The Symposium will comprise of 


Excellent scientific programme on Oct. 7-8, including (1) keynnote speeches from influential scientists worldwide, (2) PNIRSAsia-Pacific Sponsored Symposium, (3) state of the art symposia, and presentations from researchers and clinicians, (4) lectures of psychiatric reseraches and (5) poster sessions. The symposium venue is at the Intenational Lecture Hall, Windsor Hotel, Taichung.



PROGRAMME OVERVIEW (Updated on Aug 12)




-Deborah Hodgson, PhD. Psychoneuroimmunology Looking to the Past and the Future: Contributing to Understanding Health and Disease Trajectories | University of Newcastle, Australia

-H. Rex Gaskins, PhD, Contributions of Microbial Metabolism to the Gut-Brain Axis and Bacterial Sulfur Metabolism to Colorectal Cancer | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

-Richard Bazinet, PhD, The application of compound specific isotope ratio analysis to study polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in rodents and humans: Teaching an old technology new tricks | University of TorontoCanada

-Kuan-Pin SuMD, PhD, From Machine to Mind: Making translational brain research powerful with novel technology | China Medical University,Taiwan





S11. From Machine to Mind (I) 

Session Chair: David Mischoulon

Session Title: Device-Based Technologies and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Session Presenters:

-David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Brain Stimulators: Cranial Electrical Stimulation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders | Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

-Paola Pedrelli, PhDLeveraging Smartphones and Wearable Sensors to Assess Depressive Symptoms | Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

-Paolo Cassano, MD, PhDTranscranial Photobiomodulation in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: Can We Close the Loop? Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

-Maren B. Nyer, PhDThe Role of Heat in the Treatment of Depression Massachusetts General Hospital, USA



S12. Chinese Symposium on Nutritional Medicine

Session Chair: Bo Yang & Liang Wang

Session Title: Food Bioactive Ingredients and Their Metabolic Benefits

Session Presenters:

-Bo Yang, PhD, Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Treatment of Clinical Hypertension in Chinese: Accumulative Evidence from Observational Epidemiological Studies to Randomized Controlled Trials Wenzhou Medical University, China

-Xinli Li, PhDApple Polyphenols Extracts Alleviates High-Fat-Diet Induced Hepatic Steatosis in Male C57BL/6 Mice by Targeting LKB1/AMPK Pathway | Soochow University, China

-Yujuan Shan, PhDIntervention with Germinated Brown Rice in Type 2 Diabetes Patients-A Randomized Control Trial | Wenzhou Medical University, China



S13. PNIRSAsia-Pacific Sponsored Symposia (I)

Session Chair: Keith Kelley

Session Title: Cross-Talk between the Immue and Central Nervous Systems

Session Presenters:

-Daniel B McKim, PhD, Social Defeat Stress Restructures the Neuroimmune and Hematopoietic Landscapes that Promote Anxiety and Inflammation | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

-Li Tian, PhD, Microglia and its Functional Heterogeneity in Chronic Stress | University of Tartu, Estonia

-Long-Jun Wu, PhD, Neuronal Network Activity Controls Microglial Process Surveillance in Awake Mice via Norepinephrine Signaling | Mayo Clinic, USA

-Teresa M. Reyes, PhD, An Intrauterine Inflammatory Challenge during Pregnancy Alters the Brain and Behavior of Exposed Offspring in a Sex-Dependent Manner | University of Cincinnati, USA

-Adam K Walker, PhD, Breast Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Impair Its Function | Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia

-Annabelle Réaux-Le Goazigo, PhD, Chronic Ocular Pain: from Basic Research to Clinic | Institut de la Vision, France



S14. Glymphatic Session

Session Chair: Karl Bechter & Huanxing Su

Session Title: Chances and Difficulties of Understanding the Neuroimmunology of Severe Mental Disorders

Session Presenters:

-Karl Bechter, MD, PhD, Mild Encephalitis and autoimmune psychosis - from hypothesis to first international consensus | University of Ulm, Germany

-Huanxing Su, PhD, Intrathecal AAV9-mediated delivery of neprilysin protects against perivascular amyloid-β accumulation and improves cognitive deficits in a mouse model of cerebral amyloid angiopathy | University of Macau, Macau

