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Frontiers in Addiction Research - NIDA Mini-Convention


Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: October 12, 2012 - 8:00am to 6:00pm


Mary Kautz, Ph.D. , kautzm@nida.nih.gov


On Friday, October 12, 2012, the NIDA Mini-Convention, a satellite meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana.

The Mini-Convention will feature outstanding scientists presenting recent findings and discussing future directions in the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction. The Mini-Convention includes: four symposia, the SfN Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Lecture and a poster session for early career investigators. The symposia this year are:

  • Ghrelin, Leptin, and Insulin Modulates Reward
  • Role of Phagocytes in Synaptic Plasticity and Remodeling of Tissues in the Nervous System
  • Brain Energetics and Neurotransmission: Fueling Neurons and Glia
  • Central Nervous System Immune Signaling and Addiction

The Shippenberg Memorial Symposium will immediately follow the Mini-Convention. NIDA will honor the life and scientific achievements of Dr. Toni S. Shippenberg who was a Branch Chief for the NIDA Intramural Research Program and a long-time scientific leader and mentor. Dr. Shippenberg died on June 25, 2012 after a valiant struggle with cancer.

Also on Sunday, October 14th, the 6th annual Julius Axelrod Lecture and Award will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

And on Monday, October 15th, NIDA/INSERM Workshop on US-France Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction will be held.

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