Day 2 :
President of International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology, USA
Time : 09:40-10:25
Tanju Sürmeli received his Medical Doctor degree from Dokuz Eylül University in 1984 in İzmir, Turkey. He did his residency training in Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Connecticut/Institute of Living, Yale, and University of Texas, San Antonio. He is a board and ECFM certified psychiatrist. He had completed Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program and a Research Fellowship in EEG and psychopharmacology at New York Medical College.
Psychiatric disorders interfere with daily-life activities and treated with psychological and pharmacological treatments. Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy for their high rates of failure to meaningfully improve outcomes, saying it's time to figure out how to develop "the next generation of interventions." A new route map has been drawn for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)'s call for a more rigorous and evidence-driven approach to mental healthcare. It is time that psychiatry moves away from its present focus on medications and takes a new direction that uses other modalities of care evidence-based psychotherapies. Psychiatry and Psychology are the only specialty that doesn't actually look at the organ it treats. Patients deserves more better. We need to devote our self to efficient evidence based diagnosis of disorders and personalized treatments. New methods of treatment are necessary and Neurofeedback (NF) is one treatment that seems to be effective in psychiatric disorders. I am going to talk about evidence supporting neurofeedback for adult psychiatric disorders
Alzheimer Advocate & Care Giver Expert, USA
Keynote: Alzheimer’s-living with the disease
Time : 10:25-11:10
Caron Leid is an author, Alzheimer’s advocate , keynote speaker and caregiver, Caron is a doctoral candidate and has published several articles on the topic of living with Alzheimer’s disease. Caron Leid is a dedicated mother and passionate student. Her book Alzheimer’s: What They Forget To Tell You has been featured on Chapters, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and international bookstores. Her career and passion surrounds educating others and she believes in the pay it forward principle. As the primary caregiver for her mother for the last 17 years, Caron hopes that her story can inspire people that struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and the various aspects surrounding the disease.
When my mother was first diagnosed 17 years ago, at the age of 57, I had a newborn and was propelled immediately into the sandwich generation. There was few resources or information surrounding living with the disease in the year 2000. I started journaling my experience more for cathartic purposes, and then had the courage enough to publish it in hopes of helping others.
Since then, I have written several journal articles on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and living with the disease. I have appeared on CTV National News, I have worked with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, and have spoken at an International Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Conference in 2015. 17 years of the day to day emotional, mental, and physical management of the disease has provided me a unique perspective and the ability to help educate others. I am presently working on my second book on the disease and revising my first book to include the palliative care experience. I have seen this disease from the beginning and now I am witnessing the end stages first hand. My mother still resides with me, as we journey toward the end of this disease. I am now an expert in living with the disease as a sandwich generation primary caregiver. I have gone through the disease and all the collateral damage that takes place alongside of it, including compassion fatigue. Since my mother’s diagnosis 17 years ago of “Atypical” Alzheimer’s disease, and the fact that she has been in palliative care for 2 years in my home, allows me to research the disease first hand, and show the world that caregiving is an integral part of managing and living with Alzheimer’s disease.