NIDA Director Among Featured Speakers
at The Aspen Health Forum Panel: "The Emerging Science
of Mood — Understanding Depression and Mania"
|Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health
(NIH), will join more than 125 world-class medical scientists
and innovators in health care and policy at the inaugural
session of The Aspen Health Forum. As a featured panel speaker
for the "Art of Humanity and Medicine" meeting
track, Dr. Volkow will discuss the brain's reward circuitry
and how it relates to the emerging science of mood. The forum,
organized by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine,
will explore pressing bioscience issues and shed light on
cutting-edge scientific findings to improve the health of
||The Aspen Health Forum — "The Emerging
Science of Mood"
||Friday, October 5, 2007
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
||Aspen Meadows Resort and Conference Center
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611
||Featured Speakers from NIDA:
Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director, NIDA
Other Featured Speakers:
Dr. Daniel Weinberger, Senior Investigator, National Institute
of Mental Health
Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement
||Tracks covered during The Aspen Health Forum:
- The Art and Humanity of Medicine
- State of the Art Medical Science — The Critical
Research You May Not Have Heard of but Need to Know
- Frontiers in Medicine — What's on the Horizon
- From the Lab to You — How Hard Science Becomes
- Science and Prevention — What Can You and Should
You be Doing to Enhance Your Health
- International Science
A full agenda and speaker list is available at:
The Aspen Health Forum news release is available at:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse 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 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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the burden of mental and behavioral disorders through research
on mind, brain, and behavior. More information is available at
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Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
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common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
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