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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.


9.00-9.45     PLENARY SESSION

SCNP Educational Lecture
Moderator: Ole A. Andreassen (Oslo)

Four decades with clozapine, still the most efficacious antipsychotic drug.
Leif Lindström (Uppsala)

09.45-10.30   PLENARY SESSION 

SCNP 2010 Frontiers Lecture
Moderator: Torgny H. Svensson (Stockholm)

The inflammatory response in psychiatric disease precipitation
Brian Leonard  (Dublin)

10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK


Psychiatric disorders as inflammatory diseases
Moderators: Brian Leonard (Dublin) and Göran Engberg (Stockholm)

Cytokines, sickness behavior and depression.
Robert Dantzer (Urbana, USA)

Cytokines and depression
Lena Brundin (Lund)

Inflammation in psychosis
Göran Engberg (Stockholm)

Augmentation of antidepressant drugs by anti-inflammatory agents. 
Hans-Jürgen Möller (Munich)

12.30-13.30 LUNCH 

13.30-15.00   PARALLEL SESSIONS 

I. Bipolar and unipolar depression: recent updates
Moderators: Tove Gunnarsson (Stockholm) & Andres Magnusson (Reykjavik)

Bipolar disorder. Recent updates.
Rasmus Licht (Aarhus) 

Different treatment of unipolar and bipolar depression?
Trond Aarre (Førde) 

Chronobilogical treatment options in bipolar disorder
Andres Magnusson (Reykjavik)

Update on genetic findings in unipolar and bipolar disorder
Ole A. Andreassen (Oslo)

II. Nordic treatment guidelines. Depression and anxiety disorders. Evidence and   practice
Moderators: Raben Rosenberg (Aarhus) & Ulrik F. Malt (Oslo)

Treatment of Depression Disorders in Denmark
Raben Rosenberg (Aarhus)

Guidelines in Finland
Erkki Isometsä (Helsinki)

Swedish guidelines in depression
Hans Ågren (Gothenburg)

Norwegian guidelines in depression 
Ulrik F. Malt (Oslo)

Ole A. Andreassen (Oslo)