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8:00 - 8:15        Poster Setup
8:15 - 8:30Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45Welcome - Jacqueline McGinty, PhD, MUSC 
8:45 - 9:30Student/Faculty Q & A Forum
9:30 -10:30Morning Session Speakers: 

Lawrence Reagan, PhD, USC
CNS Insulin Resistance as a Chronic Metabolic Stressor

Justin Gass, MD, PhD, MUSC
Manipulation of Fear Memories as a Novel Treatment for AUD/PTSD Comorbidity: The Impact of Sex 
10:30 - 11:00Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00      


Keynote Speaker Presentation:

Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology
Department of Neurobiology
Yale School of Medicine

Title: Stress Impairs the Higher Cognitive Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex: Switching the Brain from a Reflective to Reflexive State

12:00 - 1:30Lunch and Interactive "Meet the Expert" Special Guest
George Paxinos, AO, SDc
Neuroscience Research Australia

Posters Viewing
1:30 - 2:30Afternoon Session Speakers:

Marlene Wilson, PhD, USC

Individual Differences in Stress Responses

Sudie Back, PhD, MUSC
Clinical Studies of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorder
2:30 - 4:00Poster Session, General Discussion, Poster Awards
4:00 - 5:00 Wine and Cheese Reception

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