Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Symposium

Event Date: November 18th, 2017

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Symposium

Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Symposium

Saturday November 18, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA

Join the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion for this Annual Symposium dedicated to the scientific evidence and innovations in the fields of mindfulness and compassion research. The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard faculty, and renowned experts on mindfulness and compassion will share 8 insightful presentations on current research, discussion and mindfulness practice. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote Speaker: Tania Singer, PhD

Featured Speakers: Willoughby Britton, PhD; John Denninger, MD, PhD; Gaelle Desbordes, PhD; Chris Germer PhD; Sara Lazar, PhD; Ron Siegel PsyD; Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

All are welcome to attend. There have reserved spots for minority and need-based scholarships please inquire by emailing [email protected] or calling 617-591-6132. Students, please have verification of student status upon arrival at the conference.

CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
For questions, contact the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at:
[email protected] or (617) 591-6132

Cost: $50 for general registration

CE credits: $25 for 4 CE Credit Hours for Social Workers, Psychologists and Nurses. ​​​​​​​CMC is cosponsoring with The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy to provide credit hours approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 4 hours of credit. This program carries 4 contact hours and meets the specifications of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00).This program has been approved for 4 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools.

At the end of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key ideas and overview the state of the science in the field of mindfulness and compassion
  • Share findings of local researchers who are investigating neural, behavioral, and clinical impacts of mindfulness and compassion practices
  • Understand the current themes in science around mindfulness and compassion interventions