Understanding the immense problem related to the current opioid/opiate epidemic in America and around the world, faced with the unfortunate fact that for example, in Ohio state at least 23 people die from an overdose of heroin every week! The first conference devoted to the Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) – Inaugural Reward Deficiency Syndrome Summit (RDS-1) was concluded successfully on November 18, 2015. The three-day summit chaired by Prof. Kenneth Blum and Prof. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan with the theme “Reward Deficiency Syndrome in the 21st Century: Epigenetics, Neurogenetics, Neuroimaging tools for Therapy and Recovery” was organized by United Scientific Group on November 16-18, 2015 at DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport Hotel, CA and attended by speakers and delegates from more than 10 countries. The summit witnessed 10 keynote presentations, around 30 oral presentations on various topics of addiction research and therapy, Reward Deficiency Syndrome on Dopamine and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism and Neurobiology of Reward Deficiency Syndrome.
Citation: Blum K and Badgaiyan RD. 2015. Report on the Inaugural Reward Deficiency Syndrome Summit (RDS-1). J Reward Defic Syndr 1(4): 117-118.