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Meeting Agenda
Bethesda, Maryland

Tuesday, July 24

8:30Overview of the workshop
Participants’ self-introductions
9:00A systems-level model of stress effects on hippocampal plasticity and memoryJeansok J. Kim, Ph.D.
University of Washington
9:30Novel mechanisms for stress-induced hippocampal dysfunction: dendritic spines and CRHTallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
UC Irvine Health Sciences
10:00Stress, learning and the anatomy of a sex differenceTracey J. Shors, Ph.D. Rutgers University
10:45Stress hormones, amygdala activation and memory for emotionally arousing experiencesBenno Roozendaal, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
11:15Neurogenesis and depressionRené Hen, Ph.D.
Columbia University
11:45General Discussion 
1:15Intracellular signaling mechanisms mediating stress-induced collapse in prefrontal cortical functionAmy Arnsten, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
1:45Role of the medial prefrontal cortex in mediating resilience to adverse eventsSteven F. Maier, Ph.D.
University of Colorado
2:15Differential effects of stress on dorsal and ventral prefrontal functionBJ Casey, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
3:00Stress pathways and the persistence of memoryCristina Alberini, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
3:30The impact of stress on social memoriesCarmen Sandi, Ph.D.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
4:00General Discussion 

Wednesday, July 25

8:30The effects of early institutionalization on brain and cognitive developmentCharles A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
9:00Child depression: Cognition and stressNeal D. Ryan, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
9:30Superimposition of PTSD and aging: Effects of cognition, endocrinology, and brain functionRachel Yehuda, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
10:15Recent insights into anxiety and depression: Opportunities for translational researchChris Brewin, Ph.D.
University College London
10:45Cortisol, cognition and brain functionElaine F. Walker, Ph.D.
Emory University
11:15General Discussion 
12:00Working Lunch — Continue Discussion