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International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity

Join us in Rome, Italy, 22-24 May 2016

Chair: Professor Paolo Girardi (IT)

Co-Chair: Dr Giulio Perugi (IT)

The ONLY speciality International Conference in Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorders in Europe in 2016





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Prof Jules Angst (Switzerland)Prof Jules Angst (Switzerland)

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Zurich University in Zurich, Switzerland, and Honorary Doctor of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Prof Hagop Akiskal (USA)Prof Hagop Akiskal (USA)

Professor of Psychiatry and Director of International Mood Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Prof Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Germany)Prof Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Germany)

Director of the Central Institute of Mental Health, as well as the Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Institute, based in Mannheim, Germany and Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Prof Eduard Vieta (Spain)Prof Eduard Vieta (Spain)

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Hospital Clinic, where he also leads the  Bipolar Disorders Program in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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Prof Allan Young (UK)Prof Allan Young (UK)

Chair of Mood Disorders & Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders, Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College, London, UK

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Prof Ketil Oedegaard (Norway)Prof Ketil Oedegaard (Norway)

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Bergen, Norway, President of the Norwegian Psychiatric Association and the Norwegian ISBD Chapter.

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Prof Siegfried Kasper (Austria)Prof Siegfried Kasper (Austria)

Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria

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Prof Hans-Jürgen Möller (Germany)Prof Hans-Jürgen Möller (Germany)

Professor Emeritus at the Psychiatric Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

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Dr Elie Hantouche (France)Dr Elie Hantouche (France)

Director of CTAH, Anxiety and Mood Center, France.

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Prof Giulio Perugi (Italy)Prof Giulio Perugi (Italy)

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychopharmacotherapy at the University of Pisa and works as the co-director of the Day-Hospital unit of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pisa.

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Dr Andreas Erfurth (Austria)Dr Andreas Erfurth (Austria)

Head of the 6. Psychiatrische Abteilung,Otto-Wagner-Spital, the academic Hospital of the Medizinische Universität Wien. Member of the Austrian Society of Pharmacovigilance in Psychiatry-ÖAMSP

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Prof John Kelsoe (USA)Prof John Kelsoe (USA)

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

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Prof Afzal Javed (UK)Prof Afzal Javed (UK)

Consultant Psychiatrist at Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust at Nuneaton. He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick UK. He also holds the position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan)

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Prof Anthony Grace (USA)Prof Anthony Grace (USA)

Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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Prof Roger McIntyre (Canada)Prof Roger McIntyre (Canada)

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

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Prof Thomas Schulze (Germany)Prof Thomas Schulze (Germany)

Professor of Psychiatric Genetics at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

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Prof William Coryell (USA)Prof William Coryell (USA)

 George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa, United States.


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Prof Alan Swann (USA)Prof Alan Swann (USA)

Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Mood Disorders.

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Dr Gianni Faedda (USA)Dr Gianni Faedda (USA)

Clinical psychopharmacologist specializing in Mood Disorders

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Prof Gabriele Sachs (Austria)Prof Gabriele Sachs (Austria)

Medical Director of the Wagner-Jauregg Neuropsychiatric State Hospital in Linz, Austria.

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Prof Andreas Bechdolf (Germany)Prof Andreas Bechdolf (Germany)

Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Cologne, Germany.

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Ms Pauline Östner (Sweden)Ms Pauline Östner (Sweden)

Pauline is a board member of the Swedish non-governmental organisation (NGO), the National Association of Social and Mental Health (RSMH)

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Dr Alexandra Pentaraki (UK)Dr Alexandra Pentaraki (UK)

Honorary Visiting Research Associate of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and a Chartered Psychologist of The British Psychological Society

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Dr Bruno Etain (FR)Dr Bruno Etain (FR)

Director at centre of expertise for bipolar disorders at the Hospital Chenevier, and performing research on bipolar disorders at INSERM in France.

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Prof Maria Luisa Figueira (Portugal)Prof Maria Luisa Figueira (Portugal)

Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and Head of the Psychiatric Department of the Hospital Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Prof Paola Salvatore (Italy)Prof Paola Salvatore (Italy)

Professor of Psychiatry in the Section of Psychiatry and Department of Neuroscience at the University of Parma, Italy, and a Research Associate in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders Research Program and the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School.

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Prof Elie Karam (Lebanon)Prof Elie Karam (Lebanon)

Professor at St George Hospital University Medical Center, Balamand University, Lebanon & Head of Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy & Applied Care (IDRAAC), Medical Institute for Neuropsychological Disorders (MIND)


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Prof Martha Sajatovic (USA)Prof Martha Sajatovic (USA)

Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. 

