Yet another active period for the Svenska föreningen för Alkohol och Drogforskning (SAD) board has culminated into an exciting program for the upcoming SAD 2017 national conference! This year we are especially grateful to our members who actively contributed with their input for the theme of the program.
The SAD annual research conference will be held this year on 23rd-24th November in Gothenburg city (please see next page for all practical information related to the meeting).
The theme of this year’s conference is Stress and Addiction – a Vicious Cycle.
Research studies over the last decade have established that stress, especially unpredictable stress plays a pivotal role in the addiction etiology. The role of stress in addiction is by no means a unitary factor but rather a complex one. Considerations need to expand to include chronic stressors, the timing of the stressor, predictability of the stressor as well as individual differences in the response to the stress. Targeting stress neuroadaptations in the treatment of addictions is an important avenue of research for both pharmacotherapeutical and behavioral interventions.
Bi-directional translational research (pre-clinical to human studies and vice versa) carefully parsing apart the features i.e., chronicity, the timing, individual differences, to name a few, are critical for our understanding of the complex mechanisms underlying stress-precipitated substance use and in supporting the development of effective interventions.
The SAD conferences always strive towards integrating research findings from the various disciplines (clinical, pre-clinical, psychological, sociological and prevention) and in that similar spirit SAD 2017 conference will showcase national and international research work from leading experts across these disciplines, in the field of stress and addition. The aim of the conference is to address several of the themes mentioned above with the goal of increasing knowledge on the topic, showcasing some of the current and novel research methods utilized in the field and last but not the least provide an opportunity to discuss how research findings can be implemented to clinical care of patients. All this and much more at the SAD 2017 meeting!
We look forward to meeting all our members in Gothenburg and to engaging in yet another exciting annual conference together!
Chair, Svenska föreningen för Alkohol och Drogforskning
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR THE MEETING.
★ All important dates are highlighted below.
MEMBER INFORMATION AND MEMBERSHIP FEE:
If you are not already a SAD member, its easy to fix, apply online TODAY!
Do remember to pay the annual membership fee of SEK 200. Your membership fee goes a long way in helping us uphold high quality SAD meetings! Payment methods: Swish us the fee via 123 249 0779 or pay via the link: http://sadforskning.hjartstrom.eu/wp-content/uploads/Faktura-avgift-SAD-2017.pdf
The preliminary program (subject to minor changes) is now available http://sadforskning.hjartstrom.eu/wpcontent/uploads/Program_SAD_2017_FINAL-1.pdf
Register for the meeting via the link: http://sadforskning.hjartstrom.eu/anmalan-sad2017-i-goteborg/. Deadline for registration is 23th October.
PhD students don’t miss the chance to apply for the Bertil Göranssons travel grant awarded by Systembolaget. The deadline for applying is 14th October. The award will be presented at the SAD 2017 meeting. Link to application: http://sadforskning.hjartstrom.eu/bertil-goranssons-resestipendium/
Take the chance to present your work as posters at the SAD 2017 conference. Graduate students have the chance of winning a cash prize for best poster. Do submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by latest 5th November to be considered for the poster prize. Further details on poster regulations can be found here: http://sadforskning.hjartstrom.eu/wp-content/uploads/Posterinbjudan-och-riktlinjerSAD2017-1.pdf
- The 2017 meeting will be held at Hotel Riverton (http://www.riverton.se/sv/) Book your room by using the reservation link & Cost to be covered by the participant. https://reservations.travelclick.com/75997?groupID=2000056.
If you book directly via the hotel website, use the code 1307254. For personal support the Hotel can also be reached by calling 0317501045 or via mail: email@example.com and mention SAD-möte 2017 while making the booking.
Last date until rooms are reserved for SAD 2017 is 23th October
Chair, Svenska föreningen för Alkohol- och Drogforskning