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    La Quinta Inn & Suites

  • DATE

    5-6 March

About Event

This two-day virtual conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for networking among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists. The BBC meeting has served as a “launch pad” for many young, innovative investigators to join the ever-growing world of SUD research.

2011 Featured Speakers


Alexandros Makriyannis, PhD

Northeastern University

Topic: The molecular basis of cannabinoid activity: biochemical studies on endocannabinoid targets


Klaus Miczek, PhD

Tufts University

Topic: Social stress and escalation of alcohol and cocaine self administration: common neural circuitry?


Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD

The Rockefeller University

Topic: Mu opioid receptor, SNPs, and altered stress responsivity


Plenary Speakers


Lakshmi Devi, PhD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Opioid receptor interactions: implications in analgesia and addiction


John Traynor, PhD

University of Michigan

A 2-way street: opioid receptors and regulators of G protein signaling


Tom Prisinzano, PhD

University of Kansas

Mu-agonists from Salvinorin A


Jennifer Whistler, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Morphine-induced mu opioid receptor trafficking enhances analgesia and reward yet prevents tolerance, dependence and compulsive drug use