February 28, 2012
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Friday, June 8, 2012,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Palm Springs, California, USA

The 2012 Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference will focus on global issues in the context for and treatment of substance abuse by women. The plenary session speaker is Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D., coordinator of the NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Research Program, which promotes the conduct, translation, and dissemination of drug abuse research on sex/gender differences and issues specific to women.

A panel of international researchers will report on projects that focus on children born to addicted mothers, drug use by women in the Republic of Georgia, and HIV risks among women in Russia. The NIDA International Program is providing partial support for the panelists, who are Trecia Wouldes, Ph.D., M.A., New Zealand; Irma Kirtadze, M.D., Republic of Georgia; and Olga V. Toussova, Ph.D., Russia.

Participants may choose two moderated discussion sessions from among eight options: (1) evidence-based, women-centered treatment; (2) women and co-occurring disorders; (3) family issues such as infant attachment or childhood trauma; (4) global issues related to health disparities; (5) evidence-based, young women-focused prevention; (6) perinatal substance abuse; (7) structural interventions that are working for women; and (8) gender-based, interpersonal violence and victimization.

The InWomen’s conference is held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), and cosponsored by the NIDA International Program, CPDD, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, RTI International, and Danya International.

Register for the InWomen meeting now.