Closed | 6 December 2023 – 10 January 2024|

This advanced school presents a two-week, immersive educational program designed to connect Nepali and other Asia-Pacific students with eminent scientists who will mentor students and junior professors. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders through cutting-edge non-genomic and genomic approaches.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Delving into the realm of Psychophysiology in Neuroscience, this program explores the application of techniques to capture the body’s physiological signals, crucial for comprehending the functional status of the mind and nervous system.

Non-Genomic Tools

With the goal of providing technical knowledge and interpretative skills in psychophysiology, this program will engage participants in hands-on training and technical lectures centered around four non-genomic neurophysiological tools:

1. rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation):
A non-invasive tool with applications in both diagnostics and therapeutics, rTMS relies on the activity and function of specific brain circuits. Esteemed neuroscientists specializing in rTMS research from India, China, Singapore, Japan, and Australia will deliver didactic and technical lectures during the school, presenting insights into its limitations and benefits.

Application deadline:
10 January 2024

School website:
https://ibroschoolnepal.com/speakers/

School dates and location:
24 April – 8 May 2024

Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Physiology
Kathmandu, Bagmati, 44611, Nepal

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For any queries, please contact Dr. Sunil Dhungel at sunil.dhungel@nsnnepal.org

2. EEG/Video EEG (Electroencephalography):
EEG/Video EEG stands as a fundamental tool in psychophysiology. Through practical training and insightful lectures, participants will gain a profound understanding of its applications and contributions to the field.

3. Polysomnography (PSG):
As a multi-parameter study of sleep, PSG serves as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine and mental health diagnoses and the program will also explore its significance.

4. Psycho-Neuro-Biofeedback:
Also known as neurotherapy, Psycho-Neuro-Biofeedback involves real-time EEG feedback, a practice with global recognition but which still awaits mainstream acceptance in the medical field. Our consultant trainers and dedicated researchers will guide participants through the “pros and cons” of this innovative approach.

Genomic Tools

This program also introduces participants to genomic tools, emphasizing hands-on experience in state-of-the-art Karyotyping. Additionally, it covers Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), enabling a practical understanding of the subcellular basis of neural functions and the pathologies of developmental neuro-related disorders like Autism and ADHD.

Other Activities

In addition to the lectures and hands-on training in non-genomic and genomic laboratory techniques, this school will also facilitate discussions, roundtables, and address career-development topics such as diverse career paths and research funding opportunities.

WHO CAN APPLY TO THIS SCHOOL?

  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Medical Doctors (MDs)
  • Medical graduates and postgraduates
  • Junior faculty

Only applicants based in the Asia-Pacific region are eligible to apply.

 

WHAT COSTS ARE COVERED FOR PARTICIPANTS?

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Apply HERE by 10 January 2024.

Please note you will be redirected to the IBRO Grants Portal.