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SOM Festival of Science 2015

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 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.