Institute of Brain Medicine CNS Forum:

Advances in Psychopharmacology

12-13 October 2013


Dr. Klaus Peter BØGESØ (Denmark) Professor Siegfried KASPER (Austria)
Professor Stuart MONTGOMERY (UK)Dr. Connie Sanchez MORILLO (Denmark)
Professor Siu-Wa TANG (USA, HK) Professor Joseph ZOHAR (Israel)

Day 1 — SSRI in the treatment of Major Depression

Date: 12 October 2013 (Saturday)

Venue: The Mira Hotel, 18/F, Ballroom, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Chairman: Professor S.W. TANG

1:30pm – 2:30pm Registration & Reception (Dim Sum refreshment provided)
2:30pm – 3:00pm Opening & Introduction Prof. S.W. TANG
3:00pm – 3:45pm Lecture 1 Dr. K.P. BØGESØ
Development of a SSRI citalopram
3:45pm – 4:30pm Lecture 2 Dr. C.S. MORILLO
New data on SSRI’s effect on neurotransmission: Beyond amine reuptake inhibition
4:30pm – 5:00pm Coffee break
5:00pm – 5:45pmLecture 3 Prof. S. MONTGOMERY
All common antidepressant drugs are monoamine neurotransmission modulation drugs and have similar mechanism of action: how should clinical trial protocols be designed to address their true difference in efficacy?
5:45pm – 6:30pm Lecture 4 Prof. S. KASPER
Imaging SSRI effects in living men
6:30pm – 7:15pm Lecture 5 Prof. J. ZOHAR
MDD, anxiety and OCD: What are SSRIs targeting?
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Lexapro 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Day 2 — New Advances in the treatment of Major Depression

Date: 13 October 2013 (Sunday)

8:30am – 9:00amRegistration and reception (Dim Sum refreshment provided)

Session 1

New Advances in Drug Development Moderator: Professor S.W. TANG

9:00am – 9:45am How new drugs will be discovered? Dr. K.P. BØGESØ
9:45am – 10:30am Testing new drug entities for clinical relevance Dr. C.S. MORILLO
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee break

Session 2

Moderator: Professor S.W. TANG

11:00am – 11:45am DSM V : What are the important changesProf. J. ZOHAR
11:45am – 12:15pmDiscussion of Prof. Zohar’s presentation Prof. S. KASPER
12:15pm – 1:30pmLunch

Session 3

Advances in Psychopharmacology

1:30pm – 2:15pm Dopamine or Serotonin in Mood Physiology and Pathology Prof. S.W. TANG
2:15pm – 3:00pm What’s new in the treatment of Psychosis and Depression in 2013 Prof. S. KASPER
3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee break
3:30pm – 4:15pm Heterogeneity of Mood Disorder and Psychosis: are treatment guidelines up to date Prof. S. MONTGOMERY
4:15pm – 4:45pm ClosingProf. S.W. TANG
Prof. J. ZOHAR

End of Forum

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