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April 5, 2016
WPIC Resident Grand Rounds
Sleep and Schizophrenia

Presented by Drs. Fabio Ferrarelli, Anne Germain and Peter Bachman

After the session, participants will be able to: 1) Appreciate the extent and relevance of sleep disturbances in patients with schizophrenia; 2) Recognize the role of high density (64-256 channel) EEG in identifying abnormalities in sleep-specific patterns in schizophrenia; 3) Appreciate the potential of sleep spindles, a NREM sleep-specific EEG rhythm, in identifying patients with schizophrenia relative to healthy and psychiatric controls; and 4) Explore the possibility of using spindle activity measures to predict which first-break psychosis individuals will develop schizophrenia.

February 25, 2016
WPIC Wide Journal Club
Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosis: 2-Year Outcomes

Kane JM, Robinson DG, Schooler NR, Mueser KT, Penn DL, Rosenheck RA, Addington J, Brunette MF, Correll CU, Estroff SE, Marcy P, Robinson J, Meyer-Kalos PS, Gottlieb JD, Glynn SM, Lynde DW, Pipes R, Kurian BT, Miller AL, Azrin ST, Goldstein AB, Severe JB, Lin H, Sint KJ, John M, Heinssen RK. (2015): Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosis: 2-Year Outcomes From the NIMH RAISE Early Treatment Program. Am J Psychiatry, 2015 Oct 20.
Presented by Jennifer Forsyth, MA (Predoctoral Psychology Intern).
Invited Experts: Drs. Srihari Bangalore and Gretchen Haas (CTMHR Project 5 Co-Investigators)

This series of mentored Journal Club presentations of the latest and potentially most influential research findings aims to allow attendees to use the knowledge gained from a critical analysis of the latest research from across the neuroscience and social science literature to guide their own further reading and enhance evidence based practice. All UPMC faculty and staff are invited to attend.

November 6, 2015
32nd Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference
The Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference is the nation’s longest running scientific meeting devoted to exploring the latest research findings related to schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Each year, internationally recognized experts provide comprehensive reviews of advances in their areas and emphasize the clinical relevance of the research. This year’s meeting will cover a range of topics, including the use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics, the role of genetics, and the utilization of stress management in the treatment of schizophrenia. A panel of persons with schizophrenia, their family members, and others will discuss the role of employment and school in recovery.

Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (MH103204)

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