How will these aims be achieved?
- The development of a simple neuropsychological assessment tool, to assist physicians in screening for cognitive dysfunction in depression.
- An on-going series of THINC® Expert educational meetings designed to facilitate improved awareness of the need to assess, monitor and treat cognitive dysfunction in patients with depression.
There will be the opportunity at the THINC® Expert Forum for attendees to collaborate with their peers, as well as have an opportunity to discuss case studies, and to network with colleagues to develop plans for extending this educational endeavour to other peers throughout their country.
Roger S Mcintyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Who are we?
The Taskforce is comprised of 11 nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field of major depressive disorder who oversee and drive the development of the THINC programme.
When do we meet?
The THINC® meeting programme is continuously evolving and extending its reach. The first step in raising awareness of cognitive dysfunction has been to hold large, international Expert Forums.
These meetings are led by members of the THINC® Task Force and are designed to encourage the sharing of latest knowledge and research. They also facilitate improved awareness of the need to assess, monitor and treat cognitive dysfunction in patients with depression. Each meeting has a highly interactive format, comprising presentations, workshops and panel discussions, and provides delegates with a wealth of information about cognitive dysfunction in depression. Several of these meetings have already been held and will continue to occur across some regions.
As awareness of cognitive dysfunction in depression grows in each region, the Expert Forums are being replaced with Expert Community meetings. At these meetings, delegates from previous Expert Forums have the opportunity to discuss their own basic, clinical and translational research and share knowledge with their peers. These large-scale THINC® Expert Community meetings are being held once per year in each region, once several Expert Forums have occurred.