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2019 Meeting Information

Register Now for the CPDD 81st Annual Scientific Meeting 
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2019; Standard Rates will apply on and after April 17, 2019
    CPDD Registration Rates for 2019 Meeting
    Early Bird (By 4/16/19) Standard Rate (After 4/17/19)
    CPDD Member (Fellow/Regular/Associate) $550.00 $625.00
    Member-in-Training (MIT) $400.00 $475.00
    Non-Member $850.00 $1,000.00
    Non-Member with Pre Doctoral Student w/ID $525.00 $575.00
    Non-Member Post Doctoral Fellow $600.00 $700.00
    Developing Countries $450.00 $500.00
    Accompanying Social $350.00 $400.00
  • 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 All refunds will be processed as check refunds regardless of how payment was originally made.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 the same system we used last year. Some of you may have already used this site to submit an abstract. You can now "Register for the CPDD 81st Annual Scientific Meeting." Please note that this 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

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

  • This is a four day meeting, June 15th - June 19th, 2019. Please book accordingly
  • The main conference hotel will be the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
  • Group Rates begin at $254
  • STUDENTS: Email your student ID to cpdd@frosch.com for a discounted student rate! The discounted hotel reservation link will be emailed to you after receipt of that document.
  • GOVERNMENT ATTENDEES: A limited amount of government rate rooms are available with a Federally Issued ID. Please book your room using this link.

Conference Logistics:

Conference Location
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resport & Spa
23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 ph: 210-276-2500
Conference Dates: June 15 - June 19, 2019
Saturday, June 15: Registration open and Welcome Reception Sunday, June 16 - Wednesday, June 19: Breakout Sessions and Poster Sessions Tuesday, June 18: Dessert & Dancing Networking Event A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the conference date.
Airport Information and Transportation
San Antonio Airport The San Antonio Airport is located about 14 miles from the hotel. For driving directions and helpful information on getting from the airport to the hotel, visit the Map tab on the JW Marriott Hill Country Website.
  • Complimentary Self Parking at the hotel
  • Estimated taxi fare: $45 USD (one way)
  • No complimentary shuttle service between airport/hotel
Overflow Hotel Information
At this time we do NOT have an overflow hotel. We encourage all attendees to book at the host hotel. If an overflow hotel is added, information will be available on the CPDD website.

If you have any questions please contact CPDD Registration Assistance at cpdd@frosch.com.

Need to cancel your registration? All registrations are subject to a $75.00 cancellation fee. After May 31st, no refunds will be given. All refunds will be issued a check. Credit card refunds will only be processed for international attendees and by special exception. Please email cpdd@frosch.com to cancel your registration.

Awards for Excellence Deadline for awards for excellence nominations is February 1, 2019.

Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award This award was established in memory of one of the pioneers in the field of drug dependence following his death in 1973. The award acknowledges outstanding research efforts that have advanced our current knowledge of drug dependence. Nomination Link
CPDD Innovator Award The Innovator Award sponsored by Indivior, Inc. will recognize individuals who have recently developed innovative approaches in basic science, clinical research, or treatment and prevention science that reflect ground-breaking strides with potential for significant impact in the field of drug dependence. Emphasis is placed on recent innovation and potential impact rather than a lifetime body of work. Nomination Link
Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award This award, in memory of Marian W. Fischman, a much-admired leader in drug abuse research and an excellent scientist, was first established in 2001 to recognize the contributions of an outstanding woman scientist in drug abuse research. Nomination Link
CPDD Mentorship Award This award is given yearly to a member of CPDD who has been an exemplary mentor to developing researchers in the field of drug dependence. Nomination Link
Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award This award, presented in memory of a highly esteemed leader in drug abuse research and a former Chairman and Executive Secretary of CPDD, was established in 1986  to recognize research contributions in any facet of the field of drug abuse. It is given annually to an investigator who has not attained his/her 40th birthday by July 1 in the year of the award. Nomination Link
CPDD/NIDA Media Award This award is given annually to a member of the media who has made major contributions to the public understanding of scientific issues concerning drug use disorders. Nomination Link
2018 Awards for Excellence Winners

