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March 2011
Round Table Discussion on "Immunology and Psychiatry"

Organizers: WPA section on "Immunology and Psychiatry" together with "Sektion Immunologie in der Psychiatrie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie" (DGBP)
Date: Saturday, 27th of February 2010
Place: Kraepelin Library, Psychiatric Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Nussbaumstrasse 7, D-80336, Munich

Proposed programme

Morning 09.00 to 12.30
09.00 - 09.05 - Welcome (Prof. Norbert Müller, Munich, DE)
09.05 - 09.15 - Opening remarks (Prof. Brian E. Leonard, Galway, IE)
09.15 - 12.30 - Overview on PNI research
Chairs: Prof. Norbert Müller (Munich, DE) and Prof. Bernhard Bogerts (Magdeburg, DE)
09.15 - 09.45 - Overview on pharmacological aspects of PNI research (PD Dr. Markus J Schwarz, Munich, DE)
09.45 - 10.15 - Overview on biomarker related PNI research (Dr. Aye-Mu Myint, Munich, DE)
10.15 - 10.45 - Overview on animal experiments in PNI research (Dr. Andrew Harkin, Dublin, IE)
10.45 - 11.00 - Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30 - Overview on in vitro experiments in PNI research (Prof. Dietrich  van Calker, Freiburg, DE)
11.30 - 12.00 - Overview on morphological studies in PNI research (PD Dr. Johann Steiner, Magdeburg, DE)
12.00 - 12.30 - Overview on DNA/RNA related PNI research (Prof. Hemmo A Drexhage, Rotterdam, NL)

12.30 - 13.00 - Overview on infections and psychiatric disorders (Prof. Robert Yolken, Baltimore, USA)
13.00 - 13.30 - Lunch
13.30 - 16.30 - Round table discussion with coffee and snacks
Chairs: Prof. Brian E Leonard (Galway, IE) and Prof. Volker Arolt (Münster, DE)

Invited discussants (Immunology):
Prof. Rainer Straub (Regensburg, DE)
Prof. Robert S Jack (Greifswald, DE)
Prof. Francisca Fallarino (Perugia, IT)
Dr. Ute Meier (London, GB)

Invited discussants (PNI Research):
Prof. Mark Rapaport (Los Angeles, USA)
Prof. Robert Yolken (Baltimore, USA)
Prof. Karl Bechter (Ulm, DE)
Prof. Barbara Sperner-Unterweger (Innsbruck, AT)
Dr. Thomas O’Connor (Dublin, IE)

17.00 - Closing remarks

Sponsors:
1. Stiftung Immunologie und Seele
2. Advanced Practical Diagnostics n.v., Belgium

Round Table Participants

- Prof. Dr. Volker Arolt, MD, PhD
Address: Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Universitätsklinikum Münster D - 48129 Münster
Phone: +49 (0) 251/83-56604
Fax: +49 (0) 251/83-56988
E-mail: sekre.arolt@uni-muenster.de

- Prof. Dr. Karl Bechter, MD / Abteilung für Psychotherapeutische Medizin / Psychosomatik Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Ulm Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg                   
Address: Ludwig-Heilmeyer-Str. 2 D-89312 Günzburg
Phone: 08221/96-00
E-mail: karl.bechter@medizin.uni-ulm.de, Karl.Bechter@bkh-guenzburg.de

- Prof. Dr. med. Benhard Bogerts, MD
Address: Department of Psychiatry University of Magdeburg D-39120 Magdeburg
Phone: +49-391-6715029
Fax: +49-391-6715223
E-mail: bernhard.bogerts@med.ovgu.de

- Dr. Thomas Connor, PhD
Address: Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Room 4.57, Lloyd Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-896 8575
Fax: +353-1-8963183
E-mail: connort@tcd.ie

- Prof. Dr. Hemmo A. Drexhage MD, PhD
Address: Dept. of Immunology, ErasmusMC P.O. Box 1738, 3000DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +3110 4088093
E-mail: h.drexhage@erasmusmc.nl

- Francesca Fallarino, Ph.D. / Researcher
Address: University of Perugia Department of  Experimental Medicine Via del Giochetto Perugia 06126, Italy
Phone: +39.075.585.7485 
Fax: +39.075.585.7473
E-mail: fllfnc@tin.it

- Dr. Andrew Harkin, PhD / Lecturer in Pharmacology & Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning
Address: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: 353-1-8962807
Fax: 353-1-8962810
E-mail: aharkin@tcd.ie

- Robert S Jack, Prof. Dr.
Address: Institute for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine University of Greifswald Sauerbruchstrasse D-17487 Greifswald, Germany
Phone: +49 3834 86 5455
Fax: +49 3834 86 5490
E-mail: jack@uni-greifswald.de

- Prof. Dr. Brian E Leonard, BSc, PhD, DSc / Emeritus Professor
Address: Pharmacology Department National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 91 555 292
E-mail: belucg@iol.ie

- Ute Meier, Dr.
Address: Neuroimmunology Unit Institute of Cell and Molecular Science Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
E-mail: u.meier@qmul.ac.uk

- Prof. Dr. Norbert Müller, MD, Dipl. Psych.               
Address: Psychiatrische Klinik d. Universität Nussbaumstr. 7 D – 80336 München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-5160-3397
Fax: +49-89-5160-4548
E-mail: Norbert.Mueller@med.uni-muenchen.de

- Dr. Aye-Mu Myint, MBBS, MMedSc, PhD                   
Address: Psychiatrische Klinik d. Universität Nussbaumstr. 7 D – 80336 München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-5160-3433
Fax: +49-89-5160-5890
E-mail: Ayemu.Myint@med.uni-muenchen.de

- Prof. Mark H. Rapaport, MD / Chairman Department of Psychiatry The Pollier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders / Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Vice Chair / Professor in Residence Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Address: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 8730 Alden Drive, Thalians, C-301 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 423-2600
Fax: (310) 423-8397
E-mail: mark.rapaport@cshs.org

- PD Dr. Markus J. Schwarz, MD                       
Address: Psychiatrische Klinik d. Universität Nussbaumstr. 7 D – 80336 München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-5160-2761
Fax: +49-89-5160-5496
E-mail: Markus.Schwarz@med.uni-muenchen.de

- Prof. Dr. Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, MD / Abt. für Biologische Psychiatrie
Address: Univ.-Klinik für Psychiatrie Anichstr. 35 A-6020 Innsbruck Austria
Phone: 0043/504/3639
Fax: 0043/504/4778
E-mail: barbara.sperner-unterweger@uki.at

- PD Dr. med. Johann Steiner, MD
Address: Department of Psychiatry University of Magdeburg Leipziger Str. 44 D-39120 Magdeburg
Phone: +49-391-6715019
Fax: +49-391-6715223
E-mail: johann.steiner@med.ovgu.de

- Rainer H. Straub, Prof. Dr.
Address: Universitätsklinikum Regensburg 93053 Regensburg
Phone: +49 (0941) 944-7120
Fax: +49 (0941) 944-7121
E-mail: rainer.straub@klinik.uni-regensburg.de

- Prof. Robert Yolken, MD / Director, Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory / Ted and Vada Stanley Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Address: Baltimore, MD 21287-4933 USA
Phone: 410-614-0004
Fax: 410-955-3723
E-mail: rhyolken@aol.com

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