Wednesday, 20 August 2003: 15:45-17:15
Mayfair Room (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S069 Asia Pacific Regional Initiative; Contributing to the Development of Neuropsychological Assessment in China: Report of a Pilot Program

The discipline of neuropsychology in China has yet to be developed. Psychiatrists and neurologists rely on clinical bedside assessment in the screening and diagnosis of dementia and other cognitive disorders without the benefit of trained neuropsychologists.A pilot program of a short course was offered to China with the support of Janssen (Xian) to train a selected group of psychiatrists and neurologists in the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment.A team from the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne, under the leadership of Professor Edmond Chiu, Immediate Past President, IPA, conducted a 3-day Short Course in Beijing in July 2002.This symposium describes the curriculum developed, critically evaluates the course and offers suggestion for future courses.Such a program can be seen in the context of training and capacity building exercise within the Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative of IPA and can provide a model of collaboration between Australia and the region.
Chair:Helen, Fung Kum Chiu
 S069-001 The Rationale and Conceptual Basis for Introducing Neuropsychological Training to China
Edmond Chiu, Monica Williams, Cressida MacCuspie-Moore, Xin Yu
 S069-002 The challenges of knowledge and practice transfer of neuropsychology to China
Monica Williams
 S069-003 Neuropsychological and Cognitive Assessment: Principles and Practice
Cressida MacCuspie-Moore
 S069-004 The Outcome of a Pilot Training Course in Neuropsychology in China
Xin Yu

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