Dr. Elissa Epel will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 North American Menopause Society meeting in San Diego Oct 3-6. NAMS is an international organization of healthcare providers and researchers focused on care of the mid-life woman
See more information about the event on the website: https://www.menopause.org/annual-meetings/2018-meeting
The main pathway to chronic diseases today is the breakdown of our finely tuned metabolic machinery inside, due to processed food, lifestyle and – mental health? Stress and depression have potent effects on our behavior and creating imbalance of hormones such as glucose, insulin and inflammation. Poor mental health contributes to the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of common maladies including a large waist, high lipid levels and blood pressure, breakdown of the balance between insulin and glucose, and the most invisible to all, a fatty liver.
You will hear from four experts in this area on the important topics of nutrition, optimal daily habits and how to prevent depression and the cascade of dysregulation that manifests as the metabolic syndrome.
For more information or to find tickets, click here.
Join Dr. Elissa Epel and others at the biennial Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR). The flagship academic conference for transdisciplinary investigations of the mind and contemplative practice, welcoming all people who seek guidance in applying contemplative practice in their work and communities.
The 2018 conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, near Phoenix, November 8 –11, 2018.
More information on the symposium here: https://www.mindandlife.org/international-symposium-for-contemplative-research/
Dr. Elissa Epel and James Doty, founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, will be engaged in a livestreamed conversation followed by Q&A.
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Longevity Week planned by Stephan Rechstaffen and Elissa Epel. Learn about the latest science of healthy aging from experts in Blue Zone, while practicing nutrition and mind body techniques and exploration.
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Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative weekend with Elissa Epel, PhD, researcher on aging, metabolism, and emotions, and Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.
By delving into the fundamentals of cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices, you will foster a center of inner awareness and interconnections with others in similar life circumstances.
Join Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel as they discuss health and aging in Europe's largest theater. (Time TBD)
Join AME Director Dr. Aric Prather for "The Social Side of Sleep: Illuminating the complex links between sleep and the social world"
Sleep is fundamental to our socioemotional well-being. However, the role of sleep has largely been neglected in social psychological research. In this symposium, we will present new data from experimental human studies linking sleep (and sleep loss) with critical social processes.
Aric A. Prather, University of California, San Francisco (Chair)
Tina Sundelin, Columbia University
Amie Gordon, University of California, San Francisco
Eti Ben Simon, University of California, Berkeley
Join Dr. Elissa Epel at 2018 Association for Psychological Science Conference for the session "Biological Embedding of Early Adversity"
Elissa S. Epel, University of California, San Francisco (Chair)
Nim Tottenham, Columbia University
Stacy Drury, Tulane University
Jenny Tung, Duke University
Eamon McCrory, University College London, United Kingdom
Andrea Danese, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Human and animal studies document long lasting effects of adverse early environments, including low socioeconomic status, poor parent-offspring relationships (especially child abuse and neglect), and prenatal or early exposure to stress, on developmental outcomes and trajectories of health and well-being throughout the life-span. This symposium will feature talks by five researchers who are taking novel approaches to studying how various forms of early life adverse exposures become biologically embedded and elevate risk for poor mental and physical health in later life. The mechanisms through which these early adverse experiences exert influences on physical and mental health in later adulthood are becoming better understood, but important questions remain regarding the timing, severity, and differential impact of discrete types of adverse exposures on developmental processes, as well as about when and how their long-term impacts on health and disease are likely to manifest. The talks and panel discussion will explore these mechanisms of persistent risk at multiple levels of analysis, address inherent challenges in this field, and touch on current evidence regarding their plasticity and potential reversibility to inform consideration of possible interventions.
Join us for this wonderful TedXMarin event! "Extending Our Human Healthspan: Lifestyle, good stress, fasting and modern genetics can affect "Healthy" longevity."
Dr. Elissa Epel will discuss good stress and aging from 5:15pm-5:30pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:15-5:30.
Visit 1440 Multiversity from April 20 - 22, 2018 and join Drs. Dan Siegel and Elissa Epel for this 2 day event on the science of stress renewal. This will be especially helpful for people who are in service professions or caregivers.
