12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators

The 2014 Conference features more than 75 presentations that include research forums, presentation dialogues, workshops, keynotes, breakfast roundtables, and Pre- and Post-Conference Institutes.

April 2 - 6, 2014
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA

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All conference keynotes, and the Kluge Research Symposium are available as a live web stream, or video-on-demand to view anytime.

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Conference Highlights

The John and Tussi Kluge Research Symposium on Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Compassion: Mechanisms, Models and More

Amishi Jha, PhD, Organizer

Thursday, April 3

Morning Presenters:

Jud Brewer, MD, PhD

Helen Weng, MS

Gaelle Desbordes, PhD

Afternoon Presenters:

David Vago, PhD

Amishi Jha, PhD



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Keynote Presentations


The Brain on Stress:  Importance of the Social Environment for Brain and Body Health

Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
Thursday, April 3

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Bruce S. McEwen, PhD

The Aikido of Death - Reflections on a Journey into Compassion and Suffering in South Africa Through the Lens of Mindfulness

Patricia Lück, MBChB MPhil Palliative Medicine
Friday, April 4

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Patricia Lück, MBChB MPhil Palliative Medicine

Self-Compassion, Psychological Wellbeing, and the Relief of Suffering

Kristin Neff, PhD
Friday, April 4
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Kristin Neff, PhD

Self-Compassion

Willem Kuyken, PhD
Saturday, April 5
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Willem Kuyken, PhD

The Clinician and the Suffering Patient

Eric Cassell, MD
Saturday, April 5
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Eric Cassell, MD

Special Gala Evening:  Dine. Dance. Delight.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 - 11:30 pm

Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA

This special evening is an opportunity for Conference participants, presenters and friends of the Center to mingle and come together as a community.

Please join us for the cocktail reception and Gala dinner, with special guest speaker
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA
[Free Live Stream - Information TBA]

A live band will finish off the night for dancing and more. We look forward to having a wonderful time with you – please plan to join us!

Images from 2013 Gala Celebration and Dinner

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Wednesday 
April 2
 

Thursday
April 3

Friday 
April 4

Saturday
April 5

Sunday
April 6

Pre-Conference Institutes

The John and Tussi Kluge Research Symposium

Scientific Conference Day 1

Scientific Conference Day 2

Post-Conference Institutes

6:30-7:30 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am
Registration Desk Open

7:30–8:30 am
Breakfast

8:00–9:00 am
Registration

9:00–12:00 pm
Half-Day Morning Workshop

9:00 am–4:00 pm
Full-Day Institutes

1:00-4:00 pm
Half-Day Afternoon Workshops

6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am
Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Research Symposium

4:30-6:15 pm
Poster Session

4:00-6:00 pm
Registration

6:15-7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

7:00-7:45 pm
Opening Remarks
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA

7:45-9:00 pm
Keynote Address
Bruce S. McEwen, PhD

6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am
Registration Desk Open

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast &
Roundtable Discussions

8:15 9:15 am
Break-out Sessions

9:30-10:30 am
Break-out Sessions

11:00 am - 12:30
Keynote
Patricia Lück

12:45-1:45 pm Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm
Keynote
Kristin Neff, PhD

4:00-5:00 pm
Break-out Sessions

6:30-7:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

7:40 pm
Opening Remarks

7:30-11:30 pm
A Gala Evening


6:00-7:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-8:00 am
Registration Desk Open

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast & Roundtable Discussions

8:15-10:00 am
Keynote
Willem Kuyken, PhD

10:15am -12:00 pm
Keynote
Eric Cassell, MD

1:15 - 4:15 pm
Workshops

 
1:30–2:30 pm
Break-out Sessions

2:45-3:45 pm
Break-out Sessions




7:00-8:00 am
Morning Meditation

7:00-9:00 am
Registration Desk Open

8:00-9:00am
Breakfast

9:00–12:00 pm
Half-Day Morning Workshop


9:00 am–4:00 pm
Full-Day Institutes


1:00-4:00 pm
Half-Day Afternoon Workshop

Conference Registration

 - At this time Registration is available via telephone only. Please call us at 508 856 2656 -

Please note that you can register for any single event, any single day, or the entire conference.

Students receive a 65% discount for all conference sessions - please call us at 508-856-2656 for details.

2014 Conference Fees
SessionDatePrice
Full Day Pre-Conference InstitutesWednesday, April 2$175
Half Day Pre-Conference InstitutesWednesday, April 2$87.50
John and Tussi Kluge Research SymposiumThursday, April 3$185
Welcome ReceptionThursday, April 3$30
Main Conference Thursday April 3 (eve) - Saturday, April 5
(cost includes Gala Dinner)
$575
Gala Dinner only Friday, April 4$75
Full Day Post-Conference InstitutesSunday, April 6$175
Half Day Post-Conference InstitutesSunday, April 6$87.50

Please review our complete 2014 conference brochure to select your programs.

You can also call us at 508-856-2656 to register for the conference.

Cancellation policy:  Cancellations must be received by
March 17, 2014, and refunds will be made less a $25 processing fee.

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Norwood

** Please note - all rooms at the Four Points Sheraton are sold out for the conference.  Please call the Norwood Courtyard by Marriott, located across the street, at 800.321.2211 and reference the CFM Conference Room Block, or book online at this link. **

 

The 2014 Annual Conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts, 18 miles south of Boston and convenient to Boston's Logan International Airport, Providence's T.F. Green Airport, Amtrak, and the MBTA Commuter Rail Franklin Line, with ample free parking and guest room space, as well as state of the art conference space.

For more information about the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center, please visit their web site. Reservations for the conference can be made by calling 781-769-7900. Please reference "CFM Conference" to receive the conference room rate.

Shuttle/Car Service:

We have arranged a 10% discount with ETS International for suttle/car service to and from the conference. Their rates vary and their staff would be happy to assist you with shared service. Contact them directly to make a reservation at 888-366-3388 and be sure to mention the Center for Mindfulness to get the discounted rate.


Our 11th Annual Conference concluded on April 21, 2013. Click for more information.

Audio and video from our 11th Annual Conference can be purchased for DVD and download from our friends at Resounding Voice.

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