DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium
Accreditation: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
“Convergence of Impulsivity and Addictive Phenotypes: Implications for New Pharmacotherapeutic Strategies”
Kathryn A. Cunningham, PhD
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research
Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Texas Medical Branch
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize impulsivity as a contributing phenotype in cocaine addiction and relapse.
2. Recognize cue reactivity as a contributing phenotype in cocaine addiction and relapse.
3. Describe the role of serotonin 5-HT2A receptor (5-HT2AR) and 5-HT2CR homeostasis in the impulsive and cue reactive phenotypes.
Dr. Cunningham has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.