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ACTRI Center for Life Course Research Presents Symposium on Childhood Adversity on May 17

The ACTRI Center for Life Course Research will present an all-day symposium, “Adverse Childhood Experiences: Consequences Across the Life Course,” on Wednesday, May 17, at the Medical Education Telemedicine Building on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus. Topics range from “Children Who Fail at School but Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived” to “Childhood Trauma: Why You Should Care No Matter Who You Are, No Matter What You Do.” The symposium will conclude with an airing of the award-winning documentary, “Resilience.” Aimed at researchers across the campus, this event is co-sponsored by UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), the Stein Institute for Research on Aging-Center for Healthy Aging, and the Center for Better Beginnings. Agenda is below.


Adverse Childhood Experiences: Consequences Across the Life Course
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Medical Education Telemedicine Building
Rooms 141-145
University of California San Diego
School of Medicine Campus

Parking: Paid visitor parking is available at the Gilman parking structure. Click here to view a map.

Registration is free, but required for entrance and lunch.


Dilip Jeste, MD Dilip Jeste, MD Vincent Felitti, MD

Dilip Jeste, MD
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of California San Diego

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH
Director, ACTRI Center for Life Course Research, University of California San Diego

Vincent Felitti, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego

Murray Stein, MD, MPH Tracie Afifi, PhD Christopher Layne, PhD
Murray Stein, MD, MPH
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego; Staff Psychiatrist, VA San Diego Healthcare System
Tracie Afifi, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Manitoba
Christopher Layne, PhD
Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Mark Katz, PhD Marion Gaston
Kimberly Giardina, MSW
Mark Katz, PhD
Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, Director, Learning Development Services, San Diego
Marian Gaston, JD
Judge of the San Diego Superior Court, Delinquency Division
Kimberly Giardina, MSW
Deputy Director Child Welfare Services, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency


8:00 – 8:30 am    Breakfast, Welcome, Introductions, Overview of symposium, Discussion of the Goals for this Symposium
Dilip Jeste, MD and Christina Chambers, PhD
8:35 – 9:35 am Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study Findings
Vincent Felitti, MD
9:40 – 10:25 am  Childhood Maltreatment and Mental Health in Adulthood
Murray Stein, MD, MPH
10:30 – 11:15 pm Child Abuse and Mental and Physical Health in Adulthood: Findings From a Nationally Representative Canadian Sample
Tracie Afifi, PhD
11:15 – 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 – 1:00 pm Longer-term Effects of Childhood Adversity in People With and Without Serious Mental Illnesses
Dilip Jeste, MD
1:05 – 1:50 pm A Developmental Framework for Unpacking Life Experiences and their Consequences Across the Life Course
Christopher Layne, PhD
1:50 – 2:05 pm Break
2:05 – 2:35 pm  Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons From Lives Well-Lived
Mark Katz, PhD
2:40 – 3:10 pm Childhood Trauma: Why You Should Care No Matter Who You Are, No Matter What You Do
Marian Gaston
3:15 – 3:45 pm  From Adversity to Resilience: Being a Trauma Informed System
Kimberly Giardina, MSW
3:45 – 3:55 pm Break
3:55 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks 
4:00 – 4:50 pm Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope                                                          A KPJR Film by James Redford and Karen Pritzker