Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Have your mental health a merry little Christmas

12/12/2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Have your mental health a merry little Christmas, 12th December

The BNA Festive Symposium is one of the most popular events in the neuroscience calendar, with a reputation for lively and inclusive programmes which attract people interested in neuroscience across all stages of their career. 

This year we are taking the Festive Symposium to the historic city and bustling neuroscience-hub of Edinburgh, within the John McIntyre Conference Centre, a flexible venue offering state-of-the-art facilities and located at the foot of Edinburgh’s iconic extinct volcano and Arthur’s Seat.

This meeting will bring together neuroscientists in academia, the clinic and the commercial sector to share their latest research and help build our understanding of mental health.

Speakers include:

Hamish McAllister-Williams, Newcastle University
How vagal nerve stimulation helps tackle treatment resistant depression

Meike Bartels , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The genetics of well-being and happiness

Jonathan Cavanagh
Inflammatory aspects of mental health and psychiatric disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia

Beata Godlewska, University of Oxford
Psychological as well as pharmacological mechanisms of antidepressants

Stephen Lawrie, University of Edinburgh
Neuroscience approaches to investigate psychiatric disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and autism

Please do consider the BNA’s carer’s grants, supported by The Guarantors of Brain, to help cover expenses associated with caring responsibilities to enable participation at this meeting. If you know anyone who would find this fund supportive, please do share with them.

We’re very much hoping to see you in person in Edinburgh!




John McIntyre Conference Centre
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH15 5AY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Leave a comment

Translate »