Ozark Local Section


Webinar & Discussion: Opiods - Combating Additiction with Chemistry

Posted by Matthew R. Siebert on February 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Ozark Local Section will host a program entitled "Opioids: Combating addiction with Chemistry" in Temple Hall Room 003 at 6 pm. The program is part of the American Chemical Society's Program in a Box series. It will include a live streamed round table discussion with medical experts Rita Valentino, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Marc Fishman, the Medical Director of the Maryland Treatment Centers, and chemists Steven Mc Kerrall and Dan Sutherlin (V.P.) of Genentech. Light refreshments will be available before the meeting. A temporary parking permit is available here.

The live webinar aims to teach

  • How the current opioid crisis and epidemic came to be
  • What are the neurobiological pathways in addiction and the role of dopamine
  • What are the current clinical pharmacotherapeutic approaches to opioid treatment
  • How opioid addiction differs from other types of addictions
  • The medicinal chemistry approaches that are being used to reduce the side effects and addictive potential of opioids by taking advantage of opioid receptor biology
  • Several novel alternative pathways and targets that are being investigated by medicinal chemists for alternative opioid treatment
  • Why translatability of preclinical models of pain and biomarkers are key hurdles in the development of better pain therapeutics

Categories: Event, Missouri State

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