Community Forum

Addiction: A path to medicines for treatment

An Insights Series event with Nicholas Cosford, Ph.D., Michael Jackson, Ph.D. and Douglas Sheffler, Ph.D.
illustration of head made of addictive substances

Date and time

October 27, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location

Zoom

From painkillers to stimulants to nicotine—addiction is real…and rampant. In the U.S., more than 20 million people have at least one addiction, yet effective treatments are woefully lacking.Economically, it’s estimated that substance abuse leads to $740 billion per year in costs related to crime, lost work, productivity and healthcare.

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists believe they are on a path to help people fight addiction.

Hear from our top researchers on the prospects of a novel therapy to treat people who suffer from substance abuse, and how this may help them from relapsing after successful treatment. Join us as we share our breakthroughs and discoveries, including details of a clinical trial to move this critical research forward. 

A Q&A session will follow the presentation and will give you an opportunity to personally connect with our scientists and have your questions answered.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with our scientists and have your questions answered!

Please submit questions in advance using the button above.

 

Speakers

Nicholas Cosford, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Professor
Cancer, Molecules and Structures Program

Michael Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery and Development
Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics

Professor
Cancer, Molecules and Structures Program
NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Douglas Sheffler, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Cancer, Molecules and Structures Program
NCI-Designated Cancer Center