Preliminary Scientific Programme

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Plenary Lectures

The Digital Future of Mental Health: Achievements and Scenarios

  • Speaker: Prof. Dror Ben-Zeev

Psychopathology 2020: The Heritage of Karl Jaspers

  • Speaker: Prof. Mario Maj

The Stepchild of Medicine: Psychiatry’s Notorious Past and Bright Future

  • Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Lieberman

State of the Art Lectures

Eating Disorders: From Neurobiological Factors Involved to Therapy

  • Speaker: Prof. Janet Treasure

Precision Medicine in Psychiatry: A Roadmap for Future Research and Care

  • Speaker: Prof. Celso Arango

Behavioural Addictions (Gambling, Internet, Food, Sex, Exercise...): Where Does It Start, Where Does It End?

  • Speaker: Prof. Anneke Goudriaan

Specialised Services for First Episode Psychosis: Which Psychopharmacology, Which Psychotherapy and Beyond

  • Speaker: Prof. Christoph Correll

Bipolar Disorder: Keys to Successful Outcomes

  • Speaker: Prof. Eduard Vieta

Regaining Control in Drug Addiction: (How) Does It Work?

  • Speaker: Prof. Falk Kiefer


Antidepressants in Bipolar Depression: Should We Use Them?

  • Pro: Dr. Isabella Pacchiarotti
  • Con: Prof. Guy Goodwin

Do We Need Antipsychotics for The Long-Term Treatment of Schizophrenia?

  • Pro: Prof. Robin Emsley
  • Con: Dr. Joanna Moncrieff

Is Psychotherapy the First Line of Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder?

  • Pro: Prof. Laurence Claes
  • Con: TBA

Core Symposia

Person-Centred Research and Care for People with Schizophrenia

  • Lecture Titles:
    • The Perspective of Hospital-Based Care
      • Speaker: Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel
    • The Perspective of Community-Based Care
      • Speaker: Prof. Michaela Amering
    • Integrated Treatment for People with Schizophrenia
      • Speaker: Prof. Armida Mucci
    • Digital-Based Platform for Early Detection and Intervention
      • Speaker: Nikolaos Koutsouleris

Deep Brain Stimulation for Our Patients: When, How and Where?

  • Lecture Titles:
    • OCD
      • Speaker: Prof. Luc Mallet
    • MDD
      • Speaker: TBA
    • Addiction
      • Speaker: Jens Kuhn
    • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Speaker: Dr. Victor Perez Sola

Examples of How a Dimensional Approach in Mood Disorders is Useful in Clinical Practice

  • Lecture Titles:
    • Activation in Bipolar Disorder
      • Speaker: Prof. Jan Scott
    • Motivation and Energy in Bipolar Disorder
      • Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Merikangas
    • Sleep, Personalised Treatment, Depression
      • Speaker: Dr. Pierre Alexis Geoffroy
    • Emotional Reactivity in Bipolar Disorder
      • Speaker: Prof. Chantal Henry

Monotherapy Against Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia: What is the Evidence?

  • Lecture Titles:
    • Risks and Benefits of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy vs Monotherapy in Schizophrenia
      • Speaker: Prof. Christoph Correll
    • Are There Specific Antipsychotic Combinations That Are Superior to Monotherapies in The Long-Term Treatment of Schizophrenia?
      • Speaker: Prof. Jari Tiihonen
    • Evaluation of Safety Data on Antipsychotic Polypharmacy
      • Speaker: Prof. Andrea Cipriani
    • Complex Evaluation of The Efficiency of Antipsychotic Monotherapy Versus Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia With The Help of A Nationwide Database
      • Speaker: Prof. Istvan Bitter

Building the Future of Evidence-Based Medicine: RCT and Beyond

  • Lecture Titles:
    • Neuromodulation
      • Speaker: Prof. Chris Baeken
    • Psychotherapy and E-Mental Health
      • Speaker: Prof. Pim Cuijpers
    • Child Psychiatry
      • Speaker: Prof. Bruno Falissard
    • Pharmacology
      • Speaker: Prof. Wolfgang Fleischhacker

Personalised Psychiatry and its Impact on Treatment and Outcome in Eating Disorders

  • Lecture Titles:
    • Does Neurocognitive Function Predict Therapy Outcome in ED
      • Speaker: Prof. Kate Tchanturia
    • When Does it Stop? Defining Remission and Recovery in Eating Disorders
      • Speaker: Prof. Philip Gorwood
    • ED Psychopathology Challenged by Network Analysis
      • Speaker: Dr. Alessio Monteleone
    • Predictors of the Impact of Pychotherapeutic Approaches in Anorexia Nervosa
      • Speaker: Prof. Stephan Zipfel