Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment - Day 1 Schedule
Friday, January 22, 2010

DAY 1 (January 22, 2010)

Breakfast in Lobby / Registration / Distribution of Conference Kit
Opening Remarks
Robert Lemelson, PhD, Research Anthropologist, Department of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, UCLA; President, Foundation for Psychocultural Research;

Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Graduate Studies;  Dean, Graduate Division, UCLA
Session 1. Current Neuroscientific, Clinical, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorder

Session Chair: Marie-Françoise S. Chesselet, MD, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA; FPR Advisory Board
Marie-Françoise S. Chesselet, MD, PhD
Cross-Cultural Research on Mental Illness and Its Treatment: Enduring Challenges, Emerging Questions
Byron J. Good, PhD, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Epigenomic Mediation of the Impact of Early Life Social Environment on Adult Mental Health
Moshe Szyf, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University
Coffee Break and Poster Preview Without Authors (nos. 1–6)
The Clinician’s Point of View: How a Psychiatrist Can Accurately Predict the Future after it Happens
J. David Kinzie, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University
Tanya M. Luhrmann, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
Marie-Françoise S. Chesselet, MD, PhD (moderator); Byron Good, J. David Kinzie, Moshe Szyf, Tanya Luhrmann
Lunch and Poster Viewing (nos. 1–6;)
Session 2: Cultural and Biological Contexts of Autism

Session Chair: Carole Browner, PhD, MPH, Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior; Department of Anthropology, Department of Women’s Studies, UCLA; Member, FPR Advisory Board
Culture and ASD: The Impact on Prevalence and Recognition
Roy Richard Grinker, PhD, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University
The Neural Development Defects that Lead to Autism
Eric Courchesne, PhD, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
Commentary: Interactional Resonances of Autism
Elinor Ochs, PhD, Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Olga Solomon, PhD, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Coffee Break and Poster Discussion with Authors (nos. 1–6)
The Fetal Testosterone Theory of Autism
Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD, MPhil, Autism Research Centre; Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge
Commentary: Autism – Any Role for Altered Brain-Gut Interactions?
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Center for Neurobiology of Stress, UCLA
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
Carole H. Browner, PhD, MPH (moderator); Simon Baron-Cohen, Eric Courchesne, Richard Grinker, Emeran Mayer, Elinor Ochs, Olga Solomon

Friday Evening Keynote Panel

Session 3. Beyond Categories: Dimensions, Thresholds, Contexts, and Trajectories in Mental Health and Illness

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University (Moderator)

Bruce Cuthbert, MD, Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development, National Institute of Mental Health

Byron Good, PhD, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Peter Kramer, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University; Author of Listening to Prozac

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