Professor David Nutt to present first NDARC Seminar of 2019

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21 January 2019
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The 2019 NDARC Seminar Series will commence on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 with a special presentation by Professor David Nutt from Imperial College London.

Addiction: From brain mechanisms to new treatments
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Lecture Room 122, Building R1, 22 - 32 King St Randwick, NSW 2031
Cost: Free

Professor Nutt will present, Addiction: From brain mechanisms to new treatments. He will share data from a new large imaging study – ICCAM – that has used fMRI and drug challenge techniques to explore stress, reward and impulsivity systems in abstinent alcoholics and heroin and cocaine addicts.

“This seminar will explore what I believe is the greatest challenge in addiction treatment today – keeping people who have become abstinent drug free when they experience pressures to resume drug-taking,” said Professor Nutt.

Professor Nutt is currently the Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology in the Division of Brain Science, Dept of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. He is also currently Chair of DrugScience (previously the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD), in addition to a number of other high-profile appointments.

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