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Join the International Conference on: How Might We Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion?

 

Empathy-Compassion Conferences:
 
  The Science of Compassion Origins, Measures and Interventions
Hosted By The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)
July 19-22, 2012 - Telluride, Colorado
http://j.mp/Uy6LW9

"The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions, which took place July 19th to 22nd in Telluride Colorado, was the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into compassion. The conference convened a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research."

 

Program Schedule Outline

Program Schedule and Videos


Welcome Address - Opening Comments -
Dr. James Doty,

 

 

 

 

Keynote Address 1  - Richard Davidson

 

Keynote Address 2 - Paul Ekman

        Outline

Charles Darwin. "We are.. impelled to relieve the sufferings of another, in order that our own painful feelings may be at the same time relieved. The mere sight of suffering, independently of love, would suffice to call up in us vivid recollections and associations. "

 

Dali Lama, "In the human mind, seeing someone bleeding and dying makes you uncomfortable. This is the seed of compassion... We are thus impelled to relieve sufferings of another, in order that our own painful feelings may be at  the same time relieved..."

 

Four types of Compassion (typology in terms of the Target)

 

 

1:0 Scientific Panel 1: Origins and Conceptual Models of Compassion

1:1.  Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., Stanford University/McGill University - "Nature, Origins & Developments of Compassion: from a Buddhist Understanding"

1:2.  Stephen W. Porges , Ph.D., Brain-Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago - "The Origins of Compassion: A Phylogenetic Perspective"

1:3.  Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., Stonybrook University -  "Placing Compassion in a Neurobiological and Evolutionary Framework"

1:4.  Jeff Simpson, Ph.D.,University of Minnesota -  "Evolutionary Perspectives on Prosaically Behavior"

1:5.  Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Greater Good, UC Berkeley/CCARE, Stanford University - - (Moderator)

1:6.  David DeSteno, Ph.D.,Northeastern University -  "Character in the Balance: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Compassion"

 

 

1:1. "Nature, Origins & Developments of Compassion: from a Buddhist Understanding" Thupten Jinpa,

 

 

 

 

1:2. "The Origins of Compassion: A Phylogenetic Perspective" Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

 

 

1:3. "Placing Compassion in a Neurobiological and Evolutionary Framework" Stephanie Brown, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

1:4. "Evolutionary Perspectives on Prosaically Behavior" Jeffry A. Simpson Ph.D.
   (Wasn't able to attend - someone presents it)

 

 

 

 

 

1:6. "Character in the Balance: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Compassion" David DeSteno,   

 

 

 

 

2:0 Scientific Panel 2: Compassion-Building Interventions

2:1. Charles Raison, MD.,  Emory Mind-Body Program, Emory University -   Moderator

2:2. Dr. Chris Irons,  Bow & Poplar Community Mental Health Team, UK - "Compassion Focused Therapy"

2:3. Daniel E. Martin, Ph.D.,  California State University, East Bay - "Compassion at Work: Mentorum E-Mentoring"

2:4. Helen Weng, Ph.D. candidate,  University of Wisconsin-Madison -   "Behavioral and Neuro Effects of Compassion Meditation"

2:5. Leah Weiss, Ph.D.,  CCARE, Stanford University -  "Compassion Cultivation Training"

2:6. Emma Seppala, Ph.D.  CCARE, Stanford University -

2:0. Compassion-Building Interventions, Q&A

 

 

2:1.   Emory Mind-Body Program, Charles Raison, MD.,

 

 

 

2:2. "Compassion Focused Therapy" Chris Irons, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

2:3. "Compassion at Work: Mentorum E-Mentoring" Dan Martin, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

2:4. "Behavioral and Neuro Effects of Compassion Meditation" Helen Weng, M.S.
 

