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Program and Scientific Advisors

Second Herrenhausen Conference

"Mental Health Throughout Life"

 

Scientific advisors
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Central Institute of Mental Health
Peter Falkai, University of Munich

Program

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

5:00 
p.m.
Words of welcome

Wilhelm Krull
Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation, Germany*
5:15
p.m.
Keynotes
 
Mental Health Equity: A Global Perspective
Pamela Collins
National Institute of Mental Health, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health, and Office of Rural Mental Health Research
 
 
The Risk of Mental Disorders Throughout the Lifespan: Symptom Progression, Critical Trajectories and Consequences for Prevention and Early Targeted Intervention
 
Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
Technical University Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies
 
Chair:
Wilhelm Krull
Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
7:15
p.m.
Get together

8:00
p.m.

Conference dinner and evening program at Herrenhausen Palace

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013
9:00 a.m.
Session 1: Early Brain Development
 
 

Statements

Psychosocial Influences on Early Brain Development
Sir Michael Rutter
King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry

Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse
Charles B. Nemeroff
University of Miami, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


The contribution of epigenetics to our understanding of the developmental origins of vulnerability for psychopathology
Michael J. Meaney
McGill University, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology & Neurosurgery

Chair:
Aribert Rothenberger

University of Goettingen
10:20
a.m.
Panel and plenary discussions
10:50 a.m.
Poster session with focus on early brain development and adolescence 

11:50 a.m.

 
Session 2: Adolescence
 
Statements

The Teen Brain: Insights from Neuroimaging
Jay Giedd
National Institute of Mental Health

How Your Friends Affect You: Social Networks and Mental Health in Adolescence
Mark C. Pachucki
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
 
Drugs, the Adolescent Brain and Mental Health
Sir Robin M. Murray
King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
 
Chair:
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
1:15
p.m.
Panel and plenary discussion
1:45 p.m.
Lunchbreak
2:45
p.m.
Postersession with focus on early brain development and adolescence

3:45 p.m.

 
Session 3: Adulthood
 
Statements
 
The urban risk is real, but still mysterious 
Lydia Krabbendam
VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology and Peadagogics
 
Neuroeconomics – Investigating the biological foundation of human capital development and well-being
Bernd Weber
University of Bonn, Center for Economics and Neuroscience
 
Mental health and labour: jobs for people with mental illness, and mental ill health in the workplace – two sides of one coin?
Thomas Becker
Ulm University, Department of Psychiatry
 
Chair:
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
5:00 p.m.
Panel and plenary discussion
5:30 p.m.
Poster session with focus on adulthood and interventions
6:30
p.m.
Dinner

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Promoting mental health and interventions
  
Statements
 
Beyond single magic bullets: true healthcare innovation for serious neuropsychiatric disorders
Husseini K. Manji
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
 
Rewiring Faulty Circuits – The Promise of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatry 
Thomas E. Schläpfer
University Hospital Bonn, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
 
Current progress in psychotherapy: the example of depression treatment
Mathias Berger
University of Freiburg
 
Chair:
Helge Frieling
Hannover Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
10:20 a.m.
Panel and plenary discussion
10:50 a.m.
Coffee break / Poster session with focus on adulthood and interventions
11:50 a.m.
From bench to bedside and back - conference summary and plenary discussion with
 
Peter Falkai, University of Munich
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
Husseini Manji, Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Sir Michael Rutter, King's College London
Host
Philip Campbell, nature
1:10 
p.m.
Closing remarks
Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation
1:15 p.m.
Lunch
 
 
 * All academic titles have been omitted.
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