March 13, 2019 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
To assist in planning seating RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca
or call 204-474-6689
Addiction comes in many forms—alcohol, gambling and drugs—and can have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities as a whole. While many people are treated successfully, others struggle to overcome the cycle of abstinence and relapse. Why is it so hard to overcome an addiction? Part of the answer lies in what happens within the brain. Join our expert panel of scientists to learn how the brain is altered by addiction, and how this information can be used to improve treatment.
Dr. Jun-Feng Wang
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Neuroscientist, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine
Dr. Erin Knight
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Medical Director, Addictions Unit, Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Matthew Keough
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Gordon Glazner
Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre