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Over the last quarter century, biological and behavioral research supported by NIDA scientists has clearly shown that drug abuse is a preventable behavior and that drug addiction is a treatable brain disease.

"NIDA: Celebrating a Quarter Century of Scientific Progress" will focus on what we have learned in the last 25 years since the creation of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and directions for the next quarter century of research in the field.

Both the daylong scientific symposium and the evening event for the general public are free and open to all.

NIDA's 25th Anniversary Symposium

Scientific Symposium and Evening Event for the Public

Masur Auditorium
Clinical Center, Building 10
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

September 27, 1999


Visitor's Center, Building 10


9:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m.
Drug Abuse and Addiction Research: From Molecules to Managed Care
Poster presentations by NIDA Investigators
[View list of Poster Presenters and Topics]


Masur Auditorium, Building 10


1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Opening of the session

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Ruth Kirschstein, M.D., Deputy Director
National Institutes of Health

General Barry R. McCaffrey, Director
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President

The Honorable Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services

2:00 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.
Addiction Research: An Historical Perspective
Avram Goldstein, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology
Stanford University
2:30 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
Emotions and Vulnerability to Addiction: The Challenge of Integrating Molecular and Behavioral Approaches
Huda Akil, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
3:00 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
Neuroimaging: A Window into the Addicted Brain
Hans Breiter, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
3:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
The Future of Addiction Treatment Research
Herbert D. Kleber, M.D.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
4:00 p.m. -
4:30 p.m.
Preventing Drug Abuse and Addiction: Directions for Future Research
Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
4:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
HIV Infection: Prevention and Progression
David Vlahov, Ph.D.
The New York Academy of Medicine
5:00 p.m. -
6:30 p.m.
Break and Poster Viewing
Visitor's Center, Building 10


Evening Event for General Public
Masur Auditorium, Building 10


7:00 p.m.The Science of Substance Abuse: Challenges and Opportunities
Floyd Bloom, M.D.
Scripps Research Institute
Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent Drug Abuse: What Does the Future Hold?
José Szapocznik, Ph.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine


For more information call: 301.443.1124

[25th Anniversary Symposium Page]

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