Science Week
“New Frontiers and Advanced Technology in Evidence Based Psychology”

17th – 22nd December 2011
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, “Babes-Bolyai” University (Cluj-Napoca) is organizing the event Science Week “New Frontiers and Advanced Technology in Evidence Based Psychology”.

The one-week meeting has three major components:

  • Component 1 (17-22.12.2011) –Symposia – consists in three 2-days Symposia as it follows:
  1. Symposia “Adult ADHD – Translating Research into Practice” (17-18.12.2011). Chairs: Bogdan Voinescu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) and Johannes Thome (Rostock University, Germany).
  2. Symposia “Clinical Cognitive Neurosciences – Advanced Methods for Assessing Neurobiological Predictors of Psychopathology” (19-20.12.2011). Chairs: Alina S. Rusu  (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) and Pietro Pietrini (University of Pisa, Italy).
  3. Symposia “New Advances in Cognitive Bias Modification – A Multidisciplinary Approach” (21-22.12.2011; Chairs: Aurora Szentagotai (Babes-Bolyai University) and Ernst Koster (Ghent University, Belgium).
  • Component 2 (19.12.2011) – Launch of the Platform for Advanced Imaging – EEG/fMRI – in Clinical Cognitive Neurosciences (Siemens – SkyRa platform, which is part of a larger research infrastructure project, directed by Prof. Dr. Şerban Agachi; scientific committee: Prof. Dr. Daniel David, Prof. Dr. Simion Şimon, Prof. Dr. Octavian Popescu).
  • Component 3 (22.12.2011) – Presentation of the ongoing international research projects (FP7, i.e. help4mood/info) of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. Chairs: Dr. Aurora Szentagotai / Dr. Daniel David (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania  and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA).

The aim of the Science Week event is to bring together top scientists and experts in the field of clinical cognitive neurosciences, clinical psychology, neuroimaging and adult psychiatry, in order to foresee (predict and shape) the cutting-edge theoretical and technical developments in the field of evidence-based psychology. The scientific and educational outcomes of this meeting (white papers, new projects and collaborative networks) are aimed to enrich the research strategy that is currently run on the major research platforms of the Department (www.clinicalpsychology.ro).

Participants – organizers and guests – are scientists and experts from different national and international institutions: Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), Diagnostic Clinic Phoenix (Romania), University of Pisa (Italy), University of California at Los Angeles, (USA), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (UK), University of Ghent (Belgium), University of London (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Rostock (Germany), National University Maynooth (Ireland).

The main location of the Science Week event is AVALON building (Republicii 37). The launch of the SkyRa platform will take place at Fantanele Street 30. The entire event (e.g., presentations, discussions) will be online videoconferenced and it will be made available to a selected audience (third year undergraduate students in Psychology, master students of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, PhD students etc.).

The complete event schedule can be downloaded here.