Past Lectures


  • March 5, 2019: "The Neurobiology of Mindfulness: Clinical Applications," Presented by Dr. Roald Siegal (Spaulding Hospital Cambridge)
  • December 4, 2018: "Remembering Joey Buttafuco: Investigations of Remote Memory," Presented by Margaret O’Connor
  • November 13, 2018: "Stakeholder’s Project in Neuropsychological Report Writing," Presented by Drs. Karen Postal and Margaret Lanca
  • September 11, 2018: "Cognitive Neuroscience & Dyslexia: From Biology to Remediation," Presented by John Gabrieli
  • May 14, 2018: MNS Science Symposium: "Going Green: HIGHlighting the Impact of Marijuana Use on the Brain," Presented by Staci Gruber, PhD
  • April 3, 2018: "Uncovering Neurobiological Markers of Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury," Presented by Dr. Jasmeet Hayes
  • March 3, 2018: "Neuropsychological Assessments of PreClinical Alzheimer’s Disease," Presented by Rebecca Amariglio, PhD

2015 Lecture Series

2014 Lecture Series

2013 Lecture Series

2012 Lecture Series

Joint MNS – MPA Healthcare Reform series

Assessment and Treatment in the Era of Healthcare Reform presented by The Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society and Massachusetts Psychological Association presented: "Care is a Team Sport: Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration in Assessment and Treatment."

2011 Lecture Series

  • April 5, 2011: Karen Janowski, MS Ed., OTL, "Assistive Technology for Struggling Learners: What Every Neuropsychologist Needs to Know"
  • May 3, 2011: Gagan Joshi, M.D., "The Heavy Burden of Psychiatric Comorbidity in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • September 13, 2011: Peter Entwistle, Ph.D., "Working Memory and Cogmed."
  • September 13, 2011: Staci Gruber, Ph.D., "Does Age Matter? Age of Onset of Marijuana Use: Impact on Brain Function and Structure."
  • October 4, 2011:  Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D., "How Aging Affects Memory for Emotional Experiences: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective."
  • November 1, 2011: Emily Jacobs, Ph.D., "Pharmaco-endocrinology and the Brain: Why Estrogen’s Influence on Neurochemistry Matters."
  • December 6, 2011: Neal McGrath, Ph.D., "Sports Concussion Management of the Student-Athlete."

2010 Lecture Series

  • January 5, 2010: Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, ABPP-CN, “Neuropsychological Outcomes in Childhood Brain Tumors”
  • April 13, 2010: Robb Mapou, PhD ABPP, “The Case for Comprehensive Assessment of Learning Disabilities in Adults”
  • May 4, 2010: Rhoda Au, PhD, Kaplan Speaker: "Implementing Qualitative Neuropsychological Scoring methods in a large community based cohort study:  Lessons from the Framingham Heart Study"
  • June 8, 2010: Annual Scientific Symposium and Poster Session, Ann McKee, MD, "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Athletes: an update"
  • September 7, 2010; Britta Holzel, PhD “Changes in brain structure and function associated with mindfulness meditation”
  • October 5, 2010; Peter Isquith, Ph.D “Getting EF out of the Office: What Tests & Scales Tell us about Executive Function”
  • November 9, 2010, CERMAK AWARD LECTURE - Scott Hayes, PhD "Neuroimaging Episodic Memory and Aging"
  • December 7, 2010; Christine Hooker, PhD “Neural effects of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia”

2009 Lecture Series

  • March 3, 2009; Edward Pace-Schott, PhD "The Neurobiology of Sleep"
  • April 7, 2009; Margaret Sheridan, PhD , “Environmental Variables in the Development of the Brain”
  • May 5, 2009; William B. Barr, PhD, ABPP, "Searching for Nonverbal Memory: Neuropsychological Studies of Right Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"
  • September 15, 2009; Robin A. Johnson, Esq. "Obtaining Financial Justice from Insurance Companies: Special Issues for Neuropsychologists"
  • October 6, 2009; Anthony J. Giuliano, PhD "Neurocognition in Bipolar Disorder"
  • November 3, 2009; Angela L. Jefferson, PhD “Relationships between vascular risk factors, cardiac function, and brain aging”
  • December 1, 2009; Margaret O’Connor, PhD, ABCN "Driving and Dementia: Clinical Guidelines to Assist the At Risk Older Driver"

