Professor Prabha S Chandra is an MD, FRCPE, FRCPsych, FAMS and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the premier institution for mental health in India- the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.
After working at the Wythenshaw hospital Mother baby unit in Manchester, UK, she started the first dedicated perinatal psychiatry service for women with severe mental disorders and personality disorders in India which is well known across South Asia for its culturally adapted patient care models, training and research. She also started the first Mother Baby inpatient unit in Asia in 2009. The unit also runs a Post doctoral Fellowship in Women's Mental Health with perinatal psychiatry as its focus and has recently started the certificate course in perinatal mental health for doctors, nurses and psychologists.
Dr. Prabha is the President elect of the International Association of Women's Mental Health and has been an executive member of the Marce International society for perinatal psychiatry. In 2018, she hosted the International Marce society annual conference, held for the first time in a Low and Middle Income Country. She has been recognized by the Government of India for her work in perinatal psychiatry, is on the board of national policy groups on maternal and child health and has received several prestigious awards.
She has been a co-author of several policy documents in maternal mental health including the World Psychiatric Association Position Statement on Perinatal Mental Health and the Marcé International Society position statement on psychosocial assessment and depression screening in perinatal women.
Her research focus includes- suicide in pregnancy and postpartum; clinical aspects of postpartum psychosis, the metabolic impact of atypical antispychotics on mother and infant, interventions for mother infant bonding in women with mental illness, the organic psychosis of peurperium, ethics in mother infant care and the impact of violence on maternal mental health.
She holds several research grants and is currently the PI of a Pregnancy/Mother Infant cohort - the Bangalore Child Health and Development Study (BCHADS), funded by the Medical Research Council, UK which is the first community cohort in India with detailed assessment of maternal mental health, dyadic assessments and child socio emotional development.
Silvana Galderisi, MD, PhD, is full professor of Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. She is the Director of the Emergency Unit of the Department of Mental Health of the same University; Coordinator of the Outpatient Unit for Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders and of the Rehabilitation Program for severe mental disorders of the same Department.
She is Past President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), Chairperson of the EPA Schizophrenia Section, of the European College of NeuroPsychopharmacology (ECNP) Schizophrenia Network, of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Neuroimaging Section, and Co-chair of the Taskforce “Minimising coercion in mental health care” of the same Association. She is founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the European Group for Research in Schizophrenia; board member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) and Chairperson of the Publication Committee of the same Association; board member of the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia (ESAS), and of the Italian Society for Psychopathology and Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry. She is Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association-WPA and of the Hungarian Psychiatric Association (HPA), International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association-APA, International Advisor of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN), and Honorary Fellow of the European Society of Social Psychiatry (ESSP).
Her research activity focuses on Schizophrenia pathophysiology, treatment and outcome, with particular reference to the domains of negative symptoms and cognition and their impact on psychosocial outcome. She is author/coauthor of more than 250 publications, in national and international journals and books, member of the Editorial Boards of several international psychiatric journals, Editor in Chief of Schizophrenia Bulletin Open.
Professor Ana González-Pinto is the Chair of the Psychiatry Department of the Hospital Universitario de Alava, Spain. She is also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Basque Country. She is the coordinator of the Bipolar Area of the CIBERSAM (Network Center of Research in Mental Health, Spain). In addition she is Chief of Research of Neurosciences in the BIOARABA Institute of Research, Basque Country. She has also been a member of the Educational Committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP).
Dr González-Pinto has conducted her research on affective disorders and first psychotic episodes in Madrid, Bilbao, and Vitoria in Spain. She has published more than 200 articles in high impact factor journals. She has received research grant funding from the Horizon 2020, and other European Grants, and also National and Basque Government research grants. Her area of interest are bipolar, affective and psychotic disorders, focused especially in the first stages.
Professor Ana González-Pinto is President of the National Society of Biological Psychiatry. She is part of the Board of Councils of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders. And has been President of the Vasco-Navarra Society of Psychiatry. She belongs to Several Editorial Boards of European Journals.
Abstract Submission Deadline (only posters) Extended until September 28, 2020
Early Registration Deadline September 15, 2020
November 17, 2020 – 14:00h
Best Oral Communication Award: Prize of 300€ Best Poster Award: Prize of 200€
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