About this Event
Developmental Neurosciences: Do We Know Enough to Prevent or Reverse Major Behavioral Disorders?
The NAM will host its 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 16, 2017. Registration will open in Summer 2017. Please join our mailing list to be notified when registration is open.
Keynote: Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Panel 1: Brain Plasticity and its Disorders: Autism Spectrum and Schizophrenias
Moderator: Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Mental Health
Basic science: Charles Nelson, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
Autism: Mattew State, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Schizophrenias (dendritic pruning): Beth Stevens, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Schizophrenias (developmental perspective): Deanna Barch, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Panel 2: Vulnerability and Resilience: Anxiety Disorders and Bipolar Depression
Moderator: Huda Akil, Ph.D., University of Michigan
The experience of bipolar disorder: John Krystal, M.D., Yale University
The circuitry of fear and anxiety: Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University
Adolescent brain, development of self-control: Beatriz Luna, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
The genetics of bipolar disorder: Thomas Lehner, Ph.D., M.P.H., National Institutes of Mental Health
Panel 3: Decision-Making, Impulsivity, and Addiction
Moderator: Margaret Hamburg, M.D., National Academy of Medicine
Opioid addiction case: Christopher Jones, Ph.D., Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Developmental perspective and decision-making: Valerie Reyna, Ph.D., Cornell University
The brain biology of addiction and risk-taking: George Koob, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Legal context: Richard Bonnie, LL.B., University of Virginia
In addition to the scientific program, NAM President Dr. Victor J. Dzau will welcome the newest class of NAM members and will present the 2016 winners of the Gustav O. Lienhard Award, Bernard and Rhoda Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, and the Member Awards.
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- Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, University of Michigan
- Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
- Huda Akil, Ph.D., University of Michigan
- Thomas Boyce, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
- Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
- Steven E. Hyman, M.D., Harvard University
For questions about the 2017 NAM Annual Meeting, contact Donna Duncan, Deputy Director of Council and Membership Services, at DDuncan@nas.edu.