The 17th Biennial Winter Workshop on Psychosis
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 17th Biennial Winter Workshop on Psychosis (WWP) which will take place from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th February 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Co-Chairs and organising secretariat have taken the decision to host WWP in Marrakech in 2013. This will be the first time the WWP has been held in Africa - allowing delegates to enjoy some warmth during the cold European winter months. The location will prove to be a perfect setting for good debate and discussion about latest developments in the treatment of patients suffering psychiatric illness.
The WWP will go beyond the limitations of diagnostic constructs and instead will focus on the core symptoms that make up the conditions we have come to term Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. The concept of psychosis itself will be considered as well as its role in these broader conditions listed.
The WWP is a cutting-edge research conference with plenary presentations, syposia, debates and workshops provided by acknowledged worldwide experts along with a series of presentations of recent study results. The last WWP included 100 speakers, 43 countries and over 300 poster presentations.
The programming committee is tasked with selecting sessions for the conference based on excellence of presentations submitted.
Every speaker should attempt to relate issues raised in their talks to BOTH Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Every attempt will be made to include topics that address both conditions in each programme block of 90-120 mins. The conference will be structured into themes:
Day 1 – Diagnostic and Clinical Aspects of Psychosis
Day 2 – Mechanisms, Aetiology and Biomarkers of Psychosis (including Genetics & Environmental factors)
Day 3 – Innovative Pharmaceutical and Psycho-social Treatment Options
The skeleton of the programme will be made up of 6-8 invited top level guest speakers delivering plenary lectures, the rest of the programme is open for proposals and will include:
Oral symposia selected by the programming committee from submitted abstracts
Debates and Q&A sessions
Oral Platform Presentation Sessions
Poster Treks led by keynote speakers
Sponsored satellite symposia
Submissions should be made by Friday 12th October 2012.
When submitting sessions please state which subject theme your proposal matches.
The WWP is organized on behalf of the Winter Workshop Fund, a not-for-profit organisation, that provides travel and accommodation bursaries for delegates and supports medical research charities. WWP 2013 will continue to build on this tradition and provide an invigorating and relaxed atmosphere where young researchers can network with acknowledged experts and exchange ideas. Unfortunately the Winter Workshop Fund cannot support travel and accommodation for all individuals submitting posters and oral sessions, a minority will be supported through bursary applications. Please click here for more details.
On behalf of the Co-Chairs, Prof Marion Leboyer, Prof Dan Rujescu & Prof Driss Moussaoui, we look forward to welcoming you to Marrakech in 2013.
Prof Marion Leboyer (FR)
Prof Dan Rujescu (DE)
Prof Driss Moussaoui (MA)
Веб-сайт конференции: http://www.wwpsych.org/