28 March, 2016
The first in a new series of public lectures was held at AAT Research’s new premises on March 21, 2016.
The guest speaker was Dr Mark Agius, visiting research associate in the department of psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK.
Dr Agius spoke about the latest research on depression.
Speaking after the event, AAT’s founder, Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan said this lecture and those planned over the next few months would help to fill a gap in the communication process between experts and the public, while also enhancing knowledge sharing and discussion among AAT employees.
“I am very pleased that we have the opportunity to bring over distinguished lecturers and professionals to talk about their research and field of expertise. Many a time, research is not disseminated to a wider public and this creates a knowledge divide. With our lecture series, we hope to bridge that gap,” Dr Attard Trevisan said.
In his two-hour presentation, Dr Agius provided a detailed explanation of the current definition of depression from a clinical and psychological perspective. He spoke about the various categories, conditions, symptoms and treatments available. Dr Agius spoke about diagnoses and the need for more training on how to identify and treat depression across the spectrum of cases.