2008 Meeting

General Information

The International Narcotics Research Conference 2008
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Dates: July 13 (Sun) to July 18 (Fri), 2008 (ending with banquet Thursday night)

Final version of program (PDF)

One-page schedule of conference (PDF)

Final update/corrections to program schedule

Conference Venue:

The Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Tel. 843-722-0600 Fax 843-853-2186
(website for hotel information only, please book through link at left)

Room per night rates (does not include city tax):
Single - Run-of-House 139.00
Single - Government Rate Room 92.00
Double - Run-of-House 139.00
Double - Government Rate Room 92.00
Triple - Run-of-House 149.00
Quad - Run-of-House 159.00

Registration fees:
member registration - $545 (includes all meals, sessions, and gala dinner)
gala dinner only  - $75
accompanying social - $300 (includes meals and dinner, no scientific sessions)
speaker - $0 (still need to book room with credit card, only for invited founders and plenary lecturers)
pre-doctoral student - $400 (includes all meals, sessions, and gala dinner)

Note: Local faculty, residents, fellows, and students who are not able to attend the entire meeting will be eligible for a $100/per day registration fee that will include a Program and Abstract book, admission to conference lectures, poster sessions, and coffee breaks, but not breakfast, lunch or the banquet dinner. All local registration will be handled on-site only and will only be offered to scientists who are working in Charleston, South Carolina. A University ID will need to be shown.

Registration and Abstract submission
deadlines extended until May 19th.
Register today!

Deadlines for INRC 2008:

Abstract  submission May 19, 2008
Registration (regular) May 19, 2008
Registration (+late fee) May 20 - onsite
Lodging Reservation May 19, 2008
Travel Award application May 19, 2008

Social Program
July 13 (Sun), 5-7pm Welcome Reception
July 16 (Wed), afternoon Excursions
July 17 (Thu), 7-10pm Banquet

Program Committee :

Jacqueline F. McGinty, Co-Chair
Lakshmi Devi, Co-Chair
Charles Chavkin
Chris Evans
Toni Shippenberg
John Traynor

Local Organizing Committee:

Gary Ashton-Jones
Kathleen Brady
Peter W. Kalivas
Robert Malcolm
Jacqueline F. McGinty
Foster Olive
Ronald See


All fees are shown in US dollars.
Please find the cost in your own currency:

Charleston, SC is a city with lots of history and waterfront activity.
See the following links for more information
www.charlestoncvb.com  and www.charleston.com

In middle of July, it is often rather humid but often sunny in the daytime.
During the night, the temperature drops a bit.


As further information becomes available, announcements will be made to the INRC-L email list. If you are not already on the INRC-list server, please send your current e-mail address, full name and institutional affiliation to:

Amynah Pradhan, Ph.D.
INRC Information Officer


Comments or suggestions can be emailed to the INRC Information Officer at:  pradhan4@uic.edu