Program

Regrets: Conference Cancelled

Banff 52 – Mindfulness for Families, Schools, and Communities

From Promotion to Intervention

March 15 to 18, 2020

Sunday, March 15

4:00-7:00 Registration, Professional Development Centre
5:30-7:30 Dinner

Monday, March 16

7:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:00-10:15 Address:

Mark Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University & CREATE

Mindfulness in Schools: Current Status and Future Challenges

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:45 Address:

David Vago, Vanderbilt University

Neurobiological and Psychosocial Mechanisms of Mindfulness: From the Monastery to the Classroom

11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

A: David Vago, Vanderbilt University

Long-term 25-year Retrospective Follow-up of a Mindful Classroom: Cognitive, Psychosocial, and Qualitative Changes

B: Zindel Segal, University of Toronto-Scarborough

The Three Minute Breathing Space: Promise and Paradox

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with  Greenberg, Vago, Segal
5:30-7:30 Dinner
 7:45-9:00 Address:

Sona Dimidjian, University of Colorado-Boulder

Mindfulness and Maternal Wellness: Preventing Depression Relapse among Perinatal Women

9:00-10:00 Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, March 17

7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Workshops (Concurrent):

C: Robert W. Roeser, Pennsylvania State University

Art and Science of Human Flourishing: Teaching Contemplative Practices in Education

D: Douglas Coatsworth, Colorado State University

Mindful Parenting and Mindful Families: Practices, Programs and Evidence

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

E: Molly Stewart Lawlor, University of British Columbia

Mindfulness Goes to School: Promoting the Whole Child with Mindful Awareness Practice

F: Sona Dimidjian, University of Colorado-Boulder

Nourishing Wellness: Skillful Action in Mindfulness-based and Contemplative Approaches to Mental Health

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with Roeser, Coatsworth, Lawlor, Dimidjian
6:00-7:00 Drinks before dinner
7:00-9:00 Banquet

Wednesday, March 18

7:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome
 9:00-10:15 Address:

Katie Witkiewitz, University of New Mexico

Sitting with Distress: Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
 10:30-11:45 Address:

Zindel Segal, University of Toronto-Scarsborough

Mindfulness Meditation and Mental Health: Mechanisms Underlying Sustained Wellness

11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

G: Katie Witkiewitz, University of New Mexico

Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

H: Christa Turksma, CREATE

CARE: Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

2:45-3:00 Coffee break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with Witkiewitz, Schonert-Reichl, Turksma
5:30-7:30 Dinner
 7:45-9:00 Address:

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, University of British Columbia

Exploring the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Programs in Schools with Children and Youth: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?

9:00-10:00 Concluding Discussion

Outstanding Poster

Winter Sports Awards