2017 DEVELOPMENTAL AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN IN SOCIAL CONTEXT:

IMPLICATIONS FOR AFFECTIVE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Loeffler Building, 121 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2:00-2:30pm

Scientific priorities at NIH Institutes (2nd floor conference room)

2:30-3:30pm:

Round Tables with Program Officers – Session 1

3:30-4:30pm:

Round Tables with Program Officers – Session 2

7:00-9:00pm:

Welcome Reception: University Club, Ballroom A (123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

University Club at the University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

8:30-9:00am:

Continental breakfast and registration

9:00am:

Welcoming Comments

Session 1

9:10-9:50am:

Johanna Bick – University of Houston – Exposure to Adversity, Timing of Intervention and Long Term Effects on the Emotional Brain and Behavior: Findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project

9:50-10:30am:

Judy Cameron – University of Pittsburgh – Biological Impact of Early Life Stress Dependent on the Timing of Stress Exposure, State of Neural Development, and Post-Stress Parental Interaction

10:30-10:45am:

Break

10:45-11:25am:

Takao Hensh – Harvard University – Sex-specific circuit impact of early life stress

11:25-12:05pm:

Allison Knoll – University of Southern California – Genetic- and Sex-based Vulnerabilities to the Biological Impact of Early-life Stress in Mice

12:05-12:15pm:

Discussion – led by Judy Cameron – University of Pittsburgh

12:15-1:15pm:

Lunch & Poster Session

Session 2

1:15-1:55pm:

Brian Trainor – University of California Davis – Oxytocin Receptors in Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis Promote Stress-Induced Social Avoidance and Vigilance in Females

1:55-2:35pm:

Jennifer Silk – University of Pittsburgh – Social Threat and Reward from Parents and Peers: Neural Response and Links to Adolescent Depression

2:35-2:50pm:

Discussion – led by Ron Dahl – University of California at Berkeley

Session 3: Brief Invited Talks

2:50-4:15pm:

Susan Perlman – University of Pittsburgh – The Neurodevelopment of Irritability in Early Childhood: A Multi-Modal Perspective
Kate Mills – University of Oregon – The Developing Social Brain in Adolescence: Impacts on Affiliative Processes and Strategic Decision Making
Bridget Callaghan – Columbia University – The Neuro-Environmental Loop of Plasticity: Parental Regulation of Developing Amygdala
Jamie Hanson – University of Pittsburgh – Advancing Models of Developmental Neurobiology and Learning to Understand the Effect of Early Life Stress
Autumn Kujawa – Pennsylvania State University – Neurophysiological Markers of Social Feedback Processing in Early Adolescence: Associations with Rejection Sensitivity and Depressive Symptoms

4:15-4:30pm

Discussion – led by Erika Forbes – University of Pittsburgh

Friday, October 13th, 2017

University Club at the University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

8:30-9:00am:

Continental breakfast

Session 4:

9:10-9:50am:

Pamela Cole – Pennsylvania State University – Children’s Neural Processing of Affective Prosody

9:50-10:30am:

Eva Telzer – University of North Carolina – The Emotional Brain in Parent-Adolescent Dyads: Neural Concordance and Links to Emotional Adjustment

10:30-10:45am:

Break

10:45-11:25am:

Cheryl Sisk – Michigan State University – Pubertal Testosterone Programs Experience-Dependent Expression of ∆FosB in the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex to Facilitate Social Competence in Adulthood

11:25-11:45am:

Discussion – led by Eric Nelson – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

11:45-12:00pm:

Pick up bagged lunch provided and return for Panel Discussion

Session 5:

12:00-1:00pm

Panel Discussion (during lunch) Led by Dylan Gee – Yale University and Mar Sanchez – Emory University

Theme: How understanding the development of the emotional brain in social context can lead to targeted intervention strategies and promotion of resilience in the face of adversity.

1:00-1:10pm

Closing Remarks/ADJOURN