Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood

Dates: November 11 – 13, 2014
Location: New York, NY

This multidisciplinary conference will bring together experts in the fundamental stages of early brain development, and will focus on the connection between research and improved outcomes for children. Speakers will present the latest discoveries from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology, social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Thomas R. Insel, MD
Director, National Institute of Mental Health

Major Scientific Themes

Plenary Sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • Structural and Molecular Changes in the Developing Brain
  • Cognitive Development in Early Life
  • Socioeconomic, Family, and Environmental Influences on Brain Development
  • Nutritional Requirements and Brain Development
  • Translating Research into Intervention, Education, and Policy
  • Hot Topic Talks from Submitted Abstracts