Dr. Raymond Chan from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology was invited to chair the Plenary session at the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the needs of the XXI century and make a keynote report on “Autism spectrum disorders meet schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Evidence from clinical and subclinical findings”. Dr. Chan has provided ample evidence on the similarity of autism and schizophrenia at the genetic, behavioural, brain structural and functional connectivity levels. He also presented a series of studies conducted in his group comparing and contrasting these two neurodevelopmental disorders.
The congress was run in an online version from October 8th to 10th 2021. The congress aims to invite a wide range of scholars and clinicians specializing in mental health aiming to create favorable conditions for preserving and enhancing the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents, necessary for the healthy development of families, communities and societies and the future of human civilization. The main theme of this year focuses on mental “Children, Society and Future”. The conference will access to all participants coming from 37 countries in the disciplines of mental health, psychology, psychiatry and social welfare.