CCARE Summer Research Institute Logistics/Syllabus
July 20 – 25, 2013, Telluride, Colorado

Specific Goals:

* Provide an intensive training in the field of compassion research including operational definitions, biological underpinnings, and
effects of compassion on behavior, physiology, overall health, and the brain

* Foster dialog, research collaborations, and knowledge exchange between expert faculty and young researchers (graduate students and postdocs) in the field of compassion research

* Delineate research questions and gaps in the field of compassion research in order to highlight new directions for research

* Develop a community of young scientists (graduate students and post-docs) dedicated to researching compassion


Attendance at all days/sessions required July 20-25.


Presentations, lectures, question and answer periods and discussion discussions.

Timetable (click here for exact schedule) 
July 20 – arrival day, welcome, dinner & evening orientation session

July 21 – 24: Summer Research Institute

July 25 – departure day

Proposed Academic Content


* Intensive compassion research training/lectures/discussion

* Research protocol development in teams with presentations on last day

* Compassion education sessions & workshops: CCT, Emory Training, Compassion-based therapy

Practical Take-Away for Participants

There are two main goal’s for the week. The first is to provide in-depth training in compassion research by experts in the field. The second is to develop a full fleshed out protocol to be presented on the last day. Participants are encouraged to start thinking through ideas in groups from day 1 based of the discussion and lectures of the day. Participants should be all set to present their project (in groups or on their own) and receive feedback by the last day and to have all of the information needed to work on an IRB once they return to their home institution.  
Panel formats:

Panelists can decide on the format between themselves. We will have computers onsite for demonstration (e.g. for Daryl’s group demonstration of the IAT/AMP)

* 20 min. presentations with Q & A for (e.g. for methods, measurements, literature reviews, overviews) 

* discussion/interactive processes for other forms of learning (e.g for demos, practice) –