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Neuroimaging in Psychiatry

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The main goals of the WPA Section on Neuroimaging in Psychiatry include the:

  • Dissemination of innovative methodological approaches as well as research findings from different applications of neuroimaging techniques in psychiatry.

  • Sound integration of clinical and neuroimaging research.

  • Promotion of collaborations with other WPA Sections and among researchers interested in the field across the world.


In line with these goals, the Section will:

  • Organise symposia in World Congresses of Psychiatry and International WPA Meetings, and promote joint initiatives with other WPA Scientific Sections.

  • Publish articles and books on the progress of neuroimaging research in psychiatry and on the translation of the findings in clinical practice.

  • Promote the education of the members through the organisation of courses in national and international congresses on achievements and perspectives of neuroimaging research in psychiatry.

Section officers


Antonio Vita 
Full Professor and Chair of Psychiatry,
Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia
Head, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Spedali Civili Hospital, Brescia (Italy)
tel +39-030-3995233; fax +39-030-3384098



Lynn DeLisi

Harvard Medical School
The VA Boston Healthcare System
Brockton, MA, USA



Margaret A Niznikiewicz

Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Director, The Laboratory of Neuroscience,
Clinical Division: Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at
Boston VA Healthcare System, Brockton
and Director, Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston
ph no 774-826-2632
ph no 617-632-7797

>>Please click here to see the Section Member list

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