These contributions to the neurosciences are dedicated to the memory and humanitarian vision of the late Shri T S Srinivasan. The youngest son of Shri. T V Sundaram Iyengar, Shri T S Srinivasan began his career with the TVS Group of Companies and was noted for his innovative ideas. He not only modernised the services and facilities of the Group Companies, but also guided their entrance into the manufacture of critical automotive components. His dynamism and enterprise culminated in the establishment of several manufacturing units in collaboration with leading International organisations. His foresight was also responsible for the manufacture of powered two-wheelers for personal transportation.
From an early age, Shri Srinivasan was the embodiment of compassion. He earned the love and affection of his employees with his humane approach and unique empathy - a wisdom that brought the humblest sufferer to his door. He was fully committed to alleviating the sufferings of his fellow human beings. Monetary considerations never stood in the way of his fulfilling this commitment. Shri T S Srinivasan's life was devoted to the advancement and improvement, not only in industry, but also in areas of public service like medicine and clinical research. After his demise, his family members established the TS Srinivasan Charitable Trust to keep alive the humanitarian values of this noble soul.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the XI International Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association and the TS Srinivasan-NIMHANS Knowledge Conclave, a joint meeting in Bengaluru, India, that will take place on 15th, 16th & 17th February 2018.
The 3-day event has the contemporary theme "Neuropsychiatry - A Global Approach" the core of our effort being to identify and discuss important transcultural issues in Neuropsychiatry. That the meeting is taking place in India makes it extremely relevant, as "Neuropsychiatry" remains a little known specialty in many parts of the developing world. The International Neuropsychiatric Association would like to take this opportunity to put on display the cutting edge of global knowledge in this field and its relevance to clinical practice, research and policy in different parts of the world.
That the meeting will be in NIMHANS is also fortuitous; NIMHANS being India's premier institution guides research and policy with respect to mental health and neurosciences in India, a country with the world's second largest population and today the world's fastest developing economy.
We expect to have several types of academic and cultural activities taking place as part of this enriched program.
1. Plenary lectures in which we will address the cutting edge of transcultural issues over two days.
2. A series of symposia on clinical topics of practice relevance
3. Invited Symposia by key Neuropsychiatry expert groups and organisations from the UK, USA, Australia and other countries, putting on display the breadth of global knowledge.
4. Award Sessions which will feature world leaders in the field
5. Selected Poster Sessions on 01 three days of the Congress, giving participants ample opportunity to present their own original work. Registration will include lunch and coffee breaks on all three days and an evening meal on the first day.
In addition there will be a Gala Dinner for all registrants on day two, enabling a generous sampling of both local culture and cuisine. The venue for all activities is the NIMHANS Convention Centre located on Hosur Road in the heart of Bengaluru.
Bengaluru - a cantonment of British India, is India's information technology capital. A bustling metro, it has an excellent international airport with connections around the world. A city of gardens and lakes, it is pleasant and temperate in February with temperature in the 20's. Mysore a cultural and historical capital of India is about 2 hours from Bengaluru.
In addition there are a number of historical places of interest, within striking distance, ideal locations for pre and post congress tours.
In addition, the state of Karnataka of which Bengaluru is the capital, boasts of several wildlife sanctuaries and coffee and tea estates abound in the surrounding hill regions. The Congress thus brings you to an important and interesting part of India, demonstrating amply the rich diversity of our country.
We eagerly look forward to welcoming you to Bengaluru and to yo. active participation in this meeting, which promises to be a feast for the brain, mind and palate. See you (t)here!
Professor Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy Organising Chairman
President Elect INA
Professor Mathew Varghese
Chairman- Scientific Committee
Member - Executive Committee INA
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Educated at University College London, studying anthropology first, and then medicine and anatomy Professor Semir Zeki was a College Scholar during the undergraduate course and a University Scholar during the post-graduate course. His post-doctoral research work was at the prestigious National Institutes of Mental Health in the United States (NIMH, Washington DC) and the University of Wisconsin. He has occupied important positions during his career including Henry Head Research Fellow of the Royal Society; Professor of Neurobiology at the University of London at University College 1981-2008; Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London since 2008.
Prof. Zeki is Fellow of the Royal Society (1990); Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society (1999); Member of the Academia Europaea (1991), the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (1993) and Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1998). He serves on Editorial Board of the several prestigious journals including Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, The journal of Neuroscience, The Neuroscientist, Cerebral Cortex, Vision Research, among others and is a Guarantor of Brain. He also serves as Visiting Professor at Ludwig-Maximilian Universitat, Munich; Duke University, USA; University of California, Berkeley; J. Paul Getty Museum; Erasmus University, Brussels; and Center for Advanced Studies, Stanford University, USA. Prof. Zeki has published more than 300 high-impact articles in specialized journals on the organization of the visual brain and on neuroesthetics. He has delivered more than 50 Endowment Lectures worldwide. Prof. Zeki is recipient of several prestigious awards including Erasmus Medal 2008 (Academia Europea); Aristotle Medal (World Psychiatric Federation, 2011); Rome Prize (Arena °thus, 2012); Kaloy Prize (2015) and Honorary Doctorates: DSc, Aston University, England (1994); Aberdeen University, Scotland (2008), Aristotle University (2015); MD, Athens University 2014.He has authored several books which have since been translated into multiple languages: A Vision of the Brain (1993), Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain (1999), Splendors and Miseries of the Brain (2008), La Quete de l'essentiel (with Balthus, Count Klossowski de Rola), (1995) (in French); La belle e la bestia (with Ludovica Lumer) 2011 (in Italian).
Prof. Semir Zeki will deliver the 38thTS Srinivasan Endowment Oration on "The Neurobiology of Beauty" 18th February 2018 in Chennai,- India. All delegates are welcome to register free for this public event by contacting email@example.com