(PHILADELPHIA) – Charles
MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Department
of Psychiatry, University
of Pennsylvania Health System, and Research Director,
VA Medical Center, will present “Promising
Approaches in the Treatment of Drug Addiction” at the 2007
American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) Annual
Meeting in San Francisco. As a part of the Friday, February
16th session, “Addiction and the Brain: Are We Hard-Wired
to Abuse Drugs?,” O’Brien will discuss the practical
applications of neuroscience research that have led to the development
of novel medication approaches and other new medications in the
“Neuroscience research unexpectedly led to the discovery
of the endogenous opioid system, and subsequently a new treatment
for alcoholism and a potential method to stop the revolving door
for heroin addicts who relapse shortly after release from prison,” says
O’Brien will also participate in a news briefing featuring
brief presentations followed by a Q&A session.
Schedule of events:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
1 – 2
p.m. Pacific Time
AAAS Briefing Room, Nikko Ballroom III
3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA
Addiction and the Brain: Are We Hard-Wired to
Friday, February 16, 2007
8:30 – 11:
30 a.m. Pacific Time
Hilton San Francisco
Continental Ballroom 6
THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE AT:
The addiction symposium is organized by the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National
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