Eldorado Hotel & Spa Floorplan

Registered Attendees


Registered attendees (and speakers, organizers, etc.) will have access to the following items from their Account page:

  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

  • Full participant list, including joint meeting participants
  • Printable Invoices and Invitation Letters
  • Scholarship Information
  • Lodging Information

Login to My Account page

This meeting took place in 2007



For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Neurobiology of Addiction (C3)


Organizer(s) Stephen F. Heinemann and Eric J. Nestler
February 25—March 1, 2007
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 27, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 26, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The meeting will cover the latest research that seeks to understand—at the basic molecular, synaptic, and systems levels—the mechanisms of addictive behavior using both animal model systems and human studies. The meeting will include a discussion of the complex neural circuitry in the brain that is involved in reward, as well as the long-lasting molecular and cellular changes and behavioral states induced by drugs of abuse.

View Scholarships/Awards
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

15:00—19:30
Registration

North Concourse
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Sunset Room

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Eldorado Court
08:00—11:15
Neural Circuitry of Reward
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Eric J. Nestler, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Laura L. Peoples, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Inhibition of Accumbal Neurons: Role in Cocaine Reinforcements and Addiction

William A. Carlezon, Jr., Harvard Medical School, USA
Role of Nucleus Accumbens CREB in Motivated Behavior: Implications for Co-Morbidity of Addiction and Depression

Yavin Shaham, National Institutes of Health, USA
Relapse to Food Seeking: Role of CRF and PYY3-36

Terry E. Robinson, University of Michigan, USA
Drugs, Neuroplasticity and Addiction

Christian Lüscher, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Short Talk: Reversing Cocaine-Induced Synaptic Plasticity in the Ventral Tegmental Area

Heinz Steiner, RFUMS/Chicago Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Cocaine Effects on Motor Learning in a Novel Running-Wheel Motor-Learning Paradigm

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunset Room
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunset Room
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Focus on Vulnerability States

Anasazi Ballroom
* Lorna W. Role, Stony Brook University, USA

Michela Marinelli, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, USA
Greater Excitability of Midbrain Dopamine Cells in Adolescent vs. Adult Rats

Q. David Walker, Duke University, USA
Cocaine Elicits Enhanced Behavioral and Dopamine Responses in Prepubertal and Castrated Rats

Linda P. Dwoskin, University of Kentucky, USA
Environmental Enrichment Alters Dopamine Transporter and Vesicular Monoamine Transporter Function and Cellular Localization in Medial Prefrontal Cortex

Bruce H. Mandt, University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center, USA
Individual Differences in Locomotor Response and Rapid Cocaine-Induced Regulation of the Striatal Dopamine Transporter

Yancy Ferrer Acosta, University of Puerto Rico, USA
Novelty and Cocaine Intake: A New Role for CREB within the Nuclues Accumbens?

Tiziana Rubino, University of Insubria, Italy
Adolescent THC Exposure Induces Mood Alterations in Adulthood: Behavioural and Neurochemical Evidences

Bethany R. Brookshire, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA
Long-Term Methylphenidate Exposure Changes Dopamine/Serotonin Interactions

David M. Dietz, Florida State University, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Zia Concourse
17:00—19:00
Neurophysiology and Synaptic Plasticity to Drugs of Abuse
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Peter W. Kalivas, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Robert C. Malenka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Distinct Function and Plasticity at Striatal Direct and Indirect Pathway Synapses

Julie A. Kauer, Brown University, USA
LTP of GABAergic Synapses on Dopamine Neurons of the VTA

Lorna W. Role, Stony Brook University, USA
Synaptic Actions of Nicotine

Mark J. Thomas, University of Minnesota, USA
Short Talk: Experience-Elicited Synaptic Plasticity in the Nucleus Accumbens: Bidirectional Control by Cocaine

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sunset Room

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Eldorado Court
08:00—11:00
Molecular Plasticity to Drugs of Abuse
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Stephen F. Heinemann, The Salk Institute, USA

Peter W. Kalivas, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Cocaine-induced Adaptations in Glutamatergic Function

