Clinical Intensive Education Option
MRI in Drug Abuse
ORGANIZERS: Nicola De Stefano, M.D., Ph.D., Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D., Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D. & Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Tuesday, 10 May 2011

This two-hour course consists of a teaching sessions covering the use of MR methods to evaluate drug abuse. Speakers will be both physicians and physicists. The principal topics to be covered are:
Drug exposure in utero effects of drug abuse on the fetus;
Cocaine addiction anatomic and functional MRI finding; and
MRI of ecstasy addiction.
The overall goal is to familiarize the attendee with MRI findings related to drug abuse. The format will be didactic sessions with time allotted for discussion.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
List and describe illicit drug effects on the fetus;
Describe the anatomic findings of cocaine addiction;
Explain the relationship between the functional MRI findings of cocaine addiction and theories regarding its underlying neurophysiology; and
Describe the MRI correlates of ecstasy addiction.

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10:30 Drug Exposure in Utero   Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
11:10 Anatomical & Functional MRI of Cocaine & Nicotine Addiction   Elliot A. Stein, Ph.D.
11:50 MRI of Ecstasy Addiction   Ronald L. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 Adjourn