June 10, 2014
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will deliver a keynote address on the state of addiction research at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 15. The conference features 800 presentations by scientists from the United States and other nations, many of them supported by grants from NIDA. Dr. Volkow will also receive CPDD’s Nathan B. Eddy Award, named after a pioneer in the field of drug dependence.
NOTE: There will be a Media Forum later that week highlighting important new research findings of interest to the media and the general public.
WHAT: CPDD Annual Meeting
Dr. Volkow keynote and Nathan B. Eddy Award Lecture:
Fronto-striatal circuitry in addiction
WHEN: Sunday, June 15, 10 a.m. EDT
(The entire conference runs from Sunday, June 15 – Thursday, June 19)
WHERE: The Caribe Hilton Hotel
1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The CPDD Media Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 17 from 1:15 – 2:15 EDT in Ballroom C. All reporters are invited, and conference registration fees are waived for members of the press. If interested in attending the Forum, contact Dr. Bertha Madras at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide contact information and press credentials.
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence is dedicated to fostering and disseminating the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders. Information about CPDD and the conference can be found at www.cpdd.vcu.edu.