National Hispanic Science Network
15th Annual International Conference
June 24-26, 2015
LaQuinta Inn &Suites Riverwalk, San Antonio TX

The National Hispanic Science Network’s 15th Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – Friday June 26, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Additional panels will be focused on Health Disparities in Alcohol Use; Drug Use and Comorbid Mental Illness, Drug Use in Adolescence; and Multiple Health Risk Behaviors among Latinos.The NHSN planning committee has organized a Special Session entitled "HIV, Alcohol and Health Disparities", which will be presented during the Research Society on Alcoholism meeting on Wednesday, June 24 from 11:45am - 1:15pm. The panel will be chaired by Kendall Bryant, Ph.D.,  Director, HIV/AIDS Research, NIAAA and Patricia Molina, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence,  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. This special session is composed of a diverse group of international recognize experts in the fields of basic science, clinical, public health, and social behavior who will be presenting cross-disciplinary research topics around the consequences of alcohol abuse and HIV infection.  Mentoring activities will include an early-career investigator panel, speed mentoring session, a grant review panel, poster session and evening social events. The annual conference serves as an excellent platform for young investigators to promote their research interests, in addition to an opportunity for members to receive pertinent information regarding the future of the organization. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you at the National Hispanic Science Network’s 15th Annual International Conference!

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