First CORE-Seminar in Mental Health - Vulnerability, Resilience and Biomarkers in Psychopathology

CORE-Seminars in Mental Health

"Vulnerability, Resilience and Biomarkers in Psychopathology"

Wednesday 29th October 2014
Auditorium (new building), Sant Pau Hospital

The incidence of mental pathology is continually growing today and accounts for an important economic and social burden – even greater than that of other chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases or cancer. Mental Health is and will continue to be in the future, a crucial challenge for the European population and as such needs to be tackled from various fronts with research efforts at the forefront.

In this sense the Strategic Research Community (CORE) in Mental Health has been established to effectively articulate the human resources and capacities within the Universitat Autònoma Campus and its Partner Hospitals and Research Centres, with the aim of generating and promoting networking, sharing resources and information and coordinating actions required to effectively boost projects that may advance knowledge in the field and promote transfer of results into society and industry.
These CORE-Seminar Series, the first of which will take place on the 29 October of 2014 – a year dedicated worldwide to mental health – will be an open forum for scientific discussions on specific issues in mental health research.

This first gathering will be held during a morning, and will start with a series of short talks from young researchers working in international projects, and finish with a round table with senior members. Two key subjects will be the focus of discussions: vulnerability and resilience factors (during the short talks) and biomarkers (in the round table).

A long coffee break will allow participants to walk around the poster exhibition and discuss their content with the authors.

Scientific Committee
Dr. Antonio Armario (INc, UAB)
Dr. Lourdes Ezpeleta (Dpt. of clinical and health psychology - UAB)
Dr. Roser Nadal (INc, UAB)
Dr. Susanna Subirá (Dpt. of clinical and health psychology - UAB)
Dr. Adolf Tobeña (INc, UAB)