Top NIH Neuroscience Experts to Discuss
the Latest in Neurological and Psychiatric Research
||Find out the latest news about the brain and
its complexity from the world’s top experts. Several
institute directors and program leaders from the National
Institutes of Health will be available to discuss success
stories and new directions in neuroscience research during
this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting. This
is a rare opportunity to meet and interact with several NIH
directors and other leading neuroscientists. Topics include
mental health, substance abuse, brain issues related to aging,
eye health, as well as stroke and neurological disorders.
||Sunday, November 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
|| Neuroscience 2008, the Society for Neuroscience
annual meeting, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington,
D.C., Sign in at the Press Room — 204AB (media roundtable
to be held in conference room 204C).
The following NIH institute directors and program leaders will
discuss recent advances and directions in neurological research:
- National Institute on Drug Abuse – Dr. Nora Volkow,
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Dr.
Story Landis, Director
- National Institute of Mental Health – Dr. Thomas
- National Eye Institute – Dr. Paul Sieving, Director
- National Institute on Aging – Dr. Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad,
Division of Neuroscience Director
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders – Dr.
Christopher Platt, Hearing and Balance Program Director
To RSVP, please contact NIDA’s Dorie Hightower or Stephanie Older
at (301) 443-6245 or e-mail DorieH@nih.gov.
For reporters outside of the DC area, a press conference teleconference
number will be available, but space is limited. Please contact
Dorie Hightower or Stephanie Older to receive the call-in information
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of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety
of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on
the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research
and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov.
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Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
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