WCALB Program 2019

Full program available here

Sessions will be held in Eccles Conference Center 305 (USU)

Saturday, February 16
6:00 p.m. Welcome dinner
Bull’s Head Grille
1111 N 800 E
Logan UT

Sunday, February 17
Session on Choice Behavior

3:45-4:00 p.m.   Check-in and on-site registration

4:00-4:10 p.m.   Amy L. Odum: Welcome address

4:10-4:40 p.m.   Erin Rasmussen, Luis Rodrigues, & Dante Kyne-Rucker: Food insecurity is associated with steep food and monetary discounting

4:40-5:10 p.m.   Suzanne H. Mitchell, Deborah Sevigny-Resetco, & Jordan A. Bromley: Using CRISPR techniques to examine the genetics of delay discounting

5:10-5:20 p.m.   Break

5:20-5:50 p.m.   Amy L. Odum et al.: The relation between delay discounting and e-cigarette use: Human and rat studies

5:50-6:20 p.m.  Greg Callan: Self-regulated learning and delay of gratification: Conceptual links with research gaps

6:20-6:30 p.m.  Break

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion on Impulsivity: Erin Rasmussen, Suzanne Mitchell, and Greg Callan (Moderator: Amy Odum)

Monday, February 18
General Session and Student Showcase

3:45-4:00 p.m.   Check-in and on-site registration

4:00-5:00 p.m.  Student Showcase: Akila Ram, Leela Afrose, Hayley Fisher

5:00-5:10 p.m.   Break

5:10-5:50 p.m.   Student Showcase: Jeremy Haynes, Ryan Becker

5:50-6:00 p.m.  Break

6:00-6:30 p.m.  Kerry Jordan, Karina Hamamouche, Maura Keefe, & Sara Cordes: Attentional load affects temporal and numerical judgments in distinct ways

6:30-7:00 p.m.  Kate Bruce, Thomas J. Wagner, & Mark Galizio: Incrementing match and non-match to sample in rats: Preliminary data

7:00-7:45 p. m.  Andrew R. Craig, William E. Sullivan, Nicole M. DeRosa, & Henry S. Roane:  Renewal of extinguished operant behavior from bench to bedside

 8:00 p.m. Dinner
Tandoori Oven
1000 N 720 E
Logan UT

***Unfortunately, the Tuesday program has been canceled due to illness.

Tuesday, February 19
Keynote and Focus Session on Nutrition

4:00-5:00 p.m.       Keynote: Susan E. Swithers: Why the effects of non-nutritive sweeteners might not be so sweet after all

5:00-5:10 p.m.   Break

5:10-5:40 p.m.   Korry Hintze, Robert Ward, & Abby Benninghoff: Modeling the Western diet for pre-clinical studies

5:40-6:10 p.m.   Clara E. Cho: Role of methyl nutrients in metabolic disease risk

6:10-6:40 p.m.  Carrie Durward & Mateja Savoie-Roskos: The “food stamp cycle” may negatively impact the efficacy of farmers market fruit and vegetable incentive programs for supplemental nutrition assistance program participants 

6:40-6:50 p.m.  Break

6:50-7:50 p.m.  Panel Discussion on Nutrition, Learning, and Preclinical Models: Susan Swithers, Bob Ward, Korry Hintze, Clara Cho, Carrie Durward (Moderator: Amy Odum)

 7:50-8:00 p.m.  Amy L. Odum: Closing address