RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The 13th InWomen’s Conference will be held virtually on June 18, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. This year’s theme is Context, Culture, and Intersectionality: Barriers and Challenges Facing Women with Substance Use Disorders Globally. Leading and emerging global substance use researchers will discuss issues that affect women, families, and LGBT+ individuals; gender differences; and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference welcomes attendees from nearly 20 countries and will include a virtual networking hour to be held via gather.town.
“InWomen’s is a unique, inclusive, and global conference that offers an opportunity for early career investigators, seasoned scientists, and clinicians to share their knowledge, experience, and passion for gender addiction research,” said Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., InWomen’s Chair, and Director of RTI’s Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program, and the RTI Global Gender Center.
One panel session will address a variety of topics, including the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gaming disorders in the United Kingdom and on the opioid crisis in the United States, and nonfatal overdoses and violence against women who use drugs and engage in sex work in Kazakhstan.
Another panel session will feature exceptional abstracts by conference attendees, including best practices in transgender therapy care; substance use among sexual minority women; substance use treatment for men, women, and pregnant women; and the impact of mandatory homeschooling on couple dynamics and alcohol use.
The conference will also host eight interactive flash presentation sessions and discussions with treatment providers, survivors, and sister colleagues on “femtoring” the next generation of leading researchers.
The last day to register for the InWomen’s Conference is June 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
For more information about the conference, to view the full program, and to register visit the InWomen’s Registration site.
RTI International and the RTI Global Gender Center are co-hosting the InWomen’s Conference, with sponsorship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and other private donors.