Julie A. Blendy, University of Pennsylvania, USA
CREB Family Transcription Factors and Addiction

Eric J. Nestler, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
DeltaFosB and Chromatin Remodeling: Mechanisms of Long-Lasting Adaptations in Brain

Kelly L. Conrad, Rosalind Franklin University, USA
Short Talk: AMPA Receptor Trafficking in the Nucleus Accumbens in Rats that Display a Time-Dependent Increase in Cocaine-Seeking Behavior

Paul G. Mermelstein, University of Minnesota, USA
Short Talk: Dopaminergic Regulation of NFAT-Dependent Gene Expression in Striatum

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunset Room
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunset Room
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Part 1, Focus on Feeding and Addiction Part 2, Focus on BDNF/Dynorphin

Anasazi Ballroom
* Julie A. Blendy, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Nicole M. Avena, Princeton University, USA
Can Sugar be “Addictive”?

Sarah F. Leibowitz, Rockefeller University, USA
Overeating of Dietary Fat: Role of Orexigenic Peptides in a Vicious Cycle

Stephanie L. Borgland, University of British Columbia, Canada
Orexin/Hypocretin Signaling is Important for Highly Motivational Substances

Stephanie E. Fulton, University of Montreal, Canada
Influence of Leptin on Mesoaccumbens Dopamine Signaling and Function

Jacqueline F. McGinty, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Relapse to Cocaine Seeking Increases BDNF and Immediate Early Gene Expression in the Prefrontal and Orbitofrontal Cortices of Abstinent Rats

Charles Chavkin, University of Washington, USA
Stress-Induced Reinstatement of Cocaine-Craving is Mediated by the Dynorphin-Kappa Opioid System: Further Analysis of the Molecular Mechanisms and Anatomical Sites of Action

Marian L. Logrip, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Dynorphin Is a Key Downstream Effector of the Homeostatic Regulation of Ethanol Consumption by BDNF

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Zia Concourse
17:00—19:00
Addiction in Model Organisms
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Charles Chavkin, University of Washington, USA

Amy W. Lasek, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Of Flies and Mice: Roles of LMO’s in Cocaine-Induced Behavior

Michael Carvan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
The Identification of Genes in Zebrafish that Influence Responses to Substances of Abuse

Steve L. McIntire, Gallo Center, University of California San Francisco, USA
A Genetic Analysis of Ethanol Sensitivity and Tolerance in C. elegans

Melisa J. Wallace, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Protien Kinase C-epsilon Regulates Acute Behavioral Responses to Cannabinoids

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sunset Room

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Eldorado Court
08:00—11:15
Behavior States and Models
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Cynthia Kuhn, Duke University Medical Center, USA

Trevor W. Robbins, University of Cambridge, UK
Causes and Consequences of Addiction to Stimulants: Experimental Studies of Vulnerability and Cognitive Sequelae

Ann E. Kelley, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Neural Systems Governing Natural Rewards: Focus on Corticostriatal-Hypothalamic Integration

George F. Koob, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Reward and Anti- Reward: The Neural Basis of the Dark Side of Addiction

David W. Self, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Mechanisms of D2 Receptor Sensitization in Drug Relapse

Ajna Hamidovic, University of Chicago, USA
Short Talk: The Role of Dopamine D2/D3 Receptor Agonist Pramipexole on Impulsivity

Nicholas E. Goeders, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, USA
Short Talk: Combination Pharmacotherapy Targeting the HPA Axis Decreases Intravenous Cocaine Self-Administration in Rats

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Zia Concourse
17:00—19:00
Clinical Studies: Circuits, Genes and Phenotypes in Human Addicts
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Anasazi Ballroom
* Howard L. Fields, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Frank Telang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Neural Circuitry of Addiction in Humans

Hans Breiter, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Imaging Drug and Natural Reward in Humans

David Goldman, NIAAA, National Institutes of Health, USA
Genetics of Human Addictions

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13DA022869-01




We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


Click here to view more of these organizations


Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


Click here to view more of these organizations


If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

Click here for more information on Industry Support and Recognition Opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Yvonne Psaila, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2676