Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy

Date: 
Oct 12 2018 - 8:30am to Oct 18 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Event Category: 
Conference

FRONTIERS IN ADDICTION RESEARCH AND PREGNANCY (FrARP), is intended for medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and social workers and clinical professionals, primarily from predominately underrepresented communities. This program concentrates on a uniquely vulnerable population— pregnant addicts and their babies who suffer from drug withdrawal.
This NIH sponsored advanced training course provides skills development, hands-on laboratory research taught and mentored by addiction research leaders, and ongoing mentoring resulting in comprehensive, sophisticated training in clinical and translational strategies for addressing the current challenges in addiction during pregnancy and for designing better therapies for the future. The purpose of this training program is to address the public health challenges of having too few, and inadequately diverse, clinicians and clinical-researchers knowledgeable about both the currently difficult medical issues resulting from substance abuse during pregnancy and the encouraging strategies drawn from the basic research discoveries concerning addiction mechanisms which offer hope for improving treatments.
FrARP brings the foremost leaders in substance abuse and addiction, pregnancy, NAS, and related biomedical fields together to first provide ‘hands-on’ laboratory-based research education and to offer one-on-one mentoring on scientific approaches and career development strategies. The course has formal and individual career components ensuring that each participate is well versed in skills for designing, conducting, and publishing independent research, obtaining grants, and launching independent careers
For more information to and to apply, please visit www.pdc.magee.edu. Financial aid is available for 100%.