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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Symposium: The addiction epidemic from neuroscience to policy

Eighth Annual Symposium of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

October 21, 2021 —  9:00 am - 6:00 pm PT

Paul Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute presents a scientific symposium exploring the addiction epidemic, from neuroscience to policy.

Speakers include Yasmin Hurd from Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Brian Kobilka of Stanford University, George Koob from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Marina Picciotto from Yale University and Valerie Voon from Cambridge University. Please note that some speakers will be presenting via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The symposium will also feature a fireside chat with Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court and a special session with Lenny Bernstein of the Washington Post focused on how scientists and educators can work more effectively with the media.

After the talk series, attendees are invited to an outdoor poster session and reception.

Symposium Program Poster Session and Reception


Register to attend the symposium in person or via live-stream

In-Person Registration Deadline: October 6, 2021

Poster Session Registration & Poster Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021 *

Virtual Attendee Registration Deadline: October 20, 2021

Register for the symposium

* The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute will print all posters submitted by the deadline free of charge. Presenters registered by the deadline may also elect to print their posters themselves.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute 2021 Symposium logo
October 21, 2021 - 9:00 am
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Brian Kobilka, Hélène Irwin Fagain Chair of Cardiology, Stanford University
October 21, 2021 - 9:15 am
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Valerie Voon Senior Principal Investigator, Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry
October 21, 2021 - 10:00 am
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute 2021 Symposium logo
October 21, 2021 - 11:15 am
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
October 21, 2021 - 12:45 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute 2021 Symposium logo
October 21, 2021 - 1:15 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Yasmin Hurd Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
October 21, 2021 - 1:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
George Koob Director National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
October 21, 2021 - 2:45 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
Marina Picciotto Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology Yale University
October 21, 2021 - 3:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
William Newsome Harman Family Provostial Professor Vincent V.C. Woo Director Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
October 21, 2021 - 4:15 pm
Li Ka Shing Center / Paul Berg Hall or via livestream
October 21, 2021 - 4:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center Front Lawn