Brain disorders account for one of the greatest burdens of disease in the developed world, yet patients are not receiving appropriate help. In addition, current treatments are based on symptoms, are not disease modifying, and the response rate is 50% at best. This is particularly true for brain disorders with a neurodevelopmental origin, a broad spectrum of neurological and psychiatric diseases that includes epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. Fighting developmental brain disorders will require a close integration of advances in clinical psychiatry and fundamental neuroscience.
To celebrate the closure of the new Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London, inaugural symposium we present: Neurodevelopmental Disorders – joining the dots to find new treatments. At this panel discussion, hosted by Claudia Hammond, you will have the opportunity to hear expert scientists discuss their views on the biological mechanisms underlying developmental brain disorders and the most recent scientific discoveries. You will also have the chance to ask our panel questions about these specific disorders.
This public lecture is open to all, please click here to register.