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Power Session: NIAAA at 50 – Providing Information and Tools for Communities to Address Alcohol Problems

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Chesapeake D-F


The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) began in 1970, when NIAAA was established to explore science-based remedies to address the nation’s alcohol-related problems. Fifty years of NIAAA support for multidisciplinary research has contributed to a deeper understanding of how alcohol affects the brain and body and led to better interventions to prevent and treat alcohol-related problems, yet more works needs to be done. NIAAA continues its critical leadership role in advancing innovative research to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol-related problems across the lifespan. In this Power Session, NIAAA Director George F. Koob, Ph.D., will provide information on recent findings, ongoing work in prevention and treatment, and new and upcoming NIAAA resources for coalitions and their stakeholders. Dr. Koob also will be available to answer audience questions.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this session will learn about the history and mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and will receive important information about alcohol prevention and treatment programs, and will learn about new NIAAA products as well as resources under development for the future.

30th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 16th Prevention Day


George F. Koob, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism