Relapse and Recovery: from Mechanistic Understanding to Translational Research
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable studies in drug and alcohol research, in areas ranging from molecular mechanisms to treatment strategies
2016 NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day mini-convention, a satellite event of the 2016 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. NIDA and NIAAA grantees will present on addiction relapse and recovery, with an emphasis on the integration of preclinical and clinical research and leveraging insights from big data approaches.
Why: Scientists from around the world explore the latest research in the field of addiction neuroscience.
When: Friday, November 11, 2016
 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
Where: San Diego Convention Center
 Room 7AB
 111 W. Harbor Drive
 San Diego, CA 92101
Media Registration is Free. Please register here.
Event Highlights: 
  • Introduction and Opening Remarks – remarks by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow and NIAAA Director Dr. George F. Koob
  • Drug Memory, Molecular Drivers, and Circuit Mechanisms of Relapse – an exploration of the neurobiological mechanisms of memory, stress, and altered mood that contribute to relapse
  • Science Driven Treatment – an overview of individual traits, pharmacotherapy and behavioral approaches to sustain recovery from substance use and addiction
  • NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase – an opportunity for early career investigators to discuss their research findings and interests with NIDA and NIAAA staff, training directors, and other substance use researchers
  • Keynote Presentation of the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Winner – keynote speech from this year’s scientist recognized for innovative research on substance use or addiction. Past-year awardees can be found here:
  • NIH PRESS CONFERENCE – NIH Directors will speak to science reporters about new programs, initiatives, and research advances in neuroscience
    November 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room 15A of the Convention Center​
    For more information, contact: 301-443-4536;
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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to Online ordering is available at NIDA’s media guide can be found at, and its easy-to-read website can be found at You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.