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BAP at Cheltenham Science Festival on Thursday, 3rd April 2014 at 1:28 PM

Ciara McCabe will be speaking at this year's Cheltenham Science Festival, discussing 'Food on the Brain' with Phil Burnet

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Anxiety Guidelines Updated on Monday, 31st March 2014 at 12:08 PM

Updated BAP Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of Anxiety Disorders are now available for download via the link below.

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ADHD Guidelines Updated on Tuesday, 18th February 2014 at 11:29 AM

Updated BAP Guidelines for the pharmacological management of ADHD are now available for download via the link below.

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CNS drug development in Europe Past progress and future challenges on Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 12:37 PM

A review by Professor David Nutt and Jim Attridge in Neurobiology of Disease, Volume 61, January 2014, Pages 620. Free for one month.

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The Dangerous Professor - Science Magazine on Friday, 31st January 2014 at 1:41 PM

Professor David Nutt appears in Science Magazine talking about his work on a safe alternative to alcohol.

You can see the article in the 31 January 2014, Vol 343 edition of Science Magazine or online below.

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NIH appoints Dr George Koob as Director of NIAAA on Wednesday, 29th January 2014 at 2:56 PM

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of George F. Koob, Ph.D., as Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Koob is expected to join the NIH in January 2014.

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2015 Summer Meeting Call for Symposia Proposals on Tuesday, 28th January 2014 at 2:58 PM

A major topic at BAP Council meetings is planning the symposium programme for the Summer Meeting, which is the showcase event for the BAP. To ensure that the meeting is successful we need to provide a programme that is topical, well balanced and reflects the needs and interests of the members. The best way that this can be achieved is to have substantial input from the membership.

We therefore encourage Members to think seriously about the topics that they would like to see in the summer meeting symposium programme, and to put forward proposals for consideration by Council. There are several factors that are important to consider when choosing the topic and content of symposia, which Council uses to assess proposals, including:

  • topical nature of the subject
  • breadth of interest
  • relevance to, and inclusion of, clinical and preclinical psychopharmacology
  • lack of overlap with, or repetition of, recent BAP symposia
  • high-quality speakers (four in total, with ideally no more than one requiring a high travel cost)

Members who have ideas, whether tentative or clearly formulated, are strongly encouraged to discuss these with a member of Council. Proposals for symposia for the 2015 Summer Meeting should be emailed to no later than 28 February 2014. All symposium proposals should include:

  • Symposium Title
  • Proposed chair
  • Proposed speakers (four) with suggested titles (note: speakers should not be invited at this stage)
  • Brief (~200-word) justification for including the symposium in the programme

We look forward to hearing from you.

Guiding Principles for Behavioural Laboratory Animal Science on Wednesday, 27th November 2013 at 3:21 PM

Guiding Principles for Behavioural Laboratory Animal Science has been published on the website.

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Professor David Nutt awarded 2013 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science on Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 12:41 PM

Professor David Nutt has been awarded the international prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so. The judges awarded the prize to Professor Nutt in recognition of the impact his thinking and actions have had in influencing evidence-based classification of drugs, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world, and his continued courage and commitment to rational debate, despite opposition and public criticism.

The Prize is a joint initiative of the science journal Nature, the Kohn Foundation, and the charity Sense About Science. The late Sir John Maddox, FRS, was editor of Nature for 22 years and a founding trustee of Sense About Science.

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Prof Barbara Sahakian and Muzaffer Kaser discuss blood tests for suicide risk on Friday, 30th August 2013 at 10:30 AM

A new study has suggested that it may be possible to develop blood tests for suicide by identifying biomarkers in the blood.

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