2018 Meeting Information

2018 Meeting Information 2017-10-11T09:36:48+00:00

June 9-14, 2018: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA


CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting (2018)

2018 Program Grid....coming soon
The 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence App will go live in April 2018. You will be able to dowload it for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. You can also search for the CrowdCompass Directory app in the iTunes store or Play store. Once in the app, search the directory for “80th Annual Scientific Meeting...” (not CPDD). Once installed, you’ll have instant access to awesome features, like:
  • The full event schedule
  • Social sharing on Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Detailed info about speakers and exhibitors
  • Notifications of important updates, special offers, and more
Go one step further and login with your personalized registration code to use advanced features like:
  • In-App instant messaging
  • Personalized schedule of the sessions you want to attend
  • Contact exchange with fellow attendees
  • Exportable notes regarding sessions, speakers and attendees
  • Custom appointments outside of the overall agenda with other attendees
Altasciences Clinical Research
Quebec, Canada

Altasciences Clinical Research, encompasses Algorithme Pharma and Vince & Associates Clinical Research, making it one of the largest early phase clinical CROs in North America. With over 25 years’ experience, Altasciences provides clinical development services to biopharmaceutical companies worldwide, including study conduct, medical writing, biostatistics, data management and bioanalysis

Braeburn  Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Princeton, NJ

  Braeburn Pharmaceuticals is focused on longacting treatments in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Probuphine® (buprenorphine) implant for opioid dependence commercially available. Products in development include CAM2038, weekly and monthly subcutaneous injection of buprenorphine, in development for opioid addiction and pain; a risperidone six-month implant and a novel molecule, ATI-9242 for schizophrenia.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Elsevier is the proud publisher of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. This journal is sponsored by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Elsevier is also the world’s leading multi-media publisher of health, scientific and technical information. We publish more than 20,000 products and services, including journals, books, electronic products and services, and databases and portals all serving the global scientific, technical and medical (STM) communities.

H. Kathleen Childress Designs 
Malvern, PA

  The Synapse© series of hand-created fine jewelry celebrates the dramatic beauty and organic appeal of neurons and brain structures. Appealing to the neuroscientist and all who appreciate art, science, and skilled craft, Synapse features necklaces, earrings, cuffs, rings, lapel pins, and more, crafted in sterling silver, 18kt gold, and wood, with natural gemstones. Designed by H. Kathleen Childress, Graduate Gemologist, and hand fabricated by Jasper Kegge, Dutch goldsmith.

Taylor & Francis Group
Philadelphia, PA

  Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of addiction and substance abuse research. Please visit our booth to learn more about our latest products and services,  and to request free copies of journals appearing in our addiction portfolio and related areas. You can find all of our journals online at www.tandfonline.com

Tietronix Software
Houston, TX

  We are developing the Experimental Design Assistant, or XDA, under contract to NIDA to teach and support rigorous design of pre-clinical studies. XDA will also enable real-time support from experts in experimental design and statistics. We will demo the system to CPDD attendees and also recruit beta-test users and expert consultants to participate in the final phase of development.

Turning Point (Monash University)  
Fitzroy, Victoria

  The flyers advertise our Online Graduate Programs in Addictive Behaviors which are offered in partnership with Turning Point and Monash University, Melbourne. The courses are all online and thus suitable for students living overseas.  Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education center in Australia that provides leadership in the alcohol and drug, gambling and mental health sectors. It is part of Eastern Health (State health organization) and is affiliated with Monash University both non-profit organizations.

Des Plaines, IL

Specialty reference laboratory focusing exclusively on substance abuse toxicology in reservoir matrices such as umbilical cord, meconium, fingernail, and hair. We are the laboratory you want when you need cutting-edge testing with the longest window of detection. Working with the Department of Defense, child protection agencies, legal services, researchers, businesses, analytical/forensic laboratories, and more.

  •       Symposium/Workshop
  •       CPDD
  •       CPDD Abstract
  •       CPDD
 for Early
 Career Investigators:
  •       Holtzman Travel
 Award: December
  •       FORCE Travel Awards: December 11, 2017
  •       CPDD/NIDA Media Award Nominations: December 15, 2017
  •       NIDA's Women & Sex/Gender Differences Travel Award:  December 15, 2017
  •       CPDD International Travel Awards:  January 12, 2018
  •       Awards
  •       Early Bird Registration:  April 16, 2018
  •       Late


If you are registered for the CPDD or INRC or RSA you may attend the co-sponsored symposia.

CPDD/INRC June 13th and 14th, 2018

CPDD/INRC/RSA June 15th, 2018

If you are planning to register for both CPDD and INRC you can register at a discounted rate for each.

