We will go ONLINE and it's FREE. There will be two physical conference sites in Taichung & Tainan. Alongside, online conferencing will take place, which is open to all registered participants worldwide to join pre-recorded talks and online discussions with our speakers. Check the time difference (Taiwan GMT+8; Time Zone Converterand join us on Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2020. Programme schedule is subject to change. 



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Programme Overview (updated on Oct. 29, 2020)


Programme Details


PK1. Plenary Keynote 1

-Jane Pei-Chen Chang, MD. PhD (Taiwan) | Child Mental Health in the 21st Century: Nurture and Nutrition in Developmental Neurosciences 

PK2. Plenary Keynote 2

-Hsing-Chang Ni, MD (Taiwan) | Application of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Theta Burst Stimulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

PK3. Plenary Keynote 3

-Michael Irwin, MD (USA) | Tai Chi and Co-Regulation of Sleep, Antiviral Immunity, and Inflammation in Older Adults

PK4. Plenary Keynote 4

-Angelos Halaris, MD. PhD (USA) | Heart Rate Variability: A Window into the Mind-Body Connection

S11. PNIRSAsia-Pacific Session: Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches That Shape Health (I)

-Annabelle Réaux-Le Goazigo, PhD (France) How Does Chronic Dry Eye Shape Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems?

-Jan Pieter Konsman, PhD (France) | Cognitive Deficits and Changes in Cytokine Expression in a Mouse Model of Childhood Leukemia

-Sanae Hasegawa-Ishii, PhD (Japan) | Changes in the Brain Morphology and Microenvironment Caused by Nasal Inflammation

S21. PNIRSAsia-Pacific Session: Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches That Shape Health (II)

-Keith Kelley, PhD (USA) | Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches That Shape Health

-Teresa M. Reyes, PhD (USA) | Early Life Diet Can Shape the Development of Executive Function Deficits in Mice: Examination of Prefrontal Cortical Involvement

-Sarah J. Spencer, PhD (Australia) | Early Life Programming of Obesity: Sex Differences in Resilience

-Elisa Hill-Yardin, PhD (Australia) | The Gut-Brain Interface in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

-Michael Dragunow, MD (New Zealand) | Targeting Brain Barrier Cells for Regulating Brain Inflammation

S22. ISNPR Session

-Wolfgang Marx, PhD (Australia) Diet and Depression: Exploring the Biological Mechanisms of Action

-Scott Teasdale, PhD (Australia) | Nutritional Psychiatry in Psychotic Disorders: Current Hypotheses and Research Challenges

-Joseph Firth, PhD (UK) Protecting Physical Health in People with Mental Illness: Findings from the Lancet Psychiatry Commission

-Philip B. Ward, PhD (Australia) Taking It to the Street: Real-World Implementation of Lifestyle Interventions for People Living with Mental Illness

S23. Poster Blitz Session

 -PP015. Shui Jiang, MSc (Canada)The serotonin transporter is associated with increased risk of suicide attempts in young adults with a family history of domestic violence

-PP023. Szu-Wei Cheng, BS (Taiwan) | Genetic Variations of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Pathways on Interferon-α-induced Depression in Patients with Hepatitis C Viral Infection

-PP033. Chun-Hung Chang, MD (Taiwan) Plasma D-glutamate levels for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: Machine learning approaches

-PP011. Andrew Ke-Ming Lu, BS (Taiwan) | Genome-wide DNA methylation signatures of resilience in young adults

-PP024. Srinivasan Nithiyanantham, PhD (Taiwan)Antidepressants treatment regulates the neurotransmitter levels and attenuate apoptosis induced by arecoline oxidative metabolite

S31. Mind-Body Session

-Long-Jun Wu, PhD (USA) | Microglia-Astrocyte Interaction in A Mouse Model of Neuromyelitis Optica

-Che-Sheng Chu, MD (Taiwan) Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease: From Investigation to Therapeutic Application

-Tien-Yu Chen, MD (Taiwan) Clinical Application of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Taiwan

-Cheng-Hao Tu, PhD (Taiwan) Inverse Correlation Between Omega-3 Concentration and Emotional Brain Response on Major Depression