Dr. DAN SIEGEL: Bonus Breakfast Session via Skype. Mind, Brain, and Relationships in Education: Cultivating Resilience and Reflective Skills

DANIEL J. SIEGEL, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the continue reading →

SHIMI KANG, MD: Finding Balance in an Imbalanced World. Simple Lifestyle Choices that Powerfully Impact Neuroplasticity.

We are living in an era of paradox. We have made sleep deprivation a symbol of ambition and being “too busy” a symbol of importance. We are the most informed generation of humans that have ever walked the planet, yet we have rising rates of stress, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, addiction, and mental illness. In continue reading →

Dr. MICHAEL MERZENICH: Brain Plasticity-Based Strategies Applied to Help Child Populations

Michael M. Merzenich is the Francis Sooy Professor emeritus, from the University of California, San Francisco, was a founder of Scientific Learning Corporation, Posit Science Corporation (PSC), and the Brain Plasticity Institute (BPI) and is currently CSO and executive director of PSC and the BPI. Merzenich led a research team that conducted extensive, original research important continue reading →

Dr. DANIEL ANSARI: Building Blocks of Mathematical Competence

Daniel Ansari received his PhD from University College London in 2003. Presently, Daniel Ansari is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and the Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory (www.numericalcognition.org). Ansari and continue reading →

Dr. LARA BOYD: Plasticity and the Brains of Children with Learning Disabilities

Dr. Lara Boyd is the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Investigator, a Peter Wall Scholar, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of BritishColumbia. She is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at continue reading →

Dr. ADELE DIAMOND: Factors that Aid and Factors that Hinder the Development of Executive Functions

6Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and was recently listed as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists. http://www.devcogneuro.com/ Presentation: Factors that Aid and Factors that Hinder the Development of Executive continue reading →