Using Neuroscience to Inform Clinical Thinking: Applications to Pediatric Anxiety 


Using Neuroscience to Inform Clinical Thinking: Applications to Pediatric Anxiety 

Daniel Pine, MD Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience

The Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Pine, Chief of the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Intramural Research Program for a special lecture on Wednesday, March 13th from noon to 1:30pm.

Dr. Daniel PineA graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Pine has conducted significant research focusing on pediatric mental disorders and has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers. He was appointed to his current position at the NIMH in 2000 following a 10-year career at Columbia University where he was engaged in training, teaching, and research. His current research examines the degree to which pediatric mood and anxiety disorders are associated with perturbed neural circuitry function. Dr. Pine served as the Chair of the Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Disorders Work Group for the DSM-5 Task Force, and President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards in recognition of his scientific contributions to the field.  

Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the range of narrowly-conceived behaviors that relate to anxiety.

  2. Describe how particular behaviors give risk to distinct ideas on treatments.

  3. Discuss how research on attention informs development of attention bias modification therapy. 

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium.

For More Information. For more information regarding this lecture, please contact Frances Patrick (

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPH is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPH maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist.  These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal.  For more information, call (412) 204-9085.