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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Recovery from AUD: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion



September 30, 2020 - 12:00 PM to September 30, 2020 - 3:00 PM


Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion of a New NIAAA Research Definition

Purpose: To disseminate NIAAA's new research definition of recovery to the alcohol treatment field as well as to other pertinent key stakeholders. 

Date: Wednesday September 30, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET 

To Join: Click on Webex link:

  • Meeting Number: 126 873 3568
  • Password: recoveryNIAAA

Call in to join by phone: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

  • Access code: 126 873 3568

For Attendees: For those who attend, we request that if you have any questions for the recovery panel, please send them to use beforehand at the following email address:  Questions will be incorporated into the discussion with the recovery panel. 



  • George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA:  Introductory Remarks
  • Brett Hagman, Ph.D., Program Director, NIAAA: “Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder: Development of a NIAAA Definition”
  • John Kelly, Ph.D., Recovery Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Departments of Psychiatry: “On Defining Recovery: Utility and Challenges”
  • Stephen Maisto, Ph.D., Syracuse University:    “Reaction to and Reception of NIAAA’s Proposed Definition of AUD Recovery”
  • Constance Weisner, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente:   “A Health Services Approach to Studying Recovery in Health Systems”
  • Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D., University of New Mexico: “Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder Can Achieve and Sustain Non- Abstinent Recovery”
  • Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., University of Florida: “Why studying multiple pathways to AUD recovery matters:  Lessons learned from natural recovery research”
  • Sarah E. Zemore, Ph.D., Alcohol Research Group (ARG): “Defining Recovery: Experiential Perspectives of those in Recovery”
  • Christine Timko, Ph.D., Stanford University:  “NIAAA’s Recovery Definition and Mutual-Help Research: Joining Science and Experience”
  • Recovery Panel -- “Q and A Session with Recovery Panel”



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