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Prof Heinz Grunze (UK)Prof Heinz Grunze (UK)

  Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Newcastle University, United Kingdom  

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Prof Xenia GondaProf Xenia Gonda

Clinical psychologist and pharmacist currently working as assistant professor at the Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health at Semmelweis University, Budapest.

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Prof Maurizio Pompili (Italy)Prof Maurizio Pompili (Italy)

Maurizio Pompili, M.D, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Suicidology and part of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

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Prof Erin Michalak (Canada)Prof Erin Michalak (Canada)

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

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Dr Benedikt Amann (Spain)Dr Benedikt Amann (Spain)

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

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Dr Carla Torrent (Spain)Dr Carla Torrent (Spain)

Researcher in the Bipolar Disorders Program in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, currently as a CIBERSAM member (Centre of Biomedical Research Network in Mental Health)

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Dr Dina Popovic (Spain)Dr Dina Popovic (Spain)

Clinical researcher at the Bipolar Disorders Program, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain.

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Prof Zoltán Rihmer (Hungary)Prof Zoltán Rihmer (Hungary)

Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, and Director of the Laboratory of Suicide Research and Prevention, National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictions, Budapest, Hungary.

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Prof Haim Einat (Israel)Prof Haim Einat (Israel)

Professor at the School of Behavioral Sciences, Tel Aviv-Yaffo College, Tel Aviv, Israel

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Prof Jan Scott (UK)Prof Jan Scott (UK)

Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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Conference Advisors

Conference AdvisorsProf Hagop Akiskal (US)
Prof Ali Al-Hamzawi (IQ)
Prof George Alevizopoulos (GR)
Dr Vasileios Alevizos (GR)
Dr Mohammad Alkaisy (IQ)
Prof Carlo Altamura (IT)
Dr Ana Andreazza (CA)
Prof Nikiforos Angelopoulos (GR)
Prof George Awad (CA)
Prof Ketil Joachim Ødegaard (NO)
Prof Julio Bobes (ES)
Prof Vasileios Bozikas (GR)
Prof George Christodoulou (GR)
Prof Joe Deltito (US)
Prof Dimitrios Dikeos (GR)
Prof Steven Dilsaver (US)
Prof Sonia Dollfus (FR)
Prof Athanasios Douzenis (GR)
Prof Andreas Erfurth (AT)
Dr Gianni Faedda (US)
Prof Nicol Ferrier (UK)
Prof Maria Luisa Figueira (PT)
Prof Giovanni Gambassi (IT)
Prof Ioannis Giouzepas (GR)
Prof Xenia Gonda (HU)
Prof Anthony Grace (US)
Dr Luis Gutiérrez Rojas (ES)
Dr Elie Hantouche (FR)
Prof Chantal Henry (FR)
Prof Steven Hirsch (UK)
Prof Thomas Hyphantis (GR)
Prof Apostolos Iacovides (GR)
Prof Afzal Javed (UK)
Prof Elie Karam (LB)
Prof Siegfried Kasper (AT)
Dr Andrej Kastelic (SI)
Prof Vasileios Kontaxakis (GR)
Prof Dusica Lecic-Tosevski (RS)
Prof Rasmus Licht (DK)
Prof Pierre Michel Llorca (FR)
Prof Mario Maj (IT)
Prof Laura Mandelli (IT)
Prof Donatella Marazziti (IT)
Prof Icro Maremmani (IT)
Prof Venetsanos Mavreas (GR)
Prof Hans-Jürgen Möller (DE)
Prof Erin Michalak (CA)
Prof Roumen Milev (CA)
Prof Alexander Niculescu III (US)
Prof Ioannis Nimatoudis (GR)
Dr Adel Omrani (TN)
Prof Ghanshyam Pandey (US)
Prof George Papadimitriou (GR)
Dr Charalambos Papageorgiou (GR)
Dr Eva Pálová (SK)
Dr Alexandra Pentaraki (UK)
Prof Anthony Phillips (CA)
Prof Basant Puri (UK)
Prof Zoltán Rihmer (HU)
Prof Pedro Ruiz (US)
Prof Gabriele Sachs (AT)
Prof Norman Sartorius (CH)
Prof Thomas Schulze (DE)
Prof Jan Scott (UK)
Prof Alessandro Serretti (IT)
Prof Petros Skapinakis (GR)
Prof Armen Soghoyan (AM)
Prof Constantin Soldatos (GR)
Dr Daniel Souery (BE)
Prof Nikolaos Stefanis (GR)
Prof Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos (ES)
Prof Masatoshi Takeda (JP)
Prof Carol Tamminga (US)
Dr Charalambos Touloumis (GR)
Prof Nikolaos Tzavaras (GR)
Dr Halis Ulaş (TR)
Prof Allan Young (UK)
Prof Eric Youngstrom (US)
Prof Ioannis Zervas (GR)

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