Final Programme CINP 2014 - page 5

welcome address
Dear Colleagues,
It gives us great pleasure to welcome each delegate to the
29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology held in
our beautiful host city, Vancouver British Columbia, renowned for
its vibrant and diverse cultural activities, complimented by unparal-
leled seascapes and mountain views.
In a time of rapidly changing opportunities to exchange scientific
information via the Internet, CINP remains convinced that the spe-
cial appeal of direct interpersonal exchange and sharing of research
and clinical innovations in safe and attractive surrounds will ensure
the continued success of the CINP World Congress model.
Once again CINP owes a great debt of gratitude to all members of
the International Scientific Program Committee for their diligence
and creativity in designing an outstanding scientific program that
integrates the many streams of activity into a program with broad
appeal to preclinical and clinical researchers as well as practicing
clinicians. This year’s program consists of seven outstanding Ple-
nary Lectures, 36 Symposia selected from more than 125 proposals,
popular Pro and Con Debates, plus Educational and Scientific Work-
shops that will introduce delegates to the latest developments in
clinical practice and scientific technological innovations. As in pre-
vious years, the poster sessions will be given prominence and will
feature many in the
category. Above all, this Congress is
designed explicitly to promote the lively exchange of ideas and the
development of new friendships and collaborations.
In keeping with a tradition that extends back for nearly 60 years, the
Congress will start with our Opening Ceremony on Sunday June 22.
This will be the first opportunity to see familiar faces and to estab-
lish new acquaintances. As an active, open and transparent society,
CINP strongly encourages participation in the General Assembly
scheduled for Wednesday June 25. Please take this opportunity to
maintain your active participation in the affairs of your College.
CINP continues to enjoy the growth in membership in the Asia as
many colleagues from this region of the world are choosing our or-
ganization to represent their interests and aspirations for the future
direction of neuropsychopharmacology. This alliance of traditional
strongholds in Europe and North America with the emerging influ-
ence of colleagues in many regions of Asia is adding greatly to the
status of CINP as the voice for neuropsychopharmacology on the
world stage. We encourage everyone to visit the redesigned and
improved CINP website to learn about the latest developments as
well as upcoming thematic meetings and special workshops.
Anthony G. Phillips
CINP President
Lakshmi Yatham
Local Organizing
Michael Krausz
Local Organizing
Brian Dean
International Scientific
Programme Committee
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