ISGIDAR 2019 Schedule Released

ISGIDAR 2019 is in OAK BALLROOM Q/S (Around the corner). See everyone soon!

ISGIDAR 2019 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. The annual meeting of the International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers (ISGIDAR) will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX, immediately prior to CPDD.

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ISGIDAR 2019 Program:

7:45 – 8:30   Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 8:35   Opening Remarks

8:35 – 9:00   Vanessa Minervini and Charles France
Effects of remifentanil/histamine mixtures in rats responding under a choice procedure

9:00 – 10:00   GUEST LECTURE Sandra D Comer

Medications development for opioid use disorder: How well do the results from preclinical and clinical studies align?

10:00 – 10:25   Stephen H Robertson and Emily M Jutkiewicz

Factors that influence the conditioned reinforcing properties of an opioid-associated stimulus

10:25 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – 11:10   Theresa Kosten, Steven J Nieto, and Richard A Meisch

Paternal alcohol exposure prior to conception decreases motivation for alcohol in offspring

11:10 – 11:35   Sara Ruth Westbrook and Joshua M Gulley

Effects of age-of-onset and sex on extended access self-administration of methamphetamine and drug-primed reinstatement

11:35 – 12:00   ISGIDAR Travel Awardee (Sponsored by Suzette Evans and Richard Foltin)

Anousheh Bakhti-Suroosh and Wendy Lynch

Sex differences in the development and treatment of opioid use disorder: A rat model

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch

1:00 – 1:10   Bill Fantegrossi

Favorite Paper Review: Skjoldager P, Winger G, Woods, JH (1993) Effects of GBR 12909 and cocaine on cocaine-maintained behavior in rhesus monkeys. Drug Alcohol Depend 33(1):31-9.

1:10 – 1:35   Matthew W Johnson, Sean B Dolan, Meredith S Berry, David J Cox

Behavioral economic demand of reduced nicotine cigarettes: Elasticity, substitutability, and effects of prolonged exposure

1:35 – 2:00   Justin C Strickland, Katherine R Marks, and B Levi Bolin

Demand analysis of sexual health decision-making: Influence of STI risk and substance use history on condom utilization

2:00 – 2:25   Woolverton Travel Awardee (Sponsored by James Rowlett, Kevin Freeman and the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mike Nader)

Sean B Dolan, Tory R Spindle, Ryan Vandrey, & Matthew W Johnson

Behavioral economic complementarity of cannabis and alcohol: Associations with disordered cannabis and alcohol use

2:25 – 2:45   BREAK

2:45 – 3:10   Gregory T Collins, Michelle R Doyle, Robert W Seaman, Brenda M Gannon, and Kenner C Rice

The curious case of MDPV self-administration

3:10 – 3:35   Charles W Schindler, Eric B Thorndike, Kenner C Rice and Michael H Baumann       

Self-administration by rats of phenethylamines found in dietary supplements

3:35 – 4:00   Richard A Meisch, Thomas H Gomez, and Scott D Lane

Polydrug abuse: Choice between two individual drugs delivered independently                      

4:00 –  4:30   Business Meeting


See everyone in a few days!


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ISGIDAR CPDD Meeting 2019

June 15th, 2019


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.