9th Biennial Meeting Scheduled

IDARS will be hosting our 9th biennial meeting from April 29th to May 3rd, 2024. This year our meeting will be held in the Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Starting January 10th 2024, Brazil will reestablish the reciprocity law for visas from US, Canada and Australian citizens. Please gather all required materials and apply for your visa here.

Avenida LĂșcio Costa, 9.600, Barra da Tijuca, 22795-007, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Cel. +55 21 99737 8436
Tel. +55 21 3797 8621

If you are interested in joining our next meeting, please register for the event (digitally) below or by filling out the (paper) form. If you are not a registered member, please register here. You may register for the hotel by filling out this form.

Please email all forms and questions to

Meeting Registration
Due by February 15th, 2024
Prices will increase by $100 after the above due date.

Applies to all non-members. 

Applies to all traditional members unless qualifying as a post doctoral or graduate student. Membership will be verified.

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.

Apply for Young Investigator Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2024

We have five Young Investigator Awards 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.

Dr. George Koob Young Investigator Award

Dr. Michael Kuhar Young Investigator Award

Dr. Eliot Gardner Young Investigator Award

Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, Seton Hall University Young Investigator

UTHSC Van Vleet Endowed Chair in Pharmacology Young Investigator Award

To apply any of these awards please:

1) Specify the award
2) Submit your CV
3) Submit a 1-page statement about your research program
4) Propose abstract

Send submissions to Syed Ali at

Apply for NIAAA-Sponsored R13 Travel Grant/Travel Support

Deadline: January 20, 2024

Are you seeking travel support to attend the meeting? Travel support is only available to U.S.-based students and fellows. If you are a student or fellow, and you would like to apply for travel support, please email:

1) A 1-page cover letter explaining the need for external travel support,
2) Your CV
3) A proposed abstract

Awardees will be expected to present a short flash talk.

Send submissions to Dr. Nick Gilpin at no later than January 10, 2024.


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