• Public Awareness Campaign: “Know More About Your Brain”! (Chapter 6)
    「知多一點腦」 行動 (第六篇)

  • August 14-15, 2014: Neuroscience Academy Co-organized by Institute of Brain Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and AstraZeneca Company

  • Public Awareness Campaign: “Know More About Your Brain”! 「知多一點腦」行動

    As an education institute of psychopharmacology and brain health, IBM works to advocate for public awareness of the functions of our brain that has important impact in our daily life. Dysfunction of our brain may cause adverse effect to our health and hazardous to life. Many diseases are caused by the illness of the brain, like Parkinson Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism and different kinds of emotional disorders.
    Brain awareness is an important issue today since more and more people are affected by different types of brain disorder. Also some disastrous incidences occur from time to time around us might be avoided if we can detect the early symptoms of the illness and have them properly treated. IBM has joined in Nov 2013 the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), an international initiative and partnership committed to educating the public about the many wonders and impact of the brain through the global brain awareness campaign.
    This year, for the first time in Hong Kong, IBM has launched a brain awareness movement: “Know More About Your Brain”! The aims of the movement are:
    • To convey new information of neuroscience
    • To raise awareness and interest of the BRAIN
    • To apply and translate the brain knowledge to our daily living and life
    • To face illness of the brain positively and correctly

    Content of the Movement
    1. To produce an educational film: 「沿途有你」,introducing symptoms and impact of Bipolar Disorder.

      July 27, 2014: Institute of Brain Medicine presents « 沿途有你 » « You Are Not Alone » a Micro Film about Bipolar Disorder disease (Film Opening Ceremony)

    2. To organize every two months public talks on health and emotion

      August 5, 2014: Public Awareness Campaign: “Know More About Your Brain”! (Chapter 2)「知多一點腦」行動 (第二篇)

      June 17, 2014: Public Awareness Campaign: "Know More About Your Brain"!「知多一點腦」行動

    3. To organize seminars and lectures to students for better understanding of brain health among youngsters.
    4. To work in hands with other organizations on awareness and knowledge of emotional disorder.
    5. To produce information brochure on brain health, emotional disorders and tips for staying sharp etc.

  • July 23-25, 2012: Certificate Course in Psychopharmacology co-organised by Institute of Brain Medicine and Philippine Psychiatric Association


    This Event

    After the highly successful inaugural Certificate Course in Neuro-psychopharmacology held in Hong Kong from December 10th - 11th 2011, Institute of Brain Medicine was determined to conduct its first abroad Certificate Course in the following year. At the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Makati City, the Certificate Course was successfully held from July 23rd - 25th 2012 in Manila, Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine Psychiatric Association. Professors Siu Wa Tang, Brian Leonard and Joseph Zohar are the keynote speakers for the two and a half day Program.
    The Institute of Brain Medicine courses are specially designed for clinicians to renew their knowledge in current psychophar-macology, irrespective of their specialty background and level of knowledge. The program in Manila has achieved its aim to provide non-didactic lectures and was very interactive, clinically relevant and practical for a practicing clinician. We targeted to help participants to internalize concepts and to transform them into clinical scientists rather than diagnosis makers and drug prescribers.
    The meeting brought together extremely enthusiastic medical professionals with a diverse background and a common goal to learn and share their experience. The event was attended by a total number of 65 participants, from the Philippines (Total 55), Hong Kong (Total 9) and Indonesia (Total 1).
    The Certificate Course was officially opened by the Philippines Psychiatric Association's President, Dr. Romeo Enriquez, MD, who gave the opening speech and welcomed the participants to the event. It was followed by an introduction of the speakers by Dr. Della Constantine, Immediate Past President of PPA. An introduction of the Program was given by Professor Siu Wa Tang, Director of Institute of Brain Medicine.
    At the end of each day, delegates were expected to raise questions and problems to the speakers. There was a great deal of interactions between the speakers and participants during the entire program as many challenging and stimulating questions were also initiated by a number of attendees.

    In addition to Q&A sessions, individual presentations were carried out in between lectures which enabled ideas and concepts to be reinforced. Participants had the opportunity to deepen and extend their knowledge in different aspects of their medical practices.

