Sloan Kettering in New York, along with the Institute for Meditation Sciences, will be hosting Advances in Meditation Research: Genetics, Neuroscience and Clinical Applications on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 5 PM to 7:30 PM and Friday, Sept. 25th, 8 AM to 6 PM.
The conference is organized by David Vago, PhD, BWH/Harvard, Psychiatry; Eileen Luders, PhD, UCLA, Neurology; Mahuiddin Ahmed, PhD, MSKCC; Rael Cahn, MD, USC, Psychiatry; Sonia Sequeira, PhD, MSKCC.
The Advances in Meditation Research (AMR) conference series was created to advance the growing interdisciplinary science that explores the neural correlates and associated psychological and clinical applications relevant to the practice of meditation in its many forms. It is the hope that through such investigation, contemplative practices that include meditation can be safely and efficiently translated into healthcare management and education, as supported by rigorous research. AMR is a biennal conference. Proceedings from AMR 2013 are available at: http://www.nyas.org/publications/Annals/Detail.aspx?cid=a1b8f126-1e67-4043-be36-32f4404572cb
This conference is valuable for clinicians, scientists, scholars, meditation practitioners, and all that wish to learn about the science of meditation. The registration is $270. Conference attendees will satisfy the Yoga Alliance requirements for continuing education credits.