Journey to Wellness Symposium

Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Free and open to the community

National and local mental health scientists and speakers will address new treatments, discoveries, and insights into the emotional well-being of your child, loved one, family member or friend. A Q&A will follow the program. Topics to address predicting depression risk and treatment response through blood chemistry; genes, stress and the brain; creating a trauma-informed community; mental health in Florida; and more. The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness of mental health and addiction disorders and help to erase the stigma.

3 CEU credits (at no charge) for RNs, LPNs, APRNs, LCSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs

Dr. Andrew Cutler


Andrew J. Cutler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Neuroscience Education Institute and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Presenters include:

Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.,
Director, Translational OCD Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh

“Safer Treatments for OCD”

Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Erin Dunn, Sc.D., MPH,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

“Genes, Stress and the Brain: Identifying Opportunities to Prevent Brain Illness and Promote Brain Health Across the Lifespan”

Dr. Erin Dunn

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D.,
Director Psychology and Neuropsychology
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

“The Current ‘State’ of Mental Health Needs and the Continuum of Care”

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D.

Ian Maze, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences
Ican School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Predicting Depression Risk and Treatment Response Through Blood Chemistry”

Dr. Paul Maze

Tobias Teichert, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh

“Studying Echoic Memory in the Monkey to Better Understand Auditory Deficits in Schizophrenia”

Tobias Teichert, Ph.D.

Sidney Turner, Ph.D.,
Mental Health Researcher and Psychologist
Founder & Board Chair, Resilient Retreat

“It’s Not What’s Wrong With You, It’s What Happened to you: Creating a Trauma-Informed Community”

Sidney Turner