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ISGIDAR 2018 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. The annual meeting of the International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers (ISGIDAR) will be held on Saturday, June 9th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA, immediately prior to CPDD.  We urge you plan your travel, submit a talk or symposium, and encourage your favorite member in training to apply for a travel award.

1. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. You may click on the link below to register (it only takes 60 seconds!):

2. PAY NOW OR AT THE MEETING. We accept credit cards! Registration is only $50 for members in training and $100 for everyone else. If you choose to pay now, you will be directed to our Square store during online registration.

3. PLEASE SUBMIT ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Please send (1) a title of the talk, (2) a list of all authors, and (3) a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the talk to Ziva Cooper ( by April 27, 2018.

4. PLEASE SUBMIT SYMPOSIA. For those wishing to submit a symposium, please send (1) a title of the symposium, (2) a brief (2-3 sentence) description of the symposium, and (3) a list of the individual speakers and titles of their talks to Ziva Cooper ( by April 27, 2018.

5. TRAVEL AWARDS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. ISGIDAR will sponsor student paper competition awards for members in training to present a paper at the annual ISGIDAR meeting. Awardees will receive free ISGIDAR registration and lunch as well as some reimbursement for travel expenses. Those who do not receive the award, but who receive good reviews will be encouraged to present their papers at the ISGIDAR meeting.

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018.
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be either a graduate student or a post-doctoral Fellow.

Paper Submission: Electronic submissions are required (Microsoft word, or less desirable, a pdf). Submit a short paper (maximum of 2000 words, not including references) describing your study (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion) to Dr. Josh Lile ( Pilot projects with few subjects are also acceptable, if the findings are interesting. The length and scope of the paper should be consistent with a 20-minute slide presentation. Please include paper title, name, mailing address, email and phone number

Review: Papers will be reviewed by ISGIDAR officers for scientific contribution, originality, methodology, and clarity.

6. AS ALWAYS, LUNCH IS FREE WITH PRE-REGISTRATION. Because science is always better with a full belly.

Note: Although we encourage everyone to stick around for CPDD, we emphasize that you can just come for a single day to attend ISGIDAR. We encourage you to stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (where the meeting will be held), but if you are on a budget, then there are several low-cost hotels within walking distance. Regardless, we just hope to see you in San Diego.

See you in June!


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ISGIDAR CPDD Meeting 2018

June 9th, 2018
49 days to go.


The mission of ISGIDAR is to promote interest in, and to facilitate the dissemination of, new information related to drugs as reinforcers, especially as it may relate to human drug abuse.