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Cambridge Clinical Neuroscience and Mental Health symposium

Cambridge Neuroscience are hosting the:

Clinical Neuroscience and Mental Health Symposium

29th-30th September 2009, at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

Registration for this event is now closed. If, however, you would like to attend but have not yet registered please do feel free to turn up at the venue and if there is space in the auditorium you will be admitted.

This Symposium will present the science and practice of brain sciences and mental health with an emphasis on disorders that are common and place a large burden on society. Rather than present this research using a conventional disease-related structure, we have picked six cross-cutting themes that highlight the principles of contemporary translational neuroscience.

Symposium Sessions include:

  • Genes to Endophenotype
  • Pathways and Pathogenesis
  • Early Detection and Biomarkers
  • Decision-making
  • Mechanism-based Therapeutics
  • Injury and Repair

We have an exciting line up of both local and international speakers, with confirmed Plenary Lectures by:

  • Dr. Daniel Weinberger (National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)
  • Dr. Mark Hallett (National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)
  • Dr. Husseini Manji  (National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)
  • Professor Ray Dolan (University College London, UK)
  • Dr. Nora Volkow (National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Dr. Ron McKay (National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)

Clinical disorders being discussed during these sessions include: Addiction, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Depression, Huntington’s Disease, Mood Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

To download a PDF of the programme please click here.

To download a PDF of the poster please click here.

As a Satellite to this Symposium, the 2009 Paykel Lecture will be held on the 28th September at 6:30 pm in the ‘The Martin Cohen Lecture Theatre’, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, The Lee Ka Shing Centre Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke’s Site) Robinson Way. Dr Wayne C Drevets, Senior Investigator and Chief of Sectioning on Mood and Anxiety Disorders for the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA, will be delivering a lecture entitled "Neurological Studies of Rewards Processing In Major Depression" Coffee and biscuits will be available before the lecture, from 6.00 pm and a reception afterwards with wine and canapés. This will be an opportunity for you to meet Dr Drevets.

The first day of the Symposium will conclude with a public music recital by Dr. Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Composer in Residence at the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge. The second day of the Symposium will conclude with a Cambridge Neuroscience dinner and Ceilidh Dance.

These events will be free to attend for Cambridge Neuroscientists, although registration will be required. To register, and for more information, please visit our event website:

We hope that you will be able to join us for this event.

To enquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, or for further information regarding this Symposium, please contact the Cambridge Neuroscience Coordinator, Dr. Hannah Critchlow, at:

Symposium organised by: Professor Alastair Compston, Dr. Hannah Critchlow, Professor Peter Jones and Professor Trevor Robbins for Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on 07/11/2008

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