Vago, D.R (Keynote, April, 2014). Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, & Self-Transcendence: A Systems-based Integrative Framework by which Mindfulness Functions to Reduce Bias and Sustain a Healthy Mind. Mindfulness, Compassion, & the Return to Fullness. Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Center for Mindfulness, 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Kluge Symposium on Mindfulness and Compassion: Mechanisms, Models, and More, Worcester, MA.

Vago, D.R Desbordes, G., Gard, T., Hoge, E., Holzel, B., Kerr, C., Lazar, S., Olendzski, A., (April, 2014). Moving beyond Mindfulness: Defining Equanimity as an Outcome Measure in Meditation Research. Mindfulness, Compassion, & the Return to Fullness. Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Center for Mindfulness, 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Worcester, MA.

Vago, D.R., Pan, H; Silbersweig, D; Stern, E (November, 2013). Neurobehavioral Facets of Emotion Regulation in Normative, Disordered, and Treatment Contexts. Chair: D. M. Fresco; Shepherd, K. A., Fresco, D. M., Rabinovich, R., Jack, A. I., Ellard, K. K., Hansen, N., Chou, T., Barlow, D. H., Deckersbach, T., Vago, D. R., Gross, J. J., Goldin, P. R., Craske, M. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Vago, D.R., Pan, H; Silbersweig, D; Stern, E (April, 2013). Neural Substrates Underlying Modalities of Awareness in Mindfulness Practice. American Neuropsychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Vago, D.R., Pan, H; Silbersweig, D; Stern, E (January, 2013). Neural Substrates Underlying Modalities of Awareness in Mindfulness Practice. Brain Research Institute – Neurosciences Research Center, Interdisciplinary mini-retreat and poster session. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Bernstein, A. (Chair), Vago, D.R., Tanay, G., Baer, R., Roemer, L., Brewer, J. (November, 2012). But why is paying attention to the present moment good for you? Neuro-Psycho-Behavioral processes underlying the salutary effects of mindfulness. 46th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies convention, National Harbor, MD.

Vago, D.R. (October, 2012). Mindfulness Meditation Training for Depression Targeting Specific Mechanisms for Predicting Treatment Response. Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Depression Center.

Fischer, D.B., Paller, K.A., and Vago, D.R. (June, 2012). “The Effects of Mindfulness on Iconic Memory”, in: Mind & Life Summer Research Institute: The Situated and Embodied Mind.

Lazar, S., (Chair), Vago, D.R., Holzel, B., Van Dam, N.T., Grabovac, A. (April, 2012). Mechanisms of Mindfulness: Integrating Neurobiological, Clinical, and Buddhist Models with Standards for Measurement. International Symposia for Contemplative Studies.

Fresco, D. (Chair), Vago, D.R., Hoge, E., McAndrew, J., Salzberg, S. (April, 2012). Aligning the Goals of Contemplative Science with the Funding Priorities of NIMH. International Symposia for Contemplative Studies.

Nakamura, Y. (Chair), Vago, D.R., Grant, J., Zeidan, F. (April, 2012). Pain and Mindfulness Meditation. International Symposia for Contemplative Studies.

Perez, D.L. Root, J., Brown, A., Vago, D.R., Epstein, J., Cloitre, M., Silbersweig, D.A., Stern, E. (April, 2012) Frontolimbic Gray Matter Abnormalities in Childhood Sexual Trauma Related PTSD. 23rd American Neuropsychiatric Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Brown A, Root J, Perez DL, Vago, D.R., Teuscher O, Pan H, Cloitre M, LeDoux J, Silbersweig D, Stern E. (November, 2011) Functional and Structural Abnormalities in Childhood Sexual Abuse-Treated PTSD: Implications for Characterization and Treatment. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Roeser RW, Sims, JM, Mills, KLM, Carlson, BR, Vago D.R (2011) Pilot Study of a Music-based Mindfulness Training (MBMT) for Stress-Reduction Among College-Attending Adults. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Vago D.R. (2010). Mindfulness Meditation Training for Fibromyalgia: A Preliminary Study Investigating Attention-related Bias on a Dot-Probe Task. American Psychosomatic Society Workshop: Meditation Research and Psychosomatic Medicine – Evidence for Efficacy, Research Design – Challenges and Lessons Learned.

Vago DR, Nakamura Y. (2010). Mindfulness Meditation Training for Fibromyalgia: A Preliminary Study Investigating Attention-related Bias on a Dot-Probe Task. American Psychosomatic Society. Stress & Health. Abstract 1453.

Vago DR, Fleming-Jackson, D., Nakamura Y. (2010, April). Effects of mindfulness meditation on perceived symptoms of fibromyalgia: A qualitative approach to understanding clinical changes. Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Center for Mindfulness, 8th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Worcester, MA.

Vago, D.R, Nakamura, (2008, April). Mindfulness Training for Fibromyalgia: Changes in General Symptoms, Perception of Pain, and Associated Brain Correlates. Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference: Integrating Mindfulness-Based Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators, Center for Mindfulness, Worcester, MA.

Nakamura, Y., Donaldson G.W., & Vago, D. (2008, April). Research methods for mindfulness-based interventions: Why RCT may not give us answers we really want to know. Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference; Integrating Mindfulness-Based Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators, Center for Mindfulness, Worcester, MA.

Nakamura Y., Vago, D.R., Volinn, E. (2007, July). Mindfulness Meditation Training for Fibromyalgia (Chronic Pain Condition). Abstract published in the Proceedings of the meeting, “Toward a Science of Consciousness, Budapest, Hungary.

Vago, D.R, Nakamura, Y., Volinn, E. (June, 2006). The effects of mindfulness meditation training on cognitive and emotional biases associated with the perception of pain in fibromyalgia. Mind & Life Summer Research Institute.

Vago, D.R., Kesner, R. P. (2005). An electrophysiological and behavioral characterization of the temporoammonic pathway: Disruption produces deficits in retrieval and spatial mismatch. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 647.5.

Vago, D.R., Kesner, R. P. (2004). The role of the direct perforant path in retrieval and detection of spatial change. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 434.3.

Vago, D.R., Calder, A., Kesner, R. P. (2003). Functional characterization of the direct perforant path into the hippocampus. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 835.2.

Vago, D.R., Hone, A., Barrett, C., Kesner, R. P., Wallenstein, G. V. (2002). Intrahippocampal blockade of α7, α3β2, α2β4, and α4β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors disrupts early consolidation and acquisition of contextual fear. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 185.2.

Vago, D.R., Wallenstein G.V., Walberer, A.M., Kinikini, K. (2001). PKA/PKC inhibition produces a time-dependent retrograde deficit of contextual fear conditioning. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, slide presentation.

Siddiqui, A.H., Vago, D., Lynd-Balta, E., Joseph, S.A. (1995). Immunocytochemical localization of selective glutamate receptor subunits in kainic acid treated rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 650.7.