Connect & Learn: Clinical translation of neuroscience-informed interventions for addiction treatment presented by Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

presented by Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

This webinar will provide an overview of four expert-endorsed neuroscience-informed interventions for addiction treatment: cognitive bias modification, contingency management, emotion regulation training and cognitive remediation.


Monday 13 May 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm


This is online event via Zoom.

This webinar is suitable for workers in the AOD, mental health, allied health and welfare sectors.


It will focus on the rationale and mechanisms engaged by these interventions, evidence of their efficacy, and the steps needed to incorporate them into routine clinical practice based on the conclusions reached by an international expert consensus driven by the Neuroscience Interest Group of the International Society of Addiction Medicine.

Through an exploration of novel neuroscience-informed interventions, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to increase knowledge, skills, and perceived self-competence regarding the therapeutic mechanisms, feasibility, practical steps for implementation, and potential benefits of incorporating these innovative interventions in day-to-day practice

This presentation will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Improve knowledge about neuroscience-informed interventions with potential to improve addiction treatment outcomes
  • Improve knowledge about the rationale and mechanisms of these interventions
  • Expand skills and competence regarding translation and application of these interventions into routine clinical practice

About the presenter

Antonio Verdejo-Garcia is a Professor (Research) in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. He is also an NHMRC Leadership Fellow, and the Co-Chair of the Neuroscience Interest Group at the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Antonio has a PhD in Psychology (University of Granada, 2006). He subsequently took on postdoctoral training in addiction neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, US), the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) and the Hospital del Mar Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Antonio's research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning executive control and decision-making, and their implications for addictions, uncontrolled eating and obesity. He has published >300 peer-reviewed articles and edited a book on Cognition and Addiction (Academic Press, 2020). He sits on the Editorial Board of the journals: Addiction, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Current Addiction Reports and Adicciones.

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Date: Monday 13th May, 2024

Venue: Online

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST

Cost: Free - Talking Point is a free seminar series but registrations are essential

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