Travel Awards Please note individual travel award nomination deadlines.
Stephen G. Holtzman Travel Award for Preclinical Investigators Deadline for nominations December 15th, 2018. Established by family and friends of Dr. Holtzman to honor his memory in tribute to his long-time service and dedication to The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, this award will be given annually or biannually to either a predoctoral student or postdoctoral trainee involved in preclinical research related to drug abuse and dependence. Nomination Link
CPDD Travel Award for Early Career Investigators Deadline for nominations December 15th, 2018. CPDD will award a number of competitive travel fellowships to predoctoral and postdoctoral individuals and foreign scientists to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting (registration and partial travel expenses.) A luncheon at the Annual Meeting is planned for all 2019 awardees and 2016, 2017 and 2018 recipients of the award. Nomination Link
CPDD Primm-Singleton Minority Travel Award Deadline for nominations December 8th, 2018. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program. Citizens of the US or permanent visa holders are preferred. They also must be members of an ethnic minority group under-represented in substance abuse research (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans). Previous awardees and individuals currently supported by NIDA/NIH training grants or individual Predoctoral National Research Service Awards (F31) are not eligible. Nomination Link
FORCE Junior Investigator Travel Award  Deadline for nominations December 15th, 2018. FORCE (Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts) Junior Investigator Travel Awards are provided by a non-profit organization comprised of women with scientific, health policy, and medical expertise in opioid addiction. The awards are intended to foster research conducted by women junior scientists in all areas of opioid abuse research. More Details Here
NIDA Director’s Travel Award The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is accepting applications for the Director’s Travel Award program to help defray the cost of attending the Annual CPDD Meeting on June 15-19, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. NIDA anticipates supporting approximately 20 awards in the amount of $1,000 each. Eligibility: To be eligible for a NIDA Director’s Travel Award, the applicant must be a NIDA-supported NRSA fellow, NRSA trainee, Diversity Supplement recipient or Mentored Career Development Award PI. This award is also contingent upon attendance at the NIDA Grant-Writing/Career Workshop, held in conjunction with the CPDD Meeting. Selection for this travel award will automatically enroll you in this workshop. Preference will be given to junior investigators presenting at the CPDD conference, and to those who have not previously received this award. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PDF, complete and submit the fillable form. In the rare instance you are unable to submit the form directly, please email the completed application to NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov. Complete application submission deadline Tuesday, January 15, 2019. For additional information or questions, contact Flair Lindsey at 301-827-5783 or NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov.


Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

Both clinical and preclinical research has shown that the antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of drug addiction, as well as treatment and prevention outcomes, often differ between males and females.  These findings are increasingly reported in drug addiction research as well as in most other areas of biomedical research and raise concerns regarding potential conclusion errors in the published literature either for males or females or both when data are not analyzed by sex or only one sex is studied. In recognition of these concerns, it is now a requirement for NIH-funded research that sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies, and that compelling justification must be provided for single sex studies.  To recognize junior investigators who analyze their data by sex or conduct female-focused research, special NIDA travel awards of $1,000 will be available to 20 junior investigators whose CPDD abstract on females or sex/gender differences is accepted for a poster, oral session, or symposium at the 2019 CPDD annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, June 15-19. Eligibility:
  • Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible.
  • Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract or an oral symposium presentation.
  • Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01.
  • Federal employees are ineligible.
Electronic Application Procedures:  Send an e-mail to Ms. Christie Espinoza at espinozac@nida.nih.gov in the following format and with the required attachments:
  • E-mail subject line: CPDD 2019 Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award Application
  • Attach a copy of the abstract that you submitted to CPDD, including title and authors Attach your curriculum vitae (list all NIH grant support if applicable).  Please include your mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Attach a cover letter stating (1) your eligibility, (2) your interest in continuing to pursue research on women and/or sex/gender differences, and (3) your career goals.
  • Deadline for applications: December 15, 2018
For additional information about this annual award, contact Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington, cwetheri@nida.nih.gov, phone 301-435-1319, or Ms. Christie Espinoza, espinozac@nida.nih.gov, phone 301-435-0914

