Committees & Organiser

Conference Organisation

The biennial ECSR is the main platform of the ESAS for sharing research findings with the scientific community. It is the nucleus out of which ESAS emerged and was initiated in 2007 by the German Competence Network on Schizophrenia (CNS). The ECSR is now a joint thematic conference of the ESAS and the CNS. Read more


Organised under the patronage of

  • World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and its Section on Schizophrenia
  • European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and its Section on Schizophrenia
  • German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
  • Asian College of Schizophrenia Research (ACSR)
  • Competence Network on Schizophrenia (CNS) and its supporting association PsychoseNetz e.V.

Conference Office

Hanser & Co GmbH
Postfach 12 21
22885 Barsbüttel, Germany

Phone: +49 40 670 882 0

Scientific Organiser

European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia
and other Psychoses (ESAS) e.V.

Scientific Secretariat

Wolfgang Gaebel, Wolfgang Wölwer, Viktoria Toeller
c/o LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Scientific Programme Committee

Wolfgang Gaebel, Germany
Silvana Galderisi, Italy
Oliver Howes, UK
Joachim Klosterkötter, Germany

Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Germany
Eva Meisenzahl-Lechner, Germany
Bernard Sabbe, Belgium

Werner Strik, Switzerland
Wulf Rössler, Switzerland
Wolfgang Wölwer, Germany

Advisory Programme Committee

George Awad, Canada
Dinesh Bhugra, UK
Gerd Buchkremer, Germany
George Christodoulou, Greece
Peter Falkai, Germany
Wagner F. Gattaz, Brazil
Birte Glenthoj, Denmark
Philippe Gorwood, France
Heinz Häfner, Germany

Cyril Höschl, Czech Republic
Afzal Javed, UK 
Valery Krasnov, Russia
Shôn Lewis, UK
Jan Libiger, Czech Republic
Wolfgang Maier, Germany
Mario Maj, Italy
Stephen Marder, USA
Patrick McGorry, Australia

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Germany
Hans-Jürgen Möller, Germany 
Merete Nordentoft, Denmark
Sir Michael Owen, UK
Victor Peralta, Spain
Norman Sartorius, Switzerland
Frank Schneider, Germany
Masatoshi Takeda, Japan
Pichet Udomratn, Thailand

Funding and Acknowledgements

The European Conference on Schizophrenia Research is completely independent from industry funding.