About the BNPA
The British NeuroPsychiatry Association (BNPA) is the principal academic and professional body for medical practitioners and professionals allied to medicine working at the interface of the clinical and cognitive neurosciences, and psychiatry.
As we leave the "Decade of the Brain" neuropsychiatry has emerged as one of the most exciting and challenging fields in which to work. The BNPA was founded in December 1987 at the suggestion of Dr Jonathan Bird. Professor W A Lishman, the founding Chairman, describes its formation as follows:
"The Association was created to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of matters of common interest among psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists and workers in the related neurosciences. All suitably qualified persons with an interest in brain function in relation to behaviour would be welcome to join. For this reason we did not seek formal affiliation with other bodies, such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists, but decided to stand as an independent association. Young members bringing fresh ideas would be particularly encouraged to join, by keeping fees to a minimum and the establishment of appropriate prizes".
Now this dynamic and growing organisation provides a forum to assist its members maintain and extend their knowledge and skills and to improve the understanding and treatment of people with neuropsychiatric disorders.
The aims of the BNPA are to
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas related to neuropsychiatry
- Encourage and facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of clinical and academic issues of common interest
- Create a platform for the presentation of ideas and research findings through its open meetings.
Focus of interest: activities reflect and cater for a membership spanning the fields of psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychology, and the various related clinical and basic neurosciences.
Membership is thus open to medical practitioners in psychiatry, neurology and related neurosciences, e.g. neurophysiology, neurosurgery, neuroadiology, neuropathology, neuropsychopharmacology; to postgraduate psychologists working in clinical or experimental fields related to psychiatry or neurology; and to postgraduate laboratory workers in the neurosciences. Members are primarily located within Great Britain, but arrangements exist allowing for overseas practitioners to join.The constitution of the Association reflects its objectives, and the background of the elected officers who direct its activities broadly reflect the membership of the Association as a whole.
Meetings: the Association holds regular meetings. Their format and location vary over time. Thus some are residential; some non-residential; some are organised jointly with other Associations, including overseas bodies; all are designed to reflect members' interests.
Website: This website provides both an introduction and overview about BNPA's activities, and links to other points of related interest.
Further Information: If we can help further, add additional information or answer specific questions we would be pleased to hear from you. In the first instance please contact our administrative assistant. Jackie Ashmenall, Tel: 00 44 (0)560 114 1307, Tel/Fax: 00 44 (0) 20 8878 0573 Email email@example.com
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