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Neuroscience 2024 Conference

Program, Presenters, and Parking


Friday, April 19

  • 5:30 PM, The Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar St., New Haven: Showing of the documentary “CURED.” The screening is open to the public.
  • 6:50 PM: roundtable discussion with Dr. Hartmann and the producer of CURED, moderated by Katherine Kennedy, MD

Saturday, April 20 – Detailed schedule subject to change

  • 8:00 AM – doors open at The Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar St., New Haven
    • Coffee & light breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    • Conference begins
    • Welcome by Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
    • Remarks by John Krystal, MD
    • Remarks by Liz Taylor, Executive Director, NAMI Connecticut o
  • 9:00 AM
    • Presentation of Advocacy Award to Dr. Lawrence Hartmann by Dr. Krystal
    • Brief remarks from Dr. Hartmann
  • 9:30 AM: Presentation by John Pachankas, PhD "LGBTQ-Affirmative Mental Health Care: From Theory to Trials to Community Implementation"
  • 10:00 AM: Presentation by Nicolas Meade, PsyD "Advocacy as Clinical Practice: Supporting the Wellbeing of Transgender Youth in the Current Sociopolitical Context"
  • 10:30 AM: Break
  • 10:45 AM: Presentation by Maggie Davis, PhD "Understanding, Reducing, and Preventing Suicide Behavior in Trauma Survivors: Current Practice and Future Directions"
  • 11:15 AM: Presentation by Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, "Psychedelic Treatment for Mental Illness: Recent Progress and Future Prospects"
  • 11:45 AM: Breakout sessions with faculty on LGBTQ health, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety, and substance use.


  • Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; Co-Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Chair, Psychiatry; Physician-in-Chief of Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital; Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

  • David R. Kessler, M.D. '55 Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

  • Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Chair for Translational Research, Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Psychiatry; Director, Yale Program for Psychedelic Science, Psychiatry; Director, Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic, Psychiatry; Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program, Yale Department of Psychiatry

Parking & Directions

The symposium is held in The Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar St, New Haven. From parking lots, go up York St. toward Yale New Haven Hospital; turn left onto Cedar St; The Anlyan Center is one block on your right.

Directions to Air Rights Parking Garage (parking fee charged), accessible from N. & S. Frontage Rds.

  • From I-95 N or S: Exit 47 to Rt 34 W to Exit 2
  • From I-91 S: Exit 1 to Rt 34 to Exit 2

Questions About Neuroscience 2024?

Contact Chris Gardner, Director of Communications, Yale Department of Psychiatry