welcome to the official website of the 4th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research ECSR 2013 which will be held from 26 to 28 September 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The ECSR is a biennial scientific conference dealing with recent developments in schizophrenia research as well as with challenges in clinical settings.
We invite you to occasionally visit our homepage as the scientific programme will be continuously updated.
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We look forward to meeting you in Berlin to build on the successes of our previous events.
Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel
Read the complete Welcome Address > here
Senior as well as young scientists and clinicians are kindly invited to propose ideas for symposia on current topics of research or clinically relevant issues or submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters accordingly.
View the List of the scientific topics here.
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Abstract Submission is still possible - only for accepted symposia.
Each conference day is highlighted by lunchtime plenary lectures of distinguished researchers.
It is our pleasure to announce that the Editor-in-Chief of Schizophrenia Bulletin, William T. Carpenter, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Maryland, Director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and chair of the APA DSM-5 Psychotic Disorders Work Group, just recently confirmed his attendance and his plenary lecture entitled Shifting Paradigms for Therapeutic Discovery. This presentation will deal with implications relevant for psychosocial as well as pharmacotherapeutic discovery and clinical trials of the future, touching also on issues related to the hotly debated "Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome" and issues of primary and secondary prevention. This plenary lecture is scheduled for Thursday evening, 26 September at 6.15 PM, right before the Welcome Reception.
At lunchtime on Thursday, 26 September, Bruce N Cuthbert - head of NIMH's Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development - will present on the Research Domain Criteria Project and its implications for future revisions of classification systems.
On the following days further plenary lectures are also scheduled before the lunch breaks:
On Friday, 27 September, Karl Zilles, former Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Jülich Research Center and of the C. u. O. Vogt-Institute of Brain Research at the University of Düsseldorf, will provide insights into the structural and functional organization of the human brain based on cytoarchitecture, connectivity, receptor and functional data and - against this background - develop perspectives in schizophrenia research.
On Saturday 28 September, Max Birchwood, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, and currently also Clinical Director of YouthSpace Mental Health Service in Birmingham will review 20 years of early intervention and develop perspectives for the “next generation” of early intervention services.
In order to support young researchers in acquiring skills relevant for a successful scientific career the organizers are planning to include include so‐called “How‐to‐ Workshops” into the congress programme. This mainly interactive format will have a limited number of participants. On every day of the conference one workshop might be offered; i.e. three workshops of 4 hours each. The topics will be selected according to the preference of interested parties. Thus attendees of the ECSR who are interested in participating in such a workshop are requested to vote for their preferred topic.
The following workshops might be offered:
Right from the beginning the European Psychiatric Association is an essential co-organizer of the ECSR, thus supporting the idea of a thematic conference focusing on schizophrenia. Accordingly it is our pleasure to publish the following information on the EPA-congress 2013:
The 21st European Congress of Psychiatry will take place the 6-9 April 2013 in Nice, France. It marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Europe's largest international association of psychiatrists - the European Psychiatric Association. For thirty years EPA's spirit of leadership has long been recognized for delivering the latest developments in the diagnosis, research and treatments in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.
The 2013 Congress will bring psychiatrists and other discipline-related professionals together to address the complex theme of “Europe challenges the burden of mental disorders“. The programme will tackle research and clinical/therapeutical aspects in distinct tracks. In addition the meeting will again feature the highly successful EPA early-career psychiatrists programme.
This CME-accredited annual event is an ideal opportunity to continue your education by exchanging ideas and expertise with the world's foremost Psychiatry experts. Join colleagues and develop new contacts at EPA 2013 in Nice, France!