This is a four day workshop with Juri D Kropotov in Cambridge.
4 days: Saturday 8th to Tuesday 11th April
£600 / €700
Information and Booking
QEEG Website at http://qeeg.co.uk/
Functional neuromarkers for psychiatry
Mental illness represents the biggest challenge for modern health care systems. Recent advances in neuroscience have allowed scientists to explore functional neuromarkers of psychiatric disorders. The decades of brain and brain discovery (1990-2010) are followed by the decade of translation that focuses on application of neuromarkers for providing an early detection, prevention, as well as a personalized care for patients with mental problems. The main goal of the book is to introduce the neuroscience methodology into psychiatric practice.
The functional neuromarkers analyzed in the book include brain activation patterns revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), quantitative electro-encephalography (qEEG) and event-related potentials (ERPs). To be used in clinical practice an ideal neuromarker must have a diagnostic sensitivity and specificity higher that 80%, to be reliable, reproducible, and inexpensive to measure, non-invasive, and simple to perform, and confirmed by at least two independent studies. The functional neuromarkers for ADHD, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder are reviewed in detail.
The book is based on the author's experience in search for functional neuromarkers in the healthy and diseased brain. The book focuses on recently emerged methods of analysis of EEG and ERPs with the goals of 1) elucidating neuronal mechanisms of generation of EEG spontaneous rhythms, and 2) determining functional meaning of ERP components in cognitive tasks. The mechanisms of neuromodulation methods such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and neurofeedback are presented. A separate part of the book is dedicated to application of the whole methodology for 1) diagnosis, 2) personalized neurotherapy and 3) monitoring the results of treatment of ADHD, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
° The goal of the workshop is to teach attendees how to improve their diagnostic and treatment tools by using a newly emerged technology of Quantitative EEG, event related potentials and neurotherapy.
° The attendees are required to bring laptops with them. At the workshop the attendees will be supplied by an educational software and EEG files from the HBI (Human Brain Index) reference database.
° Each day will consist of two parts:
Morning: theoretical usually by lectures and practice with software on EEG files taken from the HBI reference database and
afternoon; working with hardware/software, recording EEG and analyzing EEG files recorded during the workshop.
° The attendees will be supplied with hardware for recording EEG. Each attendee will get the opportunity to record and analyse EEG and ERP by themselves.
For full information and course breakdown please visit http://qeeg.co.uk/