NIDA to host two-day neuroscience symposium

March 26, 2003

"Foundations and Innovations in the Neuroscience of Addiction," is a two-day symposium dedicated to the memory of Dr. Roger Brown, Associate Director of Neuroscience in the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

For more than 20 years, the Dr. Brown was instrumental in fostering the development of cutting edge neuroscience research in the area of drug abuse and addiction. The programs he helped develop have made seminal contributions to our current understanding of neurobiological substrates for reinforcing effects of drugs of abuse, the transition to compulsive, uncontrollable patterns of use, and events that trigger relapse.

Nobel laureate Dr. Arvid Carlsson will deliver a keynote address. In addition, more than 20 prominent scientists studying motivation and reward, cognition, neurotoxicity, pain and analgesia, and neuroplasticity will highlight contemporary findings from cutting-edge research in the neuroscience of drug abuse and addiction.

NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

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