Seminars & Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 13:00-14:00
The Neuroscience Program presents
"From Gut Hormones in Mice to New Targets for the Treatment of Addiction"
Speaker: Alfonso Abizaid, PhD and Kim Corace, PhD, CPsych
Alfonso Abizaid, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University, President for the Society for Neuroscience Ottawa Chapter
Kim Corace, PhD, CPsych Director, Clinical Programming and Research Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

David Park uOBMRI Colloquium Series

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe brain reward circuitry and how it can be modulated by gut hormones like ghrelin and GLP-1

2. Present evidence pointing to the potential for analogs in decreasing cravings and consumption of alcohol and other substances with potential for abuse.

3. Describe a rapid access addiction medicine care model to improve access to care and reduced emergency department utilization for people with opioid and/or alcohol use problems

4. Recognize the importance of partnerships and seamless care pathways to improve outcomes.

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