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
Depression is a common, chronic, debilitating, and sometimes progressive illness. A substantial proportion of affected patients have insufficient response to currently available pharmacotherapies. In pursuit of new and novel treatment options, recent research has focussed on newer rapid-acting antidepressants that affect a range of signaling pathways in ways that are distinct from the mechanisms of typical antidepressants.
The symposium will open with an update on the current state of the art of personalised pharmacological treatments of depression and an overview on treatment options that are not yet in routine use and are being tested in ongoing research studies. It will continue with lectures on 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. It will close with an overview of how the integration of translational research with novel human brain imaging techniques will contribute in future to the discovery and development of more effective antidepressants.
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