Dr. Ofer Agid is staff psychiatrist and a clinician scientist in the Schizophrenia Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada. He is the Medical Head, Ambulatory Services and the Lead Psychiatrist, Partial Hospital Program at the Schizophrenia Program. Dr Agid is also Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science (IMS), University of Toronto. Dr. Agid’s research focus is psychopharmacology in schizophrenia, specifically early response to antipsychotic medications, early predictors of response and treatment resistant schizophrenia. His work has uncovered a new “early onset of action” hypothesis of antipsychotics, which has impacted current practice guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia. As the medical leader in the First-Episode Schizophrenia program, Dr. Agid initiated an algorithm-based treatment approach for first-episode schizophrenia while collecting extensive clinical data regarding treatment response. This algorithm was implemented to optimize antipsychotic treatment during the earliest stages of the illness, a critical time period in terms of longer-term outcomes. Dr. Agid is a recipient of numerous grants. He presented his research at major meetings and conferences and has published in major psychiatry journals.

Presenter Of 2 Presentations

Presentation Title: Treatment resistance in First Episode Schizophrenia – an algorithm based approach

Session Type
Industry
Date
Mon, 06.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 13:45
Room
Industry session hall 2
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Lecture Time
13:03 - 13:20

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Session Type
Industry
Date
Mon, 06.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 13:45
Room
Industry session hall 2
Session Icon
Fully Live
Lecture Time
13:37 - 13:42