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2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

The biannual International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) was held 28 March to 1 April 2009 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. It was preceded, on 26-27 March, by the International Prodromal Research Network Psychosis Satellite Meeting, and on 27-28 March by the International Congress-Emory University Cognition Satellite Meeting, both at the same location.

Brief History of ICOSR
News Stories—ICOSR
News Stories—Cognition Meeting
2009 ICOSR Contest
Live Webcast


BRIEF HISTORY OF ICOSR, S. Charles Schulz
Please watch a short video describing the history of the congress from co-founder and organizer S. Charles (Chuck) Schulz, of the University of Minnesota.

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NEWS STORIES—ICOSR
The biannual ICOSR was held 28 March to 1 April 2009 in San Diego, California. Our thanks to organizers Carol Tamminga and Chuck Schulz for helping us to develop the following meeting reports, filed by ICOSR travel fellows and SRF staff:

The Schizophrenia Facts: Richard Wyatt's Legacy, Live and Virtual—Hakon Heimer
Social Outcome and Schizophrenia: Back to the Future—Amy Pinkham
Session Explores Where Development Can Go Awry—Daniel H. Wolf
Psychosis: Is It All From Your Hippocampus?—James Stone
Studying Cultured Cells From Patients With Schizophrenia—Vibeke S. Catts
Unpleasing Placebos Cloud Antipsychotic Drug Trials—C. Anthony Altar
Investigating Infectious Etiology in Schizophrenia—Eric A. Epping
Interneurons Take the Stage—Julie Marhkam
New Developments in Treating Schizophrenia—C. Anthony Altar
Dopamine Signaling Meets Modern Genetics—Elizabeth Tunbridge
Cur(e)ious Cannabinoids: Implications for Psychosis and Its Treatment—Elizabeth Tunbridge
Brain Structure Changes With Psychosis—C. Anthony Altar
Researchers Think Positive About Learning in Schizophrenia—Victoria L. Wilcox
Psychotic-like Experiences Flag At-risk Young People—Victoria L. Wilcox


NEWS STORIES—COGNITION MEETING
The annual International Congress-Emory University Cognition Satellite Meeting was held 27-28 March 2009 in San Diego, California. Our thanks to organizer Phil Harvey for helping us to develop the following meeting reports, filed by SRF reporter Victoria L. Wilcox:

Attention-worthy and Memorable—Victoria L. Wilcox
The Long View of Schizophrenia —Victoria L. Wilcox


2009 ICOSR ESSAY CONTEST
Congratulations are in order for the two winners of the 2009 ICOSR Contest—Ian Kelleher, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and Carrie Bearden, University of California, Los Angeles. Each winner received one free registration and four nights' hotel stay at the 2009 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.
Read their winning essays in response to the question, "How can we combine different approaches to achieve a mechanistic understanding of schizophrenia?"

Ian Kelleher

Carrie Bearden


SRF LIVE WEBCAST
On 30 March, SRF held a live webcast, with multiple discussion rooms, of a workshop at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research called
"Body of Knowledge: The Purposes, Approaches and Outcome of Appraising What We Know about Schizophrenia".

Moderators: Angus MacDonald III, University of Minnesota; Rajiv Tandon, University of Florida.

Panel: Matcheri Keshavan, Wayne State University; Henry Nasrallah, University of Cincinnati; S. Charles Schulz, University of Minnesota. Read more about the history of What We Know About Schizophrenia.


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