SCIENCE TO SERVICES:

Progress in Schizophrenia Research from Around the Globe

Held in conjunction with the 2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

 

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 12:00 pm

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Randall Ballroom D and E

San Diego, CA

 

REGISTRATION IS FREE!

You can register online by entering your name and email address (for confirmation purposes) here:

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You can also register via fax or mail by completing the form available as a PDF here.


SPEAKERS

Celso Arrango, MD, PhD is Professor, University of Madrid, Spain. Major research areas: biological correlates of the different early onset psychoses and developmental neuropsychopharmacology.

 

David Braff, MD is Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. Major areas of research: genetics and biology of schizophrenia.

 

Peter Buckley, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia. Major areas of research: treatment of schizophrenia.

 

Helio Elkis, MD, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Paulo, Brazil. Major areas of research: biology and treatment of schizophrenia.

 

Gareth Fenley, MSW, CPS is Peer Support Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia. Major areas of research: recovery and schizophrenia.

 

John Lauriello, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair, University of New Mexico. Major research areas: treatment and biology of schizophrenia.

 

John J. McGrath, MD, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Australia. Major research areas: epidemiology and risk factors for schizophrenia.

 

Alex Miller, MD is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio. Major research areas: treatment and systems of care for schizophrenia.

 

Jonathan Myer, MD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. Major research areas: medical illness and treatment of schizophrenia.

 

Bettie Reinhardt is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Diego.

 

S. Charles Schulz, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Schulz is Co-Organizer of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.

 

Carol A. Tamminga, MD is Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas, SouthWestern. Dr. Tamminga is Co-Organizer of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.

Science to Services: Progress in Schizophrenia Research from Around the Globe is a symposium held as a part of the 2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, an annual event which brings together experts from all over the world to discuss the latest findings. 

 

This symposium, free for all, is geared towards consumers and caregivers and will be a great opportunity to meet the world's experts and to hear the most recent information on understanding and treatment of schizophrenia.

WHAT, WHERE AND WHEN

SCIENCE TO SERVICES: Progress in Schizophrenia Research from Around the Globe - A symposium held in conjunction with the 2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

 

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 12 pm

 

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Randall Ballroom D and E

One Market Place, San Diego, California, USA 92101

Tel: +1 619 232 1234 

Click here to view map (map will open in a new window).

 

SYMPOSIUM SCOPE and OBJECTIVES

The scope of this symposium is to provide the latest information on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia.

Its objectives include:

 

- identification of  new risk factors for schizophrenia

- description of new treatments

- identification of improvements and continuity of care

- promotion of recovery from serious mental illness.

 

PROGRAM

12:00pm  Welcome

David Braff, MD, USA; S. Charles Schulz, MD, USA; Carol A. Tamminga, MD, USA

 

12:10pm   Catching Up on Schizophrenia: Discoveries, Disappointments and Dreams

This session will describe latest research findings in understanding what causes schizophrenia.

Presenter: John A. McGrath, MD, PhD, Australia    

Moderator: Bettie Reinhardt, USA

    

12:45pm Consumer Presentation: Check Realities

This session will highlight how a person can advance their recovery from schizophrenia.

Presenter: Gareth Fenley, MSW, CPS, USA

Moderator: Jonathan Myer, MD, USA

    

1:00pm Continuity of Care for People with Schizophrenia

This session will describe efforts to enhance continuity of care for persons with schizophrenia.

Presenter: Alex Miller, MD, USA

Moderator: TBA

    

1:15pm Break

 

1:30pm Expert Panel Discussion

This session provides the opportunity to ask questions of world experts on schizophrenia.

Panelists: Helio Elkis, MD, PhD, Brazil; John Lauriello, MD, USA; Alex Miller, MD, USA; Celso Arrango, MD, PhD, Spain

Moderator: Peter Buckley, MD, USA

    

2:30pm Closing Remarks

Peter Buckley, MD, USA

AUDIENCE

All are welcome!

- Relatives

- Consumers

- Advocates

- Other professional and volunteers interested in this symposium's theme.

SYMPOSIUM STRUCTURE

 

Lectures

Panel Discussions

Q&A

SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS

This symposium is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and partners:

 

- The International Congress on Schizophrenia

- Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia

- National Alliance on Mental Illness

- Schizophrenia Research Forum

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Ms. Karen LaFontaine at klafontaine at mcg dot edu.

 

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