The Gustavus Adolphus College , Saint Peter. Minnesota and the 2015 Nobel Conference Committee invited the Institute of Scientific Analysis Director of Substance Abuse Studies, Dr. Sheigla Murphy, to present at their 51st annual Nobel Conference on October 6 and 7th 2015. The Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, is the first ongoing educational conference in the United States to receive the official authorization of The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm. The College has been privileged to host this annual conference since 1965. The conference series addresses significant contemporary scientific issues and explores the social and ethical significance of them. Lecturers for conferences have included some of the world’s foremost academic and research scientists, including over 70 Nobel Prize winners. The 51st conference’s subject was “The Science and Meaning of Addiction.”
Distinguished presenters included: Eric Kandel, MD Nobel laureate in Physiology Medicine, Denise Kandel, PhD professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University School of Public Health, Carl Hart, associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, Owen Flanagan, PhD, the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Neurobiology at Duke University and Marc Lewis, PhD, professor of development psychology and neuroscience at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Dr. Murphy’s presentation was entitled “Understanding Prescription Drug Misuse from a Sociological Perspective.” Murphy’s and other presenters’ presentations and the Question and Answer sessions that followed them can be accessed online on You Tube under Nobel Conference 51.