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2015 Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium

Breakthroughs in Brain Imaging:
Advancing Therapeutics for Mental Illness and Addictions

Monday, November 9, 2015
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Canada​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Keynote address:

Professor David Nutt

Prof. David Nutt is the Edmond J Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College, U.K.


From the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute:

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Dr. Sylvain Houle
Scientific Chair
Director, Research Imaging Centre and Preclinical Research


​Dr. Jeffrey Meyer
Head, Neurochemical
Imaging Program in Mood & Anxiety Disorders


Dr. Romina Mizrahi
Head, Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention and Schizophrenia Imaging
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.           Registration, Coffee & Tea

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.​           Opening Remarks
​​​Dr. Bruce G. Pollock, Vice President, CAMH Research, and Director, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute​​​
​​Dr. Sylvain Houle, Director, Research Imaging Centre and Preclinical Research
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.         Keynote Address: Dr. David Nutt 
​​​Lost in translation: why​ ​neuroscience struggles to provide new treatments for psychiatric disorders​

 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.​      Dr. Jeff Meyer
​​Identifying phenotypes in mood disorders with neuroimaging: a new direction for improving prevention and therapeutics
11:25 - 12:00 p.m.​       Dr. Romina Mizrahi
​​Predicting psychosis: are we there yet? The role of imaging 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.         Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.​           Hot Topics in Research Imaging

Dr. Isabelle Boileau, Imaging endophenotypes of addiction: focus on the D3 receptor system
​​Dr. Bernard Le Foll, Importance of PET imaging in translational addiction research
​​Dr. Antonio Strafella, Imaging of Parkinson’s disease
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.           Hot Topics in Preclinical Research

​​Dr. Paul Fletcher, 
Therapeutic potential of lorcaserin for addiction
​​Dr. Fang Liu, Targeting receptor complexes to achieve more effective medications with fewer side effects
​​​Dr. Jose Nobrega, A novel brain target for rapid antidepressant effects

3:45 p.m.                     Closing Remarks



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