Location: Gran Hotel Uspallata and Gran Hostel Uspallata. Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina

Dates: April 6-10, 2011

The main aim of the graduate school is to contribute to the knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms of drug addiction. Experimental models in laboratory animals for the different aspects of drug addiction: abstinence, sensitization, reinstatement, tolerance and compulsion, will be covered. It will include generalizations of shared processes and the individual characteristics for opioids, benzodiazepines, psychostimulants, cannabinoids, nicotine and alcohol. The newest molecular advances and the different neural mechanisms in the context of the several theories of addiction will be discussed.

The school is orientated to students enrolled in Doctoral and Master Programs, as well as to young investigators in the Neuroscience areas, holding a Biochemistry, Medical, Biologist, Psychology, Pharmacy or Chemical Sciences degree.

The Neurotoxicity Society is pleased to offer 30 scholarships for PhD students that will cover accommodation and meals during the premeeting course and main meeting (April 6 to April 10).

The course will be divided in three modules:

I – Theoretical classes with papers discussions (April 6-7)

II – Main meeting with discussions at posters (April 7-10)

III – Final discussion with evaluation (April 10)

Interested students should submit a complete application which must include a brief curriculum vitae of no more than two pages and a preliminary abstract (the area of study should not necessary be related to the course subject).

Send to: , before December 15th 2010

Successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship sponsored by IUBMB and IBRO, which will cover tuition course fees, teaching materials, all meals and accommodation during the course and meeting. Registration fee is not included. (US $25 for Student Members and US $75 for Students Non Members). Students are expected to present a poster during the main NTS meeting and to attend all conferences, symposiums and poster sessions. The Committee decision will be e-mailed to successful applicants before January 10th, 2011.


Dr. Liliana M Cancela – IFEC-CONICET, Professor Departamento de Farmacologia, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Dr. Alicia Brusco – IBCN (UBA-CONICET), Professor Departamento Biología e Histología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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Contact: Mss. Silvina Ceriani, Meeting Manager  E-mail:

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