More details and registration here: https://1440.org/program/cultivating-stress-resilience/
AME Center Members will present posters at the 2018 Society Of Behavioral Medicine conference on April 11-14, 2018 at the Hilton New Orleans in Louisiana. See the full program here.
Dr. Rachel Radin will present two posters on April 14th at 10:00am.
- Hair cortisol concentration, metabolic health, and the chronic stress response network among high stress caregivers.
- Chronic stress, reward-driven eating, and metabolic health among caregivers.
Alison Hartman will present a poster
"Chronic Stress and Impulsivity Levels Synergistically Predict 18-Month Increases in Visceral Fat"
Hiba Abousleiman will present a poster
- "Impact of Weight Loss and Weight-loss Maintenance on Cell Aging in Adults with Obesity: Results from the SHINE Study"
Join Dr. Alexandra Crosswell of the AME Center at the Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair, at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center on April 10th, 2018
Dr. Crossewell will present "Stress and health: How stress impacts our brains and bodies, and what we can do to remain resilient"
More info on the event here: https://www.jccsf.org/adult/older-adults/wellness-fairs-forums/the-art-of-aging-gracefully/
“Strategies for Managing the Impact of Stress on Depression and Emotional Well-Being” with Dr. Elissa Epel
The UCSF Depression Center Presents:
“Strategies for Managing the Impact of Stress on Depression and Emotional Well-Being”
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm
UCSF Cole Hall Auditorium, 513 Parnassus Avenue
This Event is Free and Open to the Public Light Refreshments will be Provided
RSVP Today on EventBrite: http://depressioncenter.ucsf.edu/2018event
Keynote Speaker Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor, UCSF, Department of Psychiatry “Stress Resilience for Preventing Depression: Making Stress Work for You” and Breakout Sessions
ALSO NOTE: Elissa and Dan Siegel, MD, are leading a local retreat on building stress resilience (CEU offered), 4/20-4/22, at the beautiful Multiversity! See details here! https://1440.org/program/cultivating-stress-resilience/
"Stress resilience: Meaning and Methods" Dr. Elissa Epel at The University of Michigan Annual Grand Rounds
Join Dr. Elissa Epel on April 4th, 2018 from 10:30am-12:00pm at the the University of Michigan Annual Grand Rounds. She will present "Stress resilience: Meaning and Methods"
Event located at:
Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Rd
Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health: Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Elissa Epel and Dr. Brant Schneider
Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health, Join AME Director Dr. Elissa Epel and Dr. Brant Schneider for Coffee and Conversation.
9:30AM – 12:00Pm in Dallas, TX
More info to come soon.
Join Dr. Elissa Epel on Friday, January 26th, 2018, 7:30pm at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove. She will give a lecture for the public: “Extending our healthspan: understanding how our life experience shapes our cell aging”
See more details on the event and RSVP here: https://events.stanford.edu/events/741/74111/
Event takes place on 12/7/17 at Columbia University.
More information coming soon. Please check back!
AME Center Coordinator Alison Hartman, BA will be presenting her poster “Detection and Treatment of Insomnia During Pregnancy" at the Perinatal Mental Health Conference in Chicago on November 10th.
We hope you can join us! More info coming soon.
Treatments Beyond Usual Care for Perinatal Depression Symposium at the Perinatal Mental Health Conference
AME Center researcher Dr. Jennifer Felder will be speaking at the Treatments Beyond Usual Care for Perinatal Depression Symposium at the Perinatal Mental Health Conference on November 10th in Chicago.
We hope you can join! More info coming soon.
Register now for free at http://ssewhungryforchange.eventbrite.com
The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium, presented by the UCSF Center for ObesityAssessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) and the UCLAResnick Program for Food Law and Policy, brings togetherleading researchers to present the latest science on how thefood we eat and the stress we experience create a perfect storm, accelerating one of the most urgent public health crises of ourtime: the obesity epidemic.
