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Special Videos

Available Series:
Guest Lecturers
Chromosome 22q11.2 DS Family Conferences
2006 Environmenal Toxicology Conference
2013 Environmental Epigenetics Symposium

Beyond the Distinguished Lecturer Series, Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Minds Behind the MIND lecture series, the MIND Institute hosts many "special event" lectures on a range of topics.  This page provides access to all of these lectures.  As with all of our lecture videos these can be found in the "Videos By Topic" section of the website as well.

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Guest Lecturers (not part of a series)

Exercising Down's Synapses: The Impact of Environmental Enrichment on Down Syndrome Models

Lecturer: Mara Dierssen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Genomic Regulation Center, Spain

Date: November 19, 2010

Length: 1:11:32

 

Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Behavioral Assays for Translational Drug Discovery

Lecturer: Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: November 5, 2010

Length: 1:05:48

 

Making SENSE of Autism Through Peers, Play, and Performance

Lecturer: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: June 4, 2010

Length: 1:21:51

Synopsis: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. discusses her work at the MIND Institute regarding video modeling, cortisol and stress, and a unique therapeutic intervention -- SENSE Theatre -- that allows children with autism to particpate with age-matched peers in theatrical musical performance. Recorded Fri, 4 June 2010.

 

El Autismo: Investigaciones receientes y opciones en el tratamiento, Parte 2

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 27, 2010

Length: 1:49:39

Synopsis: Joaquín Fuentes, MD de España, ofrece una visión maravillosa del autismo y el autismo de investigación en curso en su totalidad en el idioma español (Parte 2 de 2). Grabado sáb, 27 de febrero 2010. English Translation: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. from Spain, gives a wonderful overview of autism and current autism research entirely in the Spanish language (Part 2 of 2). Recorded Sat, 27 Feb 2010.

 

El Autismo: Investigaciones receientes y opciones en el tratamiento, Parte 1

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 27, 2010

Length: 1:13:07

Synopsis: Joaquín Fuentes, MD de España, ofrece una visión maravillosa del autismo y el autismo de investigación en curso en su totalidad en el idioma español (Parte 1 de 2). Grabado sáb, 27 de febrero 2010. English Translation: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. from Spain, gives a wonderful overview of autism and current autism research entirely in the Spanish language (Part 1 of 2). Recorded Sat, 27 Feb 2010.

 

The GAUTENA Program: Where the Welfare State Meets the Community of Persons with Autism

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 26, 2010

Length: 1:22:51

Synopsis: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. discusses the successful GAUTENA program in the Basque Country of Spain for helping persons on the autism spectrum. Please note: this presentation is in English only.

 

Developing Neurobehavioral Biomarkers for Targeted Treatment in Fragile X from Human and Animal Studies

Lecturers: Robert F. Berman, Ph.D., Susan Rivera, Ph.D., & Tony J. Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 29, 2010

Length: 1:29:32

Synopsis: An overview of integrated neuroscience research efforts to study Fragile X-associated tremor ataxia (FXTAS). Specifically, the presentation will describe how studies in human FXTAS patients and basic science findings in transgenic mouse models of FXTAS have been integrated so that each informs the other to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

 
Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Family Conference Lectures (2008 & 2009)

Mental Health in Childhood: Challenges for Children with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Presenter: Joel P. Johnson, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: April 27, 2008

Length: 28:22

 

Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Medical and Behavioral Issues

Presenter: Kathy Angkustsiri, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: April 27, 2008

Length: 25:19

 

Intervention Resources for Learning Difficulties, Executive Dysfunction, and Emotional Challenges

Presenter: Ingrid N. Leckliter, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: April 27, 2008

Length: 29:23

 

Problems with Space, Time & Numbers: A New Mind and Brain Explanation

Presenter: Tony J. Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: April 27, 2008

Length: 36:41

 

Math Instruction for Students with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Presenter: Cheryl Dultz

Affiliation: Kingswood Elementary School

Date: March 7-8, 2008

Length: 26:58

 

Social-Emotional Development in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Psychiatric Risk Factors

Presenter: Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 32:30

 

Intervention Resources for Learning Difficulties, Executive Dysfunction, and Emotional Challenges

Presenter: Ingrid N. Leckliter, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 33:24

 

Cognitive Profiles & Academic Achievement in Students with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndromes

Presenter: Edward M. Moss, Ph.D.

