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Neuroscience Symposium to Honor Paul Dalio, Writer, Director, Composer

March 09, 2018

The Yale Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Paul Dalio, writer, director, and composer, will be the featured speaker and awardee at Neuroscience 2018 on April 28, 2018.

The annual Neuroscience symposium showcases advances in basic and clinical neuroscience. This year's theme is "Neuroscience 2018: Envisioning a Future of Recovery.” In addition to remarks by Mr. Dalio, faculty from Yale's Department of Psychiatry will speak, including John H. Krystal, MD; Rajita Sinha, PhD; Hilary Blumberg, MD; Godfrey Pearlson, MD; and Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD.

The symposium will be held from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., New Haven. Presentations are non-technical in nature and geared toward the general public. There will be ample time for questions from the audience. Presenters and clinical experts will make themselves available for "Ask the Expert" breakout sessions.

Admission is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested by clicking here. Mental health consumers, their families, and mental health professionals are encouraged to attend (There are no CME or CEUs available for this activity).

Mr. Dalio is a New York-based writer, director, and composer whose debut film, Touched with Fire (2016), was inspired by his struggle to overcome bipolar disorder. Mr. Dalio wrote, directed, scored, and edited the film, which was executive produced by Spike Lee, Mr. Dalio’s mentor and college professor. The romantic drama, which stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, tells the story of two bipolar poets who meet in a psychiatric hospital and fall in love. It won numerous awards and was honored by the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at its annual Voice Awards.

Mr. Dalio grew up in Connecticut and studied at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He and his wife, fellow film director Kristina Nikolova, collaborate on projects under the banner Moonstruck Productions. They live in New York with their two children.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on March 09, 2018