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Scientific Programme

The symposium will feature an outstanding scientific program, consisting of (1) plenary keynote speeches from renowned scientists around the world, (2) ISSFAL session (3) PNIRSAsia-Pacific session, 4) ISNPR session (5) MGH session (6) Taiwan's Professors session, and presentations by researchers and clinicians. Additionally, there will be (7) 5-min Poster Blitz session, (8) and educational workshops (in Mandarin). The location of the symposium venue is China Medical University (Shuinan Campus), Taichung, Taiwan. 

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Programme Details 

PK1. Plenary Keynote 

Eric ChenMA, MBChB, MD, FRCPsych, FHKAM Life-style Factors in Youth Mental Health: Data from The HK Youth Epidemiological Study 

PK2. Plenary Keynote 

Qiang LiuMD, Ph.D. I Mood-induced Metabolic Reprogram in Cancer Development 

PK3. Plenary Keynote 

Wolf Marx, Ph.D. I Recent Advances in Nutritional Psychiatry: Novel Mechanisms, Interventions, and Guidelines

S11. PNIRSAsia-Pacific Session: The Promise and Peril of Mind-Brain-Body Interactions in Health Disease 

  • Keith W. Kelley, Ph.D. (Co-chair)
  • Melissa RosenkranzPh.D (Co-chair) | Jekyll & Hyde: Mind-brain Interactions in Asthma
  • Nicolas Rohleder, Ph.D.  | Stress Pathway to Disease: Role of Inflammation
  • Ilia N. Karatsoreos, Ph.D. | The Role of The Circadian Clock in Brain-body Interactions: Focus on Neuroimmune Function
  • Bach Tran, Ph.D. | Mindfulness Research and Its Applications in Health Interventions: A Global Mapping Study from 1946 to 2020

S13. International Society for Study Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) Session 
  • Richard BazinetPh.D. (Chair) | A New Method Reveals that Hepatic Lipogenesis is Upregulated to Supply Palmitic Acid to the Developing Brain of Mice Fed Low Palmitic Acid from Birth: Implications for the Use of Palmitic Acid in Infant Formula 
  • Tom BrennaPh.D. | Long Term Support of Neurocognitive Development Requires Balanced Fatty Acid Intake at Critical Periods: Two Recent Randomized Controlled Trials 
  • Kevin Lin, Ph.D. | Arginine Methylation in Vascular Dementia 

S22. Nutritional and Behavioral Interventions for Mental Health of Older Individuals 

  • David Mischoulon, MD, Ph.D. (Co-chair) | Nutritional And Behavioral Interventions for Depression in Older Individuals: Overview and Description of a New Study of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Olivia Okereke, MD, SM (Co-chair) | Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial: Depression Endpoint Prevention (VITAL-DEP) : Study Design and Key Findings
  • Chirag M. Vyas, MBBS, MPH | The Mechanistic Roles of Biomarkers in A Study of Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 Supplements for Late-life Depression Prevention
  • Vivian A. Eme, BA | Design and Implementation of A Homecare Worker Training Program to Improve Behavioral Symptoms and Quality of Life among Patient and Family Member Dyads Facing Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

S23. Mastering the Circadian Rhythm for Mind Body Wellbeing: From Technology to Therapy 

  • Kuan-Pin Su, MD, Ph.D. (Chair) | Melatonin Regulates Circadian Clock Genes and Peripheral Inflammatory and Neuroplasticity Biomarkers in Depression and Anxiety
  • Jiwhan Myung, Ph.D. | Emergence Dynamics of The Circadian Clock Network
  • Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang, MD, MMS | Sleep Technology : the Past, Current and the Future

S24. ISNPR Session: International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research: A Showcase of Recent Research Updates 

  • Wolf Marx, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Melissa M Lane, Ph.D. | Ultra-processed Food Consumption and Mental Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies
  • Caroline Wallace, Ph.D. Manipulating the Microbiome for Mental Health: Targeting the Gut- Brain Axis
  • Annabel Mueller-Stierlin, Ph.D. | Nutrition-risk screening and dietary assessment in Nutritional Psychiatry Research – more than nutrients only