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Past ITTC Events


January 2022

ICUDDR South Africa SBIRT Training for Psychology Interns

1/7/2022 - 1/10/2022
SBIRT Training for the Western Cape Clinical Psychology Interns. Collaboration with ICUDDR South Africa

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Lentegeur Hospital
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za
To register: http://Closed event


Addiction treatment counselling (Basic)

1/4/2022 - 1/8/2022
The Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center, Hanoi Medical University in collaboration with the Department of Social Vices Prevention of Hanoi, opened a basic training course on addiction treatment counseling for more than 40 staff providing support and care for people who use drugs at religious rehabilitation centers from many provinces and cities across the country such as Bethel Catholic Rescue Center, “Nguon Phuoc (Source of Blessings)” Rehabilitation Center, and “Tai Sanh (Rebirth)” Rehabilitation Center.

Attending a 5-day-training course, from January 4 to January 8, 2022; learners are provided with knowledge and addiction treatment skills; in order to deliver optimal and successful addiction treatment services.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


December 2021

Treatnet Family Intervention Training Course

12/21/2021 - 12/23/2021
From 21st to 23rd of December, 2021; practitioners, social workers, and health workers from different parts of Vietnam have had an opportunity to participate in the 3-day online training course on Treatnet Family Intervention for people with substance use disorder operated by UNODC, The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam International Technology Transfer Center.

Family therapy involves a therapist and family members to improve and resolve relationship problems. Sharing feelings in family therapy helps family members improve communication skills and develop stronger family dynamics. Family therapy uses a range of counseling and other techniques including positive reframing, perspective taking and asking relational questions, and rolling with resistance. Providing family support through therapy can be an essential part of recovery for both the person with substance use disorder and their family.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi,
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vietnam-ITTC-104879608503154


November 2021

"Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum" Sharing

11/30/2021 - 11/30/2021
Vietnam International Technology Center, based in Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam; has collaborated with DAP, Colombo Plan, and University of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCM city, Vietnam to organize a conference on "Universal Treatment and Prevention Curriculum".

This conference was held with the objective of emphasizing the role of DAP, Colombo Plan, and the collaboration of university partners in the implementation of the Universal Curriculum, as well as resources on substance use disorder treatment and prevention.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


Motivational Interviewing in Africa: Curriculum Development for Public Health

11/30/2021
The fourth in a series expanding on access to and training in Motivational Interviewing in Africa.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Online
Contact Name: Amy Adams
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://Pending
To register: http://Pending


SBIRT Provider Training

11/16/2021 - 11/18/2021
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Ethekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


SBIRT Provider Training

11/4/2021
SBIRT Provider Training as part of the ARCH Project Cascade Training Effectiveness Trial

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Uthukela District, KwaZulu-Natal-Natal
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: http://N/A
To register: http://Closed event


October 2021

South Africa ITTC Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
This live training on Motivational Interviewing takes place weekly on Mondays from 10am til 11am SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday).

Motivational Interviewing is a best-evidence approach for tackling harmful substance use and general motivation-related change, including that treatment non-adherence. It is an approach that does not seek to replace other therapeutic approaches, but that seeks instead to support and strengthen them. We strongly recommend that you complete this Online Tour of Motivational Interviewing before attending this training: https://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=67

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Nurain Tisaker
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
For more information: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gqzovGNaT64WoU2MaZtjSvLzDcbQH


South Africa ITTC Online SBIRT Training 4 CPD Points

10/10/2021 - 11/8/2021
This training on Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for harmful substance use takes place weekly on Mondays from 12 noon til 1pm SAST on the following dates: 11th, 18th, 25th October 2021 and 8th November 2021 (1st November is a public holiday). We address use of validated screening tools (AUDIT and DUDIT) and brief intervention strategies as an approach to identifying and modifying harmful patterns of substance use.

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: South Africa
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: ittc@uct.ac.za
To register: https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtc-usrj0rH93Juke61vKMolrnrqHjQ0yN


Mental Health and Self Care plus Community Psychoeducation and Detection Tool Master Trainer Pilot

10/6/2021

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name: Goodman Sibeko
Contact Email: goodman.sibeko@uct.ac.za


August 2021

SBIRT Master Training

8/25/2021 - 8/27/2021
SBIRT Master Training for trainers belonging to the TB HIV Care Organization as part of the rollout of the ARCH Research project to evaluate impact of cascade training model for SBIRT amongst populations with a high HIV burden

Presented By: South Africa ITTC
Location: Online
Contact Name: Shaheema Allie
Contact Email: shaheema.allie@uct.ac.za


2nd Advisory Board Meeting

8/4/2021
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 2nd Advisory Board Meeting on 4th August, 2021.

The 2nd Advisory Board Meeting of V-ITTC occurs with the aim of summarizing V-ITTC activities in 2020-2021 and planning for 2021-2025.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn


February 2021

ITTC Network Launch

2/24/2021
Please join us for an exciting and informative virtual event where we will officially launch the ITTC Network! All are welcome to learn more about the ITTC model of technology transfer, hear about the experiences of the existing ITTCs, and meet our leaders and key stakeholders.

The virtual launch will feature Dean Fixsen, PhD, a renowned implementation science expert, as our keynote speaker.

Special thanks to the The National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Abu Dhabi, the future home of United Arab Emirates ITTC for hosting this event! NRC is already a leader in promoting the adoption and implementation of science-based prevention, treatment and recovery services in UAE and throughout other parts of the Middle East. ICUDDR and the existing ITTCs are honored to include NRC in the ITTC Network.

About the ITTC Network:
The International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC) Network develops and strengthens the workforce, organizations and systems that provide substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Based in universities and research centers, ITTCs utilize a variety of strategies to accelerate the implementation of scientifically-based and culturally appropriate practices. ITTCs currently exist in Vietnam, Ukraine, and South Africa, with more countries being added in the near future. The Centers are brought together in a coordinated Network through the leadership of the ITTC Network Coordinating Office in partnership with the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

Special note: The ITTC virtual launch event will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Presented By: ITTC Network Coordinating Office
Location: Online event
For more information: https://ittcnetwork.org/ittc/ITTCLaunchEventResources.aspx


January 2021

1st Advisory Board Meeting

1/21/2021
Hanoi Medical University (HMU), in collaboration with University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) and University of Labours and Social Affairs (ULSA); represents Vietnam ITTC, planning for the 1st Advisory Board Meeting on 21st January, 2021.

The 1st Advisory Board Meeting occurs with the aim of introducing the official establishment of V-ITTC, Advisory Board representatives, the operational procedure of V-ITTC; and planning for 2021-2025.

Presented By: Vietnam ITTC
Location: Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Name: Giang Minh LE, MD, PhD
Contact Email: v_ittc@hmu.edu.vn