SANS Symposium 2022: Abstract submission and Invited Speakers

Abstract Submission

A gentle reminder that the SANS Symposium 2022 will be held in-person on the 17th of September 2022 at Century City, Cape Town in conjunction with the Biological Psychiatry Society Congress

Submit your abstracts to be considered for Oral or Poster presentation The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 2022.

Invited speakers for the SANS Symposium 2022

Prof Kristen Brennand

Kristen Brennand, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine, formerly the Director of the Alper Neural Stem Cell Center and an Associate Professor in the Pamela Sklar Division of Psychiatric Genomics at Mount Sinai. Her research combines expertise in genetics, neuroscience and stem cells, in order to identify the mechanisms that underlie brain disease. Her focus lies in resolving the convergence of, and complex interplay between, the many risk variants linked to disease, towards the goal of facilitating the clinical translation of genetic findings.  Dr. Brennand’s work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the New York Stem Cell Foundation, the Brain Research Foundation, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Dr Lize Weich

Dr. Lize Weich is an addiction psychiatrist at Stikland Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University. She is responsible for coordinating addiction services for the psychiatric hospitals in the Western Province. She also coordinates pre- and postgraduate training in addiction care at Stellenbosch University, including the Postgraduate diploma in Addiction Care, Masters in Addiction Care and MPhil in Addiction Psychiatry programs.