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.

GRAND HYATT RIO DE JANEIRO
Avenida Lúcio 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 idars2024@gmail.com.

2024 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:00 – 2:00 Registration desk open

8:00 – 8:05: Welcome & Opening Remarks in Conference Room: George Koob

8:05 – 8:10: Travel Award Presentations: George Koob and Nick Gilpin

8:10 – 9:00: PLENARY I

Moderator: Michael Kuhar, Emory University (USA)

George Koob, Director, NIH/NIAAA, USA.


SESSION I: DRUG AND ALCOHOL EFFECTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Moderator: Tiffany Wills (USA) 

9:00 – 9:20: Epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) of cocaine users. Rodrigo
Grassi-Oliveira, U. of Aarhus, DENMARK.

9:20 – 9:40: Binge-drinking during mature adulthood induces behavioral and biochemical indices of cognitive decline in C57BL/6J mice.
Karen Szumlinski, UCSB USA.

9:40 – 10:00: Early life adversity effects on reward-related behavior and drug intake in developing rats.
Millie Rincon-Cortes, U. of Texas at Dallas, USA.

10:00 – 10:20: Prenatal alcohol effects on amygdala function and maladaptive behaviors.
Marvin Diaz, SUNY Binghamton, USA.

10:20 – 10:40 AM COFFEE/TEA BREAK

SESSION II: TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND EPIGENETIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON END ORGANS.  

Moderators: Antonio Noronha (USA) and Mohammed Akbar (USA) 

10:40 – 11:00: Role of Chromatin Modifier Developmental Pluripotency Associated Factor 4 in Mediation of Fetal Alcohol Effects on Neuroendocrine System.
Dipak Sarkar, Rutgers University, USA.

11:00 – 11:20: RNA-seq analysis reveals mechanisms underlying binge ethanol-induced differential spleen atrophy in adolescent rats.
Sulie Chang, Seton Hall University, USA.

11:20 – 11:40: Adolescent binge drinking disrupts fMRI neuronal networks and cognition through epigenetic priming of neuroimmune signaling and silencing of cholinergic neurons.
Fulton Crews, UNC, USA.

11:40 – 12:00: Deciphering brain epitranscriptome: A new mechanism of adult psychopathology after adolescent alcohol exposure.
Subhash Pandey, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA. 

12:00 – 1:30 PM LUNCH

SESSION III: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT

Moderators: Anna Bukiya (USA) and Fernando Valenzuela (USA)

1:30 – 1:50: Fetal cerebral artery mitochondria as a target of maternal alcohol intoxication.
Anna Bukiya, U. of Tennessee HSC, USA.

1:50 – 2:10: Acute exposure to THC alters discrete components of neuromuscular junction transmission in larval zebrafish.
Declan Ali, U. of Alberta, CANADA.

2:10 – 2:30: Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on behavior in mice with dopamine and microglia cell specific deletion of CB2R.
Ana Canseco-Alba, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, MEXICO.

2:30 – 2:50: Effects of developmental alcohol and cannabis exposure on cortical sensory processing.
Alex Medina, U. of Maryland, USA.

2:50 – 3:10 PM COFFEE/TEA BREAK 

SESSION IV: FLASH TALKS - STUDENT & POST-DOC

Moderator: Barbara Juarez, U. of Maryland, USA

3:10 – 3:19: Opioid-induced dysbiosis of maternal gut microbiota during gestation alters offspring gut microbiota and pain sensitivity.
Yaa Abu, U. of Miami, USA.

3:19 – 3:27: Cortical brain areas involved in contextual tolerance to fentanyl in male C57BL/6 mice.
Rosa Serrano, Yale University, USA.

3:27 – 3:36: Central Amygdala Neuronal Populations Control Opioid-Related Behavior: The Role of Glucocorticoids.
Lucas Tortorelli, NIH, USA.

3:36 – 3:45: Neonatal morphine exposure (NME) results in sustained alterations to the gut microbiome contributing to hypersensitivity to thermal pain in adolescence.
Danielle Antoine, U. of Miami, USA.

