Neuroscience 2016: "From Aggression to Recovery"

Saturday, May 7, 2016; 8:30am-1:00pm

Yale University School of Medicine
Harkness Auditorium
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

This event is free and open to the public! Scroll down to see the full program.

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2016 Honorees

Jeremy Richman, PhD, co-founded the Avielle Foundation following the murder of his daughter, Avielle Rose Richman, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012. He has extensive research experience that spans the range from neuroscience and neuropsychopharmacology, to cardiovascular biology, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, immunology and inflammation, and kidney disease.

Jennifer Hensel, MS, co-founded the Avielle Foundation following the murder of her daughter, Avielle Rose Richman, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012. Mrs. Hensel is a multi-disciplinary scientist having worked in a number of research fields from clinical microbiology to molecular and cellular immunology and oncology.

Funding Partners

The conference organizers wish to thank The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation and Yale-New Haven Hospital for their generous financial support of Neuroscience 2016.



Program

Neuroscience 2016 is aimed at mental health consumers and their families, as well as mental health professionals, throughout the State of Connecticut. Presentations – which are non-technical in nature and geared towards the general public – will highlight recent advances in basic and clinical neuroscience and explain their promise for revolutionary advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Please note, there are no CEUs or CMEs available for this activity.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time
Title
Presenter
8:30-8:45am
Opening Remarks
John H. Krystal, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine;
Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services;
Marisa Walls, President, NAMI-CT
8:45-9:25am
Impulsivity and Aggression
Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD
9:25-10:05am
Psychosis and Aggression
Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, MBBS
10:05-10:15am
Coffee Break
 
10:15-10:25am
Presentation of Research Advocacy Award
John Krystal, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
10:25-10:55am
Research Advocacy Award Recipients
Jeremy Richman, PhD, and Jennifer Hensel, MS, co-founders of the Avielle Foundation
10:55-11:35am
Dissecting Aggression in Mice: The Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
Alan Lewis, MD, PhD
11:35am-12:15pm
Aggression, Psychiatry, and the Law
Madelon Baranoski, PhD
12:15-1:00pm
Ask the Experts: Clinical and Resesarch Breakout Sessions
Anxiety and OCDChristopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
PsychosisDeepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, MBBS
Impulsivity
Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD
Psychiatry and the Law
Madelon Baranoski, PhD
1:00pm
Adjourn

Partners

Neuroscience 2016 is funded with generous support from The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Participating partners include the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-CT), and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), State of Connecticut

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Connecticut Chapter

Parking & Directions

The symposium is held in Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine (SHM), 333 Cedar St, Med. School campus, New Haven, CT. From parking lots, go up York St. towards Yale-New Haven Hospital; turn left onto Cedar St; SHM is one-half block on the left.

See the location on a map.

Directions to Air Rights Parking Garage (parking fee charged), accessible from N. & S. Frontage Rds.

  • From I-95 N or S: Exit 47 to Rt 34 W to Exit 1
  • From I-91 S: Exit 1 to Rt 34 to Exit 1

Please note that we are unable to validate parking, and cannot provide change for parking meters.

QUESTIONS ABOUT NEUROSCIENCE 2016?
Contact Christopher Pittenger, event coordinator, at christopher.pittenger@yale.edu.