Frontiers in Addiction Research
NIDA to Hold Mini-Convention at Society for Neuroscience
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National
Institutes of Health, will convene a one-day mini-convention
at the Society for Neuroscience's (SfN) annual meeting
in San Diego, bringing together scientists to explore novel
approaches to addiction and treatment. NIDA scientists
will present recent findings and discuss future directions
in the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction.
||Frontiers in Addiction Research
NIDA 2007 Mini-Convention
- Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Lecture — in
recognition of innovative research in drug addiction
- Neuronal Adaptations and Counteradaptations — an
exploration of diverse cellular and molecular mechanisms
as they relate to addiction
- Heteromerization of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors:
Implications for CNS Function and Dysfunction — research
updates in the science of neuropsychiatric disorders
- Glial Cells and Addiction — new
perspectives on the complex pathways of addiction
- Henri Begleiter Memorial Symposium (co-sponsored
by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) — exploration
of emerging science which links genetics with behaviors
that may contribute to alcohol dependence and drug abuse
||Friday, November 2, 2007
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
||Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
For more information or to arrange an interview with NIDA staff,
call NIDA press officers Dorie Hightower or Sara Rosario Wilson
at 301-443-6245 or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects
of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large
variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research
information to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets
on the health effects of drugs of abuse and further information
on NIDA research can be found on the NIDA web site at www.drugabuse.gov.
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and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
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