Adolescent Development VideoConference

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has scheduled a VideoConference Presentation entitled Adolescent Development and Alcohol Use, scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

The presenters are two of NIAAA’s experts on underage drinking research –

Dr. Vivian Faden, Deputy Director of NIAAA’s Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, and Dr. Patricia Powell, Chief of NIAAA’s Scientific Policy Branch.

Drs. Faden and Powell will cover a wide range of areas related to adolescence and alcohol – statistics, neuroscience, growth and development, influence of peers and parents, cultural and behavioral milestones in adolescence, and societal influences, among other issues. They will outline the “state of the science” in this area and how this pertinent information can be used by educators, counselors, community leaders, and parents when addressing this issue with today’s youth. A Q & A session will follow.

To access the upcoming presentation and Q&A session, please follow these simple steps:

At 2:00 pm (11:00 am here on the west coast) on December 9, call the toll-free conference line at 800-369-1707. The passcode is 6207. An operator will register you and put you on hold. Please keep this line open during the presentation as it will be used for the Q&A session immediately afterward.

Once you have registered with the conference operator, visit to view the presentation and slideshow. Please note that the audio for this presentation will be heard through your computer speakers – not the telephone line -- so please make sure your speaker volume is sufficient.