Major international symposium on mental health
The world's leading brain and mind researchers converge on Sydney University's Brain and Mind Research Institute this week for a three-day symposium to investigate developments in the areas of neurology, psychology and psychiatry.
Senior researchers from 36 Asia Pacific institutions including UCLA, the National University of Singapore, the University of Auckland, Seoul University as well as speakers from the University of London are in Sydney this week to investigate topics, which include migraine management, early intervention in psychiatric disorders, and magnetic resonance imaging in the management and study of stroke.
The symposium has been organised by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) a consortium of 36 leading research universities. The association aims to foster education, research and enterprise, thereby contributing to the region's economic, scientific and cultural advancement.
At their annual meeting, hosted at the University of Sydney in June, more than 30 APRU presidents confirmed the appointment of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown as their association's new Chairman.
A program and a list of speakers is available online at: www.bmap.com.au
The First Symposium on Brain and Mind research in the Asia Pacific hosted by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute takes place from Monday 14 August to Wednesday 16 August.
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