NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers 2016


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2016 NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research

Relapse and Recovery: from Mechanistic Understanding to Translational Research

Overall theme: relapse and recovery, with an emphasis on integration of preclinical and clinical research and leveraging insights from big data approaches. The symposium will highlight notable studies in drug and alcohol research, in areas ranging from molecular mechanisms to treatment in clinical populations.

Chairs: John Matochik, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA]
Roger Sorensen, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA]
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction and Opening Remarks

Antonio Noronha, Ph.D., NIAAA
Roger Little, Ph.D., NIDA

George Koob, Ph.D. Director, NIAAA
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
8:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session I. Drug Memory and Molecular Drivers of Relapse
Chair: Changhai Cui, Ph.D., NIAAA

Disrupting Drug Related Memories for Relapse Prevention
Barry Everitt, Sc.D., F.R.S., F.Med.Sci., Downing College and Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute
          Bio           Abstract

Targeting mTOR Pathway to Disrupt Alcohol-related Memories
Dorit Ron, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
          Bio           Abstract

Enduring Changes of the Stress System in Binge and Chronic Alcohol Consumption
Thomas Kash, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
          Bio           Abstract

Distinct Opioid Receptor Mechanisms in the Protracted Heroin Abstinence
Brigitte Kieffer, Ph.D., McGill University
          Bio           Abstract
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Lecture

Introductory Remarks:
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
George Koob, Ph.D. Director, NIAAA

Amygdala Dysregulation in Alcohol Dependence
Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
          Bio           Abstract
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Joint NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS]
Chairs: John Matochik, Ph.D., NIAAA
               Roger Sorensen, Ph.D., NIDA

Erin Calipari, Ph.D. – NIDA AWARDEE
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Susan Ferguson, Ph.D. – NIDA AWARDEE
University of Washington

Elizabeth Glover, Ph.D. – NIAAA AWARDEE
Medical University of South Carolina

Jon Houck, Ph.D. – NIAAA AWARDEE
University of New Mexico

Jocelyn Richard, Ph.D. – NIAAA AWARDEE
Johns Hopkins University

Sarah Yip, Ph.D., M.Sc. – NIDA AWARDEE
Yale University
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Session II. Circuit Mechanisms of Relapse
Chair: Steve Grant, Ph.D., NIDA

Predictive Power of Insula Function in Prediction Relapse to Drug Addiction and Translational Potential
Martin Paulus, M.D., Laureate Institute for Brain Research
          Bio           Abstract

Circuit Dysregulation and Rewiring in Alcoholism
Edith Sullivan, Ph.D., Stanford University
          Bio           Abstract

Self-regulation of Pain and Underlying Circuitry
Tor Wager, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder
          Bio           Abstract
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Session III. Relapse Risk and Treatment
Chair: John Matochik, Ph.D., NIAAA

Peripheral and Prefrontal Stress System Dysfunction and their Joint effects on Relapse Risk in Alcoholism
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine
          Bio           Abstract

Targeting Relapse-related Symptoms of Insomnia, Dysphoria, and Craving for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Scripps Research Institute
          Bio           Abstract

Findings from the International Quit and Recovery Registry
Warren Bickel, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
          Bio           Abstract
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Discussion and Wrap-up

George Koob, Ph.D. Director, NIAAA
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
5:30 p.m. Adjournment
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