6th International Congress of Neuropsychiatry

Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 28, 2006
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On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, I have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 6th International Congress of Neuropsychiatry. The Congress is to be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, from 10-14 September 2006.

The theme is “The Coming of Age of Neuropsychiatry” and the Congress will reflect the new maturity of this specialty, both in terms of the neuropsychiatric approach to mental and nervous disorders and in defining a clinical territory and a research agenda. It promises to be the largest gathering of neuropsychiatrists and clinical neuroscientists ever. It will educate, inform and challenge. A very distinguished faculty has already accepted invitations to attend, and this list will continue to grow.

The Congress has been divided into a number of themes, which will run in parallel:

Keynote Lectures
Research updates and tutorials
Neuroimaging
The dementias
Other neuropsychiatric disorders: epilepsy, head injury, sleep
Neuropsychiatric aspects of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and other primary psychiatric disorders
Free paper and posters
Clinical cases
In collaboration with the CINP, the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age of the Royal Australian
and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Neurophilosophy Interest Group and other
professional bodies, the following streams have been interwoven into the Congress:

Neuropsychopharmacology
Old Age Psychiatry
Neurophilosophy
Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry including ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders
The social committee has also put together an exciting social program to exploit the natural
beauty and multicultural vibrancy of Sydney.

It promises to be a Congress you cannot afford to miss. Please take note of the critical and key
dates with regard to the submission of abstracts.

I hope to see you in September 2006.

Best wishes
Perminder Sachdev
Chair, Organising Committee

Venue

Darling Drive, Darling Harbour NSW 2009
Sydney
NSW
Australia
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Additional Information

The theme of the Congress is “The Coming of Age of Neuropsychiatry”. Indeed, the Congress will reflect the new maturity of this specialty, both in terms of the neuropsychiatric approach to mental and nervous disorders but also in defining a clinical territory and a research agenda. The Congress has been divided into a number of streams, which will run in parallel: Plenary talks featuring pre-eminent neuroscientists and clinicians. Research updates on neuropsychiatric topics as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, frontal dementia, MCI, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, brain trauma, Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, drug-induced movement disorders, etc. A Neuropsychopharmacology Stream on the latest developments in drug treatments. The Congress will be joined by the Regional Meeting of the CINP (Collegium Internationale NeuroPsychopharmacologicum – Oceania), and chaired by Professor Graham Burrows. An Old Age Psychiatry Stream covering such topics as vascular depression, late onset schizophrenia, ECT, brain ageing, carers, psychopharmacology in old age, etc. The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists will be joining the Congress. A Neurophilosophy Stream with topics such as philosophy of the mind, the neurobiology of psychoanalysis, biology of dreams, creativity, etc. The Neurophilosophy and Psychiatry Group and the Centre for the Mind will be joining the Congress. A Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Stream highlighting cutting-edge developments in this field. Clinical Associate Professor Garry Walter will chair this stream. Free paper and posters - an expert panel for quality and suitability will review these. Clinical cases – challenging neuropsychiatric cases will be presented for discussion on all days of the Congress. These will use a multi-media format and will be an excellent learning experience. The first day of the Congress will carry a number of workshops. Those currently planned include: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Clinical and Medico-legal aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury, Principles and Methods in Neuroimaging and Neurophilosophy.