Please send proof of INRC or RSA registration to cpdd@frosch.com for discounted rates

CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Link.....check back in December

CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Link.....coming soon **Please note** you will need to go to ONSITE REGISTRATION to print your badge
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2018; Standard Rates will apply on and after April 17, 2017
    CPDD Registration Rates for 2018 Meeting
    Early Bird (By 4/16/18) Standard Rate (After 4/17/18)
    CPDD Member (Fellow/Regular/Associate) $500.00 $600.00
    Member-in-Training (MIT) $350.00 $400.00
    Non-Member $800.00 $1,000.00
    Non-Member with Pre Doctorial Student w/ID $500.00 $550.00
    Non-Member Post Doctoral Fellow $550.00 $650.00
    Developing Countries $400.00 $450.00
    Accompaning Social $250.00 $300.00
  • Please note that there is a $75.00 cancellation fee for registration refunds. All refunds will be processed as check refunds regardless of how payment was originally made.
  • This is a new system we are using this year. Some of you may have already used this new site to submit an abstract. You can now "Register for the CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting" . Please note that this new online system accepts credit card payments. If you wish to pay by check, please download and print a copy of your invoice and mail it along with your payment by check to the CPDD Office:

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) ATTN: Ellen Geller 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB Room 324 Philadelphia, PA 19140

  • If you are attending the INRC or RSA Conferences - please visit (link coming soon)       please send proof of INRC or RSA registration to cpdd@frosch.com for discounted rates.
  • Once you complete your registration for the 2018 CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting, you will be directed to the links below for Hotel Reservations:

For any conference registration questions please email cpdd@frosch.com or call 844-849-8159

2018 Late-Breaking Research Submission link.....coming in December 2018 Abstract Submission link....coming in December  
Please note that this was a two-step registration process.
  • In order for your registration to be completed, once you registered online, you must also email Kenzie Preston at kpreston@intra.nida.nih.gov to let her know you plan to attend.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from Kenzie Preston confirming that your registration to attend the Brunch with Champions is complete.

2018 CME CE-CEH Information

2018 CME Approved Symposia and Workshop Sessions

2018 CME Payment Form

2018 Travel Award Applications –  There are 8 categories of travel awards available  this year, each with distinct deadlines and criteria.  You can only receive 1 award in a given year.

Activity Guide and Information for San Diego

San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,406,630 as of July 1, 2016, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. San Diego has been called "the birthplace of California". Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, it was the first site visited by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In 1850, California became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War and the admission of California to the union.  
Balboa Park - Visit lovely San Diego Balboa Park, with its beautiful landscaping and architecture, and home to the San Diego Zoo and many interesting museums. This is one of the most popular San Diego things to do as rated by the locals. Any vacation to San Diego should include a trip to Balboa Park. It's free to walk around and enjoy this treasure, or you can visit one of the San Diego Museums in Balboa Park, such as the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. On Tuesdays several San Diego museums are free on a rotating schedule to San Diego city and county residents, and active military and their families. If you are looking for free activities in San Diego, spend a day in Balboa Park.
Beaches Visit the San Diego beaches. Explore some of the pages about San Diego Beaches, and North County San Diego Beaches. For some free things to do in San Diego, check out some of the 101 things to do at the beach.
The most visited naval ship museum in the world; USS Midway Museum offers a self- guided audio tour through fifty years of world history on this vessel. Plan on spending a few hours discovering the sixty exhibits the Museum offers. Exhibits range from sleeping quarters to the captains cockpit to the ship’s jail along with twenty-nine restored aircrafts. Climb into a flight simulator, take in a short film, climb aboard an aircraft or speak with one of the docents on board whom are happy to share personal stories and facts with you. Learn about how the sailors lived while visiting their living quarters below or head to the top deck to view the helicopters and airplanes. Interactive exhibits as well as aircrafts to climb into makes this attraction kids friendly; although it is suggested to leave your stroller in the car as there are quite a few stairs and ladders to climb. Head back into history and discover this floating city at sea. Click here for more information

Jun 7, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Perfect Mistake - is a new scavenger hunt adventure in San Diego! You will be immersed in the very interesting story, where you will be the main characters! It's the first scavenger hunt adventure, which includes several chapters and which has one storyline! Perfect Mistake. Chapter 1: What has happened? Become the first, who will know, what has happened, and try to prevent the consequences of the Perfect Mistake in the next chapters. During the decision of the challenge, you will get new questions! Intuition, speed and savvy will help you deal with what is happening around! Prove to everybody, that you are the best! And only your team can handle it! Book it now! Our website: https://www.perfect-mistake.com/ Tel: 619 430 6418 Email: perfectmistake666@gmail.com