Summer Institute 2012

The 2012 Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Summer Institute

Directors: BJ Casey and Bill Fifer

The 2012 Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Summer Institute was held July 16-19, on Manhattan’s beautiful Upper East Side and directed by Dr. BJ Casey of the Sackler Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College and Dr. Bill Fifer of the Sackler Institute at Columbia University. This year’s course focused on the themes of plasticity and learning, from molecule to bedside. Participants benefited from lectures given by internationally renowned scientists in the fields of neuroscience, molecular biology, psychiatry, and psychology and from direct interaction with lecturers during both social and scientific events scheduled each evening. The institute is geared toward predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows with room and partial board provided for all selected attendees through generous support from the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. family.


SCHEDULE
All lectures will be held at Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Ave (at 69 St), in Room A-126 unless otherwise specified.

2012 JULY 16 Monday: Plasticity and Stress
4:45 pm
BJ Casey, Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College
Introductory Remarks
 
5:00 pm
Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University
The Brain on Stress: Lessons Learned about Plasticity over the Life course
 
6:00 pm Opening Dinner at Tiella
 
7:30 pm Blitz presentations by attendees  
2012 JULY 17 Tuesday: Learning and Development
9:00am
Daphna Shohamy, Columbia University
 
10:30am
Mauricio Delgado, Rutgers University
Reward Processing in the Human Brain
 
12:00pm Lunch on your own  
2:00pm
Neurobiology of Reward Processing in Adolescents

3:30pm
Skit/Debate preparation time for attendees
 
5:30pm
Happy Hour, Dr. Lee's apartment
2012 JULY 18 Wednesday: Plasticity, Learning and Development
9:00 am
Rene Hen, Columbia University
 
10:30 am
Eero Castren, University of Helsinki
iPlasticity: induced-juvenile-like plasticity in the adult brain
 
12:00pm Lunch on your own  
2:00pm
Francis Lee, Weill Cornell Medical College
 
3:30pm
Skit/Debate preparation for attendees
 
6:00pm
Skits and dinner at Session 73
 
2012 JULY 19 Thursday: Plasticity
9:00 am
Takao Hensch, Harvard University
 
10:30am
Bill Fifer, Sackler Institute, Columbia University
Closing Comments
 
 
Address
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Box 140, 1300 York Avenue NY, NY 10065
Phone
212.746.4886
Fax
212.746.5755