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Title: The Importance of Animals in Addressing the Drug Abuse Crisis 

Presenter: Charles P. France, Ph.D

Professor and Robert A Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry Department of Pharmacology, UT Health San Antonio

The continuing opioid crisis despite the availability of variably effective medications underscores the need for more and better treatments. Because drug abuse is a complex problem, studies in animals are essential both for understanding the neurobiology of substance use disorders and for discovering and developing new medications for treating substance use disorders. The importance of studies in nonhumans for addressing the opioid crisis will be discussed, including examples of ongoing drug development programs that could not proceed without the contribution of animals.

The BRAD 2024 Webinar was sponsored by Tecniplast.

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Previous BRAD Webinars

2023 -  Understanding and Countering Life-Changing Childhood Trauma via Nonhuman Animal Research - Dr. Tanya Roth, University of Delaware - Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

2022 - Gone fishing: How zebrafish can teach us about human health and disease - Dr. Florence Marlow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


2021 - From Monkeys to Children: What Nonhuman Primates Can Teach Us About Psychiatric Disorder - Dr. Margaux Kenwood, University of Wisconsin - Madison 

2020 - Progress in Mental Health: The Role of Animal Research - Dr. Thomas Prevot, University of Toronto

Click here to watch the recorded webinar!

2019 – Organ Recovery and Transplantation Through Animal Research – Dr. Matthew Bacchetta, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2018 – A Journey to the Center of the Fetal Brain through Animal Research – Dr. Irina Burd, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

2017 – Advancements in Reconstructive Transplantation: The Role of Animal Research – Dr. Gerald Brandacher, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Building Your Best BRAD 2020 

Date: Tuesday, February 18th 3-4 PM ET

Need some planning inspiration? Want to see new materials for BRAD 2020? Interested in hearing from form BRAD participants? BRAD Founder and Program Director, Dr. Logan France, discussed how to get started in planning your event, including strategies for reaching your target audience and maximizing exposure. Attendees heard tips from former BRAD participants and saw various games and activities that can be incorporated into regional events. 


Click here to watch the recorded webinar. 

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BRAD 2019: Tips, Tricks, and What's New?

Date: Tuesday, February 26th 3-4 PM ET


During the first BRAD webinar, Dr. Logan France discussed planning, logistics, ideas, and activities to incorporate into your own events, and attendees got a sneak peek at new items for BRAD 2019. Participants had the chance to ask any questions they had, and new BRAD coordinators heard the success stories (and lessons learned) from some of our BRAD veterans. 


Click here to watch the recorded webinar. 

Click here to download the slides.

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BRAD 2019 Planning Q & A 

Date: Tuesday, March 26th 3-4 PM ET


How do you engage people at your BRAD table? Do you have tips for answering challenging questions about animal research? What do I do if someone reacts negatively? AMP’s BRAD Program Director, Dr. Logan France, participated in a video Q&A  and answered last minute questions about hosting BRAD 2019!


Click here to watch the recorded webinar. 

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