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The 41st Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Early Life Adversity, Stress, and Neurobehavioral Development

Thursday, October 24 to Friday, October 25, 2019 | Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium

Organizers: Megan Gunnar and Nim Tottenham

The Minnesota Symposium is a biennial meeting on a selected topic in the study of developmental psychology. All lectures are free and open to the public. Continuing education credits are not available for the event.

Agenda

Thursday, October 24, 2019: Basic mechanisms

TimeSpeaker
8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.Light continental breakfast
8:45 a.m.-9 a.m.Opening remarks and acknowledgements: Nim Tottenham/Megan Gunnar
Welcome, rationale, overview
9 a.m.-10 a.m.Nim Tottenham (Columbia University)
Emotion regulation neurobiology and early experiences
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.Brief morning break
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.Mar Sanchez (Emory University)
Neurodevelopmental consequences of infant maltreatment in nonhuman primates
11:15 a.m.-noonPanel discussion
Noon-2 p.m.Lunch (please make your own arrangements)
2 p.m.-3 p.m.Andrea Danese (Kings College London)
The hidden wounds of childhood trauma
3 p.m.-4 p.m.Elysia Davis (University of Denver)
Prenatal maternal distress and child neurodevelopment
4 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Panel discussion

Friday, October 25, 2019: Plasticity and interventions

TimeSpeaker
8 a.m.-9 a.m.Light continental breakfast
9 a.m.-10 a.m.Seth Pollak (University of Wisconsin)
Stress and developmental plasticity in children's learning
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.Brief morning break
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.Mary Dozier (University of Delaware)
Intervening early to enhance children’s behavioral and biological outcomes
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.Lunch (please make your own arrangements)
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Emma Adam (Northwestern University)
Tackling race-based stress disparities: The role of social contexts and interventions
2:15 p.m.-3 p.m.Panel discussion
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Brief afternoon break
3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.Megan Gunnar (University of Minnesota)
Summary and critique
4 p.m.Adjourn

RSVP

RSVP to Delores Mordorski: mordo001@umn.edu or 612-624-0317.

To inquire about disability-related accommodations, please contact Delores Mordorski: mordo001@umn.edu or 612-624-0317.

Past symposium volumes

In the past, each symposium has resulted in a volume that contains the collected papers on the designated topic. Below are the most recently published volumes.