Symposia Presentations

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Saturday, March 25

Memorial Symposium Honoring the Work and Scholarship of Ralph E. Hoffman
Chair:  Judith Ford
Participants:  Iris Sommer, Philip Corlett, Sarah Keedy, Jonathan Cohen, and John Krystal

Endophenotypes: The Legacy and Future of Irv Gottesman’s Work
Chair: David Braff
Participants: David Braff, David Glahn, Raquel Gur, and Keith Nuechterlein

Glutamatergic Findings in schizophrenia: How to Make Sense of Them?
Chair: Adrienne Lahti
Participants: Laura Rowland, Camilo de la Fuente-Sandoval, James Stone, Adrienne Lahti, Lawrence Kegeles

What Do Psychotic Symptoms in Childhood Mean for Neurodevelopment and Adult Mental Health Outcomes?
Chair:  Ian Kelleher
Participants:  James Scott, Ian Kelleher, Agna Bartels Velthuis, Daniel Wolf, Mary Cannon

Entraining Neural Networks through Parvalbumin-Positive Interneurons: Can This Offer a Better Way to Treat Schizophrenia?
Chair: Oliver Howes
Participants: David Lewis, Carol Tamminga, Charles Large, Philip McGuire, Bill Potter 

Sunday, March 26

Focussing on the Significance of, and the Mechanisms Underlying, Cannabis-Induced Psychosis
Chair: Robin Murray
Participants: Romina Mizrahi, Marta Di Forti, David Lewis, Steven Laviolette, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Deepak Dsouza

Metacognition in Psychosis: From Evidence to Treatment
Chair: Amy Pinkman
Participants: Philip Harvey, Paul Lysaker, Steffen Moritz, Amy Pinkman, & Christopher Bowie

The Role of GABA in the Neurobiology of Schizophrenia: A Preclinical, Clinical, and Neuropathology Update
Chair:  Lawrence Kegeles
Participants: Anthony Grace, Francine Benes, Hilleke Hulshoff Pol, Gemma Modinos, Philip McGuire

Inflammation and Redox Dysregulation in the Developing Brain and Schizophrenia
Chair: Kim Do
Participants:  Hirofumi Morishita, Danielle Dwir, Thomas Lanz, Clark Jeffries, and Patricio O’Donnell

New Perspectives on Social Cognitive Processes and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia
Chair: Junghee Lee
Presenters:  Neeltje van Haren, Laura Hieber Adery, Junghee Lee, Eric Granholm, Michael Green

Monday, March 27

What is New in the Treatment of Schizophrenia?
Chair:  Carol Tamminga
Co-Chair:  Charles Schulz
Participants:  Christoph Correll, Lisa Dixon, Robert Freedman, Kelvin Lim

Discovery and Development in the Academic Setting
Chair:  Steven Siegel
Participants:  Steven Siegel, Carrie Jones, James Barrow, Edward Scholnick, Mitsuyuki Matsumoto

Understanding What Goes Wrong in the Biological Response to Stress in Psychosis: Insights from the Glucocorticoid Signalling Pathway
Chair:  Valeria Mondelli
Participants:  Valeria Mondelli, Nadja Maric, Minae Niwa, Melissa Green, Cynthia Shannon Weickert

Bridging the “Two Hits”:  Toward Mechanisms That Connect Early and Late Neurodevelopmental Risk Periods
Chair:  Joshua Roffman
Participants: Daniel Weinberger, Joshua Roffman, Steve McCarroll, Raquel Gur, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

In Search of Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers in Psychosis and Psychosis Risk: Lost in Translocation?
Chair: Romina Mizrahi
Presenters: Urs Meyer, Tina Notter, Richard Banati, Tiago Reis Marques, Romina Mizrahi, Akira Sawa

Tuesday, March 28

Global Research Efforts to Characterize the Neurobiology of the Psychosis Risk Syndrome and to Optimize Clinical Prediction
Chair:  Daniel Mathalon
Participants:  Larry Seidman, Dorien Nieman, Jun Soo Kwon, Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Scott Woods

Alterations in NRG/ErbB and NMDARSignaling May Contribute to Brain Region-Specific Dopamine Dysbalance in Schizophrenia
Chair:  Kazutoshi Nikazawa
Co-Chair:  Patricio O’Donnell
Participants:  Kazutoshi Nakazawa, Andres Buonanno, Hiroyuki Nawa, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Holly Moore

Hyperglutamatergia and Bioenergetic Metabolism in Schizophrenia: Next Generation of Studies
Chair:  Juan Bustillo
Participants: Rebert McCullumsmith, Dost Ongur, Laura Rowland, Juan Bustillo, Don Goff

Practical Strategies to Reduce the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States: Early Findings
Chair:  Susan Azrin
Participants: Lisa Dixon, John Kane, Vinod Srihari, Steven Lopez, Rachel Loewy

From Mechanisms to Medicines:  Mechanistic Relations between Inflammatory/Oxidative Pathways, Schizophrenia Symptoms and Opportunities for Intervention
Chair:  Thomas Sedlak
Participants:  Jeffrey Yao, Brian Miller, Clarissa Gama, Thomas Sedlak, Akira Sawa