Inaugural Symposium for San Diego Consortium for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavillion

Sponsored by: UCSD Departments of Neurosciences and Psychiatry and the NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center

Our community has considerable strength in cognitive neuroscience research at many levels of analysis from molecular to clinical science. Improved integration of clinical expertise in this area with cutting edge research conducted in a number of departments, centers, and institutions in the San Diego area would greatly enrich research, education and clinical practice. This Consortium will serve as a forum for collaborative translational science and stimulating cross-disciplinary discussion with this symposium as the inaugural gathering.

You are invited to participate in this endeavor to capitalize on existing strengths as well as develop further synergies between basic science and clinical activities. Our goal is to optimize shared resources, build additional research partnerships, and develop improved graduate and medical school training programs and clinical practices that together will more fully develop San Diego as a major hub for expertise in cognitive development and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Please join us for this exciting inaugural event and a chance to hear about some innovative research, interact with colleagues and present your lab’s current work in the poster session.

     Event Schedule 
  LUNCH 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

William Mobley, Paula Tallal    

Introduction 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Nick Spitzer Activity-dependent neurotransmitter respecification: A new frontier of plasticity in the developing and mature brain 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
William Mobley Links between developmental mechanisms and degeneration in Down syndrome      1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Fred Gage Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus: Temporal control of pattern separation 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Andrea Chiba Investigating the relationship between attention and musical synchrony 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
BREAK 2:45 - 3 p.m.
Tim Brown Multimodal and multidimensional neuroimaging and approaches to relating human brain and cognitive development 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Jonathan Sebat Rare mutations of large-effect contribute to risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders 3:30 - 4 p.m.
Terry Sejonowski Energy, oscillations and schizophrenia 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Eric Courchesne Early Neural Developmental Defects Underlying Autism  4:30 - 5 p.m.
Poster Session/ Wine & Cheese Reception 5 - 7 p.m.

Organizing Committee:

David Lieberman, MD, PhD
Jonathan Sebat, PhD
Paula Tallal, PhD
        Jeanne Townsend, PhD
        Doris Trauner, MD

For more information contact David Lieberman.