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Kunga Dorji
08-30-11, 08:14 AM
Interesting Day Conference coming up in California- not directly ADHD related- but certainly applicable.
It would be nice to jet over for this one- but it may be a touch too expensive to manage from Australia.

http://www.ncps.org/events/?type=1&EID=30

NCPS Integrative Psychiatry Conference: "Mindfulness, Micronutrients and Mental Health"

Date: Sep. 10, 2011
Event Type: Educational Events
Location: David Brower Center
Address: 2150 Alston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Registration Form (http://www.ncps.org/download/registration/30) REGISTER ASAP AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE LUNCH FOR LAST MINUTE REGISTRANTS!

Join us Saturday, September 10th from 8am - 5pm for a day of education with two in depth, half-day presentations.
Two internationally recognized lecturers discussing two foundational aspects of integrative psychiatry: This conference is designed for psychiatrists and open to other mental health professionals, and will provide extended half day sessions on:

1) mindfulness as a concept, experience, and clinical tool,
2) micronutrient and dietary aspects of psychiatric illness and care.

Practical discussions will hew to the evidence base in these areas and provide useful surveys of research, as well as tools and techniques for clinical and personal practice.

MORNING SESSION: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice / Rick Hanson Ph.D. Neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, a bestselling book now in 21 languages.
Dr. Hanson will review the extensive evidence supporting the clinical application of mindfulness across a broad range of psychiatric disorders, for stress reduction, and for self-care of the professional. Attendees will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into clinical practice.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Micronutrients and the Neurobiology of Mood / Jay Lombard, D.O, Neuropsychiatrist, author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and brain function.
Dr. Lombard will review the expanding evidence base that points to the importance of nutrition and micronutrients in psychiatric disorders, to enable conference attendees to accurately answer questions posed by patients about diet and micronutrient issues and to advise patients on micronutrient supplementation or dietary change that may improve psychiatric symptoms or general health.