On Friday, November 12, 2010, the NIDA Mini-Convention, a satellite meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 6:35 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Hotel, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101.

The Mini-Convention will feature outstanding scientists presenting recent findings and discussing future directions in the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction. The Mini-Convention includes: four symposia, the SfN Jacob Waletzky Memorial Lecture and a poster session for early career investigators. The symposia this year are:

  • The Role of Nicotinic Receptors in the Habenula in Mediating Addiction
  • Using Model Organisms to Discover Unanticipated Pathways to Addiction
  • A Fresh Look at Dopamine Release & Uptake
  • Connectivity of the Human Brain and its Disruption By Drugs of Abuse