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September 26, 2007

Panel: "The Emerging Science of Mood - Understanding Depression and Mania"

Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will join more than 125 world-class medical scientists and innovators in health care and policy at the inaugural session of The Aspen Health Forum. As a featured panel speaker for the "Art of Humanity and Medicine" meeting track, Dr. Volkow will discuss the brain's reward circuitry and how it relates to the emerging science of mood. The forum, organized by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, will explore pressing bioscience issues and shed light on cutting-edge scientific findings to improve the health of the Nation.

WHAT: The Aspen Health Forum - "The Emerging Science of Mood"

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m

WHERE: Aspen Meadows Resort and Conference Center
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611

WHO: Featured Speakers from NIDA: Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director, NIDA

Other Featured Speakers:
Dr. Daniel Weinberger, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science

INFO: Tracks covered during The Aspen Health Forum:

  • The Art and Humanity of Medicine
  • State of the Art Medical Science - The Critical Research You May Not Have Heard of but Need to Know
  • Frontiers in Medicine - What's on the Horizon
  • From the Lab to You - How Hard Science Becomes Health Care
  • Science and Prevention - What Can You and Should You be Doing to Enhance Your Health
  • International Science