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The European conference on schizophrenia research 2019 will start in...
As congress president and on behalf of the Scientific Committee and the organizers, I cordially welcome you to the 7th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research. This time the conference is guided by the motto “Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: Time for precision medicine?”.
In recent years, psychiatric research mainly focuses on approaches apt to target therapies to the individual and to predict the course of illness from an early stage on. Respective concepts have been labelled as “personalized” or “individualized”. Nowadays, driven by new diagnostics and therapeutics, the more comprehensive term of “precision medicine” came out on top. It takes into account individual variation in genetic and neurobiological make-up, environmental particularities, and lifestyle issues for each person in order to be able to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a specific disorder will work in which groups of people with similar clinical presentations. Since psychoses in general and schizophrenia in particular present as quite heterogeneous disorders a common “one-fits-all” approach obviously is not able to meet individual needs.
Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel
Congress President and
President European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses