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Free Webinar 

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Tuesday, June 28, 2016  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET 

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ABCD is a landmark study on brain development and child health supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This project will increase our understanding of environmental, social, genetic, and other biological factors that affect brain and cognitive development and that can enhance or disrupt a young person’s life trajectory. Adolescence is a period of dramatic brain development in which children are exposed to all sorts of experiences. Yet, our understanding of precisely how these experiences interact with each other and a child’s biology to affect brain development and, ultimately, social, behavioral, health, and other outcomes, is still incomplete. As the only study of its kind, the ABCD study will yield critical insights into the foundational aspects of adolescence that shape a person’s future.


Gaya Dowling, PhD, Director, ABCD Project

Kevin M. Gray, MD, Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MUSC; American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) Board of Directors; and Chair, AAAP Research Committee

Moderated by Katie Sale, Executive Director, American Brain Coalition

Educational Objectives:

List two questions that can only be answered by this longitudinal adolescent development study.

Explain how the ABCD Study will ensure inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds.

List 3 domains that will be assessed by the ABCD Study.

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