120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
At the end of the session, participants will:
1. Understand basic neuroanatomy of the reward centres and the role of the prefrontal cortex in regulating our mood and directing our attention.
2. Gain perspective on the incredible increase in media consumption across all ages over the last 10 years and its impact on mental health.
3. Learn recommendations for screen time that are based on neuroscience and empirical evidence and how they change from birth to adulthood.
4. See how media multitasking is negatively impacting our brains and why it makes us less productive and more prone to errors.
5. Learn about 10 science based steps to take to make you, your children, your students, and your patients to get a better tech-life balance.
It is safe to say that as a society, we have developed an obsession with our cell phones and social media. Many of us feel anxious when we can’t use our cell phones even for short lengths of time. Parents are concerned about the number of hours their teen spends online. Others wonder if it’s safe to let their infant or toddler be occupied with their iPads. It also raises a number of questions: Is there evidence of our brains responding to cell phones and social media in similar ways to other addictions? What is screen time doing to our physical and mental health? What is the impact on our social connections?
The science is in, and it shows the pre-frontal cortex of our brains are being rewired in stark and dramatic ways. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Marci, author of “Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age” will join us for this fascinating and essential conversation. Dr Marci, a psychiatrist, has been at the forefront of research on the impact of digital technology and will discuss what the science reveals about how it has fundamentally affected us. Additionally, he will provide scientifically supported solutions for everyone who wants to restore their tech-life balance – from those concerned about their personal and children’s exposure to the internet, to teachers wondering about digital strategies in the classroom, and to stressed out employees dealing with the deluge of emails and managing the employer’s expectation of 24/7 availability.
• Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, Teachers, Psychologists, Therapists, and Physicians
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; MH Staff in Acute and Community Settings
• Pediatric nurses in all child and adolescent settings
• Social Workers, Occupational, and Recreational Therapists
• Allied Professional Staff in Education, Mental Health, Adolescent, and Community settings
• Occupational Health Nurses, All Staff in Addictions Setting
Dr. Marci is a physician, scientist, entrepreneur, and author of the book, Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age. He is currently the Chief Psychiatrist and Managing Director of Mental Health and Neuroscience at OM1, a health technology and data company based in Boston, MA. He is a board-certified psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and part-time Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Previously, Dr. Marci was Chief Psychiatrist or Chief Medical Officer at a number of venture backed health and technology enabled companies and the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innerscope Research, a pioneer in the field of consumer neuroscience. Innerscope Research was a data science and media research firm acquired by Nielsen in 2015, where he served as the first Global Chief Neuroscientist until 2019.
Dr. Marci received his B.A. with honours from Columbia University, his M.A. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his M.D. with honours from Harvard Medical School. He completed two NIH fellowships in neuroscience and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed science journals, holds seven patents, gives lectures nationally and internationally.
He is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network as a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow.