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14th annual InWomen’s conference set for June 10

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The 14th InWomen’s Group Conference, co-sponsored by RTI International and RTI’s Global Gender Center, will be held in-person for the first time since 2019 on June 10, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT in Minneapolis. The conference will include a hybrid element this year with additional speakers participating virtually.

This year’s theme is “Facing Our Challenges and Keeping Our Commitment in the Field of Gender and Substance Use.” Established and newer researchers will discuss issues that affect women, families, and LGBT+ individuals; gender differences; and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will welcome attendees and presenters from 12 countries, including graduate and post-doc students, clinicians, and policymakers.

Conference chair and RTI Global Gender Center director Dr. Wendee Wechsberg is excited to welcome a very special guest, Ukrainian colleague and InWomen’s member Dr. Tetiana Kiriazova, who is the director of the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy.

“We are so honored about this special sharing of Dr. Kiriazova’s research and loss at this time,” said Wechsberg.  

In addition, Minneapolis social activist and poetess Tegan Carr will open the conference.

The conference will  feature four unique panel sessions addressing central topics related to gender and substance use on the global stage, including research on the intersectional burden faced by women regarding substance use, stigma, the criminal justice system, and drug trafficking; the current status of gender-focused substance use treatment and prevention interventions and programs; why addressing substance and drug use during pregnancy matters; and stories of sisterhood, survival and recovery. There will also be in-person and virtual poster sessions.

Poster presentations will be held in-person, and virtual poster presentations will be pre-recorded and feature engaging Q&A sessions in Zoom breakout rooms.

The last day to register for the conference is June 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The conference includes sponsorship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and other private donors.

For more information about the conference, to view the full program, and to register visit the InWomen’s Registration site.