Summary of the 1st Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference oral sessions, Venice, Italy, June 21-25, 2008: the rapporteur reports

Roohi Abubaker, Maaike Alaerts, Ava Ann Allman, Jennifer Barnett, Pauline Belujon, Robert A. Bittner, Thomas H J Burne, Wiepke Cahn, Steven Chance, Sara Cherkerzian, Renan deSouza, Marta Di Forti, Teresa du Bois, Mar Fatjó-Vilas, Melissa Green, Demian Halperin, John P. John, Aaron Kemp, Katja Koelkebeck, Jimmy LeeDaniel J. Lodge, Panayiota Michalopoulou, La Nina Mompremier, Barnaby Nelson, Jonna Perälä, Anna Rotarska-Jagiela, Renata Schoeman, Katharine N. Thakkar, Giuletta Valuri, Shivarama Varambally, Clement Zai, Lynn E. DeLisi*

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    Abstract

    The Schizophrenia International Research Society held its first scientific conference in Venice, Italy, June 21 to 25th, 2008. A wide range of controversial topics were presented in overlapping and plenary oral sessions. These included new genetic studies, controversies about early detection of schizophrenia and the prodrome, treatment issues, clinical characteristics, cognition, neuropathology and neurophysiology, other etiological considerations, substance abuse co-morbidity, and animal models for investigating disease etiology and for use as targets in drug studies. Young investigators in the field were awarded travel grants to participate in the congress and one of their roles was to summarize the oral sessions and subsequent discussions. The reports that follow are the culmination of this work produced by 30 young investigators who attended the congress. It is hoped that these summaries will be useful synopses of what actually occurred at the congress for those who did not attend each session or were unable to be present. The abstracts of all presentations, as submitted by the authors a few months prior, were previously published as supplement 2 to volume 102/1-3, June 2008.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-383
    Number of pages95
    JournalSchizophrenia Research
    Volume105
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

    Bibliographical note

    Corrigendum can be found in Schizophrenia Research, Volume 107(2-3), 336-337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2008.10.021

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