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BSMS Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Psychiatry symposium


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 

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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All ten car parks are open for parking to all drivers on a 'first come, first to occupy' basis. We encourage you to be flexible in using the campus car parks that are available rather than focusing on the one closest to your conference or event. 

There are ten car parks which provide about 1,500 open car parking spaces on campus. You may park only in one of these designated parking spaces in the car parks. 

For most drivers (with the exception of certain groups such as disabled drivers), there is no guarantee of a space on campus being available; parking permits grant you the opportunity to search for any free spaces. 

You may want to consider using other forms of transport to and from campus, which is well served by buses, trains and cycle routes. 

  • P1 Science car park
  • P2 Innovation Centre car park (for use by Innovation Centre personnel only)
  • P3 Biology Road car park
  • P4 Sussex House car park
  • P5 Sport Centre car park
  • P7 Arts car park
  • P8 Park Village car park
  • P9 Lewes Court car park
  • Jubilee multi-storey car park
  • Knights Gate car park 

Please request a voucher from  These will be sent out two weeks before the symposium.