technologyTechnology, Stress, Addictive Behavior, Coping: A Panel Discussion November 13 at 6 pm

An incredibly diverse discussion of this very timely topic: It was an excellent event.  See pictures below!


     How many times do you, a family member or friend respond to social media or text messages on a daily basis?  Doesn’t it seem as though drivers are more in a rush nowadays?  Could it be that downtime has been replaced with screen viewing that possibly consumes more time leading to an increased pace to get other activities completed?  If this is occurring routinely, what impact does this have on the human body?  What tools exist to combat this heightened level of stress, whether it's at the conscious or subconscious level

     Please join us as we look at addressing these types of questions on Nov 13th at 6pm with a diverse panel.  We’ll start off the discussion looking at some research being conducted at the local university level and then move on to observations within the medical setting.  Topics to be covered include: technology and its effects, making technology work for us, human behavior in the age of internet through the prism of addiction psychiatry, and the role of integrative therapies in managing stress.

    REDUCED PRICE! Tickets are $10 per person which includes the Panel, Food, and Drinks.  There will be networking opportunities.



Date: November 13, 2017 

Time: 6-8pm 

Location: Hera Hub 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92121

Additional Details: Family and friends are welcome, there will be opportunity to network 



Veronica Galván

Associate Professor, University of San Diego

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Neurobiology and Behavior

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Galván teaches a variety of courses that primarily focus on the brain and cognition. Her current research interests are human memory and some of the factors that may enhance or impair it, such as attention and stress. 



Dr. Robert Bonakdar

Medical Education

University of Nevada School of Medicine, MD

Board Certifications

American Academy of Pain Management, Pain Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

A member of the Division of Integrative Medicine at Scripps, Dr. Bonakdar has conducted award-winning research and presented at numerous conferences in the area of herbal and natural medicines. His award-winning research in complementary and alternative medicine has been highlighted in The British Medical Journal and Family Medicine.


Dr. Dmitriy Sivtsov

Psychiatrist in San Diego Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Best psychiatrist San Diego

 Medical Education

University of California, Los Angeles, MD, Psychiatry Residency Program

Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry Residency Program

Board Certifications

Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Diplomate of American Board of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Sivtsov not only understands the effectiveness of expertly balanced treatment, but also the harsh and often irreversible damage of misguidance. He delivers a progressive recovery system by utilizing a group of medical doctors, therapists and when needed accredited addiction specialists in his treatment protocol.




Linda Strause

Principal and Founder, Strategic Clinical Consultants

Co-Founder and Vice-President, G. Randall & Son's, Inc. / Randy's Remedy

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; Neurophysiology & Biochemistry 


Dr. Strause brings more than 25 years of expertise in global clinical operations and clinical development. She has held executive management positions at multiple biotechnology companies, site management and healthcare research organizations and at a global CRO.





6:00PM - 8:00PM Mon 13 Nov 2017 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Hera Hub
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121

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