Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is my privilege to invite you to attend the 7th Mind-Body Interface (MBI) International Symposium, held at China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan on Nov. 3 & 4, 2017.
The MBI Int'l Symposium has been vigorously promoting a global agenda of translational medicine by encouraging interdisciplinary research, and integrating biomedical discovery and development focused on patients, to provide better care and service in the field of mental health. This year, the main theme is From Molecule to Mind: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Mental Health. The symposium will comprise keynote speech, plenary sessions from international researchers and clinician worldwide, and poster sessions. Bursaries for overseas participants are provided. Abstract for oral and poster presentations, as well as symposium sessions, are welcome. Submission deadline is July 15, 2017.
With the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders, it is suggested that diet is as important to neuroscience as it is to other fields of medicine. This year, the symposium is featured with a broad spectrum of research, including basic science and the biological processes and factors underlying the links between diet, nutrition and mental health, including immunology, metabolic processes and molecular science as well as the brain-gut-microbe axis. Furthermore, there will be a strong focus on neuroimaging, personalized medicine, lifestyle intervention, health promotion and disease management, and epidemiology and population studies in mental health for different age groups.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome our academic partners to actively take part in this symposium, including International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS), International Society for Omega-3 Research (ISOR), Japan Society for Lipid Nutrition (JSLN) and Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS). With the inspiration, intimate interaction and our great hospitality during the conference, the 7th MBI Int'l Symposium is guaranteed to be a wonderful event like it has been in the previous years. We look forward to greeting a group of multidisciplinary participants, including biomedical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, and other health professionals in Taichung, Taiwan in November.
Kuan-Pin Su, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, 7th MBI Int'l Symposium
Director, Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-Lab)
President, Taiwanese Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research
誠摯邀請您參加第七屆身心介面國際研討會，活動謹訂於 106年 11月3日至4日假台中中國醫藥大學舉辦。本屆研討會主題為從分子到心腦、從研究到臨床，用不同視野來探索精神醫學，針對大腦神經精神醫學相關的主題進行討論，包括免疫醫學、代謝疾病、分子醫學、營養精神醫學研究、腸道與大腦的關聯等。此外，也將對影像醫學、個人化醫療、生活型態、健康促進、疾病管理及公衛流病等在精神醫學上的應用與研究進行專題報告。期能藉由轉譯醫學的創新思維推動跨領域的基礎與臨床醫學研究合作，探究精神疾病的致病機轉，進而找到更有效且更全面的精神醫學臨床治療。
本屆研討會將邀請此領域享譽國際的優秀學者進行大會演講及專題座談，並設有壁報展示及海外與會者補助。我們歡迎論文及專題投稿，截稿日期為七月十五日。此外，今年也吸引了國際各大學會的積極參與，包括International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS), International Society for Omega-3 Research (ISOR), Japan Society for Lipid Nutrition (JSLN) and Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS) 等四個學會將有多位學者組成專題前來報告。延續往年研討會精彩的內容及與會者間密切的互動，第七屆身心介面國際研討會將會是一場學術的饗宴。誠摯歡迎跨領域的專家學者，包括基礎科學研究人員、精神科醫師、心理師、營養師等醫護人員共襄盛舉，踴躍出席，我們十一月份見！
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