Virtual Meeting on Prevention Research & ABCD Study Data (Sept. 28, 2021)
Enhancing Prevention Research Related to Substance Use and Addiction: Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities with ABCD Study Data
Virtual Meeting on Sep 28, 2021 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM EST
Through presentations and discussions, this meeting connected the fields of epidemiology, developmental neuroscience, and prevention to improve the integration of ABCD findings into prevention intervention research. ABCD data can inform our understanding of heterogeneity associated with substance use risk as well as how that heterogeneity might be leveraged to inform the development of novel interventions and/or the adaptation and tailoring of current interventions to increase the number of youth served who benefit. The goal would be to stimulate data analyses that would lead to the development of targeted prevention intervention research. While there are many relevant key constructs to explore within the ABCD dataset, this initial meeting focused on trauma and self-regulation and their roles in substance use initiation. For each construct, we discussed its definition, how it is represented in the ABCD data, and existing or novel strategies for impacting the construct through intervention. Click here for the agenda.
ABCD Workshop on Brain Development and Mental Health (June 22-July 22, 2021)
This event is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). For more information: https://abcdworkshop.github.io/
Virtual Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Impacts of Substance Use on Adolescent Brain and Behavioral Development (Minnesota Psychological Association, June 16, 2021)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Program: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT
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Diving DEAP into the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: An interactive workshop on the use of the ABCD Study® Data Exploration and Analysis Portal (DEAP). May 19, 2021
This virtual, interactive workshop, sponsored by the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, will provide opportunities for attendees to learn how to analyze ABCD data using the Data Exploration and Analysis Portal (DEAP). Attendees will also learn about ABCD data that have been made available to the broader scientific community, and understand how data are organized in the NIMH Data Archive. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 10 a.m. – noon ET. For more information and to register, click here.
ABCD – ReproNim Virtual Course October–March, 2021
The ABCD-ReproNim Course provides a comprehensive background to data from the ABCD Study® while delivering hands-on, interactive instruction to enable rigorous and reproducible data analyses (see attached flyer). The course runs from October–March and is targeted to students, postdocs, and early career faculty. Visit the ABCD-ReproNim website for more information and to apply.