NHSN 21st International Conference

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NHSN 21st Annual VIRTUAL Conference

September 22 - 24, 2021



Conference Live Stream on YouTube



Poster Session Abstracts & Presentations

BREAKING NEWS: 7/28/2021

Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases across the country, 2021 NHSN Conference will take place virtually via Zoom. Join us September 22 - 24 virtually. Click the Conference Registration 2021 link above to register. Once you are registered, you will receive the link for the virtual conference.

Looking Back to Look Ahead: Rediscovering and Expanding the Foundations of Substance Use Research with Diverse Populations as we Enter a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the ways in which we perceive and understand salient life experiences, including substance use and misuse. The pandemic has also underscored longstanding social, structural, and health inequities that have plagued racial/ethnic minorities for centuries. As we continue to face extraordinary challenges posed by this pandemic, we also reflect on the unique opportunities we have to expand the future of our basic and applied research focused on preventing and treating substance abuse. Such knowledge is critical to better understand the short- and long-term implications of pandemics on substance use to inform future intervention and prevention strategies. In this conference, we will rediscover the historical foundations of our field, highlight the remarkable progress we have achieved, and reflect on the critical challenges that must inform our work in the future. In essence, a cross-theme of this conference will be the critical need to always look back, prior to looking ahead.

Featuring Plenary Speaker:
Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD


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Abstracts Due April 12, 2021, 11:59pm

Abstracts are no longer being accepted for the 2021 NHSN Conference.

For Michigan Residents who are not members, abstracts are being accepted until July 31, 2021. To submit your abstract complete the Michigan Resident Abstract Submission form here and email it to Melissa Prestwood mpres3@lsuhsc.edu.

*4/13/2021 Young Investigators Session Oral Presentation submissions are no longer being accepted.
*4/13/2021 Any abstracts received after the due date are not eligible to receive a Travel Award.

Please welcome 2021 NHSN Conference Scientific Co-Chairs:

Marisela Morales, PhD, Chief Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch; Chief, Neuronal Networks Section; Director, Core Facilities; National Institute on Drug Abuse

Ruben Parra-Cardona, PhD, Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Miguel Pinedo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin


Hosted by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine at the Secchia Center


For those of you wishing to pay your NHSN membership fees, please visit the Members page. 


Support for this Conference

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 2R13DA026647-11 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.