-Yung Chang, PhD, Bio-inspired Molecular Design for Healthcare Impacts | Chung Yuan University, Taiwan

-Dominique Endres, MD, Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches to Autoimmune Psychosis - Discussion and Single Cases Presentations | University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

-Souhel Najjar, MD, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas Inherent to Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Suspected Immune Origin, It’s All One Brain | Lenox Hill Hospital, USA



S21. Nutritional Psychiatry Session

Session Chair: David Mischoulon

Session Title: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Management of Depression and Anxiety: From Making Evidence to Dissemination to Practice

Session Presenters:

-David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Current Role of Natural Remedies in Psychiatry and Possible Mechanism of Omega-3 Fatty Acids | Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

-Yutaka Matsuoka, MD, PhD, Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acids with Changes in Severity of Anxiety Symptoms: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | National Cancer Center Japan, Japan

-Ta-Wei Guu, MD, Practice Guidelines for Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder - the Evidence, Practice, and the Delphi Process | China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

-Cherry Hui-Chih Chang, PhD, Dissemination Strategy to Maximize Opportunities as Practitioner and Researcher Awareness around Omega-3’s Mental Health Benefit | Taiwanese Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, Taiwan

-Kei Hamazaki, MD, PhD, Dietary Intake of Fish and N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Risk of Postpartum Depression: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study – The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental HealthJapan



S22. REBAMP Sponsored Session

-Kristiana Siste, PhD, Indonesia vs internet addiction: Research as a weapon in educating community to establishing nation-wide policies | Department of Psychiatry, Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia

-Chotpitayasunondh Varoth, MD, PhD, Social media addiction: why it’s bad for mental health and relationships? | Sritanya Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Mental HealthThailand

-Awirut Oon-arom, MD, Efficacy and Acceptability of Varenicline for Alcoholism: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized-Controlled | Chiang Mai UniversityThailand



S23. PNIRSAsia-Pacific Sponsored Symposia (II)

Session Chair: Keith Kelley

Session Title: Microbiome, Lifestyle and Neuropsychiatry

Session Presenters:

-Stephen Kent , PhD, Should We All Eat Less? Behavioural, Endocrine, and Immunological Consequences of Calorie Restriction | La Trobe University, Australia

-Jan Pieter Konsman, PhD, Mind-bugging: How do bacteria inside and beyond the gut affect brain and behavior? | National Center for Scientific ResearchFrance

-Cai Song, PhD, The Attenuation of Endogenous n-3 PUFAs on Olfactory Bulbectomy-Induced Depression-Like Behaviour and Metabolomic Abnormalities in Fat-1 Mice | Guangdong Ocean University, China

-Jane Pei-Chen Chang,MD, PhD, Omega-3 Fatty Acids in ADHD | China Medical University HospitalTaiwan

-Annamaria Cattaneo, PhD, Early Life Stress and Enhanced Vulnerability to Develop Depression: Focus on The Interplay Between the Gut Microbiome and the Immune System | IRCCS Fatebenefratelli Institute, BresciaItaly

-George C.C. Hong, PhD CandidateExercise and Lifestyle Factors in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Mixed-Method Design | RMIT UniversityAustralia



S24. From Machine to Mind (II)

Session Chair: Yutaka Matsuoka

Session Title: The Current Situation, Challenges, and Strategies of Utilizing Digital Health Tools in Mental Health

Session Presenters:

-Taishiro Kishimoto, MD, PhD, Attempt to quantify psychiatric symptoms utilizing information and communication technology and machine learning | Keio University, Japan

-Yutaka Matsuoka, MD, PhD, Effect of home-based high-intensity interval training and behavioral modification using information and communication technology on cardiorespiratory fitness and exercise habits among sedentary breast cancer survivors: the habit-B study | National Cancer Center Japan, Japan

-Junichiro Yoshimoto, PhD, Data mining based on non-parametric Bayesian co-clustering and its applications to psychiatric and mental health research | Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

-Taro Ueno, MD, Secure and scalable development of digital medicine using blockchain | Sustainable Medicine, Inc, Japan