Diving DEAP into Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Data
A Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Satellite

Saturday, October 19, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom C
Chicago, IL
Sponsored By: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, HHS

This NIDA sponsored workshop will provide an introduction to the use of the web-based Data Exploration and Analysis Portal (DEAP) for analysis of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. ABCD is an NIH funded 10 year longitudinal study of nearly 12,000 children. There will be didactic presentations on ABCD study design and measures, brain imaging and other data processing pipelines, accessing ABCD data through the NIMH National Data Archive, statistical analysis using DEAP, vertex based brain imaging analysis, and tools for analyzing ABCD data through cloud computing. The remaining time will be devoted to discussion. To Register, email

Steven Grant, Ph.D., NIDA
Phone: (301) 443-8869
Fax: (301) 443-6814


NIH Funding and You: Early Career and Early Career Investigator Symposium

Monday, October 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room S104
Chicago, IL
Food: Please visit before attending: Marriott Marquis Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, or Hiltons at McCormick Place

There will be presentations from Program and Review staff from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, NIH) on fellowships (F30, F31, F32, F99/K00), institutional appointments (T32, R25, K12), transition awards (K99/R00), mentored career development awards (K01, K08, K23, K25), special opportunities for international students, postdoctoral opportunities in NIH laboratories, independent research grants (R01, DP2, R03, and R21), and insights from review. Presentations will be followed by the opportunity to meet with Dr. Apkarian, T32 directors, and NIDA staff.

A special headliner this year will be Dr. Apkar Vania Apkarian, Project Director of the Center for Chronic Pain and Drug Abuse (P50) who will speak on pain, addiction, and P50 workforce opportunities. In keeping with the need to educate attendees about institutional appointments, T32 Project Directors will meet with students during our discussion period.

Beth Babecki, M.A., NIDA
Phone: (301) 435-0899
Fax: (301) 594-6043