overview of symposia

Diagnosis and Classification

  • Moving beyond the orthodoxy: Periodic catatonia as a valid phenotype
  • Paradigm and model contests in psychosis research: Categories, dimensions or constructs

Early recognition and prediction of psychosis

  • Clinical high risk for psychosis in children and adolescents: Findings of the Bi-national Evaluation of At-Risk Symptoms in children and adolescents  (BEARS-Kid) study
  • Early detection and intervention of psychosis in Germany: Different perspectives in clinical and research areas


  • Basic symptoms in research and clinic: Past, presence and future
  • Schizotypy and clinical high risk for psychosis – states, traits and their interplay
  • Secondary vs primary negative symptoms: Implications for precision medicine
  • The frontline of research on negative symptoms
  • Pathobiology, measurement and treatment of motor signs in psychosis
  • Innovations in the assessment of negative symptoms: The ways forward
  • Paranoia: Cognitive and emotional processes in focus


  • Update on the newly published S3 guideline of schizophrenia
  • Targeting patients specific brain networks for psychotic symptoms: Moving towards precision and personalized rTMS
  • Status and perspectives on early detection and intervention in at risk mental state and first episode psychosis
  • Moving from research to routine mental healthcare: The implementation of lifestyle interventions in people with severe mental illness

Etiology and Neurobiology

  • The impact of social adversity on psychosis-like experiences along the normal to clinical continuum - a biological and behavioural analysis of social reactivity
  • The aberrant salience-hypothesis and the clinical high-risk state of schizophrenia
  • Neuroinflammation in severe mental disorders - from diagnosis to therapy
  • Exploring the links between the immune system, dopamine and the environment translational implications for schizophrenia research
  • Schizophrenia and cancer. The role of microRNAs


  • Visual perceptual dysfunction in schizophrenia: Psychophysical, neurobiological and computation-al perspectives
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia - new perspectives?
  • Copying with uncertainty: Functional approaches to decipher the underlying mechanisms of aberrant decision-making in schizophrenia


  • Computational models of aberrant belief formation in psychosiseDopaminergic dysfunction and its functional implications
  • Dopaminergic dysfunction and its functional implications
  • Accelerated aging in schizophrenia and major psychoses: Using novel imaging markers for precision psychiatry
  • Translational electrophysiology in schizophrenia: Predictors and models can lead to subject-specific mechanisms
  • Novel approaches and methods to schizophrenia spectrum neurobiology: Translation and precision psychiatry