Neuroimaging in Pediatric OCD: Facial Recognition
Dr. Evelyn Stewart is a translational genetic and clinical researcher focusing on correlates of neuropsychiatric findings in childhood illnesses, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. She recently moved to Vancouver, and her previous experience includes a professorship at Harvard University, where she developed an independent program of study investigating how genetics connect to clinical symptoms to better understand the neurobiology of several paediatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Stewart has authored over 50 papers, and is particularly interested in the evolution of OCD across the lifespan. She was recently featured in USA Today. Her upcoming talk will review the neuroimaging findings in OCD, and more specifically, recent findings on the changes to amygdala responses to facial expressions in children with OCD, versus those without OCD.
Date: Thursday February 23th, 2012
Talk: 5:30pm wine & cheese, 6pm talk
Location: Paetzold Lecture Theatre, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH