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First Annual Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day
October 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
12:20 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Langford Auditorium Lobby, 2209 Garland Ave, Nashville, TN 37232
Please plan to join us on Oct. 17 for the first annual Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day. The theme for the day will be on opiates: their impact on our state and the neurobiology of their actions. We’ll begin the day with a symposium at the Belcourt Theater. Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director of the TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services will describe the current challenges in meeting the opioid epidemic. Dr. Erin Calipari, our newest recruit to the Center, will describe new work using animal models to understand basic mechanisms underlying reward sensation. Dr. Carrie Jones, a member of the Center, will describe a novel strategy her lab is exploring for targeting opiate abuse. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Brigitte Kieffer, the Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute at McGill University, and an internationally recognized expert in the neurobiology of the opiate system. Dr. Kieffer has made many key foundational contributions to our understanding of opiate actions.
Following our symposium, we will move to a trainee poster session and reception in Langford Lobby, where travel awards will be given to a top student and postdoc poster.