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This website is the home of the International Research Capacity Building Program (IRCBP) for Health Related Professionals to Study the Drug Phenomenon in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IRCBP is offered by the OAS/CICAD, first in partnership with the University of Alberta, and since 2006 with CAMH. The IRCBP Alumni Association represents a group of multidisciplinary professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean with the goal to strengthen drug education, research and knowledge dissemination and transfer.

Here you will find more details about our Association, members profiles, research projects and activities. Please take your time to review this information and feel free to contact us with your thoughts, comments, questions or concerns.



Carla Ventura, President, CICAD-CAMH Program, 2012-2016

Marya Hynes, Officer in charge of the Program to Strengthen Drug Research in Latin America, CICAD-OAS

Akwatu Khenti, Director, Office of Transformative Global Health, CAMH and Director of the CICAD-CAMH Program


  • Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 for the first lecture in a new IRCBP virtual series by Akwatu Khenti on "Understanding the role that stigmatizing attitudes/behavours play in health care and the de-stigmatizing potential" Details here: English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Congratulations to Alumni Paloma Mohamed on a presentation at Trent University this September. Read the abstract here

  • Farewell to our 2015 Cohort! Thank you for a great summer and an excellect research proposal. Please keep in touch

  • Check out our alumni Mia Jules on page 8 of the March 2015 issue of Commonwealth Scholarships News (click link)!

  • Call for candidates 2015-2016! Please spread the word or see the links below for more application information. Deadline: December 30th:

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Watch a brief clip of Akwatu Khenti speaking about the program:

Akwatu's speech (CICAD-CAMH Study) from CAMH Education Network on Vimeo.

Check out the Video page for more..

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