Thursday Afternoon, October 17

2:00 pm
Sugar, Hormones, and the Reward System
Robert Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco

2:30 pm
Hot Topic: Bariatric Surgery and Alcoholism Risk
Angella Barr, MD, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

2:40 pm
Common Elements in the Neuroplasticity of Addiction: Implications for Treatment
George Koob, PhD, Professor and Chair, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

3:10 pm
Break with Exhibitors

3:30 pm
Development of Vaccines for Treatment of Opioid and Psychostimulant Addiction
George Koob, PhD

4:00 pm
Gone to Pot: The Impact of Early Onset Marijuana Use on Neurocognitive Function and Structure
Staci Gruber, PhD, Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

4:50 pm
Cannabis: N-Acetylcysteine and Gabapentin Treatment
Timmen Cermak, MD, Psychiatrist, Mill Valley, CA

5:05 pm
Treating Addiction in the Aging Baby Boomers
David Oslin, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia VA Medical Center

5:45 pm
Adjourn Plenary

7:30 pm
Movie Night with Popcorn and Discussion
(Guests welcome)
Excerpts from the documentary “Bill W.” about the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and discussion with George Vaillant, MD, Professor at Harvard Medical School, Former AA Trustee and author of Natural History of Alcoholism, Revisited
“Laudatory but never simplistic, “Bill W.” is a thoroughly engrossing portrait of Wilson, his times and the visionary fellowship that is his legacy.”
— Los Angeles Times