DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

GRAND ROUNDS

 

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”

                  

presented by:

 

 

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

Galveston, Texas

 

 

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.

 

 

Disclosure (Speaker)

Dr. Cunningham has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.