ARTT Center of Excellence UT Health San Antonio

Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry:
Translational Research in Addiction

2019 BBC Program - Coming Soon!



  • BBC Registration
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Poster Session 1
  • Plenary Symposium: "Imaging Addiction"
    • Deborah C Mash, PhD
      Understanding addiction through post-mortem analyses of human brain.
    • Congwu Du, PhD
      Advanced optical imaging of the neurotoxic and functional consequences of cocaine self-administration in rats.
    • David A Matuskey, MD
      Utilizing PET to image dopamine, serotonin, and opioid systems in addiction.
    • Nelly Alia-Klien, PhD
      Multimodal approaches to the functional imaging of addiction and related conditions.
  • Oral Communications
  • Special Lecture: Stephen M Husbands, PhD, University of Bath
  • Cocktail Hour and Poster Session
  • After Dinner Speaker: Dr. Christopher R McCurdy, PhD, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Hospitality and Entertainment


  • Poster Session 2
  • Open Oral Communications
  • Special Lecture: Dr. Sharon L Walsh, University of Kentucky
  • Presentation of travel awards and awards for oral and poster presentations *
  • Adjournment and Lunch

*Attendees must be present when winners are announced at the closing remarks to accept prizes for oral and poster presentations. If the winner is not present, they forfeit their prizes.

Funding for this conference is made possible [in part] by R13 DA029347 from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.