Presented by Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, LP, ABPdN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics - University of Minnesota

This advanced workshop will focus on the diagnosis of nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLDs) and autism spectrum disorder. It will provide information about neuroimaging as well as brain-behavior relationships in these disorders. In addition, discussion of the similarities and differences between these diagnoses will be provided. If time allows, a case will be presented to illustrate the research and diagnostic issues raised in the workshop.

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2020 Virtual: On the Shoulders of Giants

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Virtual event

On the Shoulders of Giants is the Child Mind Institute’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology and developmental neuroscience. In October of each year, we invite the winner of our Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist Award for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health to present at the symposium and select two other scientists influenced by their work to present. This symposium celebrates the spirit of scientific collaboration and stewardship, and highlights seminal contributions to our understanding of the brain and behavior.

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Tics and Tourette’s Disorder: What’s New?

Friday, October 16, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director, Tourette Association Center of Excellence, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Persistent tics and Tourette’s disorder, which begin in early childhood, are highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders, occurring in up to 1% of the US population. The vast majority of children and adolescents with Tourette’s have comorbid psychiatric disorders, including OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders.

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Parenting and Educating Kids in the Time of Anxiety—Balancing Precaution and Bravery

Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST

The Windward School and The Windward Institute

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States; 31.9% of adolescents meet criteria for at least one. Additionally, anxiety disorders are on the rise: high school students today have more anxiety symptoms than did teens in the 1980s, and 80% of youth with an anxiety disorder are not receiving treatment. Without effective intervention, anxiety in childhood tends to persist and can lead to additional mental health problems. As students spend approximately 1,000 hours each year in school, school-based professionals play a crucial role in identifying students who are struggling with anxiety and helping students receive appropriate interventions. Social support is key when considering resilience in the time of stress. It is crucial for parents and educators to support children in a variety of ways that promote resilience and bravery.  

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Exploring the Brain-Gut Connection

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Timothy M Buie, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital

The brain-gut connection has been discussed for many years but in rather vague, non-specific ways. We will aim to sharpen this connection by investigating the multiple interactions of the brain and the GI tract.

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Child Mind Institute Events

Brave Buddies One-Day Session

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

Child Mind Institute

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

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As Soon as There Is Life, There Is Danger

Friday, December 4, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Presented by Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD, Center for Neural Science, New York University, Emotional Brain Institute NYU & Nathan Kline Institute

Organisms face challenges to survival throughout life. When we freeze or flee in danger, we often feel fear. Tracing the deep history of danger gives a different perspective. The first cells living billions of years ago had to detect and respond to danger in order to survive.

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Iterating Toward Better Treatments for Pediatric Mood Disorders

Friday, February 19, 2021

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Manpreet K. Singh, MD MS Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine, Stanford Maternal Child Health Research Institute, Stanford University

Research in early-onset mood disorders may be geared towards using neuroscience to develop interventions that alleviate symptoms, promote healthy brain development, and treat behavioral and emotional difficulties as soon as they arise.

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Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Boris Birmaher, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Western Psychiatric Hospital

There is controversy regarding the existence or the manifestations of bipolar disorder (BD) in children. Some clinicians diagnose this disorder while others rarely see a child with BD.

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Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Southampton, UK, Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, Solent NHS (National Health System), UK

Integrating individual patient data from RCT and from large-scale observational studies has the potential to move the field from a trial-and-error process towards a precision psychiatry approach.

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