|CHAIR:||Thomas G. Schulze
||Address: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy University of Goettingen Georg-August-Universität Von-Siebold-Str., 5 37075 Goettingen Germany
Phone: 49 551 39 6730
||Address: Department of Human Genetics University of Pittsburgh WPIC, Room 441 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15260 United States of America
Phone: 1 412 246 6353
|SECRETARY:||James B. Potash
||Address: Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, 2887 JPP, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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WPA Genetics update: Psychiatric Genetics Workshop at Cairo, Egypt. September 11, 2015.
On Friday Sept 11, 2015, Dr Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, WPA Genetics Section co-Chair helped to organize a workshop on Psychiatric Genetics at the 5th International Conference of Mansoura University Psychiatry Department held at Cairo, Egypt. Along with Dr Nimgaonkar, the workshop was led by Dr Salwa Tobar, Professor of Psychiatry, Mansoura University and Dr Alexandra Vieira, Associate Professor of Dental Surgery, University of Pittsburgh. The workshop included an initial didactic portion covering workshop covering formal genetic concepts, molecular methodology, phenotyping, genetic counseling, and societal issues. The didactic lectures were followed by an interactive workshop in which typical genetic counseling and ethical issues were discussed. Over 100 psychiatric faculty members, residents and medical students participated enthusiastically in the workshop.