neuroCademy arrives down under!
April 13-14, 2016
neuroCademy hosted its inaugural event in Sydney this month in collaboration with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) - Neurofeedback and Psychology Interest Group. The symposium was aimed at clinicians, academics and researchers who were interested to gain an insight into the latest advancements in non-pharmacological treatments in ADHD and Depression. With a focus on ADHD on the first day, the synmposium featured talks by Dr. Martijn Arns who presented the connection between sleep and the circadian system in ADHD and the benefits of Neurofeedback. Perth based Neurofeedback expert, Prof. Florian Zepf shared insights into the rational of Slow Cortical Potential Neurofeedback.
On the second day, Dr. Donna Palmer shared the latest findings from the international multicenter iSPOT-D study trails and an understanding of possible neuropsychological, psychological and imaging biomarkers. The symposium also included Prof. Colleen Loo from The Black Dog Institute who shared her expertise in the application of tDCS in the treatment of depression. Deputy Director of MAPrc and Consultant Psychiatrist of Alfred Psychiatry, Prof. Paul Fitzgerald, then presented the current state of research on rTMS as a non-pharmacological treatment in depression.
The organization team has since received excellent feedback from the participants. Many gained valuable insight from Dr. Arns' presentation on the use of EEG and QEEG to predict and optimize treatments in ADHD and Depression. neuroCademy plans on hosting similar events and training sessions to make the knowledge of advancements in non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive treatment methods accessible to practitioners in Australia.