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The Neurobiology and Treatment of Non-Substance Addictions

Marc Potenza, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neurobiology

Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research

Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women’s Health Research at Yale

June 27, 2014




Comprehensive Holistic Therapeutics to Reward Deficiency Syndrome(RDS):Neuroscience Evidence Based Modalities

John Giordano, CAP, MAC, DHL

Former President and Founder of G & G Holistic Treatment Inc., North Miami, Florida

June 18, 2014






 “Public Health Outbreaks – Recent Emergency Department Experiences with Designer Drugs of Abuse”

J. Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine University of Florida

Chief of Emergency Services, UF Health

June 11, 2014








Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs: Effects on Fertility

R.Stan Williams, MD

Harry Prystowsky Professor of Reproductive Medicine

Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida

May 21, 2014







Neuromodulation in Psychiatry: A rapidly changing field

Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD

Professor and Chair, Duke University Medical Center; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Director, Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology

May 16, 2014






 “Estrogen, Cardiovascular Disease, and Depression: A Window into the Context-Dependency of Biological Signaling

David R. Rubinow, MD

Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Location :Communicore Bldg Room C1-11

11:00am – 12:00pm

April 24, 2014





Rapaport_MarkInflammation, Depression and N-3 Fatty Acids: A Proof of Concept Study

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD

Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief of Psychiatric Services Emory Healthcare Systems, Atlanta, Georgia

April 11, 2014






Healing Trauma

Phil Diaz, MSW

Executive Director of the Harrigan Foundation at Palm Partners Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Florida

He has a private practice specializing in the treatment of addiction and trauma at Lifescape Solutions in Delray, Florida.

April 16, 2014




zarate“Laressa Gribbons Memorial Lecture”

An Update on the Treatment and Research of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., MD

Chief Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch & Section Neurobiology and  Treatment of Mood Disorders Division of Intramural Research Program; National Institute of Mental Health

March 21, 2014





markgeorgeNon-invasive Brain Stimulation Methods for Treating Addictions- Moving beyond Olds and Milner

Mark S. George, MD

University Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neurology,  MUSC

Director, Specialty Division, MUSC Psychiatry Department; Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory, MUSC

Statewide Co-director and MUSC Director, SC Statewide Brain Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOEE)

March 12, 2104




bradykPharmacotherapy of Substance Use Disorders

Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD

Distinguished University Professor, Medical University of South Carolina South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR)

Associate Provost., Clinical and Translational Science; Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute

March 7, 2014




IMG_1232The Menopausal Transition What do Psychiatrists need to know

Mary Morrison, MD, MS

Vice Chairperson for Research Development, Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia

February 21, 2014




Infectious DiseaseOvercoming the loss of a leg- My path to Recovery

Frederick Southwick, MD

Professor of Medicine,

Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine

February 19, 2014





lustig head shotSugar, Hormones and Addiction

Robert Lustig, MD

Professor of clinical Pediatrics Division,

UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program

February 7, 2014






David_14255Obesity Crisis in Florida

Kfir Ben-David, MD

Assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery and Director of Bariatric Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine

Service Chief of the MIS, Gastroesophageal and Bariatric Service

University of Florida Bariatric and MIS Fellowship Director

Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency

January 29, 2014



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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and Cormorbid Alcohol Use Disorder(AUD)

Ismene Petrakis, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine & Chief of Psychiatry VA Connecticut

January 24, 2014





McLellanTreatment Outcome Research- Addiction and Psychiatry

A.Thomas McLellan, PhD

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), Philadelphia, PA

Previously served as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

January 17, 2014