Brain Conference

Please join us for the 2019 BRAIN Conference

When:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California


“I don’t know what happened in education…  somewhere between kindergarten and medical education we decided that learning shouldn’t be fun…”

— Melissa Arbuckle, NNCI Co-Chair


Over the past two decades, advances in neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our understanding of the brain and of the neurobiological basis of psychiatric illness. While biological models of mental illness once emphasized “chemical imbalances”, modern perspectives increasingly incorporate the role of genetics and epigenetics, a more nuanced understanding of neurotransmitters and corresponding second messenger systems, the importance of neuroplasticity, and the functional dynamics of neural circuits. New methods and technologies are leading to new discoveries and paving the way to new frontiers in diagnosis and treatment. As educators, we have the responsibility to train the leaders of this new world.

Yet for many programs, implementing an effective neuroscience curriculum has been fraught. Determining which content to prioritize is challenging – especially in the context of the many other pressing issues in graduate medical education today. Many programs lack faculty to teach neuroscience in the classroom and who can role model its applicability to patient care. Students may feel alienated from material that seems overly complex and lacking in overt clinical relevance. At its worst, neuroscience teaching may feel rote if not torturous.

It all changes today. This year’s conference will address some of the most cutting-edge topics in psychiatry and neuroscience. Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have a fully developed curriculum, this year’s conference will help you move your program forward. Get ready for our most memorable set of teaching and learning resources that promises to be relevant, engaging, and fun.


For more information about this year’s conference, click here: https://www.aadprt.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting/brain-conference

To register, see: https://www.aadprt.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting/annual-meeting-registration-instructions


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