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BNA Christmas Symposium - Mental Health

BNA Christmas Symposium - December 12th 2016

Mental health: What presents has neuroscience left under the Christmas tree?

The burden of mental health disorders continues to grow with a huge impact on individuals, families, and healthcare provision.

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held at London's KCL, will bring together leading researchers to describe what neuroscience has contributed to the diagnosis, management and treatment of mental health disorders.  


Time Title Speaker
10:00-10:50 Coffee/registration
10:50 – 11:00 Welcome John Aggleton
11:00-11:35 The evolution of antipsychotic medicines – what does neuroscience have to do with it? Oliver Howes, KCL
11:35-12:10 The impact of genes and the environment on adolescent mental health Louise Arseneault, KCL
12:10-12:45 Fear and anxiety Oliver Robinson, UCL
12:45-12:55    Funding for mental health research Sophie Dix, MQ
12:55-2:00    LUNCH
2:00-2:10 Prize giving Stafford Lightman
2:10-2.45 The pharmacology of emotion  Emma Robinson, Bristol
2:45-3:20 Understanding paranoia: A voice hearer's perspective Peter Bullimore
3:20 - 3:55 Emotional processing and mental health Catherine Harmer, Oxford
3:55 – 4:25 TEA
4:25 – 4:35 Student prize giving   Stafford Lightman
4:35 – 5:10 Psychiatric drugs: cure or curse? Joanna Moncrieff, UCL
5:10-5:45 Online approaches to the treatment of mental illness Andy Blackwell, Ieso Digital Health Ltd
5:45-5:50 Wrap-up John Aggleton
5:50-7:00        Wine reception for all delegates



The meeting will be held at the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, KCL Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS. See map 

Getting here by underground: Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk.  Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk.  Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk. Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk. Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4 - 15 minute walk.

By train: Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.

By bus: Buses stopping outside the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

Parking: There is no public parking, but a pay and display parking system operates in nearby streets including Surrey Street.



We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support.



We invite your organisation to sponsor this special event: please read more in the sponsorship and exhibition prospectus.



Meeting Fees

  Member Non-member
Undergraduate £10* £10
Postgraduate £10 £20
Early Career Scientist/ Clinician £20 £40
Associate member £20 N/a
Full/ Corporate £35 £55
Retired £10 £20

*BNA undergraduate members - Please note that the BNA undergrad registration fee (£10) is refundable based on successful attendance at the event.  We have introduced this policy to try and avoid no-shows.  The no-show rate in 2015 was 20% meaning that there were empty seats which could have easily been filled by people who were on a waiting list and had wanted to come.

One Nucleus members - please note that you are entitled to register at the reduced BNA membership rates. Please enter the discount code you will have recived via One Nucleus communications when registering below. If you have not got the code, please contact One Nucleus.


Posted on 23/08/2016

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