3:45 – 3:54: Opioid antagonism modulates oxytocin-induces anxiolytic-like behavior: Implications for treatment of substance use disorders.
Khalin E. Nisbett. NIH, USA.

3:54 – 4:03: Binge ethanol exposure in mouse equivalent to third trimester human pregnancy: Impact on neuronal function in the subiculum.
Katalina Lopez, U. of New Mexico, USA.

4:03 – 4:12: Effect of ketone esters on blood alcohol levels in rats and human.
Janaina Vendruscolo, NIH, USA.

4:12 – 4:21: Psilocybin modulation of a cognitive control nucleus.
Maxwell Madden, U. of Maryland, USA.

4:21 – 3:30: Cell-Type-Specific Analysis of Dopaminoceptive Neurons in Ventral Hippocampus in Cocaine Action.
Veronika Kondev, Mount Sinai University, USA.

4:30 – 4:39: Systemic inhibition of mTOR activity does not block the expression of incubated craving for methamphetamine or sucrose.
Fernando Cano, UCSB, USA.

4:39 – 4:48: CCL2 antagonist RS504393 reverses heroin-induced hyperalgesia and place aversion in adult male and female rats. 
Nadia Said, NIH, USA

4:48 – 4:59: Use of Social Media Platforms Among Cannabis Retailers in the United States.
Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, Washington U., USA

8:00 – 2:00 PM Registration desk open

8:00 – 9:00: PLENARY II

Moderator: Antonio Noronha, NIH/NIAAA (USA)

Associative and Sensorimotor Basal Ganglia Circuit Roles in Substance Use and Misuse.
David Lovinger, Intramural Scientific Director, NIH/NIAAA, USA.


SESSION V: RECENT INSIGHTS ON THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF STRESS EFFECTS ON ALCOHOL- AND COCAINE-RELATED BEHAVIORS

Moderator: Marcus Weera (USA)

9:00 – 9:20: Stress increases voluntary ethanol intake in mice with a history of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure.
Marcelo Lopez, MUSC, USA.

9:20 – 9:40: Lateral hypothalamus mediates stress-induced escalation of alcohol drinking.
Marcus Weera, Tufts U., USA.

9:40 – 10:00: Adult BNST stimulation promotes sex-specific negative affect-like behavior and parabrachial activation in mice with adolescent alcohol history.
Lucas Albrechet-Souza, LSU Health Sciences Center, USA.

10:00 – 10:20: Critical role of microglia in stress-induced neuroadaptations in accumbens core and cocaine seeking.
Constanza Garcia-Keller, Med. College of Wisconsin, USA. 

10:20 – 10:40 AM COFFEE/TEA BREAK

SESSION VI: EXPLORING MULTILEVEL VULNERABILITIES IN COCAINE ADDITION 

Moderators: Olivier George (USA) and Lieselot Carrette (USA) 

10:40 – 11:00: An autophagy-related protein Becn2 regulates cocaine reward behaviors via the brain dopaminergic system.
Ming Xu, U. of Chicago, USA.

11:00 – 11:20: Identification of gene variants that predict cocaine addiction-like behaviors in heterogeneous stock rats.
Olivier George, UCSD, USA.

11:20 – 11:40: Sex-specific differences in deltaFosB expression promotes neuroadaptation and cocaine self-administration in heterogeneous stock rats.
Philip Vieira, CSU Dominguez Hills, USA.

11:40 – 12:00: Role of Peli1 expression and microglia activation in cocaine self-administration in heterogeneous stock rats.
Ming-Lei Guo, Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA.

12:00 – 12:20: Leptin Protects Against the Development and Expression of Cocaine Addiction-Like Behavior in Heterogeneous Stock Rats.
Lieselot Carrette, UCSD, USA.

12:20 – 1:40 PM LUNCH BREAK

SESSION VII: THE INTERSECTION OF PAIN-RELATED BEHAVIORS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS. 

