Aquitaine Conferences on Neurosciences
Palais des Congres
6 bd Veyrier Montagneres
Arcachon, Aquitaine 33120


   R. Wise, C. Lscher, M. Heiling, R. Spanagel, A. Bechara, M. Wolf, R.
   Sinha, K. Mann, R. Malenka, TE Robinson, Y. Shaham, P. Kalivas, G.
   Koob, H. Breiter, G. Di Chiara, A. Bonci, J.P. Changeux, R. Maldonado,
   TJ. De Vries

   The aim of this second Aquitaine Conference on Neurosciences is to
   bring together the finest neurobiologists from across the world so
   that they may present their most up to date research findings and
   debate the latest ideas and new openings in research in the field.

   The number of participants is restricted to approximately 150 people
   in order to create a relaxed atmosphere and to encourage discussion
   and debate between top international scientists and young researchers.
   Two poster sessions will be held to enable conference participants to
   present their research. During the gala evening, prizes will be
   awarded to the three best posters by the Chancellor of the Universit
   de Bordeaux.

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Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
13:30:00 Ongoing registration begins
15:15:00 Welcoming address
15:30:00 The Dark light of the addicted brain PIAZZA Pier-Vincenzo
15:35:00 Compulsivity in Addiction: View from the dark side of the brain George F. Koob
16:20:00 The "light side" of addiction Roy Wise
17:10:00 Coffee break
17:30:00 Dopamine: The pleasure of desire or the desire for pleasure?
17:35:00 Drugs, dopamine and desire: Parsing the predictive vs. incentive motivational properties of reward cues Terry E Robinson
18:20:00 Accumbens shell dopamine in drug and food reward Gaetano Di Chiara
19:45:00 "Oyster session" and Dinner at the Palais des Congrès
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
08:30:00 Glutamate forever
08:35:00 The glutamate homeotasis hypothesis of addiction Peter W. Kalivas
09:20:00 The glutamate hypothesis of addiction revisited Rainer Spanagel
10:10:00 Coffee break
10:30:00 Dopamine, glutamate : what else ?
10:35:00 The endocannabinoid system and drug addiction Rafael Maldonado
11:20:00 The molecular biology of nicotine addiction investigated with genetically modified mice Jean-Pierre Changeux
12:15:00 Lunch at "Café de la plage" in the sea front
14:00:00 Taking drugs : The stress of decision or the decision of stress
14:05:00 Decision making and loss willpower to resist drugs : a neurological perspective with specific attention to the role of the insula Antoine Bechara
14:50:00 Laws of preference, scalling, and brain architecture: reframing addiction research Hans C. Breiter
15:40:00 Drug-stress interactions, craving and addiction relapse in humans Rajita Sinha
16:30:00 Coffee break
18:30:00 Aperitif
Thursday, October 14, 2010
08:30:00 Plasticity of an inflexible condition
08:35:00 Cell type specific plasticity in the mesolimbic dopamine system Robert C. Malenka
08:35:00 Synaptic plasticity in the dopamine system: therapeutic implications for substance use disorders Antonello Bonci
09:20:00 Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity in the VTA : induction, expression and effects on the mesolimbic circuitry Christian Lüscher
10:00:00 Coffee break
10:10:00 "AMPA" receptor plasticity during cocaine withdrawal Marina E Wolf
11:20:00 Relapse: the gravity force of drugs
11:25:00 Neurobiology of relapse to drug use Yavin Shaham
12:10:00 Genetic, molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches to identify neurobiological factors underlying enhanced vulnerability to drug seeking Taco J. De Vries
13:00:00 Lunch at the Palais des Congrès
14:30:00 Poster session II
16:30:00 Social activities (3 choices) :
20:00:00 Apéritif and Gala dinner at the "Tir au Vol" (tranfer by bus). Poster Prizes
Friday, October 15, 2010
08:30:00 What hope is there for improving treatment?
08:35:00 Synaptic plasticity in the dopamine system: therapeutic implications for substance use disorders Antonello Bonci
09:20:00 Blocking the buzz or curing the blues: Mechanisms to target for pharmacotherapy of alcoholism Markus Heilig
10:10:00 A biological basis for personalised treatment in alcoholism? Karl Mann
11:00:00 Coffee break
11:30:00 Closing session / Discussion...
12:15:00 Quick snack
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