March 23, 2023: Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Mindfulness, Advanced Meditation, and Future Directions for Research
Mindfulness has gained considerable momentum globally as a tool to improve health and wellbeing. In this talk Matthew D. Sacchet, Ph.D. (Harvard/Mass General) will provide a broad overview of mindfulness and its study including in relation to mental illness, in addition to current directions in mindfulness research with a focus on the study of advanced meditation. Advanced meditation includes the outcomes and processes of development and mastery of meditation practice. The study of advanced meditation promises to provide new opportunities for improving health and wellbeing in both clinical and non-clinical contexts. Please see Dr. Sacchet's Meditation Research Program's website for more information: https://meditation.mgh.harvard.edu/
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe mindfulness and meditation research
- Analyze different approaches to the study of mindfulness and meditation
- Describe the study of advanced meditation
Matthew D. Sacchet, PhD
Matthew D. Sacchet, PhD
Dr. Matthew D. Sacchet, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Meditation Research Program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sacchet is an established expert in meditation and mental health research. His background includes proven success in leading teams to conduct innovative and complex studies, employing advanced research methods, studying meditation and mental health, and publishing in leading academic journals. Since 2012, he has authored over 90 publications, and his work has been presented over 125 times at international, national, regional, and local conferences and in speaker series, and cited over 5,000 times. He has received funding from primary federal funding bodies in the United States (including the National Science Foundation [NSF] and National Institutes of Health [NIH]), his work has been covered by major media (including CBS, NBC, NPR, Time, and The Wall Street Journal), and Forbes named him as one of its “30 Under 30.” Dr. Sacchet is an Associate Editor of the academic journal Mindfulness and a Research Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute. He completed a self-designed bachelor's degree in Contemplative Studies (uniting meditation and neuroscience) at Brown University and was then research staff at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Tübingen, before completing a Ph.D. and postdoctoral position at Stanford University. Prior to joining Mass General in May 2022, Dr. Sacchet was faculty and a director of research at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.