5th edition Ideas Lab 2017 organized by CIBERSAM

4 de June de 2017

The Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health Network (CIBERSAM) opens the 5th edition of Ideas Lab. This initiative aims to support the careers of young researchers by creating a forum for the presentation, discussion and critique of the work of scientists who are starting out in their career with the aim of promoting innovation, translational research and, especially, fostering collaborations between groups.

The 5th edition of the Ideas Lab is about the topic: “Clinic and biomedical research” and is held in Santander at the Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017. One of the most prestigious Spanish psychiatrists, Dr. Víctor Peralta from the Department of Mental Health Service in Pamplona and the Institute of Sanitary Research of Navarre will give the inaugural reading under the title “Research Challenges in Severe Mental Illness”. On behalf of Valdecilla, Benedict Crespo Facorro, head of the area of Psychiatry of CIBERSAM and Scientific Director of IDIVAL (pending appointment and Board of Trustees) will be the host.

The Ideas Lab asks the young researchers who are part of any CIBER, RETIC or research center to present their most relevant and creative scientific ideas, designed to solve any clinical or scientific problem.

Proposals will be presented on hypotheses and models, recruitment and samples, technology and therapeutic procedures or other scientific aspects elaborated by young researchers of CIBERSAM or jointly with young researchers of groups that do not belong to CIBERSAM. Proposals will also be presented from any research group which can be interested to applied on mental health research.

There will be more than 50 presentations and posters of basic and clinical fields involving young researchers from the best research units in the fields related to mental health in our country.

CIBERSAM is a research consortium promoted by the Institute of Health Carlos III whose main objective is to carry out research of excellence that results in the prevention of mental disorders and, therefore, in a better quality of life of the population as well as in better treatments for those who suffer some type of mental disorder.