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SOM Festival of Science 2015

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When:

Friday, December 11, 2015
 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:

SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballrooms A & B
 

Scientific Advisory Council:

This internationally acclaimed and distinguished scientists and council members include:
 
Rita Colwell, PhD
Professor and Chair, US Life Sciences at UMCP
Former Director, National Science Foundation
2006 National Medal of Science
 
Carol Greider, PhD
Professor & Chair, Molecular Biology at JHU
2009 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine
Member, IOM
 
Philip Needleman, PhD
President/CEO, St. Louis Science Center
Member, NAS & IOM
Former President of Searle R&D
 
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University & James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Former President & CEO, Duke University Health System
Former Chair, AAMC
Member, IOM
 
Elias Zerhouni, MD
President of Global R&D, Sanofi Pharmaceutical
Former Director, National Institutes of Health
Member, IOM

For More Information: 

Please contact
SOM Office of Public Affairs
410-706-8518

Third Annual SOM Festival of Science Highlights Innovative Research in Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Brain

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2015 Festival of Science Video Highlights:

 

Understanding Disorders of the Brain

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Agenda:

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Welcome
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Keynote Speaker

Antonello Bonci MD Cropped 

Antonello Bonci, MD
Scientific Director,
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

Keynote Address (1 CME Credit)
Antonello Bonci, MD
Scientific Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

SESSION ONE: The Dark Side
of Reward in Addiction and
Pain (1.5 CME Credits)

Overview:
Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil
The Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
Dopamine and Endocannabinoids in the Avoidance of Punishment
Joseph Cheer, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Overlapping Brain Circuits That Mediate Drug Abuse and Mood Disorders
Mary Kay Lobo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Pain as a Mood Disorder
Asaf Keller, PhD
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Session One Q&A
Moderator: Curt Civin, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Associate Dean for Research

SESSION TWO: The Balancing Act of a Healthy Brain (1.5 CME Credits)
Overview:
Laura Rowland, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Impact of Gender/Sex and Steroids
Jessica Mong, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Excitatory Synapses Get the Blues: New Insights Into the Genesis and Treatment of Depression
Scott Thompson, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
Executive Committee, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
Targeting Glial Cells for Cognitive Enhancement: The Kynurenic Acid Story
Robert Schwarcz, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC
Session Two Q&A
Moderator: Margaret McCarthy, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Executive Committee, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
LUNCH
Light lunch will be provided for all attendees in the SMC Campus Center
SESSION THREE: The Inflamed Brain: Therapeutic Targets for Neurodegenerative Disorders (1.5 CME Credits)
Overview:
Alan Faden, MD
David S. Brown Professorship in Trauma
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) & National Study Center for Trauma and EMS
Executive Committee, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
NOXious Neuroinflammation in the TBI Brain
David Loane, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR)

Role of the Sur1-Trpm4 Channel in Neuroinflammation--Focus on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Chief, Neurosurgical Service, Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital
Session Three Q&A

Moderator: Elias Melhem, MD
Dean John M. Dennis Chair in Radiology
Professor and Chair, Department Of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
Executive Committee, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
SESSION FOUR: Enabling Technologies: Micro to Macro to Translational Research (1.5 CME Credits)Overiew
Michael T. Shipley, PhD
Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP Distinguished Professorship
Chair, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Director, Program in Neuroscience
Executive Committee, Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
Single-Molecule Interrogation of Synaptic Structure
Thomas Blanpied, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology

In Vivo Calcium Imaging to Illuminate Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior
Dennis Sparta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Clinical and Translational Applications of MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Graeme Woodworth, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Session Four Q&A
Moderator: Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD
Mary Gray Cobey Chair in Neonatology
Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics
Division Head, Neonatology
Closing Remarks
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Reception
Wine & cheese reception will be held in the SMC Campus Center immediately following the Festival

Accreditation Statement 

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement 

The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please direct all inquiries to Mr. Kevin Enright, Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, and Dr. Julie Wu, Senior Medical/Science Editor.