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Cognitive Training in Mental Disorders: Advancing the Science » Agenda

Bethesda, Maryland

Day One: Monday, April 9, 2012
Time Event
8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Thomas Insel, MD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Matcheri Keshavan, MD, Harvard University, Co-chair
Ann Wagner, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health, Co-chair
9:15am – 9:30am Introductions
9:30am – 9:55am
Using Cognitive Training to Drive Robust and Enduring Changes in Impaired Neural Systems
Sophia Vinogradov, MD, University of California, San Francisco
9:55am – 10:20am
Characterizing Mechanisms of Experience-Dependent Neuroplasticity in Humans
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Harvard University
10:20am – 10:35am Break
10:35am – 11:00am
Methodological Challenges and Rigor in Evaluating Efficacy of Cognitive Training
Til Wykes, PhD, King’s College London
Session 1: Cognitive Training Approaches: Results from Efficacy Trials
Chair: Daniel Pine, MD, NIMH
11:00am – 11:25am
Cognitive Remediation and Vocational Rehabilitation: Are They Synergistic?
Susan McGurk, PhD, Dartmouth College
11:25am – 11:45am
Cognitive Training for Older Adults
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
11:45am – 12:05pm
Can Cognition and Attention Be Trained in ADHD?
Leanne Tamm, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
12:05pm – 12:25pm
Attention Bias Modification Treatment (ABMT) for Anxiety
Yair Bar-Haim, PhD, Tel Aviv University
12:25pm – 1:00pm
Discussion Session 1
Discussant: Daniel Pine, MD
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
Session 2: Emerging Cognitive Training Approaches and Applications
Chair: Ellen Leibenluft, MD, NIMH
2:00pm – 2:20pm
Deconstructing and Manipulating Emotion Regulation in Anxiety and Depression
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, Stanford University
2:20pm – 2:40pm
Cognitive Training in Autism
Suzy Scherf, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
2:40pm – 3:00pm
Effectiveness of a Computerized, Cognitive Remediation Program in Adolescents with VCFS
Wendy Kates, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical School
3:00pm – 3:20pm
Training Executive, Attention and Motor Skills (TEAMS): A Prevention-Based Intervention
Jeffrey Halperin, PhD, Queens College
3:20pm – 3:40pm
COGFLEX: Pilot Translational Intervention for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Daniel Dickstein, MD, Brown University
3:40pm – 4:00pm
Discussion Session 2
Discussant: Ellen Leibenluft, MD
4:00pm – 5:00pm
General Discussion Day 1
Discussant: Ann Wagner, PhD
5:00pm Wrap-up and Adjourn Day 1
Day Two: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time Event
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session 3: Multi-component Approaches and Alternative Targets for Cognitive Training
Chair: Cameron Carter, MD, University of California, Davis
8:45am – 9:05am
Integrating Neurocognitive and Social-Cognitive Training to Improve Cognition and Functional Outcome in Adults with ASD
Shaun Eack, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
9:05am – 9:25am
Multi-Component Cognitive Training for ADHD
Bruce Wexler, MD, Yale University
9:25am – 9:45am
Cognitive Training with Pharmacological Enhancement in Schizophrenia
Carol Tamminga, MD, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
9:45am – 10:15am
Discussion Session 3
Discussant: Cameron Carter, MD, University of California, Davis
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:30am
General Discussion Enhancing Efficacy: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions
Discussant: Matcheri Keshavan, MD, Harvard University
11:45 a.m.
Working Lunch
Resources and Initiatives to Support Research on Cognitive Training Approaches for Mental Disorders
New Approaches to Classification: The NIMH Research Domain Criteria Project (RDoC)
Bruce Cuthbert, PhD, NIMH
Grass-roots International Research Support: the TAU/NIMH Attention Bias Modification Effort
Daniel Pine, MD, NIMH
Leveraging the NIMH SBIR/STTR Grant Mechanism
Adam Haim, PhD, NIMH
NIMH Integrated Cognitive Remediation Database
Sarah Morris, PhD, NIMH
Session 4: Implementing Cognitive Remediation Broadly in the Health Care System: The New York Experience
Chair: David Chambers, D Phil, NIMH
12:45pm – 1:05pm
Cognitive Remediation as an Essential Component of Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Making the Case to State Policy Makers
Alice Medalia, PhD, Columbia University
1:05pm – 1:25pm
Overcoming Organizational and Economic Barriers for Implementing Cognitive Remediation in Public Sector Recovery Programs
Courtenay Harding, PhD, Columbia University and The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, NYC
1:25pm – 1:45pm
Operationalizing Cognitive Remediation in a Program for People with Serious Mental Illness
Amy Dorin, FEGS Health and Human Service System, Behavioral Health Services
1:45pm – 2:15pm
Discussion Session 4
Discussant: Russell Glasgow, PhD, National Cancer Institute
2:15pm – 3:15pm
General Discussion
Future Directions
Discussant: Robert Heinssen, PhD, ABPP, NIMH
3:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn