NIDA sponsors Frontiers in Addiction Research at Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Orlando

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is sponsoring a series of satellite symposia in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. A two-day NIDA mini convention Frontiers in Addiction Research will be held November 1 and 2, a symposium Neurobiology of Relapse will be held Tuesday, November 5, and a forum Minority Scholars: Research Accomplishments and Funding Opportunities at the National Institute on Drug Abuse will be held during the Neuroscience 2002 conference.

Frontiers in Addiction Research will bring together participants from a wide array of scientific disciplines to share advances and discuss future directions in the neuroscience of drug abuse and related areas. The symposia will run from 9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 1 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 2.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, November 1

    9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.--Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry in Neuroscience: A broad overview of proteomics (the study of the complement of proteins produced by a given tissue under specific conditions) and mass spectrometry and how the technology has been applied to address questions in neuroscience will be discussed. The NIDA co-chairs are Dr. Christine Colvis and Dr. Rita Liu. Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 207A.

    12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.--Systems Neurobiology and Drug Abuse: This session will feature posters by young investigators. Speakers from the symposia and NIDA staff will be on hand for conversation during the poster session. The NIDA co-chairs are Dr. Steven Grant and Dr. Herbert Weingartner. Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 208C.

    2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.--Mechanisms of Reward and Implications for Addiction: Reward-learning and reward-dependent decision-making systems in the brain lie at the heart of addiction. This symp

Contact: Blair Gately
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

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