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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Agenda - NIAAA 50th Anniversary Science Symposium

50 Years Saving Lives Through Research NIAAA

NIAAA 50th Symposium Webcast

Day 1: November 30, 2020

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00:04    Welcome and Overview - George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA

03:34     Alcohol as a Coping Response: Hyperkatifeia, Deaths of Despair, and COVID-19 - George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA

20:48     Age, Period, and Cohort Effects in Alcohol Use in the 20th and 21st Century: Implications for the Decades to Come - Katherine Keyes, Ph.D.

1:05:02 Q & A/Discussion 

1:20:40  AUD Risk, Diagnoses and Course in a 35-year Prospective Study Across Two Generations of 453 Families: Implications for Prevention - Marc Schuckit, M.D.  

2:03:02  Q & A/Discussion

2:22:15  Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain: What We’ve Learned and Where the Data Are Taking Us - Susan Tapert, Ph.D.

2:52:34  Q & A/Discussion


Day 2: December 1, 2020

View the recording of Day 2, December 1, 2020 - 

00:03   Welcome and Overview  - George F. Koob, Ph.D. Director, NIAAA

01:07   Alcohol’s Dark Side: The Role of Stress Neurobiology in Risk of and Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder - Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

48:03   Q & A/Discussion  

58:09   Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Current and Future Medications for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder - Barbara Mason, Ph.D.

1:41:26   Q & A/Discussion  

1:58:16   Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Awareness to Insight in Just 50 Years - Michael Charness, M.D.

2:41:46   Q & A/Discussion  

3:05:30   Hope through Discovery—Alcohol Associated Liver Disease - Vijay Shah, M.D.

3:39:58   Q & A/Discussion

4:06:10   Conclusion - George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA

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