Annual Symposium

We are Excited to Return to an In-Person Format for our 10th Annual Symposium April 16th and 17th

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Register by April 3rd, 2023

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Event Program

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, we offer expanded programming for community members, scientists and trainees.  This year’s annual symposium brings exciting opportunities provided through the MBI’s commitment to support emerging UF-related conferences. These funds allow us to expand programming and more effectively engage our colleagues in addiction science from across the state. ALL events are free, but check registration/submission deadlines above*.

**Expand Networks and Understanding: For the first time, we are holding a Networking Event on the evening of April 16th at the Matheson History Museum (513 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601).   The event brings together our statewide collaborators, trainees, and community advocates for food and informal conversation.  The Matheson History Museum is a wonderful venue with bits of history and free parking.  Our 10th anniversary is a perfect time to celebrate the power of interfacing community needs and scientific effort. More information can be found here.

**Share Cutting-Edge Science: Panels of 3-4 short talks highlighting cutting edge addiction-related science ranging from molecular neuroscience to clinical interventions being conducted across Florida institutions. Panels are expected to be 75 minutes in length.

Keynote Addresses: April 17th McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese AuditoriumKeynote Speakers Dr. Shannon Gourley (Emory University) and Dr. Bonnie Nagel (Oregon Health & Science University) will provide lectures focusing on the “Biopsychosocial Variables Differentiating Resiliency in Adolescent Substance Use”.  Dr. Gourley will address the topic using animal models with Dr. Nagel relying on human data. (Note: Zoom Link is available to registered distance attendees.)

Gather Career Development Insights:  Participate in luncheon career development roundtables moderated by colleagues across the state. You need not be a trainee to participate. (Use registration form to indicate your interest).

Discuss Your Research:  Trainee presented poster presentations describing their current work. Monetary awards for outstanding work by undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral basic and applied researchers will be made!

*General Registration for the April 17th events closes on April 3rd

**10th Anniversary FIRST time Offerings. A special thank you to the McKnight Brain Institute for Conference Support!!

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