About this event

  • Date and time Thu 29 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This is the second of a series of Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. 

Join us for another Mind Matters webinar which will give an overview of the emerging field of behavioural addictions. This will be particularly beneficial to anyone working in the field of Psychiatry, General Practice, or any colleagues interested in mental health. We will hear from Professor Marc Potenza, of Yale University, renowned eminent researcher in this field who will be interviewed by Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones. 

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Understand the severity and prevalence of most of the behavioural addictions, with a focus on gambling disorder and gaming disorder.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 29 October 2020.

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Key speakers

Marc Potenza

Marc Potenza

Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study Center of Neuroscience, Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders, Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Speaker's biography

Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training in addiction psychiatry.  He has trained at Yale University receiving a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical Scientist Training Program.  He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale.  Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is the Director of the Division on Addictions Research, the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale and the Yale Research Program on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders.  He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling. He is on the editorial boards of fifteen journals (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care.  Recently, he has received lifetime achievement research awards from the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling and the National Council on Problem Gambling and research awards from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health and Turkish Green Crescent Society (Phoenix Award for Addiction Research). He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization (WHO) on matters of addiction. He has participated in two DSM-5 research work groups and six annual WHO meetings relating to Internet use and addictive behaviours in the ICD-11, addressing topics relating to gambling, gaming, impulse control, and addiction.

Dr. Potenza's research has focused on the neurobiology and treatment of substance and non-substance (behavioural) addictions and other disorders characterized by impaired impulse control and reward-related motivations.  The majority of this work has focused on understanding clinical and neurobiological underpinnings of these disorders, and their co-occurrences with other mental health disorders, in order to advance prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Potenza's research has applied brain imaging, genetic, epidemiological and clinical trials methodologies to gain knowledge and improve prevention and treatment strategies for addictive disorders.  This work has also involved identifying potential intermediary phenotypes, like facets of impulsivity, that may in part explain the high rates of co-occurrence between psychiatric conditions and might represent novel targets for prevention and treatment strategies.

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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