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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

10:00 – 10:45AMRegistration Opens & Breakfast
10:45 – 11:00Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Anthony R. McIntosh, Baycrest Research Division; University of Toronto
11:00 – 12:00Opening Keynote Presentation
Understanding the Development of Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach
Dr. Ned H. Kalin, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
12:00 – 12:45Individual Differences in Emotion Processing: Evidence from Brain Imaging Investigations in Healthy and Clinical Populations
Dr. Florin Dolcos, Beckman Institute from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Alberta
12:45 – 1:00Q&A, Panel
1:00 – 2:00Lunch Break (not provided)
2:00 – 2:45Mechanisms of Fear Generalization and Contextualization
Dr. Kevin S. LaBar, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University
2:45 – 3:15Assessment of Emotion-Modulated Viewing and Memory of Neutral Information
Ms. Lily Riggs, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; University of Toronto
3:15 – 4:00Cognitive Neuroscience Investigations of Emotion Regulation
Dr. Derek Mitchell, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario
4:00 – 4:15Refreshment Break
4:15 – 5:00Overnight Therapy? Sleep and Emotional Brain Regulation
Dr. Matt Walker, University of California, Berkeley
5:00 – 5:45Self-Regulation Dampens Negative Emotions
Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto Scarborough
5:45 – 6:00Q&A, Panel
6:00 – 6:30Welcome Reception

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

8:00 – 8:45AMRegistration Opens & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Jennifer Ryan, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; University of Toronto
9:00 – 10:00Keynote Presentation
Sex Influences on Brain and Emotional Memory: The Burden of Proof has Shifted
Dr. Larry Cahill, University of California, Irvine
10:00 – 10:45Arousal-Biased Competition Mechanisms Predict when Arousal Enhances and When it Impairs Memory
Dr. Mara Mather, University of Southern California
10:45 – 11:00Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:30Emotional Arousal Enhances the Subjective Vividness of Perception and Memory
Dr. Rebecca Todd, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; University of Toronto
11:30 – 12:15How Aging Affects the Encoding of Emotional Information
Dr. Elizabeth Kensinger, Department of Psychology, Boston College
12:15 – 12:30Q&A, Panel
12:30 – 1:30Lunch Break (not provided)
1:30 – 2:15Aging, Cognition and Happiness
Dr. Lynn Hasher and Ms. Renée Biss, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest; University of Toronto
2:15 – 3:00Antidepressants and Emotional Processing
Dr. Catherine Harmer, Reader at the University Department of Psychiatry, Oxford, UK
3:00 – 3:15Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4:00Mind, Mood and Metabolism: Implications for Disease Modeling and Treatment in Mood and Cognitive Disorders
Dr. Roger S. McIntyre, University Health Network and University of Toronto
4:00 – 4:15Neuroimaging of Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder
Dr. Anthony C. Ruocco, University of Toronto Scarborough and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
4:45 – 5:00Q&A, Panel
5:30 – 6:30Moderated Poster Session


8:30 – 8:50AMBreakfast
8:50 – 9:00Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Linda Mah, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest; University of Toronto
9:00 – 9:45Emotions, Self and the Brain: Lessons from Functional Imaging
Dr. Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
9:45 – 10:30Neural Mechanisms and Genetic Modulators Underlying Treatment Response and Illness Course in Mood Disorders
Dr. Wayne C. Drevets, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Oklahoma University College of Medicine
10:30 – 10:45Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:30What Does the Capacity to Get Depressed Tell Us About Emotions? – A Clinician Perspective
Dr. Benoit H. Mulsant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
11:30 – 12:15Emotional Processing in Late Life Depression
Dr. Linda Mah, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest; University of Toronto
12:15 – 12:30Q&A, Panel
12:30 – 1:30Lunch Break (not provided)
1:45 – 2:30Perception and Memory of Emotional Expressions Across Modalities
Dr. Jorge L. Armony, Douglas Institute, McGill University
2:30 – 3:15Presentation title to be confirmed.
Dr. Pierre Rainville, Université de Montréal ; Centre de Researche, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
3:15 – 3:30Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:00Psychosocial Outcome Following TBI: Relation to Neuropsychology and Structural MRI
Ms. Emma Guild, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest
4:00 – 5:00Closing Keynote Presentation
Emotion in Normal Aging and in Neurodegenerative Disease
Dr. Robert W. Levenson, University of University of California, Berkeley
5:00 – 5:15Q&A and Closing Comments