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2017
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Addiction

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UU)
Course code
M71
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 575
Level
Master level

The goal of this summerschool is to provide young scientists with a multidisciplinary background in addiction research. This course brings together experts from multiple disciplines in addiction research and addiction treatment. The participants will become familiarized with legal and cultural aspects of addiction, prevalence of addiction, risk factors for addiction, neurobiological mechanisms of addiction and treatment strategies and challenges in addiction care.

Addiction is an enormous public health problem with major socio-economic consequences. Substance addiction affects more than 100 million people globally and accounts for more than 40% of the financial costs of all major neuropsychiatric disorders. Besides substance addiction, different forms of behavioural addictions can be discerned that are thought to involve similar behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms. The UU summerschool Addiction brings together experts from multiple disciplines in addiction research and treatment. The goal of the course is to teach and train master students and PhD students in recent advances in legal and cultural aspects of addiction, prevalence of addiction, risk factors for addiction, neurobiological mechanisms of addiction, relevant animal models for addiction, cognitive aspects of addiction, and treatment strategies and challenges in addiction care. Each day in the course will be devoted to one of these topics and the participants will be trained on the different subjects through lectures on these topics by expert UU and international lecturers, followed by expert workshops for more in-depth discussions on the various aspects of addiction. Moreover, the participants will work on specific assignments, through extensive discussions among participants, expert speakers and the course coordinators. At the completion of this UU summerschool Addiction, the participants will have a multidisciplinary view on addiction research, from the societal and epidemiological level to basic research and addiction care.

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Tags: addiction, interdisciplinary, neurobiology, animal models, epidemiology, legal, cultural, risk factors, youth, dynamics of youth

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COURSE LEADER

Dr. Heidi M.B. Lesscher

TARGET GROUP

The course is open for master and starting PhD students from multiple disciplines, with affinity for the subject addiction.

Applicants should send a letter with a short motivation (max 200 words) and short resume, including information on general education and courses or projects that reflect the applicants’ affinity with the topic addiction (e.g. course title, book(s) used, time spent, grade). E-mail: H.M.B.Lesscher@uu.nl

COURSE AIM

The goal of this summer school is to teach and train students in recent advances in addiction research, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Insight will be provided in recent experimental advances, state-of-the-art models for addiction, neurobiological mechanisms of addiction, individual risk factors for addiction, cultural aspects of addiction, treatment strategies etc.

STUDY LOAD

Tentative schedule for the summerschool Addiction:
Morning: 3 lectures (3 x 1 hour)
Afternoon: workshops / expert-discussions / group assignment
Five days in total, approximately 8 hours a day.

FEE

• € 575 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 375 - Course + course materials

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Course coordinator:
Dr. Heidi M.B. Lesscher
Assistant Professor, Department of Animals in Science and Society
Division Behavioural Neuroscience
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
Yalelaan 2, 3584 CM Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 2539876
E-mail: H.M.B.Lesscher@uu.nl

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 01 July 2017

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