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11th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators

April 17 - 21, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA

 
The 2013 Conference will feature more than 75 presentations that include research forums, presentation dialogues, workshops, keynotes, breakfast roundtables, and Pre- and Post-Conference Institutes.

This year, we are making a commitment to supporting the presence of 100 graduate students in the fields of medicine, psychology and the basic sciences. To affirm this commitment, we are offering students a 65% discount.  If you wish to take advantage of this discount, call us at 508-856-2656.

We look forward to seeing you in April.

 

How to Attend

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Conference at a Glance

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Continuing Education Credit Information

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Conference Highlights

The John and Tussi Kluge Research Symposium on Mindfulness
Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness: Emerging Models

Amishi Jha, PhD

    Amishi P. Jha, PhD,
    
Symposium Chair
    
Associate Professor
    University of Miami

Morning Presenters:
Norman Farb, PhD
Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD
J. David Creswell, PhD

 
Afternoon Presenters:
Eileen Luders, PhD
Amishi Jha, PhD

  

Conference Opening Keynote Presentation

Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA

Measured and Beautiful Motion: The Messiness and Relief of Attempting to Integrate Mindfulness into the Broader Society and the Emergence of a Global Community of Practice

Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA
Conference Chair
Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness
University of Massachusetts Medical School

   

Plenary Speakers

 J. David Creswell, PhD

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Physical Health:
New Brain-Behavior-Physiology Pathways

J. David Creswell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University

  
 

Ronald M Epstein MD

Being with Patients, Being with Self: 
A no-Holds-Barred Self-suspending Leap
into the Other's Sea

Ronald M. Epstein, MD

Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Nursing
Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research
Director, Mindful Practice Programs
Director, Deans Teaching Fellowship Program
University of Rochester Medical Center

  
 Barbara Fredrickson, PhD

Love 2.0:
How Positivity Resonance Nourishes Health

Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director, Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory and the Social Psychology Doctoral Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  
 Lynn Rossy, PhD

Creating a Culture of Mindfulness at a University Campus

Lynn Rossy, PhD

Health Psychologist
Healthy for Life
University of Missouri

Special Gala Evening:  Dine. Dance. Delight.

Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 - 11:30 pm

This special evening is a great opportunity for Conference participants, presenters andArthur Zajonc, PhD Friends of the Center to mingle with one another and have fun together as a community. Please join us for the cocktail reception and Gala Dinner that will feature an inspiring keynote from our special guest Arthur Zajonc, PhD, President of Mind and Life Institute, entitled "The Contemplative Marriage of Love and Knowledge".

The Mark Shilansky Group will offer easy-listening jazz during dinner and switch to up-tempo for after dinner dancing.

We look forward to having a wonderful time with you – please plan to join us!

 

 

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Wednesday 
April 17
 

Thursday
April 18

Friday 
April 19 

Saturday
April 20

Sunday
April 21

Pre-Conference Institutes

The John and Tussi Kluge Research Symposium

Scientific Conference Day 1

Scientific Conference Day 2

Post-Conference Institutes

6:30-7:30 am
Morning Meditation

7:30–8:30 am
Breakfast

8:00–9:00 am
Registration

9:00–12:00 pm
Half-Day Morning Workshop

9:00 am–4:00 pm
Full-Day Institutes

1:00-4:00 pm
Half-Day Afternoon Workshop

6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am  Registration

8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Research Symposium

4:30-6:30 pm
Poster Session

4:00-6:00 pm
Registration

6:15-7:15 pm
Welcome Reception

7:30-7:45 pm
Opening Remarks
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA

7:45-9:00 pm
Keynote Address
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA

6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast &
Roundtable Discussions

8:15-9:15 am
Break-out Sessions

9:30-10:30 am
Break-out Sessions

11:00 am - 12:30
Keynote
Barbara Fredrickson, PhD 

12:45-1:45 pm Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm
Keynote
J. David Creswell, PhD 

4:00-5:00 pm
Break-out Sessions

6:30-7:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

7:40 pm
Opening Remarks

7:30-11:30 pm
A Gala Evening

6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast & Roundtable Discussions

8:30-10:00 am
Keynote
Lynn Rossy, PhD

10:30-11:30 am
Break-out Sessions
 
9:00–12:00 pm
Half-Day Morning Workshop

9:00 am–4:00 pm
Full-Day Workshops

1:00-4:00 pm
Half-Day Afternoon Workshop
Break-out Sessions

11:45-12:45 pm Lunch

12:45-3:45 pm Workshops

12:45-1:45 pm
Break-out Sessions

2:00-3:00 pm
Break-out Sessions

4:15-5:45
Keynote
Ronald M. Epstein, MD



7:00-8:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-9:00 am Registration

8:00-9:00am
Breakfast

9:00–12:00 pm
Half-Day Morning Workshop

9:00 am–4:00 pm
Full-Day Institutes

1:00-4:00 pm
Half-Day Afternoon Workshop

 

Conference Registration

There are two ways to register for the conference - please note that you can register for any single event, any single day, or the entire conference:

  1. Register using our online registration form.
    • Early Bird Registration closed 2/20/13
    • Online registration closed 4/15/13
  2. Call us at (508) 856-2656

    You may also register in-person at the Sheraton Four Points in Norwood on any day of the conference.

    Cancellation policy:  Cancellations must be received by April 9, 2013 and refunds will be made less a $25 processing fee.

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Norwood

The 2013 Annual Conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts, 18 miles south of Boston and convenient to Boston's Logan International Airport, Providence's T.F. Green Airport, Amtrak, and the MBTA Commuter Rail Franklin Line. With ample free parking and guest room space, as well as state of the art conference space, we believe that this new location will serve your needs well.
For more information about the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center, please visit their web site. Reservations for the conference can be made by calling 781-769-7900. Please reference "CFM Conference" to receive the conference room rate.

Shuttle/Car Service:

If you are interested in a referral for shuttle/car service from the airport to Conference Center in Norwood, we have just arranged a 10% discount with ETS International. Their rates vary but their staff would be happy to assist you with shared service. Should you require transportation to/from the airport, you can contact them directly to make a reservation at 888-366-3388 and be sure to mention the Center for Mindfulness to get the discounted rate.

Our 10th Annual Conference concluded on April 1, 2012. Click for more information.

If you would like to order CDs and DVDs of sessions from our 10th Annual Conference, please click this link.

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