Registration is now open for the June 6th workshop on Addiction and Impulsive Decision-Making

Addiction and Impulsive Decision-Making

Understanding mechanism to improve treatment outcome

June 6th 2012

9 am - 3 pm
University of British Columbia
Irving Barber Learning Centre
Room R261 - 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.

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We are excited to announce that registration is now open!

This workshop is designed to bring health care practitioners and researchers together through lectures, small group discussions and knowledge exchange on addiction and impulsive decision-making.

The meeting’s ultimate goal is to enhance the delivery of scientifically-based treatments to drug abuse patients. The specific aim is to present and discuss current scientific findings and their significance for current and potential future treatment.

After every presentation, there will be small group discussions followed by full group knowledge exchange and debate. Please come prepared to share your opinions, case studies, and experiences.

Speakers include:
Dr. Gerry Moeller; University of Texas
" Impulsivity as a critical factor in initiation and maintenance of addictions"

Dr. Catharine Winstanley; UBC Department of Psychology (Organizer)
"Basic Neuroscience of impulsivity and addiction"

Dr. Chris Richardson; UBC School of Population and Public health
"moving up-streat: Exploring the relationship between impulsivity and adolescents' intention to initiate substance use"

Dr. Christian Schütz; UBC Department of Psychiatry (Organizer)
"Impulsivity in complex concurrent disorder clients: the clinician's perspective"

Dr. Warren Bickel; University of Virginia Tech
"Execessive discounting, a form of impulsivity as a biomarker and theraputic target"

The workshop is sponsored by the MIND Foundation

This workshop is a satellite event of 'Lost in Translation 2012' - June 7th, 8th, and 9th at the UBC Life Sciences Centre

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This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible
for up to 4.25 Section 1 creditsas defined by the Maintenance of
Certification program ofthe Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
This program has been reviewedand approved by UBC Division of
Continuing Professional Development.

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