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Plasticity in Brain Worskshop - BLS
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 09:00 – Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 17:00 BST
We are writing to tell you about an exciting symposium coming up in Cardiff next year. We will have a two-day symposium on
“Neuroplasticity and synaptic function in neuropsychiatric disorders”.
The following confirmed speakers will be presenting their latest results:
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 program 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 will be on a first come first served basis.
Professors Kevin Fox & Frank Sengpiel.