 

 

 

2:5. "Compassion Cultivation Training" Leah Weiss, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

2:0. Compassion-Building Interventions, Q&A

 

 

 

 

 

3:0 Scientific Panel 3: Self-Report, Autonomic and Behavioral Measures of Compassion

3:1. Dan Batson, Ph.D.,University of Kansas - (Moderator)

3:2. Kristin Neff, Ph.D., University of Texas - "Measuring Self-Compassion"

3:3. Robert Levine, Ph.D. California State University -  "The Kindness of Strangers"

3:4. Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D., UC Davis, CCARE -  "Measuring Emotions as Indicators of Compassion"

3:5. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., University of North Carolina -  "Autonomic Assessment of the Heart's Capacity for Love"

3:6. Walter Osika, M.D. Ph.D., Karolinska Institute, Sweden - "Lack of Compassion in Childhood and Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease"

3:0 "Self-Report Autonomic and Behavioral Measures of Compassion" Q&A

 

3:2. "Measuring Self-Compassion" Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

3:3. "The Kindness of Strangers" Robert Levine, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

3:4. "Measuring Emotions as Indicators of Compassion" Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

 

3:5. "Autonomic Assessment of the Heart's Capacity for Love" Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

 

3:6. "Lack of Compassion in Childhood and Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease" Walter Osika, M.D.,  

 

 

 

 

3:0 "Self-Report Autonomic and Behavioral Measures of Compassion" Q&A
 

 

 

 

 

4:0. Scientific Panel 4: Neurotransmitters, Neuropeptides, Genes and Compassion

4.1. Cliff Saron, Ph.D., UC Davis - (Moderator)

4.2. Sue Carter, Ph.D., University of Illinois - "The Science of Compassion: Is Oxytocin Involved?"

4.3. Steve Cole, Ph.D., UCLA -  "Connection, Compassion, and the Genome: Evolution, The Moral Philosopher"

4.4. Joel Finkelstein, BS UC Santa Cruz - "Optogenetic Tool Development and Application"

4.5. Sarina Rodrigues, Ph.D., Oregon State University - "The Biology Influencing Individual Differences"

4.6. Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D, Stanford University - "Compassion - Shifting the Balance From Bad to Good Stress"

4:0. "Neurotransmitters, Neuropeptides, Genes and Compassion" Q&A

 

 

 

 4:2. "The Science of Compassion: Is Oxytocin Involved?" Sue Carter, Ph.D.
 

 

 

 

 4:3. "Connection, Compassion, and the Genome: Evolution, The Moral Philosopher" Steve Cole, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

4:4. "Optogenetic Tool Development and Application" Joel Finkelstein

 

 

 

 

 4:5. "The Biology Influencing Individual Differences" Sarina Rodrigues Saturn, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 4:6. "Compassion - Shifting the Balance From Bad to Good Stress" Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D
 

 

 

 

 

 4:0. "Neurotransmitters, Neuropeptides, Genes and Compassion" Q&A
 

 

 

 

 

5.0 Scientific Panel 5: Neural Indices of Compassion

5:1. Brian Knutson, Ph.D., Stanford University -  Moderator

5:2. Cade McCall, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute - "Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences"

5:3. Jamil Zaki, Ph.D., Harvard University - . "Prosociality as Reward-Seeking"

5:4. Joan Chiao, Ph.D., Northwestern University -  "Compassion and Empathy: A Cultural Neuroscience Perspective"

5:5. Judson Brewer, Ph.D.,  Yale University -

5:6. Bill Harbaugh, Ph.D., University of Oregon - "Economics, Altruists, and Giving"

5:0 "Neural Indices of Compassion" Q&A
 

 

 

5:1 - Brian Knutson, Ph.D. -  Moderator

 

 


5:2.
"Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences" Cade McCall, Ph.D.


 

 

5:3. "Prosociality as Reward-Seeking" Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

 
 


 

5:4. "Compassion and Empathy: A Cultural Neuroscience Perspective" Joan Chiao

 
 

 

 

5:5. Judson Brewer, Ph.D.,  Yale University

 
 

 

 

5:6. "Economics, Altruists, and Giving" Bill Harbaugh, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

5:0 "Neural Indices of Compassion" Q&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:0 Scientific Panel 6: Future Directions in Research on Compassion

6:1. Jim Doty, MD., Director, CCARE -

6:2. Daryl Cameron, Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina -

6:3. Phil Zimbardo, Ph.D., Stanford University -

6:4. Mohamed El-Hodiri, Ph.D., University of Kansas -

6:5. Matthias Mehl, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Arizona -

 

 

6:0. Future Directions in Research on Compassion Q and A

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Remarks: 

James Doty, MD., Director, CCARE