  • December 10-11, 2011: Certificate Course in Neuro-psychopharmacology

    This 2 day course in Neuro-psychopharmacology has been designed as both an introductory course for non-psychiatric specialists and as a refresher course for psychiatrists. It will cover important brain medicine topics involving mood and cognitive function. The course is highly interactive and is not designed as a long series of passive didactic lectures. Participants are expected to be challenged by the experienced educators and to contribute both in class and in group case analysis. This emotionally challenging interactive format has proven to be highly effective for the participants, in aiding their internalization of the many important recent advances in brain disorder medicine.

    10th December, 2011, Saturday (Studio 1, 7/F., W Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui)
    08:30 - 09:00 Registration
    09:00 - 10:00 Introduction by Chairman Prof Siu Wa TANG
    How Common are Brain Disorders? : Most Recent Data Prof Yueqin HUANG
    10:00 - 11:00 Brain Examination : Cognition and Emotion Prof Joseph ZOHAR
    11:00 - 11: 15 Tea Break
    11:15 - 12:15 Parts of the Brain that Can Go Wrong: Neurons, Synapses and Circuits Prof Siu Wa TANG
    12:15 - 13:15 Lunch (Foyer, 7/F)
    13:15 - 14:15 Brain Degeneration and Dementia : Advances Prof Brian LEONARD
    14:15 - 15:15 Anxiety Disorders, OCD and PTSD : Advances Prof Joseph ZOHAR
    15:15 - 15:30 Tea Break
    15:30 - 17:00 Case Workshop (all, in groups) All Speakers
    11th December, 2011, Sunday (Studio 1, 7/F., W Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui)
    08:30 - 09:00 Registration
    09:00 - 10:00 Introduction by Chairman Prof Siu Wa TANG
    Dysfunction in Mood and Emotion - From Knowledge to Treatment Prof Joseph ZOHAR
    10:00 - 11:00 The Major Psychosis : Advances Prof Brian LEONARD
    11:00 - 11: 15 Tea Break
    11:15 - 12:15 Drugs for the Brain, their Targets and their Interactions Prof Siu Wa TANG
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch (Sing Yin Restaurant, 1/F)
    13:30 - 15:00 Panel Discussion : Resilience, Treatment Outcome and Personalised Brain Medicine (why some are resistant, some recover and some do not or only partially) All Speakers Moderator: Prof TANG
    15:00 - 15:15 Tea Break
    15:15 - 17:00 Case Workshop (all, in groups) All Speakers

  • IBM Inaugural Conference June 6, 2010: Cutting Edge Views in Brain Medicine

    Date : June 6, 2010, Sunday
    Venue : Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
    Level 11, The Pool House at Plateau
    No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Tel : (852) 2588 - 1234
    Time : 13:00 - 16:45
    Sponsors : Lundbeck Hong Kong
    North American Medical Association Foundation Limited


    13:00 - 14:00 Cocktail Reception
    Hors d 'oeuvres & Drinks will be served
    14:00 - 14:20 Opening Ceremony
    Prof. Siu Wa Tang Director, Institute of Brain Medicine
    Prof. Brian Leonard, Associate Director
    Prof. Joseph Zohar, Associate Director
    14:20 - 14:40 Opening Performance
    14:40 - 16:10 "Cutting Edge Views in Brain Medicine" by:
    1. Prof. Joseph Zohar, Israel
      Director, Division of Psychiatry & The Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Clinic,
      Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel
      President-Elect, European College of Neuro-psychopharmacology (ECNP)
    2. Prof. Torgny H. Svensson, Sweden
      Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Member of Nobel Assembly,
      Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    3. Prof. John Kane, USA
      Chairman of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital
      Chair in Schizophrenia Research, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
    4. Prof. Hans-Jurgen Moller, Germany
      Chairman, The Psychiatry Department, The Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
      President-Elect, Collegium International Neuro-psychopharmacologicum (CINP)
    5. Prof. Dan Stein, South Africa
      Director, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders,
      Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    6. Prof. Jeffery Cummings, USA
      Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer Disease Research
      Dane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics
      David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    16:10 - 16:40 Panel Discussion
    16:40 - 16:45 Conclusion

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