Developmental Trajectories of Affective Systems


Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Loeffler Building, 121 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (conference rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor)
2:30-3:30pm:Round Tables with Program Officers – Session 1
3:45-4:45pm:Round Tables with Program Officers – Session 2
7:00-9:00pm:Welcome Reception: University Club at the University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Gold Room)

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

University Club at University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Ballroom A)
8:30-9:00am:Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00am;Welcoming comments
Session 1
9:10-9:50amDeanna Barch – Washington University in St. Louis – Early emergence of depression: understanding risk factors and treatment
9:50-10:30amMary Phillips – University of Pittsburgh – Identifying neurodevelopmental predictors of future psychopathology in youth using longitudinal neuroimaging assessments
10:45-11:25amNick Allen – University of Oregon – The prevention of adolescent depression: A neurodevelopment approach
11:25-12:05pmArgyris Stringaris – NIMH – Lessons from longitudinal imaging and computational modeling of reward processing in depressed adolescents
12:05-12:15pmDiscussion – Led by Amanda Guyer – University of California, Davis
Session 2
1:15-1:55pmSue Andersen – Harvard University – Early life stress and the adolescent emergence of aggressive behaviors
1:15-2:35pmSeth Pollak – University of Wisconsin – The emergence of human emotions: Learning, development, and biology
2:35-2:50pmDiscussion – Led by Cecile D. Ladouceur – University of Pittsburgh
Session 3: Brief Invited Talks
3:05-4:30pmKate Humphreys – Vanderbilt University – Exploring the specificity of maternal preconception, gestation, and post-birth stress exposure and infant amygdala volume
Millie Rincón-Cortés – University of Pittsburgh – Normative and stress-induced alterations in maternal affect and mesolimbic dopamine activity in postpartum rats
Anne-Laura Van Harmelen – University of Cambridge – Adolescent mental health: Risk and resilience
Jonathan Oler – University of Wisconsin – The neural circuits of anxious temperament: Translational studies in the developing nonhuman primate
Stuart White – Boys Town National Research Hospital – The modulatory role of testosterone
reactivity in the adolescent brain
4:30-4:45pmDiscussion – Led by Koraly Pérez-Edgar – Pennsylvania State University

Friday, November 8th, 2019

University Club at University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Ballroom A)
8:30-9:00am:Continental Breakfast
Session 4
9:10-9:50amTracy Bale – University of Maryland – Impact of stress during pregnancy on transplacental neurodevelopmental signals
9:50-10:30amRussell Romeo – Barnard College – The metamorphosis of adolescent hormonal stress reactivity
10:45-11:25amRegina Sullivan – New York University – Neurobiology of infant attachment: Caregiver regulation and disruption by maltreatment
11:25-11:45amDiscussion – Led by Tanja Jovanovic – Wayne State University
11:45-12:00pmPick up bagged lunch provided and return for panel discussion
Session 5
12:00-1:00pmPanel Discussion – (during lunch)
Led by Monique Ernst – NIMH
Mary Torregrossa – University of Pittsburgh

Theme: How could taking a translational approach to the development of affective systems deepen our understanding of the developmental mechanisms of affective disorders?
1:00-1:10pmClosing Remarks / ADJOURN