This high-profile public talk will open, and set the scene for The 2016 UQ Compassion Symposium.
Friday 30 September 2016
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (Building 23, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD)
By COB Monday 26 September 2016.
Debunking Compassion Fatigue and Discovering Compassion Prestige
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD is the Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She earned her doctorate at Berkeley, using behavioral and neuroscientific methods to examine how emotions influence thinking, then focused on prosocial states like compassion, awe and affiliation during her postdoc. Emiliana runs the GGSC’s Expanding Gratitude project and co-instructs GG101x: The Science of Happiness, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on EdX.org that has reached over 300K people. Her current work examines the biological underpinnings and advantages of prosociality. Looking at how connecting with others, being grateful, and kind benefits health, well-being, social life and work, Emiliana’s work aims to fully explore the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life.
The full-day conference welcomes an eclectic mix of practitioners and academics to discuss how compassion can be integrated into research and practice, and the benefits associated with doing so.
Saturday 1 October 2016
8.30am – 4.30pm
Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD)
All quoted prices are GST inclusive.
By COB 26 September 2016.
This cross-disciplinary symposium is designed to bring together academics, clinicians, researchers and students from different disciplines within the University and the community to present on how compassion is or could be a part of their research, studies or practice.