BSMS Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, together with Sussex Partnership and Health Education Kent Surrey & Sussex, are hosting a Psychiatry symposium with a morning session for Early Career Researchers.
9:30am-12:30pm: Morning session for early career researchers - Emotion and cognition: From observation to implication
The focus of the ECR event is to bring together ECRs from different schools within the two universities, who are carrying out research across a wide range of fields including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, arts and humanities, and genetics, to understand human emotions and affective reactivity across the lifespan.
1:30-5pm: Psychiatry Symposium - Get well sooner: Novel treatments for depression
A substantial proportion of patients with Depression have insufficient response to current medications. Recent research has focussed on rapid-acting antidepressants that affect a range of signalling pathways in ways that are distinct from the mechanisms of typical antidepressants.
The symposium will open with an update on personalised pharmacological treatments and an overview of treatment options that are being tested in ongoing research studies. Next, the promises and pitfalls of novel and faster-acting antidepressants, such as ketamine and psychedelics, known to target neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity pathways amongst other mechanisms. We close with an overview of how the integration of translational research with novel human brain imaging will contribute to the discovery and development of more effective antidepressant treatments.
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