Cambridge/Luton International Conference on Mental Health 2009

Venue: Clinical School William Harvey Lecture Theatre

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2009
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The biennial Cambridge/Luton International Mental Health Conference is upon us once again. We have a very exciting programme which includes experts/opinion leaders from around the world on number of fields in Psychiatry, covering neuroscience, clinical psychiatry, ethnic issues as well as medical students and Psychiatry. We encourage you to register as soon as you can. The registration fees are low and are very good value.

Delegate rates (includes attendance to whole conference, including coffee/biscuits/lunch)

Cambridge/Luton International Conference
on Mental Health 2009

Thursday 19th November 2009
Clinical School, University of Cambridge
0820-0905 Conference opening/Registration/Posters

0905-0915 Welcome & opening remarks Dr Rashid Zaman
Dr Mark Agius
Prof Peter Jones
Keynote Speech
0915-0955 Thomas Frodl [Ireland] Neuroscience and Depression

Symposium - Bipolar Disorders: Neuroscience (Chair: Prof Paykel & TBA)

0955-1015 Luchezar G. Hranov [Bulgaria] Do neurons have mood and how can they be stabilised?
1015-1030 Graham Murray [UK] FMRI, Reward Mechanisms and Dopamine
1030-1050 Peter Pregl [Slovenia] Genetics of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder
1050-1105 Mark Agius, Jean Lee, David Wotherspoon [UK] Is there a biological basis to the
Bipolar Spectrum?

1105-1135 Coffee

Symposium - Bipolar Disorders: Clinical Delivery (Chair: Prof Paykel & TBA)

1135-1155 Nicholas Zadanowic [Belgium] Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents
1155-1215 Giuseppe Tavormina [Italy] Temperaments in Bipolar Disorders
1215-1245 Martha Sajatovic [USA] Targeted Training in Illness Management (TTIM)
for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

1245-1400 Lunch/Poster

Symposium - Sharing Care with Primary Care: Depression (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1400-1430 Linda Gask [UK] Collaborative care with GPs
1430-1500 Zoltan Rhimer [Hungary] / Mark Agius [UK] Training GPs to Prevent Suicide

1500-1530 Coffee

Symposium - War & PTSD (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1530-1600 Walter Busuttil [UK] Treating British Army Veterans
1600-1630 Sladjana Ivezic [Croatia] Psychosis and PTSD, lessons of a war
1630-1650 Ivan Urlic [Croatia] Developing a PTSD treatment centre in Dalmatia

2000- Dinner

Cambridge/Luton International Conference
on Mental Health 2009

Friday 20th November 2009
Clinical School, University of Cambridge
Symposium - Immunology and Psychiatry (Chair: TBA & TBA)

0900-0920 Norbert Moller [Germany] Role of the immune system in Schizophrenia & Depression
0920-0940 Hemmo Dexage [Netherlands] The Kraepelinian dichotomy: an immunologist’s view
0940-1000 Aye Mu Myint [Germany] Immune system and tryptophan metabolism interaction:
pathophysiological role in Depression and Schizophrenia
1000-1020 Bojana Avgustin [Slovenia] Immunology and Depression

1020-1045 Coffee

Keynote Speech
1045-1115 Georg Northoff [Canada] Is schizophrenia a disorder of the self?
Abnormal attunement & neuronal contextualization: A neurophenomenal hypothesis

Symposium - Neuroimaging and TMS (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1115-1145 Eva Meisenzahl [Germany] Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia; from basic science to
clinical neurodiagnostics.
1145-1215 Jiri Horacek [Czech Republic] The ins and outs of Ketamine model
of schizophrenia qEEG and FMRI study in healthy volunteers
1215-1235 Rashid Zaman [UK] TMS in Psychoses
1235-1300 Martin Brunovsky [Czech Republic] Early reduction in prefrontal theta QEEG
cordance in the prediction of antidepressant treatment in pharmaco-resistant patients

1300-1400 Lunch/Posters

Keynote Speech

1400-1430 Ed Bullmore [UK] Brain Networks in Schizophrenia

Symposium - Schizophrenia/Psychoses (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1430-1500 Peter Jones [UK] Epidemiology of Psychosis
1500-1515 Anton Grech [Malta] Epidemiology of Psychosis in Malta
1515-1530 Alina Borkowska [Poland] The association between psychopathoplogical symptoms
using PANNS and neurocognitive domains in 1200 patients treated with Olanzapine

1530-1600 Coffee

Keynote Speech

1600-1710 Juan Lopez Ibor [Spain] How delusions are formed

Symposium - Schizophrenia/Psychoses Treatments (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1710-1730 Koksal Alpetkin [Turkey] What did results of meta-analytic and follow up studies
tell us? Can we treat Schizophrenia successfully?
1730-1745 Eva Palova [Slovakia] Weight gain in Schizophrenia and strategies to deal with it
1745-1810 TK Larsen [Norway] Primary vs Secondary Prevention Studies; experiences from
Norway and Denmark; TIPS and TOP

2000- Conference Dinner

Cambridge/Luton International Conference
on Mental Health 2009

Saturday 21st November 2009
Clinical School, University of Cambridge
Symposium - Medical Students and Psychiatry (Chair: TBA & TBA)

0930-0950 Dinesh Bhugra [UK] Teaching Medical Students Psychiatry in England
0950-1000 Mark Agius/Rashid Zaman[UK] Teaching Medical Students in Bedford;
encouraging research.
1000-1020 Michael Gilholey, Abi Davis [UK] The Student’s point of view
1020-1035 David Cassar/Anton Grech [Malta] Teaching Medical Students clinical skills in
Psychiatry in Malta

Keynote Speech
1035-1115 Patrick McGorry [Australia] Early Intervention in Psychosis

1115-1135 Coffee/Posters

Symposium - First Episode Studies (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1135-1150 Marjeta Blinc-Pesek [Slovenia] Using the recovery model in Group work
with Psychotic Patients
1150-1205 Mark Agius, Chris Kelly [UK] Meta-analysis of Prodrome studies and
First Episode Studies
1205-1220 Bent Rosenbaum [Denmark] Danish National Schizophrenia Project Update

Symposium - Mental Health issues in UK South Asians (Chair: TBA & TBA)

1220-1250 Dinesh Bhugra [UK] Transcultural Psychiatry in South Asians
1250-1320 Swaran Singh [UK] Ethnic Differences in Early Psychosis; Causes and Consequences

1320-1330 Rashid Zaman/Mark Agius/Peter Jones [UK] Summary & closure


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Additional Information

FY trainees/students £ 60 (Euros 90) Delegates from UK £ 160 Delegates from Outside UK Euros 200 Conference dinner £ 37 Please send your registration details and payment to: Dr Mark Agius (cheques payable to Luton & Dunstable Postgraduate training fund) Bedford hospital, BLPT, Weller Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ Tel: 01234 299911, Fax: 01234 299912 Mobile : +44(0)7980659521 Email :