News Advisory
NIDA's Frontiers in Addiction

Meeting Explores Willpower, New Technologies in Imaging, and Brain Development
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
part of the National Institutes of Health, will convene a
one-day mini-convention at the Society for Neuroscience Annual
Meeting in Washington, D.C. NIDA scientists will present
recent findings and discuss future directions in neuroscience.
Concepts to be discussed include: how the environment can
alter gene function (epigenetics) in addiction and brain
development; what determines free will or  free won't; and
how ground-breaking imaging technologies can reveal gene
activation in the living brain, and/or control neurons and
Why: To bring together scientists to explore the latest research on addiction neuroscience.
When: Friday, November 14, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Where: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Grand Ballroom North and Central
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
More Information: For more information on the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, please visit
To arrange an interview with NIDA staff, please contact NIDA press
officers Dorie Hightower or Stephanie Older at 301-443-6245 or e-mail
your request to

Continue reading for all the details on this event.

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