Symposium afscheid prof.dr. Jan M. Van Ree

                                              Utrecht, 1 april 2010

                                      The disease addiction


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 09.15 hrs     Registration and coffee

10.00 hrs     Opening

                      René S. Kahn, Rudolf Magnus Institute, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

10.05 hrs     Welcome

                      Hans (J.) C. Stoof, Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


                      Morning session

                      Chair: Mirjam A.F.M. Gerrits, Rudolf Magnus Institute, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

                                 Tomas Hökfelt, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 

10.15 hrs     From ignoring to disease

                      Charles P. O’Brien, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

10.45 hrs     Addiction across species

                      Louk J.M.J. Vanderschuren, Rudolf Magnus Institute, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

11.15 hrs     Altered brain circuits

                      Barry J. Everitt, University of Cambridge, UK


11.45 hrs     Relevance of genes and endorphins

                      Mary Jeanne Kreek, Rockefeller University, New York, USA


12.15 hrs     Lunch


                     Afternoon session

                     Chair: Nick F. Ramsey, Rudolf Magnus Institute, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

                                Edwin E. Zvartau, Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

13.00 hrs     Image of the addicted brain

                      David J. Nutt, Imperial College London, UK


13.30 hrs     Treatment: from total abstinence to heroin

                      Wim van den Brink, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands


14.00 hrs     The Netherlands drug policy in international perspective

                      Eddy L. Engelsman, former Director Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Policies in

                      the  Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands


14.30 hrs     Addiction and addicts in health perspective

                      J. André Knottnerus, Health Council, The Netherlands


15.00 hrs     Closing



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