Univeristy of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Department of Psychiatry
Silvana Galderisi is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Emergency Unit, Coordinator of the Outpatient Unit for Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders and the rehabilitation programme for severe mental disorders at the Department of Mental Health, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. She is President Elect of the Italian Society for Psychopathology, Past President of the European Psychiatric Association, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), and Co-chair of the WPA working group ‘Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care’. She is a founding member of the board of directors of the European Group for Research in Schizophrenia, board member of the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses and of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry. She is an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and International Advisor of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her research focusses on schizophrenia pathophysiology, treatment and outcomes, with particular reference to the domains of negative symptoms and cognition and their impact on psychosocial outcomes. She is an author and co-author of more than 250 publications, and a member of the editorial boards of several international psychiatric journals and Editor-in-Chief of Schizophrenia Bulletin Open. She is President Elect of the Italian Society for Psychopathology (SOPSI), Past President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), and Co-chair of the WPA Working Group “Implementing alternatives to coercion in Mental Health Care”. She is founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the European Group for Research in Schizophrenia (EGRIS), board member of the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS), member of the Strategic Plan Task Force of the Schizophrenia International Society (SIRS), board member of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry. She is Honorary Fellow of the World Psychiatric Association-WPA, Honorary Member of the Polish Psychiatric Association and of the Hungarian Psychiatric Association (HPA), International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association-APA, International Advisor of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN), and Honorary Fellow of the European Society of Social Psychiatry (ESSP). Her research activity focuses on Schizophrenia pathophysiology, treatment and outcome, with particular reference to the domains of negative symptoms and cognition and their impact on psychosocial outcome. She is author/coauthor of more than 250 publications, in national and international journals and books, member of the Editorial Boards of several international psychiatric journals, Editor in Chief of Schizophrenia Bulletin Open.

Moderator Of 3 Sessions

Session Type
Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:30
Room
Industry session hall 1
Session Description
Achieving a bespoke fit: Tailoring schizophrenia management to individual patient needs-Supported by Janssen Pharmaceutical NV

Session Description:

This symposium will provide delegates with the latest information on how to tailor schizophrenia treatment to meet the needs of specific patients based on their life circumstances and offers the audience ample opportunities to ask questions. The faculty will first present an overview of the different schizophrenia treatment needs at various stages of life, the importance of patients’ individual treatment and recovery goals in schizophrenia management, and guidance in the event of poor/no response to treatment. This will be followed up by a balanced overview of the latest evidence on the clinical outcomes, safety and tolerability of LAT in different patient subgroups. Finally, the faculty will discuss how to support patients in improving overall QoL and achievement of recovery and personal goals through employing techniques such as shared decision-making, as well as how to involve the patient’s family/carers to optimise outcomes. The speaker presentations will be followed by a full faculty panel discussion, addressing questions from the audience. This will be a highly stimulating symposium, offering a multitude of fresh perspectives on hot topics in schizophrenia management and providing the audience with the opportunity to engage with the expert faculty. Educational financial support is provided by Janssen. .

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Fully Live
Session Type
Clinical/Therapeutic
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
17:00 - 18:30
Room
Hall D
Session Description
Organised by the EPA Section on Schizophrenia. Cognitive dysfunctions represent a core feature of schizophrenia, are present at any stage of the disease and in subjects at high risk for psychosis (UHR), and have a significant impact on patient psychosocial functioning. Pharmacological treatment is modestly effective on cognitive dimension while there is considerable evidence of the efficacy of cognitive remediation interventions on cognition and functioning. The Workshop, proposed within the activities of the Section on Schizophrenia, has the aim of updating knowledge and discussing about the definition of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, the impact of cognitive dysfunctions on the patients' real life functioning and quality of life, the available assessment instruments, the detection of impairment in early intervention settings, and the possible treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, with a special focus on cognitive remediation techniques. All these topics will be debated by the panel of experts involved in the preparation of the EPA guidance paper on the assessment and treatment of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.
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Fully Live, Section

Webinar - Ask the Expert: Which factors influence real-life functioning in persons with schizophrenia  and how to manage it?

Session Type
Ask the Expert
Date
Mon, 06.06.2022
Session Time
10:00 - 11:00
Room
Ask the Expert 1
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Ask the Expert, Fully Live

Presenter Of 11 Presentations

Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care: How Early Career Psychiatrists Can Improve Their Practice

Session Type
Mental Health Policy
Date
Mon, 06.06.2022
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Hall B
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ECP, Fully Live
Lecture Time
08:34 - 08:51

Closing remarks

Session Type
Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:30
Room
Industry session hall 1
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
14:25 - 14:30

How to Combat Violence against Women – the role of Professional Associations?

Session Type
Mental Health Policy
Date
Sat, 04.06.2022
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
On Demand 4
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On Demand
Lecture Time
16:30 - 16:50

The WPA Initiatives on Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care

Session Type
Mental Health Policy
Date
Sat, 04.06.2022
Session Time
17:00 - 18:30
Room
On Demand 4
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On Demand
Lecture Time
17:00 - 17:20

The importance of best practices in times of crisis

Session Type
EPA Forum
Date
Sat, 04.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 12:00
Room
Hall A
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
11:00 - 11:10

Conceptualization of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Session Type
Clinical/Therapeutic
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
17:00 - 18:30
Room
Hall D
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Fully Live, Section
Lecture Time
17:00 - 17:11

Recovery Oriented Services to Overcome Human Rights Violations in Mental Health Care

Session Type
Mental Health Policy
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Hall B
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
08:51 - 09:08

Welcome and introduction

Session Type
Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:30
Room
Industry session hall 1
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
13:00 - 13:05

Full faculty discussion

Session Type
Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:30
Room
Industry session hall 1
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
14:05 - 14:25

Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care

Session Type
Mental Health Policy
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
12:00 - 12:45
Room
Hall A
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Fully Live
Lecture Time
12:00 - 12:25

Abstract

Abstract Body

The use of coercive measures in Medicine represents a controversial issue. Even when they comply with all rules and procedures and are enacted with the intention to address the health needs of the patient, and/or protect the patient and/or others, they always represent an infringement of fundamental personal rights and require strong ethical justification.
In Psychiatry the debate around coercive measures has led to a theoretical impasse, as the attempt to solve an ethical dilemma may expose mental health care to other ethical challenges and questions of competing rights. At the same time, the ongoing debate has contributed to raise the awareness that coercive practices are over-used, and mental health care is in need of a profound transformation towards recovery-oriented systems of care.
The implementation and dissemination of alternatives to coercive practices is an essential component of such transformation. Relevant research has provided tools and documented successful practices, and initiatives aimed at making these resources available and adapted to different contexts are being promoted by international organizations, professional associations and associations of users and carers.1
The profound transformation of current mental health care towards recovery-oriented systems of care requires resources and shared goals among the different stakeholders. Integrated and personalised care pathways, respect of human rights, shared decision making, and involvement of users and carers are essential components of this transformation.

1 Discussion Paper from the WPA Taskforce October 2020; https://www.wpanet.org/alternatives-to-coercion
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