Save the date: SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2013
|Date:||12th December 2013|
|Venue:||Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh|
Further information will follow in due course.
Review of SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2012: 'Nature and Nurture'
|Date:||14th December 2012|
|Venue:||Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow|
The Scottish Mental Health Research Network hosted its 4th Annual Scientific Meeting at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow on the 14th December 2012. The theme of the meeting was 'Nature and Nurture', which certainly produced some interesting and entertaining presentations!
The ASM was attended by over 150 delegates from across Scotland; including researchers, clinicians and service users. The day was chaired by the SMHRN Director, Prof Stephen Lawrie; and speakers included Prof Richard Bentall (Liverpool), Prof Jeremy Hall (Edinburgh/Cardiff), Dr David Coghill (Dundee), Dr Delia Belelli (Dundee), Dr Daniel Smith (Glasgow), Prof Michael O'Donovan (Cardiff) and Dr Helen Minnis (Glasgow).
We received our largest number of poster submissions to date, with over 30 presentations. Dr Pamela Linksted (Chief Operations Officer, Generation Scotland) won the best poster prize for her presentation entitled "Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS): A Mental Health Research Resource". The student prize was awarded to Blair Johnston (PhD Student, University of Dundee) for "Predicting diagnostic status of patients with MDD and healthy controls using structural MRI and event-related fMRI".
Feedback from delegates
"I gained an awareness of recent developments and current research in this field"
"The quality of the presentations were excellent"
"It was inspiring to hear what is happening in Scotland and have the opportunity to link up with colleagues"
"This is the best ASM that I've attended in 3 years, perhaps due to the topics and great organisation. Thanks team!"
A selection of speakers presentations are available on request. Please email the network administrator to request these.