Brain School: Kids' Night: Digital Devices and Development

This panel discussion will address the positive and negative aspects of today’s digital world, and how technological advancements affect human development. The panel will be co-moderated by Stephen LaConte, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute who is also with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering, and Audra Van Wart, the director of education and training at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and co-director of the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program at Virginia Tech. The panelists include Bob Trestman the senior vice president and chair of psychiatry at Carilion Clinic and the chair of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Erik Scarlatescu, a high school student who attends Cave Springs High School and the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School; and Sheila Umberger, the director of Roanoke Libraries.