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Monday, November 23, 2009

NIDA Track Coming to APA 2010 Meeting

The nuerobiology of obestity and the pathways of addiction in the developing brain are among topics the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is planning for its track at the APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, May 22-26, 2010.

NIDA staff and researchers are planning symposia and workshops on these topics:

  • The Challenge of Cognitive Enhancers in Medicine
  • How Dysfunction of Learning and Memory Circuits Contribute to Substance Abuse and Other Psychiatric Disorders
  • Maintenance Treatment for Opiate Dependence: Terminable or Interminable?
  • Innovations in Integrated Treatment of Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Neurobiology of Obesity: Why We Can Get Too Motivated to Eat
  • Sex/Gender Differences and Women-Specific Issues in Drug Abuse: Predicting and Improving Treatment Outcomes
  • Update on Medications Development: Promising New Treatments for Drug Addiction
  • Adolescent Potential: Exploring the Developing Brain and Understanding Pathways of Addiction
  • Smoking and Psychiatric Disorders: Clues About Causal Pathways and Innovative Treatment Approaches
  • Novel Tools for Preventing and Treating Substance Use and Comorbidities in the Military and Returning Veterans
  • Treating Chronic Pain and Co-Occuring Addiction in Substance Abuse Patients
  • Reward neurocircuitry in substance dependence and other psychiatric disorders: What does brain research tell us? Executive Function as a Brain System for Self-control: The Neurocircuitry of Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

APA Headed for New Orleans

Two APA members and New Orleans Natives -- Drs. Dan Winstead and Ed Foulks -- created this video to show the sights to see while attending the APA’s 163rd Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Member Registration Opens for APA Meeting

Early Bird registration has opened for members of the American Psychiatric Association for the 2010 APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans May 22-26, 2010. Registration for non-members opens on December 17. Press registration will open in mid-January.

Non-member psychiatrists can apply now for APA Membership to take advantage of member pricing if your membership application is received by April 2. Learn more on the American Psychiatric Association meeting Web pages.