October 30, 2011

NIDA is hosting small meetings in conjunction with larger, more broadly focused conferences to bring together drug abuse and addiction scientists to share research findings and explore potential collaborations. The mini-meetings include:

  • Friday, November 11, 2011, the NIDA Mini-Convention, a satellite meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. The Mini-Convention will feature outstanding scientists presenting recent findings and discussing future directions in the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction. The Mini-Convention includes four symposia, the SfN Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Lecture, and a poster session for early career investigators. The symposia this year are: Autism, Addiction, and MeCP2; Synapse Organization and Plasticity in Drug Addiction; Using Optogenetic Tools To Shed Light on the Neural Mechanisms of Addiction; and Neurobiology of Behavioral and Emotional Regulation/Dysregulation.
  • April 19, 2012, the NIDA Mini-Blending Meeting, a satellite meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Atlanta, Georgia. The NIDA Mini-Blending Meeting marks the first generation of Mini-Blending events that the Clinical Trials Network will be co-hosting with partners in the drug abuse prevention field. The event will provide a novel opportunity for participants to learn about advances in addiction science, focus on skill-building sessions, and discover tips and strategies to implement evidence-based practices within their organizations. The agenda will be available soon. Contact Ron Dobbins at 301-451-9575 or rdobbins@nida.nih.gov to learn more.