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Registration is closed.  Please contact Jamie White or Carol Schaffhausen for late registration availability. 


  Thursday, April 10, 2014 - North Pavilion Atrium - Poster Session  
4:00 PM                   Poster Session & Reception  
6:00 PM Poster Session Ends  
  Friday, April 11, 2014 - Bradley Lecture Center - Symposium and CME Program  
7:30 AM REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM Opening Remarks  
8:15 AM Alterations in Neuropeptide Y in an Animal Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Lynn Dobrunz, PhD
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8:45 AM Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents:  Advances in Research and Treatment
Moira Rynn, MD
Columbia University
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9:45 AM microRNAs in Depression and Suicide: Etiologic and Therapeutic Implications
Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD
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10:15 Break  
10:30 AM Neurodevelopmental Risk Factors for Suicide
Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD
McGill University
11:30 AM Early-life Antidepressant Exposure Alters Neurodevelopment and Risk for Depression in Model Rats
Sarah Clinton, PhD
 12:00 PM Neurobiology of Stress, Depression, and Antidepressants: Remodeling Synaptic Connections
Ron Duman, PhD
Yale University
1:00 PM Lunch  
 2:00 PM Early Life Stress:  Neural Mechanisms of Risk for Depression and Resilience
Merida Grant, PhD
2:30 PM The Neuroscience of Major Depressive Disorder: Focus on Anhedonia 
Diego Pizzagalli, PhD
Harvard University

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3:30 PM Break   
3:45 PM Estradiol Increases Resilience and Improves Hippocampal Function in the Learned Helpless Model of Depression
Lori McMahon, PhD
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4:15 PM Cortical Control of Brainstem Neuromodulatory Systems in Depression-related Behavior
Melissa Warden, PhD
Cornell University
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5:15 PM Reception in the Foyer
CME Information
Target Audience: This activity is designed for neurologist, psychiatrist, researchers and other health care providers and medical students involved with and interested in mood disorders and depression.

OBJECTIVES: After attending this session, participants will have a better understanding of:
1)        the pathophysiology of depression and suicide
2)        novel techniques for understanding brain function
3)        subtypes of depression, particularly focusing on anhedonia as a symptom complex
4)        the physiological basis of new treatments

Disclosures and acknowledgements: Course faculty discloses that they have no relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. There is no commercial support for this session.

Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
“The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Lodging Information
Out of town registrants may find the following hotels comfortable and convenient:   Marriott Courtyard Downtown at UABResidence Inn Birmingham Downtown UABSpring Hill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB, and the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham.

Map to the UAB Hospital North Pavilion (2nd Floor Atrium)
1802 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Parking for the UAB Hospital, North Pavilion

The 4th Avenue Deck is the main parking deck for guests and patients. The entrance to the deck is at the corner of 4th Avenue South and 18th Street South. You will enter the North Pavilion on the 2nd floor of the parking deck.

Rates: $2.00 for 1st hour , $1.00 for each additional hour, $6.00 max per day
Note: Please remember to take your ticket with you when you leave your car. You will need it to pay for parking before returning to your car.

Map to Children's Harbor Building and the Bradley Lecture Center (4th Floor Children's Harbour Building)

1600 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Parking for the Bradley Lecture Center
PARKING WILL BE VALIDATED BY EVENT STAFF.  The parking deck entrance is located at the corner of 5th Ave & 16th St South.  Access to the Children's Harbor building, and Bradley Lecture Center can be gained from our 5th Ave parking deck via a crosswalk located on the 2nd level of the deck. Follow the crosswalk (Main Street) across 5th Ave, through the 2nd floor of Children's of Alabama, and into the Children's Harbor building atrium for elevator or stair access to the 4th floor/Bradley Lecture Center.

A special thank you to our programming committee chaired by Richard Shelton:  Sarah Clinton, Lynn Dobrunz, Yogesh Dwivedi, Merida Grant, Adrienne Lahti and Lori McMahon.

For questions regarding this symposium, please contact Jamie White 205.975.3442 or Carol Schaffhausen 205.934.1306.

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