This year marks a major milestone for NIAAA—40 years of supporting alcohol-related research and working to improve public health. NIAAA will commemorate this landmark event by hosting a special 40th Anniversary Symposium. 

Join us as we review the current state of alcohol research and explore the future of the field. 

NIAAA 40th Anniversary Symposium 


Time Topic Speaker
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D.
9:15 - 9:45 Genetic Research: Who is at Risk For Alcoholism?

Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine

9:45 - 10:15 Neuroscience of Alcohol Abuse

Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Stanford Unversity School of Medicine

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Jennifer Thomas, Ph. D. 

San Diego State University

11:00 - 11:30 Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems Through Policy Research

Robert B. Voas, Ph.D.

Pacific Institue for Research and Evaluation

11:30 - 12:00  Panel Discussion
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:15  Alcohol, Immunity, and Health

Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D. 

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

1:15 - 1:45 Drinking, Binge Drinking, and Associated Consequences Among U.S. Ethic Minorities

Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Texas School of Public Health

1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 2:30 Reducing Underage and Young Adult Drinking

Michael Windle, Ph.D. 

Emory University

2:30 - 3:00  Focus on Comorbid Mental Health Disorders

Robert M. Anthenelli, M.D. 

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati Vetereans Affairs Medical Center

3:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussion
3:30  Wrap up Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D.