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Chairman's Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my great pleasure to announce the 14th Mind-Body Interface (MBI) International Symposium is to be held physically in Taichung, as well as going virtual on Oct. 19-21, 2024.
Organized annually by Mind-Body Interface Research Center (MBI-lab) at China Medical University Hospital, we are delighted to co-chair this 3-day international conference with the PNIRSAsia-Pacific Symposium for six consecutive years in a row.

The main theme this year is "Minds & Megabytes: Optimizing Mental Health in the Digital Age". 

The MBI International Symposium has been vigorously promoting a global agenda of translational neuroscience by encouraging interdisciplinary research, and integrating biomedical discovery and development focused on patients, to provide better care and service in the field of mental health. With the introduction of Chat-GPT and other AI driven technologies, health care becomes more accessible to the general public, and will definitely revolutionize the way we manage physical and mental health. This year, our theme is “Minds & Megabytes: Optimizing Mental Health in Digital Age”. We will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, telehealth, digital health, and how innovative wearable technology is used in healthcare. The utilization of AI in healthcare systems is crucial and imperative due to its ability to enhance precision and accuracy while reducing the time required for various aspects of the system. However, there might be several limitations with AI utilization, thus, we hope this year’s symposium will help address the potential role of AI in current and future healthcare. The symposium will also feature other important topics, including immunology, metabolic processes and molecular science, psychopharmacology, psychology, addiction science, and the brain-gut-microbe axis as well as biological processes and factors underlying the links between diet, nutrition and mental health from the perspective of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Furthermore, there will be a strong focus on the use of brave approach and big data, neuroimaging, personalized medicine, lifestyle intervention, health promotion and disease management, and epidemiology and population studies in brain disorders. 

MBI Symposium is insightful and inspiring with active discussion among participants. With the great Taiwanese hospitality and richness of cultural and natural heritage of Formosa, the 14th MBI Symposium is guaranteed to be another wonderful event like it has been in the previous years. We look forward to greeting our biomedical researchers, psychiatrists and other health professionals worldwide in Taichung.


Sincerely yours,

Kuan-Pin Su, M.D., Ph.D. 
Chairman, 14th MBI International Symposium
Director, Mind-Body Interface Research Center (MBI-Lab), China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Deputy Superintendent, An-Nan Hospital, China Medical University, Taiwan
Founding President, Taiwanese Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (TSNPR)