Hanging Our Brains on the Tree of Life with Rob DeSalle at NYPSI

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Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 am – 12 pm
Rob DeSalle, Ph.D. Curator of Entomology American Museum of Natural History
Will present on Hanging Our Brains on the Tree of Life
Discussant: Robert Scharf, M.D

For info and registration, click HERE
Seating is limited. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

The diversity of ways that organisms on this planet communicate cell to cell, and how organisms have evolved neural capacity, will be explored using a phylogenetic evolutionary tree-based approach. At another level, the structure of the brain and the workings of neural synapses can also be looked at in the same manner. By taking this phylogenetic approach the homologies of neural structures and functions can be examined in detail.

Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the general public are also welcome.

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to
1. Explain how to use an evolutionary tree to understand aspects of the brain, its structure and function.
2. Describe the basic comparative aspects of animal brains, and discuss how far can we push homology of structures in the animal nervous system.

Information regarding CME credit for physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists:

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a PDF via email documenting CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: This building is wheelchair accessible.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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