​​​School on Neuropsychopharmacology of Stress and Substance Use Disorders​

Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya | ​School dates: June 2-8, 2024​

Location: University Centre, the Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya.

​​About school

This 10-day course features intensive lectures by distinguished international faculty and participant-led poster sessions, offering a balanced approach to deepen students' insight and expertise in neuropsychopharmacology. The school will address the basics of nervous system physiology, focusing on drug targets, neurotransmitters, receptors, and drug mechanisms of action. The course will also cover various aspects of neuropsychopharmacology, including the fundamentals of drug development such as preclinical testing, clinical trials, and regulatory approvals. It will delve into the neurobiology of mental disorders, exploring brain circuits, genetics, and environmental factors. The use of neuroimaging techniques to study brain structure and activity will be discussed. The importance of collaborative teams involving psychiatrists, psychologists, and neuroscientists in research and clinical applications will be emphasised. Ethical considerations, including informed consent, patient autonomy, and reporting of serious adverse events (SAEs), will also be addressed.

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Neuroscience Symposium that will take place in Nairobi on 10 - 11 June, 2024.

Eligibility / Who should apply to this school?

Early career scientists and researchers (within 5 years of completing the terminal postgraduate degree), Postgraduate students and trainees in psychiatry, psychology, pharmacology, and the neurosciences, from any African country.


What cost will be covered for the selected participant?

  • Accommodation and meals

  • Travel expenses

  • Training costs

For any inquiries, please contact us at leonard.liposhe@aku.edu

>>​Download the conference booklet and agenda here<<​