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Updated BAP Guidelines for the pharmacological management of ADHD are now available for download via the link below.
A review by Professor David Nutt and Jim Attridge in Neurobiology of Disease, Volume 61, January 2014, Pages 6–20. Free for one month.
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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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.
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:
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:
We look forward to hearing from you.
Guiding Principles for Behavioural Laboratory Animal Science has been published on the website.
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.
A new study has suggested that it may be possible to develop blood tests for suicide by identifying biomarkers in the blood.
A review of the 2013 BAP Summer Meeting by EUSARNAD (European and South African Research Network in Anxiety Disorders) member Carlotta Palazzo
Carmine Pariante is interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about depression in pregnancy.
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