November 06, 2014
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores innovative brain science, including dynamic chemical communications; stunning imaging technologies; drug use and brain toxicity and the therapeutic potential of RNA
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host its annual one-day mini-convention, a satellite event of the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. NIDA-supported scientists will present recent findings and discuss future directions in neuroscience and addiction research.
Why: To bring together scientists from around the world to explore the latest research in the field of addiction neuroscience.
When: Friday, November 14, 2014
8 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Where: Natcher Auditorium (Building 45)
National Institutes of Health Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Media Registration is Free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Badges can be picked up at the registration desk.
- Emerging and Novel Aspects of Neuronal Transmission – an exploration of how a neuron does not release a single, or necessarily the same, neurotransmitter throughout development -- and implications for drug use and addiction.
- Extracellular RNAs in Neuroscience: Biology, Biomarkers, and Therapeutics – a broad introduction into the basic biology of extracellular, non-coding RNAs and their potential as biomarkers and therapeutic delivery agents.
- Advances in High Resolution and Large Scale Imaging of Brain Networks and Circuits – describes cutting edge imaging technologies to understand the functions of brain circuits and networks.
- The Effect of Drug-, Stress-, and Pain-induced Neuroinflammation on Glymphatics and Sleep – explores how pain, stress, and drug use can cause or worsen inflammation of brain tissue, which affects sleep, and can eventually impair glymphatics - the cleansing of harmful toxins from the brain during sleep.
- Drug Abuse and Neuroscience Research Poster Session – an opportunity for early career investigators to discuss their research findings and interests with NIDA staff, training directors, and other drug abuse researchers.
- Keynote Presentations of the 2013 and 2014 Society for Neuroscience Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial AwardWinners – lectures from scientists recognized by NIDA for innovative research on substance use or addiction. Past-year awardees can be found here: http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Outstanding-Research-and-Career-Awards/Jacob-P-Waletzky-Award#tabs-3.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/11/nida-mini-convention-frontiers-in-addiction-research