Another great presenter will be joining us at McLeod Center on February 17, 2017 for our next professional training. If you are a substance abuse professional and you need those continuing education credits, or you just want to future your professional development, we hope you will join us.

Liza Marzilli, PharmD, CDOE, will be presenting on Evidence Based Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Yoga. Current theoretical models suggest that the skills, insights, and self-awareness learned through yoga and mindfulness practice can target multiple psychological, neural, physiological, and behavioral processes implicated in addiction and relapse. Several small but well-designed clinical trials will be reviewed, presenting objective evidence (fMRI) supporting the utility of basic breathing meditation in both long-term practitioners and novice subjects. Ongoing research increasingly supports yoga and mindfulness as promising complimentary therapies for treating and preventing addictive behaviors.

Lisa Marzilli holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree with a sub-specialty in pharmacokinetic research, a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has worked in the home infusion/oncology industry and in retail pharmacy, focusing primarily on outpatient educational services and wellness programs in disease-state-management. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island, has taught numerous lecture series, has spoken at several National Symposiums on the topic of designer drugs, pharmacology, addiction science, and has been awarded multiple honors and distinctions.

This session is free but registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens to the public at 9am on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. For more information or to register, please go to http://www.mcleodcenter.com/training/.