Our initial invitation to attend the 29th CINP World Congress June 22 to 26 June 2014, emphasized the many aesthetic and socially appealing attractions of Vancouver, Canada. These included its unparalleled location on english bay, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, its enviable reputation for cultural diversity, the convenient transportation links to both asia and europe, not to mention one of World’s the best convention centres, with excellent and convenient accommodation to suit every budget.
This 2nd announcement highlights the main purpose of this CINP World Congress, which is to provide a truly outstanding scientific and educational program featuring leading figures from around the world who are literally changing the face of neuropsychopharmacology.
The Plenary Speakers will include nobel laureates, and other innovators who are transforming our ability to visualize and manipulate the brain with a specificity that was undreamed just a few years ago. Medical practise will be informed by leading clinical researchers who are spearheading new treatment regimens for brain disorders where sensory-motor disturbance and cognitive/emotional difficulties often reflect two sides of the same coin. These memorable lectures will be complimented by 36 Symposia spanning the broad spectrum of neuropsychopharmacolgy from both preclinical and clinical perspectives.
Scientific and educational Workshops will provide interactive discussions on the latest techniques along with opportunities to learn firsthand about new and successful clinical approaches to mental ill-health. Lively Pro and Con Debates will ensure that different perspectives are given the respect they deserve.
The International Scientific Programme Committee is to be congratulated for creating a marvellous intellectual experience that will showcase the tremendous opportunities that lie before us as we seek to translate recent scientific discoveries into effective therapies for the treatment of a wide spectrum of mental and somatic disorders that arise from dysfunctions of the brain.
With the opening of the Congress just over twelve months away, now is the time to put the dates 22 – 26 June 2014 in your diary. We also encourage you to share this exciting information with your colleagues around the world so you can plan a reunion in one of the most attractive cities on earth.
See you in Vancouver in June 2014.
Prof. Anthony Phillips
CINP and Congress President
Prof. Brian Dean
Chair of the CINP International Scientific Programme Committee
Prof. Lakshmi N. Yatham
Chair of the Local Organising Committee