36thAnnual
Feldman Lecture

 

THE BRAIN STORY

The Feldman Lecture has taken on a new face this year! In collaboration with “The Brain Story” initiative our 3 presenters will explain how toxic stress caused by Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) can leave individuals vulnerable to addictions, mental health problems and physical diseases in adulthood. Using the science of early brain development, participants will be led through the core concepts of the Brain Story (Dr. Judy Cameron) research which can be incorporated into our daily clinical practice. Of the many mental health sequelae of ACE & Toxic stress we have selected Addictions as the focus for the afternoon presentations, explaining how Addiction is now recognized as a chronic relapsing brain disease involving the brains reward, stress regulation and executive function systems (Dr. George Koob). This research is then applied to the use of innovative, gender responsive, trauma-informed approaches to the treatment of addictions (Dr. Stephanie Covington).

Dr. Judy Cameron is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the Scientific Council of the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Cameron’s research focuses on the interaction between genetic factors and early life experiences on shaping behavioral development, identification of factors that lead to stress sensitivity versus stress resilience, and effects of exercise on neuroprotection.

Dr. George Koob, is an internationally-recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. He is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Dr. Koob oversees a broad portfolio of alcohol research ranging from basic science to epidemiology, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment. His work has advanced our understanding of the physiological effects of alcohol and other substance use and why some people transition from use to misuse to addiction, while others do not.

Dr. Stephanie Covington is an internationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women’s issues, addiction, trauma, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings.

  • June 2019
    Registration Opens. Early bird fee $200.00; Students $100.
  • Sept. 1, 2019
    Registration fee increases to $225.00; registrations become non-refundable.
  • October 4, 2019
    Conference
 
This Grey Nuns Hospital Grand Rounds event is approved for 5 hours as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
 

Agenda

Auditorium, Grey Nuns Community HospitalOctober 4, 2019
7:30 AM

Registration / Breakfast

8:30 AM

Introductions – Dr. Jan Banasch

9:00 AM

Lecture 1: Dr. Judy Cameron
Core Concepts of the Brain Story

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Lecture 2: Dr. Judy Cameron Brain Story – Part 2

12:00 PM

Lunch in the Gymnasium – Level 1 - GNCH

1:00 PM

Lecture 3: Dr. George Koob – Addictions & Alcohol Abuse

2:15 PM

Lecture 4: Dr. Stephanie Covington - Trauma-Informed Addictions Treatment

Contact & Registration

1100 Youville Drive West Northwest Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8

For further information, contact:

Sharon Reimer at 780-735-7145 or
email [email protected]

Please note: No refunds after September 1, 2019.

 

History of the Feldman Lecture - 1983-2018

2018

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

2017

Philip (Phil) Cowen, M.D.

2016

David Nutt, M.D.

2015

Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

2014

Kay Redfield Jamison

2013

Baroness Susan Greenfield

2012

Stephen Michael Stahl, M.D., Ph.D.

2011

Dr. Arya Sharma

2010

Dr. Martin Seligman

2009

Dr. Kenneth Kendler

2008

Arthur Caplan, PhD

2007

Christine A. Padesky, PhD

2006

Dr. John W. Newcomer

2005

Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire

2004

Dr. Roger D. Weiss

2002

Dr. Shitij Kapur

2001

Dr. Harold Sackheim

2000

Dr. Heidi L. Heard

1999

Dr. Michael F. Myers

1998

Dr. Glen Gabbard

1997

Dr. Norman Sartorius

1996

Dr. Philip Seeman

1995

Dr. Sheldon Preskorn

1994

Dr. Robert M. Post

1993

Dr. C.B. Nemeroff

1992

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk

1991

Dr. Marie Asberg

1990

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

1989

Professor Sir Martin Roth

1988

Dr. Harold Mersky

1987

Cancelled

1986

Dr. Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D.

1985

Dr. David Sheehan

1984

Dr. Heinz Lehmann

1983

Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)