Science Day

2017 VCAR Science Day - October 17

REGISTRATION (click here)

Revised Agenda for Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day (10/17/17)

Belcourt Theater

8:00-8:45 Reception (continental Breakfast)

8:45-9:00 Welcome/Introduction: Dr. Danny Winder- Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research 

9:00-9:30 The Opioid Crisis in Tennessee: Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director of the Division of Substance Abuse Services, TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

9:30-9:50 Mayor Megan Barry (Introduction from Dr. Larry Marnett, Dean of the Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)

9:50-10:20 Defining the role of D1 and D2 medium spiny neurons in drug relapse: Dr. Erin Calipari, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

10:20-10:50 Break (Belcourt Theater concessions)

10:50-11:20 Muscarinic Receptor Regulation of Drug Intake: Dr. Carrie Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

11:20-12:20 Opioid Receptors and Brain Function: Dr. Brigitte Kieffer, Scientific Director, Douglas Institute, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Chair, Monique H. Bourgeois in Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Langford Lobby

12:30-3:30 Poster Session & Reception (Heavy Appetizers)

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