Super Brain Summit

The Super Brain Summit is an annual conference with live and asynchronous sessions that showcases internationally known experts to talk about the many, diverse wonders of the brain.

The 2023 event will focus on The Grieving Brain, the surprising science of how we learn from love and loss. The featured speaker will be Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor.

There will be four sessions available:

  1. To understand grief, understand bonding and attachment
  2. Neurobiology of grief and grieving
  3. Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) (Grieving as form of learning)
  4. Toolkit of coping strategies and psychotherapeutic intervention

You will have three options to register for Super Brain. You may register for in person, live streaming or recorded sessions. If you choose the in person or live streaming event, you will not automatically receive the recorded session. You must register specifically for recorded sessions.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for LPC, LCPC, LSW, LMFT, LCP, RN, LPN, APN, PT, and PTA will be awarded for full participation in the program. Each session will earn .15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours).

For more information regarding registration contact Gwen Howarter in Continuing Education and Professional Development at or (309) 677-3900.

For more information regarding programming, contact Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, Professor and Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research or (309) 677-3186.

 Friday, April 28, 2023

  Hayden-Clark Alumni Center in the Peplow Pavilion

  Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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