NIAAA Marks 50 Years With Special Research Track

A special research track organized in conjunction with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at APA’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia will feature an exciting lineup of sessions on the latest advances in alcohol research, as well as a 50th anniversary tribute to NIAAA.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, explore new NIAAA resources that can be integrated into clinical practice, and more.

Richard Koob

Presenters include George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director of the NIAAA and leading authority on drug addiction and stress. Dr. Koob has contributed to our understanding of the neurocircuitry associated with the acute reinforcing effects of drugs of abuse and the neuroadaptations of the reward and stress circuits associated with the transition to addiction.

Sessions in the NIAAA research track include the following:

  • NIAAA 50th Anniversary—Alcohol Use Disorder: The Brain, the Pain, and Alleviating the Shame
    (Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
  • Understanding Pathways of Recovery From an Alcohol Use Disorder
    (Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
  • New Approaches to the Study and Treatment of Risky Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder
    (Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
  • Harmful Drinking Among Women and Girls: SBIRT and Beyond
    (Saturday, April 25, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Alcohol and the Immune System Interactions: Challenges and Opportunities
    (Sunday, April 26, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
  • Deaths of Despair: Alcohol Misuse and Psychiatric Comorbidities
    (Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About Identification, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Treatment, and More
    (Monday, April 27, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
  • The NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: What It Can Do for You and Your Patients
    (Monday, April 27, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
  • The New NIAAA Clinician Core Resource: What Every Health Care Professional Should Know About Alcohol
    (Monday, April 27, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Pain and the Brain: Insights on Opioid Therapy and Alcohol Use Management in People With Chronic Pain Conditions
    (Monday, April 27, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
  • Screening and Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients With Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease (Tuesday, April 28, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.)
  • Gut, Liver, and Brain Interactions in the Etiology and Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
    (Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.)