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NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research

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October 08, 2015

Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores innovative brain science, including the brain structure-function relationships in human development, developmental consequences of drug and alcohol exposure and the genetic/risk factors of addiction

Society for Neuroscience

What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day mini-convention, a satellite event of the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. NIDA and NIAAA grantees will present on the neurobiological and behavioral consequences of drug and alcohol use during development.

Why: To bring together scientists from around the world to explore the latest research in the field of addiction neuroscience.

When: Friday, October 16, 2015
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT

Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, N230
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Event Highlights:

  • Brain Development, Structure, and Behavior – an overview of the development of the brain and the corresponding development of behavior
  • Genetics, Neurocognition and Behavioral Phenotypes – an exploration of the genetics of human thought, behaviors and psychiatric disorders
  • Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Underpinnings of Substance Use Disorder Vulnerability – the neurobiological, psychological and social processes that cause vulnerability and the development of substance abuse and addiction in adolescence 
  • NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase – an opportunity for early career investigators to discuss their research findings and interests with NIDA and NIAAA staff, training directors, and other drug abuse researchers
  • Keynote Presentation of the 2015 Society for Neuroscience Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Winner – keynote speech from this year’s scientist recognized by NIDA and NIAAA for innovative research on substance use or addiction. Past-year awardees can be found here: http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Outstanding-Research-and-Career-Awards/Jacob-P-Waletzky-Award#tabs-3

For more information on the NIDA Mini-Convention, go to http://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2015/Agenda.aspx. For more information on the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.sfn.org/Annual-Meeting/Neuroscience-2015.

NIDA Press Office

About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

About the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems. NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences. Additional alcohol research information and publications are available at www.niaaa.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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    NIDA. (2015, October 8). NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2015/10/nida-niaaa-mini-convention-frontiers-in-addiction-research

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