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ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology

Call for Applications
Participants at the SCNP 2011 meeting in Oslo are eligible to apply for the third course of the ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology. This course will be held from 3-8 July 2011 in Oxford, United Kingdom. SCNP will nominate 2-3 delegates that will attend the course free of charge and have their travel and accommodation expenses subsidized.

Deadline for application is April 1st 2011.

Who can apply?
The candidates would be qualified psychiatrists within 5 years of receiving their defining qualification and are likely to become key leaders of the speciality in the individual countries.

Guidelines to applicants
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the scientific secretariat: ecnp_school(at)

The application form can be found here.

The Congress venue is situated in the centre of Oslo, only 100 meters from the Central Station and the Express train from Oslo Lufthavn Gadermoen. The Airport shuttle bus stops in front of the hotel. It is close to Oslo's finest shopping, sightseeing and entertainment. The congress venue also has indoor parking facilities if you arrive by car.


12.00-12.20 General Assemblies SCNP & CCNP

12.30-12.45 Presidents? Welcome
Ole A. Andreassen (Oslo) & Harry Robertson (Halifax)

12.45-14.00 SCNP 50 Years Anniversary Symposium
Moderator: Ulrik F. Malt (Oslo) & Aleksander A. Mathé (Stockholm)

Emergence of modern psychopharmacology
Arvid Carlsson (Gothenburg)

History of SCNP
Carl-Gerhard Gottfries (Stockholm)

SCNP contributions: rating scales
Per Bech (Copenhagen)

14.00-14.30 Coffee break

14.30-16.00 Plenary Sessions
Neuroplasticity in psychiatry ? the "shrink" and cell growth

Moderators: Gregers Wegener (Aarhus) & Chawki Benkelfat (Montreal)

Introduction: Why is neuroplasticity interesting for psychiatrists?
Eero Castren (Helsinki)

Angiogenesis - a role in the treatment of depression
Joakim Ekstrand (Lund)

Neuronal and synaptic plasticity in subregions of rat hippocampus after antidepressant treatment
Fenghua Chen (Aarhus)

Conditioned and sensitized dopamine transmission: Environment-dependent plasticity in human brain
Marco Leyton (Montreal)

16.15-16.45 SCNP Honorary Lecture
Moderator: Elias Eriksson

What?s new in autism?
Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg)

17.00-18.30 Janssen-Cilag Educational Symposium ? Update in ADHD
Moderator: Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg)

Developmental trajectories of DSM-IV symptom dimensions of ADHD and their associations with psychopathology and genetic factors
Henrik Larsson (Stockholm)

Treatment of ADHD in adults
Bo Söderpalm (Gothenburg)

ADHD in girls
Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg)

19.15 Welcome reception
Copenhagen Town Hall