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Conferences

Conference attendees

Attendees of RIA's hosted conference, "The Challenge of Reducing College Student Substance Use," held in November 2012.

A vital component of RIA’s research and educational mission is hosting multidisciplinary professional conferences aimed at disseminating cutting-edge research findings to researchers, treatment specialists and policymakers.

These conferences spotlight critical and timely issues in substance use and abuse and bring together experts from across New York and the country, providing state-of-the-art knowledge to develop innovative research projects and inform treatment and public policy.

Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD and
10/30/13

Cocaine and brain function. Susceptibility to alcoholism. Smoking and schizophrenia. Marijuana and stress. Dozens of research scientists from across New York State discussed these issues and more at a neuroscience conference on September 27 and 28, 2013 at the UB Research Institute on Addictions.

Mallory Loflin of SUNY Albany leading off day two presentations of the conference
10/30/13

The use of alcohol and other substances among college students presents a pervasive and perennial public health challenge. At the most serious level, it has been estimated that excessive drinking contributes to approximately 1,800 deaths and nearly 600,000 injuries among college students each year. The economic costs are also quite high with an annual estimated emergency room cost of $500,000 per campus of 40,000 students. Vandalism, community disturbances, physical assaults and sexual assaults are also strongly related to college student substance use.