NIDA is sponsoring a conference on "AIDS and Drug Abuse" which will be held at the Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 9-10, 1995, prior to the opening of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. annual meeting. The purpose of the AIDS and drug abuse meeting is to bring together investigators from the biomedical and behavioral sciences to review the state of research on AIDS and drug abuse, to discuss future research priorities, and to foster scientific collaboration. Approximately 100 scientific presentations will be given over the 2 day conference.
NIDA is delighted to recognize the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Lexington, Kentucky facility which occurred on May 25, 1935 and played such a central role in the development of drug abuse research. This anniversary will be celebrated by a symposium and dinner on Sunday, June 11 at the CPDD meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.
Philippe Bourgois, Ph.D., of the Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State University, will be visiting NIDA on June 19 to discuss his field research among a network of homeless intravenous drug users in San Francisco.
On June 22, 1995, NIDA's Behavioral Science Working Group and the Treatment Working Group will sponsor a Roundtable Discussion on Drug Craving at the Gaithersburg Hilton. A small group of behavioral scientists, neuroscientists and treatment researchers will be discussing diverse approaches to studying drug craving and importantly, the experiential and phenomenologic underpinnings of craving in drug abusers.
In collaboration with Northern Arizona University and with the co-sponsorship of other PHS agencies and institutes, NIDA will hold its third science symposium: "Current Status and Future Prospects of HIV Prevention Research," on August 16-18 in Flagstaff, AZ. The theme of the symposium will be on the efficacy of HIV prevention: What works? For whom? Under what circumstances? At what cost? NIDA and other symposium co-sponsors will host plenary sessions that feature their HIV prevention research portfolios, and funded researchers will be invited to present findings from their HIV prevention research. The final plenary will address priorities for future HIV prevention research as viewed by the co-sponsoring PHS representatives. A number of journal editors will be invited to cover the symposium and to facilitate publication of papers in the refereed literature.
A research symposium entitled "Systematic Innovation in Drug Abuse Treatment" is scheduled for August 18-19, 1995, in San Diego, CA (co-located with the 37th International Congress on Alcohol and Drug Dependence).
NIDA has several plenaries and major sessions scheduled in the 37th International Congress on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, San Diego, California August 20-25, 1995.
NIDA will be one of the sponsors of a workshop on "Molecular Biology and Genetic Approaches to Sleep Control." The workshop, organized by the Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee, which includes a member of the NIDA professional staff, will be held on September 6-7, 1995 in Bethesda, Maryland.
DEPR's Community Research Branch, in collaboration with NIDA's Office on AIDS, will be holding a meeting in September on the current status and future directions of needle exchange research.
A satellite meeting on nicotine addiction is planned for November 11, 1995 at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. The meeting is entitled "Advances in Drug Abuse Research on Nicotine".
NIDA's neuroscience representation is enhanced by broad planned participation of intramural scientists in the upcoming Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, CA. A great many abstracts for this meeting have been submitted from the Intramural Research Program, with 14 from the Molecular Neurobiology Branch.
Dr. Larry Seitz of NIDA's Prevention Research Branch in the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research is co-chairing a one half day session at the Society for Prevention Research's third annual meeting on "Issues Related to the Integration of Prevention Intervention and Managed Health Care."