March 5-6, 2016

San Antonio, TX


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Meeting Programs: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Conference Publications: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014



This two-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-fertilization among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists.

The Pathways to Careers in Science (PCS) Workshop is free (see below for registration) and gives trainees an opportunity to discuss the variety of career paths that are available to young scientists.



We haven’t finalized the Program quite yet, but it’s shaping up to be one of our best!

Please keep checking back for updates!

Friday Evening 3/4

Opening Reception on the San Antonio River Walk

Saturday 3/5 Plenary symposium: 'Glial and neuroinflammatory targets for treating substance use disorders'

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Ryan K. Bachtell, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dr. Patrick M. Beardsley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Keith G. Heinzerling, UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Sandra D. Comer, Columbia University and NYSPI

  Special Plenary Lecture - Dr. Thomas E Prisinzano, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy : 'To Be Announced'
  Student Oral Communications
  Poster Session
  Dinner and After Dinner Speaker - Dr. Robert L Balster, Virginia Commonwealth University : 'To Be Announced'
Sunday Morning 3/6 Open Oral Communications
  Special Plenary Lecture - David J Nutt, Imperial College, London : 'To Be Announced'
  Lunch and Adjournment  

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Contact La Quinta Inn and Suites Medical Center, 4431 Horizon Hill, San Antonio, Texas 78229 at 1-866-527-1498 or email Please identify yourself as a registrant for the BBC Conference to receive the conference room rate of $89 single/double. Note: Complementary shuttle transportation is provided by La Quinta Inn and Suites to and from the airport/hotel daily between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Please call hotel to make arrangements. Travel time between hotel/airport is approximately 20 minutes. Taxi fare would be in the price range of $25.00.

Click here for Hotel Reservations

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Travel Award Applications : January 15, 2016

Meeting registration, hotel reservations, and abstract submission : February 5, 2016

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Deadline : February 5, 2016

Payments received after Feb 19 are charged a late fee of $50.00

Please complete the registration form.

(one form for registration, abstract and travel awards submission)

Click the 'Submit' button, at the bottom of the registration form, when done.

Please do not click the 'Submit' button more than once.
* denotes required field

Conference Registration Form

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Deadline : February 5, 2016

Abstracts will be accepted for 15-min oral presentations or poster presentations.

Please complete the registration form.

Click the 'Submit' button, at the bottom of the registration form, when done.

Please do not click the 'Submit' button more than once.
* denotes required field

Conference Registration Form

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Complete the on-line conference registration form and include required form(s), as needed.

Email questions to :

Mail registration fee (check payable to “Pharmacology”) to :

BBC, Department of Pharmacology MC 7764

University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

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