Our symposium brings together world-renowned experts in schizophrenia and mental illness whose areas of expertise are diverse yet complementary. These areas include clinical diagnosis, genetics, molecular neurobiology, brain imaging, psychosocial rehabilitation, and public outreach. Furthermore, an open panel discussion with both our invited speakers and Johns Hopkins experts will be held. 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.
From Bench to Bedside and Society
June 18, 2013 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Mountcastle Auditorium, 1st floor of the Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB)
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
725 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
(Lunch will be available for pre-registered participants ONLY)
Akira Sawa, MD, PhD
Professor and Director,
Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Breakfast starts at 8:15 AM
Welcome (8:30 AM - 8:40 AM)
Speaker 1 (8:40 AM - 9:25 AM)
Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
"Current challenges in schizophrenia research"
Speaker 2 (9:25 AM - 10:10 AM)
Director, Medical Research Council's Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics
Director, Department of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Deputy Head, Cardiff University School of Medicine
"Implications of recent genetic findings for the nosology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia"
Speaker 3 (10:35 AM - 11:20 AM)
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus,
Director, UCLA psychiatric REHAB program, Semel Institute of Neuroscinece and Human Behavior
UCLA School of Medicine
"Functional recovery from schizophrenia and the end of stigma"
Spekaer 4 (11:20 AM - 12:05 PM)
National Board president, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
President and CEO, Project Return Peer Support Network
"Schizophrenia: The person in from of the illness"
Speaker 5 (12:05 PM - 12:50 PM)
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"New insight into the neurobiology of depression"
Lunch break (12:50 PM - 2:00 PM)
Round-Table Lunch Discussion with speakers for selected participants.
Panel Discussion Session (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)