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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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

Sponsored by the Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery Branch (THSRB) within the Division of Treatment and Recovery (DTR) at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Date of Event: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | 3 hours | Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Agenda for Virtual Recovery Roundtable

Daniel Falk, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Program Director, NIAAA
“Welcome and Introduction”
George Koob, Ph.D.
Institute 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, PhD
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”
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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