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2022 Meeting

It's that time of year again! The IDARS 2022 meeting is now scheduled for September 26th through the 30th and is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, France. Please join us by filling out the registration and hotel registration form below. To register for the hotel please follow this link.

Important Deadlines:
Deadline to submit Session: July 1, 2022
Deadline to submit Abstract: July 1, 2022.
Deadline to Register: July 15, 2022
Deadline for Hotel Accommodation: August 25, 2022

Please email all forms and abstracts to:
Syed F. Ali & Nicholas Gilpin

Submit Symposium/Session

Deadline: July 1, 2022

Seeking submissions for sessions broadly focused on the topic of drug use, misuse and addiction. Submit a half-page summary of the session, and list of speakers with talk titles, affiliations and contact information. The most competitive proposals will include a diverse set of speakers based on geography, gender, race, career stage, gender identity, etc., with a special focus on inclusion of individuals from under-represented groups. Please confirm that your speakers are willing to travel to Nice, France for the meeting prior to including them in your submission, as there will not be virtual talks or attendees at this meeting.

Send submissions to Syed Ali at

Apply for NIAAA-Sponsored R13 Travel Grant/Travel Support

Deadline: July 1, 2022

We encourage individuals to apply for travel support to attend the 2022 IDARS meeting. We will prioritize applications from U.S.-based junior scientists (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty), and those without access to sufficient funds to support travel to the meeting.All applicants should be IDARS members (If you are not a member, you can join online at Financial support will be reimbursed only in the case of in-person attendance. All applicants should plan to present their work in poster form at the meeting – a subset of R13-funded attendees will be selected for short research talks.

To apply:
1) Indicate your intent to apply for financial support on the registration form
2) Send an abstract and a short statement describing your need for financial support to attend the meeting.

Send submissions to Melissa Prestwood at

Apply for Young Investigator Awards

Deadline: July 1, 2022

We have three Young Investigator Awards (Dr. George Koob Travel Award, Dr. Michael Kuhar Travel Award, Dr. Eliot Gardner Travel Award) for individuals in the early stages of their careers in addiction research. Each awardee will receive US $1,000 plus waived registration, and a plaque to be presented at the meeting.

To apply:
1) Submit your CV
2) 1-page statement about your research program.

Send submissions to Syed Ali at

Meeting Registration
Due by July 15th

Applies to all non-members. 

Applies to all traditional members unless qualifying as a post doctoral or graduate student.

Applies to post doctoral and graduate student members only.

This is any additional person that will be accompanying a member or non-member to the conference.

Previous Meetings

16 August 2005

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Venice, Italy

2005 Program

14 August 2007

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Merida, Mexico

2007 Program                                                                                            

17 August 2009

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Seol, South Korea

2009 Program
2009 Photos

23 August 2011

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Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Program

15 April 2013

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Mexico City, Mexcio 

2013 Program                                                        

18 August 2015

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Sydney, Australia

2015 Program

4 September 2017

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

2017 Program                                                                                                               

2 September 2019

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Casablanca, Morocco

2019 Program   
2019 Photos

Previous Meetings Continued

Kyoto, Japan

Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Copenhagen, Denmark

Hamilton, Bermuda

Niigata City, Japan

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