Dr. Raymond Chan, a Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Honorary Director for Research at the Institute of Mental Health, Castle Peak Hospital (Hong Kong) and Honorary Director for the Translational Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the Shanghai Mental Health Centre, will be one of the key speakers at the International Conference “Mental Health: National Policies Agenda” to be conducted on 8 October, 2016 in the frame of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century.
The title of Dr. Raymond Chan’s speech is “Early detection and identification of mental disorders: The Chinese experience with neurological signs”
About Prof. Raymond C. K. Chan
Dr. Raymond Chan has been conducting research actively in neuropsychology and mental health, particularly in understanding cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia and its underlying psychopathology. He is now a distinguished professor of neuropsychology and applied cognitive neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the honorary director for research at the Institute of Mental Health, Castle Peak Hospital (Hong Kong) and honorary director for the Translational Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the Shanghai Mental Health Centre. His research record has earned him the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the National Science Foundation China, Young Investigator Award from NARSAD, and the Distinguished Griffith Visiting Researcher. He is the Regional Representative for Asia for the International Neuropsychological Society. He holds numerous funds from various funding agents, including the National Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, NARSAD, and the Smart Futures Fund (QLD), National and International Research Alliances Program. Dr. Chan has published over 260 scientific peer-reviewed articles and 6 book chapters dealing with schizophrenia research and traumatic brain injury, including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Schizophrenia Bulletin etc. He is currently serving at the editorial boards of “Scientific Reports”, “Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience”, “Frontiers in Psychology”, “Clinical Rehabilitation”, “Cognitive Neuropsychiatry”, and “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation” and four local professional journals.
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