Symposium submissions close 15th January 2018

Symposium submissions close 15th January 2018
IEPA is seeking abstract submissions for Symposia, Oral presentations and Posters at IEPA 11 in Boston. All symposia and oral presentations will take place 8-10th October 2018 in the afternoon; poster sessions will take place during lunch hours. Symposium Guidelines Symposia should deal with early intervention topics in mental health. Symposia can be organized along th...
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Early psychosis… how can I help? The role of general practitioners in early intervention

Early psychosis… how can I help? The role of general practitioners in early intervention
By David Shiers, Musa Sami Saqib Latif, Sagnik Bhattacharyya. The provision of early intervention in psychosis by community-based mental health services has transformed the experiences and outlook of people with emerging psychosis and their families. However, timely access to these services hinges on identification and referral by practitioners working in non-specialist service settings such as...
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Latin America gets together for Early Intervention

Latin America gets together for Early Intervention
By Drs. Ary Gadelha, Graccielle Cunha and Rodrigo Bressan. The first Latin-American symposium focusing on early intervention and prevention in psychiatry was held on September 22nd and 23rd, 2017. Hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the symposium was the largest such event ever held in Latin America, with over 300 attendees participating in a series of oral presentations and round-table discussions ov...
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Japanese Society for Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychiatry

Japanese Society for Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychiatry
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By Masafumi Mizuno. The 21st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychiatry (JSEIP) was held in Naha City, Okinawa on the 9th and 10th of December, 2017. Professor Masafumi Mizuno, a past president of IEPA - Early Intervention in Mental Health; was one of 150 participants that attended. Below he provides reflections and highlights from this important ...
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Meet the Chairs

Meet the Chairs
Introducing IEPA 11 new conference conveners: Matcheri S. Keshavan, Chair and Kristen A. Woodberry, Co-chair I would like to welcome Keshavan and Kristen for taking over the reins of the IEPA 11 Meeting: Prevention & Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope. Both of our esteemed chairs have worked hand-in-hand with the conference's original convenor, Larry Seidma...
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Call for Symposia

Call for Symposia
Submit a Symposium - Symposium submissions deadline is 15th January 2018 - Oral and Poster submissions due by 19th March 2018 IEPA is seeking abstract submissions for Symposia, Oral presentations and Posters at IEPA 11 in Boston. All symposia and oral presentations will take place 8-10th October 2018 in the afternoon; poster sessions will take place during...
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Meet the Speaker: Steven E. Hyman

Meet the Speaker: Steven E. Hyman
Clues From Genomics: Towards New Approaches to Prevention Steven E. Hyman, M.D. Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Broad Institute, former NIH Director Steven E. Hyman, M.D. is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Director of the Stanley Center for Psychi...
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Identifying brain mechanisms associated with suicidal behaviours through the HOPES consortium

Identifying brain mechanisms associated with suicidal behaviours through the HOPES consortium
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By Dr. Lianne Schmaal. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. More young people die by suicide than from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, AIDS, birth defects, respiratory infections and diseases, and interpersonal violence. Little is known about factors that make youth vulnerable to suicide. The HOPES team (Help Overcome and Prevent the Emergence of Suicide...
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AVATAR therapy for early treatment of auditory hallucinations

AVATAR therapy for early treatment of auditory hallucinations
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By Professor Tom Craig and Dr Mar Rus-Calafell. A new study just published in Lancet Psychiatry details results from “AVATAR therapy”. AVATAR therapy is a new virtual-reality based therapy for auditory hallucinations that may provide a promising future method to reduce the frequency and severity of auditory hallucinations early. Many people with psychosis experience auditory verbal hallucina...
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