Neurocognitive Therapies and Translational Research Webinar Series: Session 2

December 15, 2020

Basic neuroscientific research on the mechanisms underlying cognitive, affective, and social processes have been slow in penetrating real-world psychology/psychiatry clinics. This is a missed opportunity for maximizing and advancing our understanding of core patterns of psychopathology and treatment response in neuropsychiatric disorders. This series will bring together members from the neuroscience, medical, and psychiatry/psychology communities to translate basic science findings into real-world clinical practice. 

Session 2: December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST/16:00 UTC (other time zones)

“Neuroscience-Informed Precision Psychiatry” 

Leanne Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Williams is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a cognitive neuroscientist who has been committed to the translation of advancements in neuroimaging, technology, and computer science to improve the detection of mental illness and optimization of treatment techniques. As Director of the PanLab for Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience, she employs a range of methodologies, including advanced neuroimaging techniques, transcranical magnetic stimulation, psychopharmacology, and smartphone sampling to examine core mechanisms cutting across disorder categories. Her program of research has transformed our conceptualization of depression and anxiety by revealing common and distinct brain circuits relevant for classification and prediction, and is leading the way in translating basic neuroscience to real-world clinical applications. More information about her exciting research, as well as links to her publications, can be found here: http://williamspanlab.com/publications.

Learning Objectives

Neurocognitive Therapies and Translational Research Webinar Series:

  • To evaluate promising neuroscientific findings in the areas of emotion, socioemotional learning and development, cognition, and therapeutic change that have significant potential to improve prevention and intervention efforts for mental illness.
  • To recognize common barriers to the translation and adoption of basic science in real-world clinical practice.  
  • To articulate the benefits of integrating neuroscientific research in clinical practice in terms of prevention, assessment, and treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.00 ANCC
      UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 1.00 APA
    • 1.00 Attendance
    Course opens: 
    12/02/2020
    Course expires: 
    01/31/2021
    Event starts: 
    12/15/2020 - 12:00pm
    Event ends: 
    12/15/2020 - 1:00pm
    Live Webinar
    United States

    Speaker: Leanne Williams, Ph.D.

    Planning Committee: 

    Angela Fang, PhD
    Judy Callan, PhD RN
    Maria Kryza-Lacombe, PhD
    Greg Siegle, PhD
    Andrew Peckham, PhD
    Rudi De Raedt, PhD
    Michael Thase, MD

    Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

    No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Disclaimer Statement

    The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

    In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physician (CME)

    The University of Pittsburgh designates this [replace with applicable format: live webinar activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing (CNE)

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is  contact hours.

    Psychology (APA)

    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. 

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 1.00 ANCC
      UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 1.00 APA
    • 1.00 Attendance
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