Post-Doc Symposium 1: What can animal behaviours really tell us about human cognitive and emotional processes?

The amount of preclinical data being presented at the BAP Summer Meeting has been dwindling over the years, in favour of clinical and non-clinical human research.  This post-doctoral symposium was put together by myself and Dr Claire Hales from the University of Bristol to showcase preclinical work and to highlight the importance of using translational […]

SYMPOSIUM 9: Towards a mechanistic understanding of anxiety disorders: translational, pharmacological, neural and computational perspectives

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the UK, with important consequences as reduced quality of life, functional impairment and increased costs. However, current treatment has a moderate effect with 50-60% response rates. This symposium aimed to emphasize the need to understand the underlying biological mechanisms of anxiety disorders. All four speakers Oliver […]

JANSSEN SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: Has anything changed with mortality in schizophrenia?

The talk was interesting and informative, where the presenters focused on the factors influencing the mortality of patients with schizophrenia (SZ). Previous research showed that SZ patients tend to live 15 years less than the general population, in which such lower life expectancy is found to be associated with the factors including cardiovascular disease, less […]