SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE

This educational program, titled “Schizophrenia and transitional psychiatry: challenges and opportunities from adolescence to adulthood”, will consist of four virtual events of one hour each. During the four meeting days, the following themes and respective clinical scenarios will be highlighted:  

  1. The impact of timely identification, assessment and differential diagnosis of schizophrenia during adolescence in the therapeutic approach to the same patients in adult age.  
  2. The selection of treatments and sequential testing of their efficacy until sufficient efficacy and effectiveness are observed.  The monitoring, detection and management of adverse effects.
  3. The monitoring, detection and management of adverse effects.
  4. The identification of potential challenges and addressing them as patients ”grow” from child and adolescent psychiatry service to the adult psychiatry service.   

After a brief case-based video illustrating the clinical topic covered by each meeting day, a 30-minutes-lecture will be given by the dedicated speaker. The daily program will be completed by a 15-minute Q&A session, including the discussion of the initial multiple-choice survey sent to the participants at each meeting day start, in order to test their knowledge and stimulate further discussions on the specific clinical practices and practice gaps.

COURSE DIRECTOR 

Christoph U. Correll
Professor of Psychiatry
Director Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy,
Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Department of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine,
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY, USA

SPEAKERS

Celso Arango
MD, PhD. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, IiSGM, School of Medicine Universidad Complutense de Madrid, CIBERSAM, Madrid, Spain

Carmen Moreno
Professor of Psychiatry Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Research Department. Associate Professor Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Swaran Preet Singh
Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry
Director Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom