Neuroscience experts meet at Doha forum
Doha, March 16, 2014
Neuroscience experts have convened in Doha for a high-level conference which will conclude tomorrow (March 17).
The Clinical Neuroscience Conference has been organised by Qatar Foundation (QF), Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) and the New York Academy of Sciences.
It has attracted 29 experts from around the globe to hear the latest theories, discussions and advancements in the field.
Dr Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCMC-Q, said: “This conference on clinical neuroscience brings together experts in multiple domains in the field. I expect the presentations to reflect cutting-edge science and for the discussions to be truly illuminating.”
Neuroscience is a huge field and includes illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorder along with traumatic brain injuries. They form a large percentage of the global disease burden and are a significant economic cost to nations, he said.
Ellis Rubinstein, CEO and president of the academy, said: “Brain disorders know no national boundaries, and it’s critical that neither does scientific research around this area; it will take the best scientific minds to make progress in these challenging areas.”
“We are thrilled to be convening in Qatar, where we expect to hear the latest research developments that will push the field of neuroscience forward, impacting countless lives,” she said.
The topics of discussion cover clinical approaches to affective disorders; translation of animal model research; advances in neuropsychiatry; and pathophysiology and therapeutic insights regarding stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
In addition, poster sessions and the open format of the meeting will foster dialogue among delegates, added Rubinstein. - TradeArabia News Service