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Monday, September 18 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Psychiatry Meets the Microbial World

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No scientific discovery in the last decade has been more shocking than the realization of just how thoroughly physical health depends upon the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home. While this discovery has been increasingly integrated into how we understand and treat a range of immune-related physical conditions, it is only now that the full impact of these human-microbial interactions for mental health are being understood. Dr. Raison will provide a cutting-edge view of the biology of microbial-human interactions relevant for a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression and autism, with a focus on evidence that the current epidemic of immune-related mental disorders has arisen in large measure as a result of disruptions in ancient co-evolved relationships with the microbial world. This session will conclude by reviewing evidence suggesting that microbial products may hold promise for the treatment of a range of psychiatric conditions.

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Charles Raison, MD

Psych Congress Co-Chair; Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin | | Charles L. Raison, MD, is the Mike and Mary Sue Shannon Endowed Chair in Mind, Body, and Family Well-being, Professor, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to this he was Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and the Barry and Janet Lang Professor of Integrative Mental Health at the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona. | Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions, as well as for his work examining the physical and behavioral effects of compassion training. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Raison has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014 Dr. Raison received the Raymond Pearl Memorial Award from the Human Biology Association... Read More →

Monday September 18, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Hall E-2 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130