CABC: Determination and Determinism: Integrating Causative Networks to Resolve Addictive Dysfunction

This workshop will integrate our current neurobiological mechanistic understanding of addiction with knowledge of the processes of behavioral self-control to develop more effective treatment strategies for addictive dysfunction. To achieve this aim, a broad range of disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, neurobiology, pharmacology, law, religion and public policy will be brought to bear on the problem of addiction.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration closed on January 15th. If you did not pre-register, you can still attend the event, but we cannot provide lunch for attendees that did not pre-register.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Seamans Center, Great Hall, 1st Floor

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome and Overview, Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

9:15 a.m. The Second Hit in Addiction, Chandra Sripada, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

9:45 a.m. Neuroscience of Addiction: Plasticity of Reward Circuitry and Addiction’s “Dark Side”, Loren Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Behavior, The Scripps Research Institute

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Neurobiology of Addiction: What Can We Learn About Causative Networks From Animal Models?, Regina Carelli, Ph.D., Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11 a.m. Behavior Change in Addiction: Insights from Translational Clinical Science, Timothy Strauman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University

11:30 a.m. From Context to Cortex to Conduct (and Back Again): Understanding the Neural Mechanisms That Underlie Environment Behavior Interactions, F. Joseph McClernon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Global Issues in Therapeutics: Bringing People to Participate in Treatment of Drug Addiction, Christina Meade, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health, Duke University

1:30 p.m. Public Policy: Harnessing Science to Create Change, Kelly Brownell, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

2 p.m. Behavioral Sciences in the U.S. Courtroom, Nita Farahany, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Philosophy, Duke University

2:30 p.m. Discussion: What Can We Do?, Edward D. Levin, Ph.D. and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ph.D., Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics, Duke University

3 p.m. Workshop Conclusion

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

08:00AM - 03:00PM


Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Great Hall
This event is on campus.


DIBS Center on Addiction and Behavior Change