes and projects, as well as good practices that encourage action at the family prevention level. Click here to register

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  21. 15 Mar

    CND Side Event – Person-Centered Innovations in the Therapeutic Community

    From 15/03/2022 to 15/03/2022

    Side Event to the 65th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs – Person-Centered Innovations in the Therapeutic Community – Free virtual event, 15 March, 2022, 12:15 – 13:05 CET

    This event will outline the innovations, networks and connectivity between the therapeutic community (TC) and the larger comprenhensive care system – including prevention, intervention, treatment, criminal justice, harm reduction, priary care, and more – as the TC model evolves to a person-centered approach, meeting individuals where they are in their recovery and connecting them to encompassing systems that help meet their needs.  Registration

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  22. 14 Mar

    65th session of the CND

    From 14/03/2022 to 18/01/2022

    The 65th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is expected to take place on 14-18 March 2022

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the central policymaking body within the United Nations system dealing with drug-related matters. In line with the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, the Commission monitors the world drug situation, develops strategies on international drug control and recommends measures to address the issue of drugs globally. Guidelines for side events

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  23. 14 Mar

    66th Session of the CSW

    From 14/03/2022 to 25/02/2022

    Sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women – 14-25 March 2022


    Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the formal sessions of CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format while all side events and parallel events will be fully virtual. The priority thme of the session will be: “achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

    Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.

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  24. 17 Feb

    Drug Use Prevention in Adolescence

    From 17/02/2022 to 17/02/2022

    Drug Use Prevention in Adolescence – Online event, 17 February, 14:00 – 16:00 EST

    CICAD logo

    This webinar is intended for public officials, academics, and representatives of civil society in the Americas who work on drug use prevention issues in adolescence. This event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD), together with the Ministry of Citizenship of Brazil. The goal is to present effective strategies for preventing drug use among adolescents and to share experiences among experts from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  25. 16 Feb

    Mental Health and Substance Use Webinar

    From 16/02/2022 to 16/02/2022

    Moving Forward Towards Wellness From Here: Mental Health & Substance Use Health Resources for All – Wednesday, 16 February, 12 pm EST

    Join CAPSA in this exciting webinar, with as special guest the the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions for Ontario, the Hon. Michael Tibollo. Other experts will also join CAPSA to provide mental health and substance use health resources, answer questions, and show how we can continue moving forward towards greater wellness.

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  26. 14 Feb

    Register for the 2022 European Drugs Summer & Winter School

    From 14/02/2022 to 25/02/2022

    The European Drugs Winter School will be held online on 14-25 February, and the Summer School on 27 June – 8 July

    Co-organized by the EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon, this year’s Winter School will explore the theme of ‘cannabis practice, policies and debates in the EU and beyond’, while the Summer School will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) with a focus on ‘Community-based interventions for drug-related issues’.

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  27. 26 Jan

    Webinar: Chronic pain and substance use health

    From 26/01/2022 to 26/01/2022

    In this free webinar, Ashleigh Hyland (Community Addictions Peer Support Association) and Angela Heino (Pain BC) will provide an overview of the key intersections between chronic pain and substance use. They will focus on highlighting systemic challenges, reducing barriers to care, and outlining strategies that service providers can use when working with people who use substances and experience chronic pain.

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  28. 17 Jan

    Civil Society Workshops to Be Hosted by G2H2

    From 17/01/2022 to 21/01/2022

    Beyond the agenda of the WHO Executive Board: People’s realities, determinants of health, democratic governance… Civil society workshops – 17-21 January 2022

    This series of meetings organized by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) in the week before the 150th Session of the WHO Executive Board is set up as a mix of public briefings and debates and civil society workshops. The meetings shall provide a space for debating health policy and governance challenges, bridging from health policies to people’s realities.

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  29. 13 Jan

    Webinar Dianova: Stigma & Addiction

    From 13/01/2022 to 13/01/2022

    Stigma & Addiction. Where Do We Stand Today? 13 January, 2022 – 15:00 – 16:30 CET, Online event in English and Spanish languages with simultaneous interpreting

    The stigma that surrounds drug use and addictive behaviours can dramatically impact people’s lives at all levels. Not only does stigma affect people’s mental and physical health but it makes it harder for people to reach out for help. Speakers will address this issue from an intersectional approach before drawing up recommendations. Please click on ‘read more’ to register

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