Webinar 2 - Hot Topics in schizophrenia
October 8, 2020 (19:00, UTC+2)
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Anthony Grace, USA (Speaker)
Dr. Anthony A. Grace is a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been involved in translational research related to the dopamine system as it relates to the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders for over 40 years. His early work pioneered the mode of action of antipsychotic drugs and the identification and characterization of dopamine-containing neurons. Currently, Dr. Grace’s work involves the role of stress in pathophysiology, novel treatments for schizophrenia and its prevention, and the role of dopamine in affective disorders. He has published more than 300 articles and is cited more than 45,000 times (H index 107). Dr. Grace has received several awards for his research, including the William K. Warren Award for Excellence in Schizophrenia Research, the Paul Janssen Schizophrenia Research Award and the Lilly Basic Scientist Award from the CINP, the Efron Award and the Axelrod Award from the ACNP, the Gold Medal award from the SOBP, and the Outstanding Basic Research award from the SIRS. Dr. Grace is one of a handful of individuals that not only performs important basic research, but can to integrate this work into testable models relevant to the human condition.
Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Greece (Speaker)
Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA University Hospital, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He has coauthored more than 400 papers and more than 300 of them are published in high impact international journals with approx. 10,000 citations and h=54 (Publish or Perish). During the years 2016-8 he was ranked by expertscape.com within the top 25 world experts concerning Bipolar disorder (0.068%) and among the top 50 concerning suicidality (0.097%). He authored or co-authored a number of chapters in books, the book ‘Bipolar disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression’ (Springer-Verlag 2015), co-edited the WPA book ‘Advances in Psychiatry vol 3’ (Springer-Verlag 2018), and the book ‘Psychobiology of behavior’ (Springer-Verlag 2019). He has received a number of national and international research awards, including the 2012 Kraepelin-Alzheimer medal of the University of Munich and the 2015 Excellence in Education Award of the WFSBP. Since 2014 he is honorary member of the WPA and currently serves as director of Cochrane Greece and head of the Section of Mental Health, Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association.
Gabriella Gobbi, Canada (Moderator)
Dr. Gabriella Gobbi is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.