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The INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH is a biennial meeting where scientists representing the broad range of disciplines involved with discovery in schizophrenia gather to exchange data, techniques, and ideas. Many scientists are current contributors to the scientific literature. Participation in the poster, oral and symposia sessions is active. Abstract submission is not required; the Congress welcomes all members of the schizophrenia research community, including students, scientists, doctors, and other professionals to attend this biennial meeting.

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Dear International Congress Attendees,

Both of us have had an unparalleled time working with each one of you around the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.  During the last 29 years we have experienced together the fast-paced expansion in schizophrenia research, treatment, genetics, and mechanism discovery.  The end is nowhere in sight, but the ride has been terrific.  There is a genuine collegiality within the Congress that contributes to data sharing, critique and dissemination, in addition to the collaborations forged and strengthened.  Now is the necessary time to transfer the organization of this work to a new group of scientists, who are brilliant, enthusiastic and represent new perspectives and talents in our field.  We have been working for the last 3 years with Jim Meador-Woodruff, Diana Perkins, Peter Buckley, Raquel Gur, Stephan Heckers, Scott Sponheim, and Alison Yung.  They have taken full leadership of the International Congress at the beginning of 2016 and are a wonderful group of research scientists, ready to re-organize, re-prioritize and lead us into the future.  It makes the task of transition easier to see the new ideas and fresh energy at work.  Both of us will remain involved in the Congress, now as participants, as the promise for meaningful discovery is optimistic.
 
We will see you at the Congress in 2017.

Best,  Chuck and Carol