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 32:38

 

Risk and Protective Factors in Development of Psychosis

Presenter: Joel J. Stoddard, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 29:24

 

Cognitive Impairments with Space, Time & Numbers (& Maybe How to Fix Them!)

Presenter: Tony J. Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 37:10

 

Research (and Clinical) Update and Plans: 2009-2014ish

Presenter: Tony J. Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: March 7-8, 2009

Length: 36:23

 
2006 Environmental Toxicology Conference

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Panel: Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., John Green, M.D., Susan Swedo, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 44:42

Synopsis: An open question and answer session with the conference audience pertaining to each of the panel member's presentations.

 

Research Priorities Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mady Hornig, M.D., M.A.

Panel: Judy Van de Water, Ph.D., S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 26:50

Synopsis: A short panel discussion where each of the panel members offer their thoughts on what exactly clinicians, scientists, and researchers should be investigating when it comes to environmental toxicology in children.

 

The Environment and the Immune System: What is the Relationship?

Presenter: Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 43:35

Synopsis: An overview of both the nervous and immune systems and how environmental factors influence these systems.

 

 

Clinical Clues to Environmental Triggers: Lessons from the PANDAS Subgroup

Presenter: Susan Swedo, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 49:41

Synopsis: Dr. Swedo discusses the PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) subgroup on the spectrum to discuss possible environmental triggers to autism.

 

Implications of a Redox Imbalance and Oxidative Stress in Autism

Presenter: S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:21

Synopsis: An overview of some biochemical research reviewing three interdependent pathways of folate, methionine, and glutathione metabolism that was found to be abnormal in many children on the autistic spectrum.

 

The "Three Strikes" Hypothesis: How Genes, Environment and Bad Timing May Converge to Disrupt Neural Development and Function

Presenter: Mady Hornig, M.D., M.A.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 54:56

Synopsis: Dr. Hornig discusses a hypothesis that certain genetic factors create a susceptibility to other environmental and temporal factors that could possibly lead to abnormalities in neural development.

 

Understanding Immunological and Neurobiological Susceptibilities Contributing to Autism Risk

Presenter: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:45

Synopsis: Dr. Pessah lectures on how environmental factors are affecting neurobiological and immunological mechanisms in children with autism.

 

Could the Brain Be Downstream? A Whole-Body Systems Approach to Autism

Presenter: Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 48:30

Synopsis: A presentation that discusses how autism may less be a disorder that affects the brain, but one that affects the body that affects the brain and how researchers may want to take a step back and consider the whole body when researching what might be causing autism.

 

Breaking Self Perpetuating Cycles of Disruption in Autism: Assessing and Addressing Toxic Load Issues

Presenter: John Green, M.D.

Affiliation: Clinician

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 53:06

Synopsis: Dr. Green provides an in-depth look at the many toxins found in the environment and how a build-up of these in a body could be a primary factor in the pathogenesis of autism in children.

 

Priming for Prevention: The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Presenter: Elise Miller, M.Ed.

Affiliation: Institute for Children's Environmental Health

Date: November 3, 2006

Length: 18:48

Synopsis: An overview of environmental toxicants and how the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative is advocating for the prevention of these toxicants.

 

Welcome and Introduction

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 08:45

Synopsis: Dr. Bob Hendren welcoming everyone to the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute for the "Clinical Implications of Environmental Toxicology for Children's Neurodevelopment in Autism" conference.