About the Conference
THE 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLICATIONS OF NEUROIMAGING TO ALCOHOLISM (ICANA-4) will be held on the Medical Campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA on July 19-21, 2019. ICANA-4 is supported by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) and by Yale’s NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism (CTNA). This conference will bring together neuroimagers from around the globe, who have a wide scope of both technical and clinical expertise, to discuss and examine methodological applications to alcohol use disorders. The 4th iteration of the conference will focus on multi-modality imaging (e.g., sMRI, fRMI, MRS, PET, SPECT) within topical alcohol sessions.
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA
The ICANA-4 conference will bring together the global community of researchers who work in various areas of brain imaging and alcohol research to share methodological applications to alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and promote collaboration and networking across imaging modalities. This will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary crosstalk around the most cutting-edge questions being examined in the field of alcohol research.
Dr. George Koob – Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Talk Title: Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder: A heuristic framework for future research
Dr. Michael Frank – Edgar L. Marston Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences and Director, Initiative for Computation in Mind and Brain, Brown University
Talk Title: Cognitive Control over Learning and Action in Frontostriatal Circuits
Dr. Kathleen Grant – Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center and Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University
Talk Title: Investigating Alcohol-Induced Functional and Longitudinal Changes in Brain Circuitry with MRI Imaging in Monkeys
The use of neuroimaging techniques to non-invasively characterize neural structure and function, including the ability to concurrently assess structural and functional connectivity alterations in AUDs, has profoundly altered our understanding of the neuroscience of AUDs. Novel with this iteration of the conference will be focusing on multi-modality imaging (e.g., sMRI, fRMI, MRS, PET, SPECT) within each of 5 topical alcohol sessions. These 5 main chaired sessions will cover:
- Habit and Reward Learning
- Stress and Craving of Alcoholism
- Inflammation and Alcohol
- Structural and Functional Connectivity in Alcohol Use Disorder
Participants will learn about research progress in applying 4 broad areas of neuroimaging methods (e.g., MRI/DTI, fMRI/MEG/EEG, MRS, PET/SPECT) to study these cutting-edge thematic areas of alcohol research. By including presentations about diverse techniques within each topical area, participants will also learn about how these differing techniques can be used to examine different sub-fields of alcoholism research and the scientific opportunities that from multimodal neuroimaging.
Local Program Committee
- John Krystal (Conference Chair)
- Stephanie O'Malley
- Kelly DeMartini (Program Director)
- Philip Corlett
- Hedy Kober
- Kelly Cosgrove
- Godfrey Pearlson
- Graeme Mason
Members of the Local Organizing Committee are members of the NIAAA-Yale Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism (CTNA; PI: Dr. John Krystal).
For information about the 4th International Conference on Applications of Neuroimaging to Alcoholism (ICANA-4) email Kelly DeMartini at email@example.com