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PHILADELPHIA Charles P. OBrien, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Research Director, MIRECC, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, will present Promising Approaches in the Treatment of Drug Addiction at the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. As a part of the Friday, February 16th session, Addiction and the Brain: Are We Hard-Wired to Abuse Drugs?, OBrien will discuss the practical applications of neuroscience research that have led to the development of novel medication approaches and other new medications in the pipeline.

Neuroscience research unexpectedly led to the discovery of the endogenous opioid system, and subsequently a new treatment for alcoholism and a potential method to stop the revolving door for heroin addicts who relapse shortly after release from prison, says OBrien.

OBrien will also participate in a news briefing featuring brief presentations followed by a Q&A session.

Schedule of events:

News Briefing
Thursday, February 15, 2007
1 2 p.m. Pacific Time
AAAS Briefing Room, Nikko Ballroom III
3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA

Symposium
Addiction and the Brain: Are We Hard-Wired to Abuse Drugs?
Friday, February 16, 2007
8:30 11: 30 a.m. Pacific Time
Hilton San Francisco
Ballroom Level
Continental Ballroom 6

THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE AT:
http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/addictionSymposium.asp

The addiction symposium is organized by the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Information presented at the news briefing and symposium is embargoed until 1 p.m. Pacific Time on February 15, 2007.


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Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-459-0544
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
15-Feb-2007


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