Consciousness: from theory to practice May 20, 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
May 20, 2014 to May 21, 2014
Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine,
Distinguished Chair in Consciousness Science,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Consciousness: from theory to practice

Dr. Tononi, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist, will discuss the integrated information theory (IIT), a comprehensive theory of what consciousness is, what determines its quantity and quality, and how it emerges from causal structures such as neural networks. The theory provides a parsimonious account of many neuropsychological observations, among them why certain parts of the brain give rise to experience and others do not, why consciousness vanishes during slow wave sleep and seizures despite continuing neural activity, and how unconscious processes interact with conscious ones. Dr. Tononi will present a newly developed TMS/hdEEG approach (transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with high density electroencephalography) to obtain a practical, bed-side “consciousness-meter” that is i) theoretically motivated, ii) does not require communication with the patient, iii) has been validated in several conditions in which consciousness is substantially altered. Finally, he will discuss the implications of IIT for the unfolding of consciousness across development and phylogeny, and to predict which ingredients are necessary and sufficient to construct sentient machines.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 
 
 

Target Audience

Physicians of all medical specialties.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lecture participants will have learned about the neural substrates of consciousness, its pathological alterations, and new ways of assessing the level of consciousness at the bedside.

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Amy John, Executive Director
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
04/16/2014
Course expires: 
06/30/2014
Event starts: 
05/20/2014 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
05/21/2014 - 9:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
University Club of Milwaukee
924 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
Activity Director
Jack Kleinman, MD
Professor
Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
 
Program Committee Members:
Edwin Montgomery, M.D.
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Kurt Pfeifer, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Nicholas Owen, M.D.
All Program Committee members have indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Speaker:
Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry
David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine,
Distinguished Chair in Consciousness Science,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Tononi has disclosed he receives a consultant fee from Philips and also receives research support (grant) from Philips.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/16/2014
Course expires: 
06/30/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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