The Yale Department of of Psychiatry will sponsor a conference for Spanish speakers Saturday on the latest developments in neuroscience relating to emotional disorders and addictions.

The conference has been held yearly in English, but this is the first year it has been extended to Spanish speakers.

“This is a great step in making the important advances in these areas of neuroscience accessible to Spanish speakers,” said Dr. Esperanza Diaz, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.

The conference, which will be held at the Hill Regional Career High School, is open to families and individuals in the Hispanic and Latino communities.

It will include a workshop on the psychological reactions to disasters such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

–Yale Daily News