2008 Lecture Series

  • January 8, 2008; Kira Armstong, PhD, ABPP; "ABPP Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology: Simplifying the Process"
  • March 4, 2008; Nadine Gaab, PhD "fMRI and Mediating Therapies for Dyslexia"
  • April 1, 2008; Paul A. Spiers, PhD and Jim Doyle. "Prosopagnosia in the Courtroom"
  • May 6, 2008; Carmen Armengol Ph. D.; Kaplan Award. "Neuropsychological Services for Alternative Populations: Cross Cultural and Ecological Perspectives"
  • September 9, 2008; William Milberg, PhD  "The Neuropsychology of Biological Risk for Age Related Cognitive Disorders".
  • October 14, 2008; The WAIS-IV as a Neuropsychologist's Tool, presented by Peter Entwistle, PhD Pearson Psychological Corporation; Refreshments 6:00pm, Lecture 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
  • November 11, 2008; Brandon A. Ally, PhD – Cermak Lecture, “Understanding the picture superiority effect in healthy and diseased memory”
  • December 2, 2008; Nouchine Hadjikhani, PhD "The Many Faces of Autism"

2007 Lecture Series

  • March 6, 2007; Ron Calvanio, PhD, "Electronic Tracking in Neuropsychiatric Symptom Management”
  • April 10, 2007; Edward A. (Ted) Peck III, PhD, ABPP-ABCN "National Practice Initiatives in Clinical Neuropsychology”
  • May 1, 2007; Steve Hughes, PhD, LP, ABPdN. "Development, properties, and clinical applications of the Test of Variables of Attention"
  • June 5, 2007; Science Symposium: Stephen Rao, PhD: "The Role of fMRI in Preclinical Detection of Neuropsychological Neurodegenerative Disorders”
  • September 11, 2007; Cermack Lecture and Social. Laura J. Grande, PhD "Memory and Cognitive Changes in Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan and Iraq"
  • October 2, 2007; Jeremy D. Schmahmann, M.D "Motor Control to Neuropsychiatry; Evolving Perspectives on the Cerebellar Contribution to Cognition and Emotion”
  • November 6, 2007; Sally Kemp, PhD and Peter Entwistle, PhD "Introduction to NEPSY:II”
  • December 4, 2007; Dr. Sharon Inouye "Delirium in Older Persons: Update on a Pervasive, Costly, and Treatable Disorder”

2006 Lecture Series

  • January 10, 2006; Paul A. Spiers, PhD “Neuropsychology & the Law: Assessment in Criminal Litigation”
  • February 1, 2006 Ken Heilman, MD “Neglect and Attentional Disorders”
  • March 7, 2006; David Libon, PhD “Executive and Working Memory Deficits Associated with the Dementias”
  • April 4, 2006; Richard Deth, PhD “Austim: A Metabolic Disorder of Genetic and Environmental Origins Affecting Neural Synchronization”
  • May 2, 2006; Joel Rosenbaum, PhD “Professional Affairs and Neuropsychology Practice Management: Coding and Billing in a Period of Change”
  • June 6, 2006; Symposium and Cermack Lecture: Mieke H. Verfaellie, PhD “The Role of the Hippocampus in Relational Memory: Evidence from Amnesia and fMRI”
  • September 12, 2006; Jane Holmes Bernstein. PhD “Evidence-Based Practice in Neuropsychology: What Constitutes ‘Evidence’?”
  • October 3, 2006; Aaron Nelson, PhD "Treatment of Memory Problems in Normal Aging and Disease"
  • November 7, 2006; "Neuropsychological Training in New England: What is New in Research and Clinical Opportunities - Roundtable"
  • December 5, 2006; Susan Anderson, PhD, "Sensitive Periods of Development and Exposure to Methylphenidate: Implications in Treatment of ADHD"
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