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Schizophrenia Center Annual Symposium 2015

November 6, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Our symposium brings together world-renowned experts in schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, whose areas of expertise are diverse yet complementary.  This year, the speakers will present their cutting-edge and multidisciplinary approaches, including those in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychology, molecular and system neuroscience, as well as public outreach.  Furthermore, we will hold a round-table lunch discussions with the speakers. Through this symposium, we hope to translate the efforts of the lab bench to the bedside, and eventually to society by discussing and addressing schizophrenia and other mental illnesses from both clinical and scientific standpoints.

Owens Auditorium
1551 E. Jefferson Street
(Entrance through the Bunting-Blaustein Research Building at Jefferson Street)
Johns Hopkins Medical Campus

DIRECTIONS to Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Campus  | CAMPUS MAP

Register Online (by October 23, 2015)

(Lunch will be available for pre-registered participants ONLY)

Breakfast starts at 8:15 AM

Welcome (8:30 AM - 8:40 AM)

Speaker 1 (8:40 AM - 9:25 AM)
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.

Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“Neuromodulators relevant to psychosis”

Speaker 2 (9:25 AM - 10:10 AM)

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

"Cognition, everyday functioning, and self-assessment: inter-relationships in people with schizophrenia"

Break (10:10AM - 10:35)

Speaker 3 (10:35 AM - 11:20 AM)

Ronald Chase, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, McGill University (Montreal)
​The author of “Schizophrenia” (honorable mention in public/consumer health 2014, AMWA Medical Book Awards), JHU Press

"A personal perspective on schizophrenia in the 20th century"

Speaker 4 (11:20 AM - 12:05 PM)

Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

"Can brain rhythms unlock the potential for learning and recovery in schizophrenia?"

Speaker 5 (12:05 PM - 12:50 PM)

Carol Tamminga, M.D.

Chair of Department and Professor of Psychiatry;
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center;
Chief of Translational Neuroscience Research in Schizophrenia, Communities Foundaton of Texas Chair in Brain Science

"Understanding psychosis as a disorder of learning and memory"

Closing (12:50 PM - 1:00 PM)

Lunch (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Round-Table Lunch Discussion with speakers for selected participants.



Please register TODAY. (click here)



Akira Sawa, MD, PhD

Professor and Director,
Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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