|WEEKDAY EDUCATIONAL COURSE|
|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
« 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.