Moderator: Jose Moron-Concepcion (USA) 

1:40 – 2:00: Genetic and genomic analysis of mechanisms underlying ethanol-induced analgesia.
Michael Miles, VCU, USA

2:00 – 2:20: Oxytocin effect on hyperalgesia during alcohol dependence in rats.
Brendan Tunstall, UTHSC, USA.

2:20 – 2:40: Sex-dependent effect of pain on alcohol drinking behavior in rat models of AUD: role of the CeA-NAc dynorphin projection.
Lucia Hipolito, U. of Valencia, SPAIN.

2:40 – 2:50 AM COFFEE/TEA BREAK

2:50 – 3:10: Dissection of neural circuitry underlying pain-induced aversion leading to abnormal opioid intake.
Nicolas Massaly, UCLA, USA.

3:10 – 3:30: Role of sex in pain-induced facilitation of fentanyl intake.
Jose Moron-Concepcion, Washington University, USA.

3:30 – 3:50: Elevated dopamine D1/D2 receptor ratio in opioid use disorder recovery.
Peter Manza, NIH, USA.

3:50 – 4:10: Dissection of PAG connectivity during osteoarthritis progression for the investigation of potential networks related to opioid addiction.
Joyce da Silva, University of Maryland, USA.

4:10 – 5:00 PM IDARS BUSINESS MEETING
Led by Nick Gilpin and Barbara Juarez  

Conference Tour 

No Scheduled Conference activities 

SESSION VIII: ALCOHOL: FROM GENES TO THE CLINIC

Moderators: Adolf Pfefferbaum (USA) and Edith Sullivan (USA)

8:20 – 8:40: Transcriptomic mechanisms of chronic alcohol exposure.
Sean Farris, U. of Pittsburgh, USA.

8:40 – 9:00: A role for interleukin-33 in the neuroimmunophysiology of excessive alcohol intake.
Regina Mangieri, UT-Austin, USA.

9:00 – 9:20: BK channels enable differential interactions between alcohol and neurosteroids on cerebral artery function.
Alex Dopico, UTHSC, USA.

9:20 – 9:40: AUD and aging exert compounded untoward effects on regional thalamic volumes in people living with HIV infection.
Adolf Pfefferbaum, SRI, USA.

9:40 – 10:00 PM COFFEE/TEA BREAK 

SESSION IX: TARGETING PEPTIDE RECEPTORS FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT

Moderators: Giordano de Guglielmo (USA) and Roberto Ciccocioppo (ITALY) 

10:00 – 10:20: Stress effects on kappa opioid receptor responses in dopamine neurons projecting to the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex.
Elyssa Margolis, UCSF, USA.

10:20 – 10:40: The role of kappa opioid receptor-expressing cells in social defeat stress-escalated alcohol drinking.
Rajani Maiya, LSU Health Sciences Center, USA.

10:40 – 11:00: The role of N/OFQ signaling in a rat model of opioid use disorder.
Giordano de Guglielmo, UCSD, USA.

11:00 – 11:20: Coactivation of NOP and classical opioid receptor systems in opioid use disorder.
Roberto Ciccocioppo, University of Camerino, ITALY. 

11:20 – 11:40: Oxytocin signaling in the central amygdala contributes to its therapeutic potential in reducing alcohol consumption,
Howard Becker, MUSC, USA.

11:40 – 12:00: Hormone control of food versus drug choice behavior.
Tod Kippin, UCSB, USA.

12:00 - 1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

SESSION X: CANNABINOIDS AND ENDOCANNABINOIDS 

Moderators: Emmanuel Onaivi (USA) and Prakash Nagarkatti (USA) 

1:30 – 1:50: Psychiatric Side Effects of the Cannabinoid CB1 Inverse Agonist SR141716 (Rimonabant) were Likely Predictable from Preclinical Animal Models.
Eliot Gardner, NIH, USA.

1:50 – 2:10: Cannabinoid CB2 receptor neuro-immune crosstalk in alcohol induced behavioral effects.
Emmanuel Onaivi, NIDA-NIH & William Paterson U., USA.

