MNS 2016 – Multidisciplinary Brain Science

The 3rd Annual Meeting of Mongolian Neuroscience Society “Multidisciplinary Brain Science”, 2016  

Overview

Title

The 3rd Annual Meeting of Mongolian Neuroscience Society, “Multidisciplinary Brain Science”

Host Organizer

Mongolian Neuroscience Society (MNS)

Coorganizers

Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), National Center of Mental Health (NCMH), Mongolian Society of Psychiatry (MSP), Mongolian Neurologists Society (MNrlS), and Mongolian Epilepsy Research Society (MERS).

Sponsor organizations

Narantuul LLC (Diamond Sponsor), Grant Pharmacy, IMI LLC, NOUS LLC

Date

September 23 – 24 (Friday & Saturday), 2016

Venue

The House of Parliament, Conference Center of SSClub

Official Language

English, Mongolian

Organizing Committee

Dr. Damidindorj Boldbaatar (Chair), Dr. Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren (Program & abstract), Dr. Jambaldorj Jamiyansuren (Logistics), Dr. Enkhsaikhan Lkhagvasuren (Secretary general), Darambazar Gantulga (Abstract book), Udval Sedbazar (Treasurer), Bilegtsaikhan (Certificate, credentials), and Angarag N (Press & Media)

Topics

Neuroscience (basic research), Mental Health (psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, sleep medicine, public mental health, rehabilitation), Neurology, Internal medicine (endocrinology, general medicine, palliative medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, dentistry), Neurosurgery, Neuroimaging, Social Psychology, Psychotherapy, Traditional & Oriental Medicine

Program

Please see here the official program of the meeting.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Kyung-jin Kim – President of Korean Brain Research Institute (KBRI), President of Korea Brain Society for Brain and Neural Sciences

Title: Functional Link between Circadian Timing System and Dopaminergic Mood Regulation through Rev-erb alpha

Dr. Cheng-Ting Chien – Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology

Coordinator of NPAS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Title: Regulated Golgi outposts in neuronal dendrite development

 DrChea Dr. Cheah Pike-See – Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra, Malaysia

Vice President of Malaysian Society of Neuroscience

Title: Molecular, metabolic and functional characterisation of adult skeletal muscle in Down syndrome mouse model : insights into the muscle weakness seen in human condition


IBRO Lecturers

 murayama Dr. Masanori Murayama – Team Leader, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan

 

Dr. Shigeyoshi Fujisawa – Team Leader, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan
Dr. Michael KH Ling (Co-Leader) Dr. Michael Ling – Medical Genetics Unit of Department of Biomedical Science, Universiti Putra, Malaysia

The Third Annual Meeting of Mongolian Neuroscience Society (MNS) entitled “Multidisciplinary Brain Science” was successfully held on September 23 – 24, 2016 in Ulaanbaatar. This meeting has provided the impetus for the development of brain science in Mongolia by giving an opportunity to gather more than hundred specialists with many different but related backgrounds under the umbrella of brain science. Mongolian Neuroscience Society as the main organizer has arranged this meeting with the National Center of Mental Health, Mongolian Society of Psychiatry, Mongolian Neurologists Society, and Mongolian Epilepsy Research Society (co-organizers), and Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS) as the main partner organization. The Platinum Sponsor of the meeting was a local company, “Narantuul Group” LLC. The opening ceremony, held in the House of Parliament of Mongolia, was opened by the President of MNS, Dr. Damdindorj followed by the President of MNUMS, Dr. Batbaatar G, Director of Public Administration and Management of the Ministry of Health (MOH) –Dr. Oyunchimeg D, Head of the Department of Policy Implementation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS) – Mr. Erdenechimeg N, and Chairman of Ulaanbaatar City Council – Mr. Sandui Ts.

Designated leaders in the region, Dr. Kyungjin Kim – President of Korean Brain Research Institute, Dr. Cheng-Ting Chien – Coordinator of Neuroscience Program in Academia Sinica of Taiwan, and Dr. Pike See Cheah – Vice President of Malaysian Society of Neuroscience have given plenary lectures about recent advances in brain science including the development of brain science in Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia. As satellite events, we arranged Lobby Meetings with Policy Makers to raise the awareness of brain science including our distinguished guests, Dr. Kim, Dr. Chien, and Dr. Cheah, with the Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of the President – Mr. Bayarsaikhan Tsevelmaa, the Head of the Department of Policy Implementation of MECSS – Mr. Erdenechimeg B, and the Head of the Department of Policy Implementation of MOH – Dr. Enkhbold S. As all the state agencies stated that they will provide political support for the development of brain science, these in-person meetings were not only integral to the annual meeting but also highly effective for starting stable working relationships with the new government elected this year.

We are most thankful to IBRO lecturers, Dr. Masanori Murayama, Dr. Shigeyoshi Fujisawa, and Dr. Michael KH Ling for their great contributions to the development of brain science in Mongolia. The special lectures provided the most updated information covering the current areas of particular interest in brain science were made by those extraordinary talented principal investigators at RIKEN Brain Science Institute and Universiti Putra. These special lectures were made possible by IBRO/APRC Lecturer Exchange Program, and we are very grateful for this generous support.

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