Charles H. Zeanah, MD

Keynote Speaker

 Dr. Zeanah is Mary Peters Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He also directs the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Throughout his career, he has studied the effects of adverse early experiences on development, including trauma, abuse and neglect.  He also has studied interventions designed to enhance recovery following exposure to adverse experience and published widely on these topics.  He is the editor of four editions of the Handbook of Infant Mental Health, and with Charles Nelson and Nathan Fox, the co-author of Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development and the Struggle for Recovery. He chaired a Zero to Three Task Force that recently published the DC:0-5, a diagnostic nosology for Early Childhood Disorders. He is a distinguished life fellow of both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

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