Featured Speakers | Program at a glance

Featured Speakers
Miyoung Suh, RD, PhD, University of Manitoba, Canada
Title: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder-can prenatal nutrition strategy make a difference for brain development?
Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, MS, PhD, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, USA
Title: ADAR2-dependent GluA2 editing regulates Cocaine seeking
Gabriela Ilie, PhD, St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada
Title: Mental health and substance use correlates in a population sample of Canadian adults with and without a history of traumatic brain injuries
Maria de Fatima Padin, PhD, Federal University of Sao Paul, Brazil
Title: Family members affected by a relative’s substance misuse looking for social support: Who are they?
Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, MD, University of Toulouse, France
Title: Medication abuse in Europe: which pharmacoepidemiological ressources?
Jung-Seok Choi, MD, PhD, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Title: Similarities and differences in neurocognitive and neuroimaging findings among internet gaming disorder and alcohol use disorder
Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, LCC, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Title: Are eating disorders reward deficiency syndromes?
Tatjana Petrova, PhD, Chicago State University, USA
Title: Motivational interviewing - patient-centered communication in brief health care encounters
Jane E. Joseph, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Title: Greater mesolimbic loss-sensitivity in young adult social drinkers at risk for alcohol dependence
Alexander Moler, MS, The Coalition Against Drug Abuse, USA
Title: An assessment of outcomes measure implementation in the addiction treatment space
David Baron,  DO, MSEd, USC University, USA
Title: Reward Deficiency Syndrome in Sports Psychiatry
Peter Banys, MD, MSc, The University of California, San Francisco, USA
Title: The Evolving Landscape of International Drug Policy Reforms and Cannabis Legalization in California
David E. Smith, MD, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Title: Process addictions and addiction transfer
Rajendra Badgaiyan, MD, MMSc, University of Minnesota, USA
Title: Dopamine Neurotransmission In Reward Deficiency Syndrome
Deborah Matteliano, PhD, RN, FNP, University at Buffalo, USA
Title: Promoting epigenetic networks using biopsycho-spiritual approaches for treating prescription opioid addiction
Panayotis K. Thanos, PhD, University of Buffalo, USA
Title: Dopamine D2, Obesity and Reward Deficiency Syndrome
Dieter J. Meyerhoff, PhD, University of California San Francisco, USA
Title: Polysubstance use and brain function. Why bother?
David Nussbaum, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Title: Expression of Reward Deficiency Syndrome depends on more than Dopamine
Brett C. Ginsburg, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
Title: Modeling recovery
Therese K. Killeen, PhD APRN BC, University of South Carolina, USA
Title: Integrating substance use and eating disorder treatment: Adapting  evidence based treatments
Valentina Bassareo, PhD, University of Cagliari, Italy
Title: Role of mesolimbic dopamine in food and drug reward
Tais de Campos Moreira, PhD, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre /UFCSPA, Brazil
Title: Quality of life of users of psychoactive substances, relatives and non-users
Zainab Samaan, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych, McMaster University, Canada
Title: The concerning state of Opioid addiction trials and guidelines: To whom does this evidence apply
Edward Modestino, PhD, Boston University, USA
Title: Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Attentional/arousal subtypes, limitations of current diagnostic nosology, and future research
Judith Van Sant, PhD, RN, CNE, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, USA
Title: Getting in and out whole: Connecting with patients' emotional pain in the Psychiatric setting
Rouba Kozak, PhD, Pfizer Inc., USA
Title: Role of α5 subunit containing nicotinic receptors in key circuits involved in nicotinic addiction and beyond
Bryan Yamamoto, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Title: Interactions between Methamphetamine and stress: A dangerous combination
John J. Giordano, CCJS, MAC, CAP The National Institute Of Holistic Addiction Studies, USA
Title: Comprehensive holistic approaches in addiction medicine
Marisela Morales, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Title: A Glutamatergic Reward Input from the Dorsal Raphe to the Ventral Tegmental Dopamine Neurons
Alexandra L. Carlin, PhD, The Coalition Against Drug Abuse, USA
Title: An assessment of outcomes measure implementation in the addiction treatment space
Kenneth Blum, PhD University of Florida, USA
Title: “Dopamine Resistance” in brain reward circuitry as a function of Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARSPDX) polymorphisms in RDS: Synaptamine complex variant (KB220Z) induced “Dopamine Sensitivity” as a Pro-Recovery Agent
Gjumrakch Aliev, MD, PhD, University of Atlanta, USA
Title: The oxidative stress induced nitric oxide dependent mitochondrial DNA over proliferation and deletion in the context of the Cancer and Neurodegeneration: Recent challenge
Irini Giannopulu, PhD, IHU-A-ICM Prisme Virtual Reality, Paris
Title: Interactor Toy Robot Encourages Verbal and Emotional Expressions in Autism
Norman S. Miller, MD JD PLLC, Bear River Health at Walloon Lake, USA
Title: Opioid Medications:Efficacy and Risks
Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D. PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Title: Novel prophylactic and therapeutic interventions for stress-induced depression
Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, M.D. PhD, Central Michigan University, USA
Title: Mechanisms of Pain and Opioid Pharmacology
Meera Vaswani, PhD, FRSC, MNAMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Title: Dopaminergic Pathways in Alcohol Dependence: First data on Indian population
Sion Kim Harris, D.Phil, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Title: "This is your brain on drugs": Adolescent substance use prevention through neuroscience education
Session Chairs
Harold C. Smith
David E. Smith
University of California at San Francisco, USA
Ram Samudrala
Dieter J. Meyerhoff
University of California San Francisco, USA
Ram Samudrala
Norman S. Miller
Bear River Health at Walloon Lake, USA
Nikolai Zhelev
Deborah Matteliano
University at Buffalo, USA
Steven LaPlante
Edward Modestino
Boston University, USA
Krishnan Chakravarthy
David Nussbaum
University of Toronto, Canada