Clinical Neuropsychology in Malaysia: A Step Forward

Guest Speaker:
Dr Vigneswaran Veeramuthu (Gleneagles Medini Hospital)
Host:
Dr Dan Jones (School of Psychology, University of Reading Malaysia)
Subject Area:
Psychology
Activity:
Seminar
Date & Time:
Wed, 19. October 2016, 13:00 h - 14:00 h
Venue:
N3.23, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

Abstract
Clinical neuropsychology (a study of the brain-behaviour relationship) as a whole is still in its nascency in Malaysia and South East Asia. This presentation will review the historical development of neuropsychology as a clinical subspecialty in Malaysia, the training pathways, life as a clinician, the standard and newer techniques in neuropsychological assessments and clinical investigations, functional brain mapping and advanced intraoperative techniques. Additionally, some cutting edge translational clinical researches conducted locally and published in high impact peer-reviewed journals will be reviewed as well.

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Biography
Vigneswaran Veeramuthu, is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist (Adult and Paediatrics) at Gleneagles Medini Hospital, Johor. He completed his Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Kailua, HI, United States of America in 2013 and a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (Neurosurgery) at University of Malaya in 2016. He has also completed various professional training programs and courses through the American Psychological Association's (APA) Continuing Education programs and US Department of Defence in relation to neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, and neurocognitive rehabilitation. He specialises in diagnostic neurocognitive and neurobehavioral assessments, multisensory stimulation and neurocognitive rehabilitation/ interventions for aging-related cognitive disorders, acquired brain injury (trauma, stroke, AVM, aneurysms, brain surgeries), epilepsy and disorders of consciousness (permanent vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-In syndrome). He is also one of the very few clinicians in the region trained in introperative brain mapping, neuropsychological monitoring and advanced functional neuroimaging (Diffusion Tensor Imaging, fMRI, MR Spectroscopy). Vigneswaran over the years has also been extensively involved in various research endeavours, multicentre clinical trials, and collaborations both locally and internationally. He has presented numerous scientific talks and/or presentations in various international and local conferences including the American National Neurotrauma Symposium, the Annual American Psychological Conference, European Society of Radiology Conference, Asian/ASEAN Neurosurgical Society conferences, and Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia, to name a few. He has a few high impact publications to date.

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