BC Children's Hospital Discovery Talk

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location 

Chan Centre for Family Health Education
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC

Intended Audience 
Research staff, clinicians, trainees

The Brain, Behaviour & Development Theme at BC Children's Hospital presents a Discovery Talk by Dr. Dr. F. Xavier Castellanos titled: Can Functional Connectivity Identify Brain Mechanisms Underlying Therapeutic Change?

Dr. Xavier Castellanos studied Chomskian linguistics at Vassar College, experimental psychology at the University of New Orleans, and medicine at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He was in the first cohort of “triple board” residents (combined training in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry) at the University of Kentucky, after which he spent a decade at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. In 2001, he moved to New York University, where he is an endowed professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, and professor of radiology and neuroscience. His work has focused on using brain imaging to begin to understand the neurobiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Castellanos was an early advocate of examining low-frequency fluctuations in brain function and in behavior – both of which have become mainstream lines of investigation. He has served on many national and international review committees and was Vice-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 Workgroup on ADHD. 

Learn more at: https://bcchr.ca/discoverytalks