Dartmouth Young Mind and Brain Symposium

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a one-day symposium bringing together leading researchers for talks and discussion on the developing brain and behavior will take place at the Hanover Inn.

The young brain is simultaneously endowed with infinite potential and resiliency, while also extremely vulnerable to physical and emotional insults that can have long-lasting negative consequences. This symposium will highlight cutting-edge neuroscientific research that is being brought to bear on long-standing questions regarding the development of the brain and behavior. Topics will include neural development and plasticity, emotional development during adolescence, and brain mechanisms underlying illnesses such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and schizophrenia, as well as vulnerability to substance abuse. Each speaker is a world renowned expert in his or her field of research, providing an ideal forum for exposing the audience to the absolute latest findings and current research.

Speakers include:

Joseph Buxbaum, PhD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

BJ Casey, PhD (Weill Cornell Medical College Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology)

Anthony Grace, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

James Hudziak, MD (The University of Vermont College of Medicine)

Kamran Khodakhah, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Robert Malenka, MD, PhD (Stanford Medicine)

Eve Marder, PhD (Brandeis University)

Patricio O'Donnell, PhD, MD (McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School)