CPDD International Travel Awards

Deadline: January 12, 2019 Award Notification: February 17, 2019 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the University of Miami, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) support an International Travel Award for up to two drug abuse researchers from low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper middle-income countries to participate in the NIDA International Forum, the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting, and associated research training activities. Eligibility Be a drug abuse researcher from a low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper middle-income country who completed his or her doctoral degree or residency no more than 10 years ago. • Conduct research on any aspect of drug use and drug use disorders. • Have not received travel support from NIDA, University of Miami, or CPDD between July 1 of the previous year and June 1 of the award year. • Have not previously received the WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship or the CPDD International Travel Award in any prior year. • Live and work outside the United States at the time of application and travel. • Provide eligible abstracts for the two meetings. Abstracts Applicants are required to submit an abstract to both the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting using the two meetings’ separate online submission systems. Abstract submission for the two meetings usually opens in early November. Winners are not eligible for the CPDD best poster award for the NIDA International Forum in the award year. Priority will be given to applications by the first author on the abstract submitted, but the committee will consider competitive applications from qualified individuals who are the second author on the abstract submitted. Note: CPDD requires that a CPDD member sponsor a research abstract submitted by a non-member. The Chair of the CPDD International Committee, Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States, has agreed to sponsor abstract submissions by international researchers who are not CPDD members. Applications Must Include: • Abstract Submission Confirmation from CPDD • Abstract Submission Confirmation from the NIDA International Forum • A curriculum vitae documenting research experience • Two letters of recommendation indicating your eligibility for the award • A conflict of interest statement that complies with CPDD policy. Applications must be submitted via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Each travel award of up to $2,000USD will help offset expenses incurred while attending the meetings, including such items as CPDD meeting registration fees, travel, and living expenses. The award also includes registration fees to the CPDD meeting for the 2 consecutive years following the award year. Award selection will be announced February 17, 2019. The chair of the CPDD International Committee must receive applications no later than January 12, 2019. Applications must be submitted to: Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D. Chair, CPDD International Committee University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States Email: cmccoy@med.miami.edu Phone: +1-305-243-6005
Details and deadlines at cpdd.org
  •       CPDD
  •      CPDD
 for Early
 Career Investigators:
  •       Holtzman Travel
 Award: December
  •       FORCE Travel Awards: December 11, 2018
  •       CPDD/NIDA Media Award Nominations: December 15, 2018
  •       NIDA's Women & Sex/Gender Differences Travel Award:  December 15, 2018
  •       CPDD International Travel Awards:  January 11, 2019
  •       Awards
  •       Early Bird Registration:  April 15, 2019
  •       Late

2019 Meeting App Coming Soon

The 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence  is available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Here is the link: CPDD 2019 Mobile App Download 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 log in 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

2019 Brunch With Champions Registration

Registration for this year's Brunch is closed. If you would like to join the waiting list please email Ryan Vandry: rvandrey@jhmi.edu

This Year's Champions

Kelly Dunn                                   Human Lab and 2018 Cochin Young Investigator

Elise Weerts                                  Pre-Clinical/Human Lab and Imaging; incoming CPDD President.

Brian Thomas                               Analytical Chemistry/Industry (Government Contractor)

Marcel Bonn-Miller                    Human Clinical/Industry (Pharma)

Ivan Montoya                               NIDA/Government; Medications Development

Sandy Comer                                Pre-Clinical Lab and CPDD Policy Director

Jim Anthony                                 Epidemiology

Anna Rose Childress                   Imaging

Registration for the brunch with champions is closed.

2019 CME approved sessions, information, and payment form coming soon. 2019 CME Accepted Symposia, Workshops and Forums 2019 CME Payment Form
You receive an email from the office with a payment form after
the completion of the meeting. Form will go out Monday, June 24th, 2019.

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