Two-Day Symposium on Neuroplasticity and Synaptic Function in Neuropsychiatric Disorders’

Two-Day Symposium on Neuroplasticity and Synaptic Function in Neuropsychiatric Disorders’

A two-day symposium on Neuroplasticity and Synaptic Function in Neuropsychiatric Disorders will take place on 27th and 28th April 2017.

An exciting event coming up in Cardiff is a two-day (27th/28th April 2017) symposium on Neuroplasticity and synaptic function in neuropsychiatric disorders.  The following confirmed speakers will be presenting their latest results:

Noboru Komiyama (The University of Edinburgh); Michael Owen (Cardiff University); Kerrie Thomas (Cardiff University); Alcino Silva (UCLA); Riccardo Brambilla (Cardiff University); Kirsty Millar (University of Edinburgh); Kevin Fox (Cardiff University); Daniela Tropea (Trinity College Dublin); Peter Kind (University of Edinburgh); Martin Korte (University of Braunschweig); Stephane Baudouin (Cardiff University).

The symposium is aimed at reviewing the evidence that synaptic dysfunction is a primary causal factor in most if not all neuropsychiatric disorders. We will consider the molecular and genetic evidence for the role of synaptic protein mutations in psychiatric disorders before exploring functional studies in mouse models of schizophrenia, autism, and fragile X.

Ideas about cures for these conditions will be presented by Alcino Silva in his talk entitled Understanding and treating cognitive disorders and by Riccardo Brambilla in his talk on Precision medicine approaches to “cure” synaptic and behavioural deficits in intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.

A key part of the programme will be the discussion around the talks and in breakout groups, which we hope will foster future collaborations. We hope that you can join us on 27th and 28th April 2017. Unfortunately, we are limited to 70 participants and therefore registration (£24.00) will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-day-symposium-on-neuroplasticity-and-synaptic-function-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders-tickets-31928009536

Please direct any enquires about this event to: mailto:LockettJG@Cardiff.ac.uk