African College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AfCNP) Virtual Seminar
Good Day, you are invited to the African College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AfCNP) Virtual Seminar
When: Jul 28 2020, 12h30 – 14h30
Topic: African College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AfCNP) Virtual Seminar
Order of proceedings
Prof Dan Stein
Welcome and Introductions
Prof David Baldwin
Pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders
Prof Oye Gureje
Collaborative shared care for psychosis delivered by traditional/faith healers and biomedical providers
Dr Nastassja Koen
Psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder: Exploring transgenerational associations in a South African birth cohort study
Prof Jon Grant
Pharmacotherapy of Behavioural Addictions
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David Baldwin is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Mental Health Group in the Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton in the UK. He trained in medicine at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, in psychiatry at St Mary's Hospital Medical School and the Maudsley Hospital, and in medical humanities at Birkbeck College. He is an Honorary Professor in the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and Visiting Professor at Shandong Mental Health Centre in Jinan, China.
David is President-Elect of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, Past President of Depression Alliance, a Medical Patron of Anxiety UK, Editor-in-Chief of Human Psychopharmacology, and author of over 300 full articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
He aims to improve clinical outcomes in mood and anxiety disorders: by investigating the role of neurobiological and psychological factors in causing and maintaining illness; through improving trial design when evaluating efficacy and tolerability of treatment interventions; by assessing the effectiveness and acceptability of treatment interventions in wider clinical practice; through identifying more accurately those patient groups at particular risk of poor outcomes. Through Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, he offers a tertiary referral specialist service to patients with treatment-resistant conditions.
Oye Gureje, MBBS, MSc, PhD, DSc, FWACP, FRCPsych is Professor of Psychiatry and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Mental Health, Neurosciences and Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan and Professor Extraordinary, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
His main research interests are in epidemiology and global mental health. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, monographs, book chapters, and has co-edited 3 books. Described as one of the “most influential scientific minds”, he is listed among the global highly cited researchers by Clarivate Analytics (https://hcr.clarivate.com). He is a recipient of many awards among which are Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, and the Nigerian National Order of Merit (Nigeria's highest honour for academic achievement).
Nastassja Koen completed her medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; before undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. Currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department, she is particularly interested in genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic biological pathways underlying the transgenerational effects of trauma- and stressor-related disorders in the South African setting.
Jon E. Grant
Jon E. Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago where he directs a clinic and research lab on addictive, compulsive and impulsive disorders. Dr. Grant is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 15 books, and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies.