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BSMS Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Psychiatry symposium

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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.

12:30pm: Lunch

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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Call for abstracts

Emotion and cognition: From observation to implication 

The focus of the early career researcher 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. 

The morning will include talks, a panel discussion, and a poster session. We hope this will encourage networking and collaboration across disciplines. The ECR morning session forms part of the symposium entitled ‘Get well sooner: Novel treatments for depression’ and ECR’s are encouraged to stay for the afternoon session which will include a free lunch, discussion, and networking. 

We are now accepting abstracts for talks and posters from postdocs and PhD students across departments and schools. A talk will be a 10 minute presentation with an additional five minutes for questions or discussion. If you are a postdoc or PhD student, we would love you to consider giving a talk or presenting a poster. Prizes will be given for the best talk and best poster (£50 prize for each). 

Please register your interest in attending and/or giving a talk/poster once the registration is open. Please check back.

Furthermore, we would welcome suggestions of topics for the panel discussion. Please contact Kristy Themelis on k.themelis@bsms.ac.uk >