As part of the RAMS program, Scholars will attend The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Conference. Scholars attend the NIDA-funded conference and participate in conference activities. The goal of the RAMS CPDD Retreat is to support scholars in getting the most out of a scientific research meeting. Scholars receive guidance from their mentors on preparing for the conference, select sessions to attend, review abstracts, and network with other researchers in the field.  In addition to the conference and program sessions, scholars attend a poster presentation session  and oral session with the RAMS Program Directors to learn how to most effectively utilize this rich conference feature. The CPDD retreat builds on the work done during the Boston Retreat, as it enables Scholars to participate in a large scientific research conference, taking full advantage of the many opportunities to learn and network in preparation for their future as research clinicians in the field of Addiction Medicine.

The 2014 CPDD Conference was held June 14-19, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Caribe Hilton.

Christine Wilder presents during a Poster Session


1st year oral debrief

Scholars debrief with Jeffrey Samet after an oral

1st year scholars_poster session

Jeffrey Samet leads a poster session with scholars