2nd Annual Southern California Substance Addiction Research Training Retreat

June 9, 2023

8:30am – 4:30pm


The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

2nd Annual Southern California Substance Addiction ResearchTraining Retreat

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Highlights of Basic Neuroscience / Drug Addiction Research
Juan Carlos Rivera, Ph.D.
David Sanchez, Ph.D.
Emily Marie Castro, Ph.D.
Lindsay Lueptow, Ph.D.

Highlightsof Clinical/Translational Neuroscience / Drug Addiction Research
Elisa Pabon, Ph.D.
Alexandra Donovan, Ph.D.
Alyssa Harlow, Ph.D.
Dylan Kirsch, Ph.D.

Keynote Address: “Drug Addiction Science andthe US Overdose Epidemic”
Wilson Compton, M.D.

Keynote Address: “Addiction Science: More Substance than You Might Think”
Adam Leventhal, Ph.D.

Breakout Sessions A

Emerging Pharmaceutical Targets for Substance Use Disorder
Liana Asatryan, Ph.D.
Steven Shoptaw, Ph.D.
Larissa Mooney, M.D.


Medical Use of Psychedelics
Brad Conner, Ph.D.
Harriet De Wit, Ph.D.
Conor Murray, Ph.D.

Breakout Sessions B

Health Disparities of Substance Use Disorders
Angie Otiniano Verissimo, Ph.D.
Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H.
Andrew Subica, Ph.D.


Detrimental and BeneficialEffect of Cannabis
Linda Richter, Ph.D.
Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.
Scott Hunter, M.D.
Elisa Pabon, Ph.D.


Hybrid Event
In-Person: Event Registration – California Endowment (1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Virtual: Event Registration – Zoom Mtg ID: 881 5771 2788

For more information, please contact Ana Elias at AElias@mednet.ucla.edu.