2:10 – 2:30: Role of anandamide in the attenuation of acute respiratory distress syndrome through induction of epigenetic pathways and regulation of dysbiosis.
Mitzi Nagarkatti, U. of South Carolina, USA.

2:30 – 2:50: Intracellular signaling of SR171416A – A CB1R inverse agonist/anatagonist evoked emesis in least shrew.
Nissar Darmani, Western U. of Health Sciences, USA.

2:50 – 3:10: Alcohol induced behavioral and immune perturbations are attenuated by activation of CB2 cannabinoid receptors.
Aaliyah Roberts, William Paterson U., USA.

3:10 – 3:30: Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol Attenuates Experimental Multiple Sclerosis Through Modulation of Gut Microbiota.
Prakash Nagarkatti, U. of South Carolina, USA.

3:30 - 3:40 PM COFFEE/TEA BREAK

SESSION XI: CORTICAL CIRCUIT CONTROL OF COGNITION AND ACTION IN ADDICTION.   

Moderator: Brian Mathur (USA) 

3:40 – 4:00: Transcranial magnetic stimulation of human PFC effects on behavioral outcomes in AUD patients.
Abraham Zangen, Ben Gurion University, ISRAEL.

4:00 – 4:20: Decoding Neuropeptide S Modulation of OFC-mediated Reward Seeking in an Oral Fentanyl Self Administration Task.
Kasey Girven, U. of Washington, USA.

4:20 – 4:40: Chronic alcohol drinking effects on PFC circuits in non-human primates.
Verginia Cuzon-Carlson, Oregon Health & Science University, USA.

4:40 – 5:00: Alcohol drinking is governed by anterior cingulate cortex-dependent arousal.
Rafiq Huda, Rutgers University, USA.

SESSION XII: ALCOHOL AND OPIOIDS: OVERDOSE, STRESS, AND TREATMENT.

Moderator: Leandro Vendruscolo (USA)

8:40 – 9:00: Understanding Fentanyl Lethality: Respiratory Depression and Potential Biomarkers of Addiction-like Behaviors.
Renata Marchette, NIDA, NIH, USA.

9:00 – 9:20: The role of central amygdala astrocytes in ethanol dependence.
Judson Chandler, MUSC, USA.

9:20 – 9:40: The Stress of Addiction: Dysregulation of Psycho-neuro-endocrine Systems in Alcohol and Opioid Dependence.
Leandro Vendruscolo, NIDA, NIH, USA.

9:40 – 10:00: A Proof-of-Concept Human Laboratory Study of a Selective Glucocorticoid Antagonist for Alcohol Use Disorder.
Barbara Mason, Scripps, USA.

10:00 – 10:20: KNX100: A Novel Clinical-Stage Small Molecule Showing Potential for Treating Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders.
Michael Bowen, U. of Sydney, Australia.

10:20 - 10:40 AM COFFEE/TEA BREAK

SESSION XIII: CELLULAR CROSSTALK IN HIV AND DRUG ABUSE-MEDIATED INFLAMMATION.

Moderators: Shilpa Buch (USA) and Sabita Roy (USA) 

10:40 – 11:00: HIV and opiate-mediated AD and senescence in astrocytes.
Shilpa Buch, U. of Nebraska, USA.

11:00 – 11:20: HIV and Drugs of Abuse-Mediated Neuroinflammation: Role of miRNAs and inflammasomes.
Palsamy Periyasamy, U. of Nebraska, USA.

11:20 – 11:40: Neuroinflammatory overload in methamphetamine misuse and HIV infection.
Michael Toborek, U. of Miami, USA.

11:40 – 12:00: Single cell RNA sequencing of mouse amygdala under opioid dependent and withdrawal states.
Sabita Roy, U. of Miami, USA.

12:00 – 12:20: Lung and brain injury by alcohol and e-cigarettes: Common mechanisms and role of extracellular vesicles in organ crosstalk.
Yuri Persidsky, Temple University, USA.

12:20 – 12:30: CLOSING COMMENTS & DISCUSSION
George Koob, IDARS President

12:30 - 2:00 PM LUNCH 

2:00: CONFERENCE DISMISSED

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