UCL Institute of Mental Health Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
REGISTRATION FOR THIS MEETING IS NOW CLOSED.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES PLEASE EMAIL RACHEL HEATLEY ON R.HEATLEY@UCL.AC.UK
UCL Institute of Mental Health Town
Thursday 23 January, 4pm-6pm
The Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre,
UCL Institute of Neurology, 33 Queen Square,
London, WC1N 3BG
Over the next twenty years the global burden of mental health disorders will increase dramatically. Already one third of people will suffer from a mental health disorder during their lifetime, and the total cost to the UK economy alone was £48.6bn in 2007 rising to £88.5bn in 2026. Our Faculty has the intellectual, scientific and practical resources necessary to address and solve these global problems, but they are dispersed across the Faculty in different Divisions and Institutes. This makes it challenging for external stakeholders to recognise our communal strengths, and much harder to coordinate efforts focused on solving the burden of mental health disorders.
There is now is a unique opportunity to create a sustainable focus for both basic and applied research within the faculty addressing the major mental health challenges of our time. This Town Hall meeting is called to discuss creating within the next year an Institute for Mental Health within the Faculty of Brain Sciences. The Institute will have three distinctive features that will mark it out globally. It will have basic and applied scientific excellence at its core; it will be comprehensive, spanning discovery science to translation and applied clinical science; and it will harness the unique local resources of our academic health sciences network, UCL Partners plus our local mental health Trust to deliver impact.
4:00 Welcome – Professor Alan Thompson
4:10 Professor Ray Dolan
4:15 Professor Michael King
4:20 Professor Glyn Lewis
4:25 Professor Peter Fonagy
4.30 Professor Mike Hanna
4:35 Professor Geraint Rees
4:40 – 5:15 Panel discussion (Chair, Professor Geraint Rees)
5:15 (approx) Drinks and further informal discussion
Important Points to Note
This meeting is open to the UCL research community only.
To confirm authenticity of your registration, please use your UCL/NHS email address when registering (Please do not use gmail, hotmail etc.)
A limited amount of tickets will also be made available to invited guests, so if you are external to UCL please select the invited guest ticket option.
When & Where
UCL has a strong and vibrant neuroscience community, and is currently ranked second worldwide for ISI citations in neuroscience and behaviour.
Neuroscience is a strategic priority and cross-cutting theme for UCL, with increased efforts being made to facilitate interactions between the many different aspects of neuroscience across the different parts of UCL.
To date, over 400 Neuroscience PIs have been identified across UCL. Together with the many postdocs and PhD students, the total community exceeds 2000 people.