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126th Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse

Neuroscience Center - Conference Rooms C & D
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD.

May 2, 2017

Closed Session

This meeting is closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b{c} and 552b{c}(6), Title 5, U.S. Code and section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2).

9:00 a.m.

Call to Order
Nora Volkow, M.D. Director, NIDA

Review of Policy and Procedures
Susan Weiss, Ph.D.,
Executive Secretary,
National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse,
Director, Division of Extramural Research, NIDA

9:15 a.m.

Council Review of Grant Applications
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA

Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC)
Ivan Montoya, M.P.H., M.D, Acting Director

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB)
Roger Little, Ph.D., Acting Director

Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR)
Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., Director


10:30 a.m. Break

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Open Session

10:45 a.m. Welcome and Openign Remarks
Nora Volkow, M.D. Director, NIDA
11:00 a.m. Director's Report
Nora Volkow, M.D. Director, NIDA
12:00 p.m. Council Discussion
Council Members
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (Steering Group Meeting)
1:45 p.m.

Briefing on NASEM Marijuana Report: Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabinoids​
Sean Hennessy, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania

Mental Health Effects of Cannabis: Beyond Addiction
Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
James G. Blakemore Chair and Associate Professor of Psychiatry& Behavioral Sciences;
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

The Biomedical Research Workforce: Supporting More Investigators Sustainability and Efficiently
Michael Lauer, M.D.,
Director, Extramural Research, NIH
Jon Lorsch, Ph.D., Director, NIGMS

4:00 p.m.

Concept Clearances​
NIDA Staff

4:30 p.m. Public Comments
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

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