Join us on October 25th, 2017 from 9:30am-4:15pm at the University of California, Los Angeles to witness critical exchange between forward-thinking researchers, healthcare providers, and policy advocates on innovative approaches that move the needle forward on hunger, obesity, social equity, and public health. Don't miss this unique opportunity to participate! See below for more details on speakers, meditation workshop, and lunch options. Sign up today- space is limited!
Visit the SSEW Symposium Event page on our website (https://www.coastcenter.org/ssew-symposium) for more information and Follow us on Twitter @SSEWScience to join the #SSEW2017 #HUNGRY4CHANGE conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!
UCSF AME Center Director Dr. Aric Prather will present on panel entitled “Sleep as a determinant of health” at the annual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). October 4, 2017, Austin, TX
Panel: Sleep as a Determinant of Health
- Moderator: Margaret Weden, RAND Corporation
- Education and Health Lifestyles
Patrick M. Krueger, University of Colorado - Denver, Ryan O’Connell, University of Colorado - Boulder, and Jarron M. Saint Onge, The University of Kansas
- Biopsychosocial Determinants of Sleep and Wellbeing for Teens in Fragile Families: Studying Sleep Health in a Population Health Sciences Framework
Lauren Hale, Stony Brook University, Soomi Lee, Penn State University, Sarah James, Princeton University, Nikki Nahmod, Mike Strayer, Lindsay Master, and Orfeu Buxton, Penn State University
- Sleep, socioeconomic status, and susceptibility to infectious illness
Aric Prather, University of California - San Francisco
- Sleep, Education, and Disability
Elliot Friedman, Purdue University and Patrick M. Krueger, University of Colorado - Denver
For more information visit: http://ipsr.ku.edu/pophealth/agenda.shtml
Date:Saturday, September 23, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location:Community Meditation Center
Cost:Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AL3D17.
Details: Ancient contemplative wisdom and daily mindful practices can support us to live with wisdom, compassion, and ease. They can balance our day, temper strong emotions and possibly even slow the aging process.
Perinatal Sleep: Implications for Mental Health and Well-Being, Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference
A one day workshop on : Reversibility and Mutability Research: Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities
This is an NIA Workshop on Innovative Issues in Minority Aging Research. Speakers include James Jackson, Andreas Danese, Teresa Seeman, Elissa Epel, and others.
July 23rd, 2017
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
For more information, please click here
The 2017 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI) will give attention to scientific, humanistic and first-person contemplative perspectives on intersubjectivity and social connectivity. Plenary presentations, workshops and small group discussions will explore interrelational human dynamics, including how we relate to ourselves and others, and to community and strangers. Faculty will present research findings on the meditative cultivation of pro-social emotions, intergroup dynamics, social and embodied cognition, cognitive ecology, implicit bias and social justice. We will also examine how these experiences are embodied in the brain, nervous system, and cellular health. By deepening inquiry through a week-long interdisciplinary dialogue, we will investigate ways in which social and cultural histories shape subjective and collective values, beliefs and purpose in life, and the mind-body complex. Discussions will highlight scientific research on the interconnectivity of mind and physiological health as well as environmental and technological influences on interpersonal connections and social cognition. Workshops will engage participants in facilitated trainings on critical issues in transdisciplinary research methods as well as social diversity and inclusion in the contemplative sciences.
Co-Chaired by Drs. Elissa Epel & Michael Sheehy
Scholarship Applications begin on January 9th, 2017. Click here to apply!
THE ART OF AGING GRACEFULLY RESOURCE FAIR: STAY VITAL, HEALTHY AND FIT
Presentations from medical professionals and local experts on healthy living along with insights and opportunities to support active, creative aging. Talks by UCSF's Margaret A. Chesney, PhD, Catherine D. Printz, PT, DPT, NCS, Julianne Blythe, and Donald I. Abrams, MD.
Visit the JCCSF website for more information, registration, and the Resource Fair Schedule: https://www.jccsf.org/adult/adult-prog-con/the-art-of-aging-gracefully
Dr. Elissa Epel will present at The Art and Science of Mindfulness, by Way of the Body and the Mind.
Where: Dallas, Texas