Event InfoCategory Date and Time
- Wednesday, December 01, 2021
- 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Perceptual Distortions: The Road to Remediation
Jamie Feusner MD
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neurosciences & Clinical Translation
- University of Toronto
- Clinician Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Online - via Zoom
- Alexandria C. Springer
- (312) 413-0997
- aspring1 [at] uic.edu
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Jamie Feusner, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Neurosciences & Clinical Translation at the University of Toronto and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where he is the Director of the Brain, Body, and Perception Research Program. Dr. Feusner was previously at UCLA from 2006-2021, where he was the Director of the Adult OCD Program and the Director of the Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program. Dr. Feusner's clinical neuroscience research seeks to understand the brain basis of perception, emotion, and reward across conditions involving body image and obsessions and compulsions. He also studies gender identity, own body perception, and the effects of hormone treatments in individuals with gender dysphoria. Dr. Feusner's research utilizes functional and structural neuroimaging, psychophysical testing, and neuromodulation to understand the brain and behavior. He has also created novel digital applications to assess and quantify body and appearance perception. Dr. Feusner's seminal research includes the first functional neuroimaging studies in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), the first studies to directly compare the neurobiology of BDD to anorexia nervosa, and pre-translational research investigating visual perceptual modulation using behavioral and transcranial magnetic stimulation approaches. For these studies, he has been funded by the NIH and foundation grants continuously for the past 14 years. Dr. Feusner has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has supervised and mentored multiple junior faculty members, psychiatry residents, postdocs, doctoral students, Master’s students, undergraduates, and high school students.
Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health
To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields
- Explain the core phenomenological features of body dysmorphic disorder.
- Discuss the existing research evidence for visual perceptual disturbances in body dysmorphic disorder.
- Describe techniques currently being tested to modify visual processing in body dysmorphic disorder.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.
No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest. There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.
Dr. Jamie Feusner has disclosed serving as a consultant/Chief Medical Officer for NOCD, Inc.