San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Meeting of Minds
The Latest Developments in Understanding the Human Brain—an open panel discussion!
Dr. Tarique Perera
"The Magnetic Brain & Solar Flares"
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Dr. Jeremy Coplan
"The Anxious Brain"
How Anxiety effects the Brain (IQ,"Sixth Sense")
Dr. Eric Hollander
"The Spectrum of Distraction"
Autism and Obsessive Compusive Spectrum
Dr. Marta Moreno-Ortega-Dr.Allahyar Kangarlu
"The X-Ray of the Mind"
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI (fMRI)
About our Panelists:
Dr. Tarique Perera is the founder and Clinical Director of Contemporary TMS. He trained at Harvard Medical School and Columbia University’s psychiatry residency. Dr. Perera conducts cutting-edge research on the neurobiology of depression at Columbia University; he is considered a ‘thought leader’ in his field. Dr. Perera is internationally recognized as an expert in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). In addition to founding the Clinical TMS Society, Dr. Perera was also the first author on the official Clinical Guidelines for TMS: “The Clinical TMS Society Consensus Review and Treatment: Recommendations for TMS Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder,” which was published by the board.
Dr. Eric Hollander is the Director of Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute, specializing in psychiatry, neuropsychopharmacology and clinical neuroscience.Dr. Hollander serves as the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Director of Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hollander is involved in research on neuropsychiatry, functional imaging, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, impulsive/aggressive personality disorders, and related disorders such as autism. He has received two national research awards from the American Psychiatric Association and a Distinguished Investigator Award. Dr. Hollander has published over 450 scientific reports in the psychiatric field. He has edited 19 books, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Anxiety Disorders, and The Clinical Manual of Impulse Control Disorders.
Dr. Jeremy Coplan is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Coplan also serves as the Director for the Division of Neuropsychopharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and completed his residency at SUNY Downstate where he was chosen to be one of our Chief Residents. Dr. Coplan is currently involved in a medical student-mentoring program and has also participated on committees for Ph.D. students at SUNY.
Dr. Allahyar Kangarlu is the Director of the physics and engineering group at NYSPI MRI research center at Columbia University in New York City. He is also an associate professor of neurobiology at the department of Psychiatry and a senior physicist with the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). His research is concentrated on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and its affiliated technology and its application in medicine. He is responsible for development of new imaging, spectroscopic and functional techniques which are carried out in MRI at this department. The role of MRI in unraveling mysteries of brain is well established and in this regard, Columbia Psychiatry is a frontier in the use of this tool in research in etiology of neuropsychiatric diseases.
Dr. Marta Moreno-Ortega is also involved with Columbia University; she works as a postdoctoral research fellow for the Division of Experimental Therapeutics with the New York State Psychiatric Institute department of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.