The IFPB is delighted to announce the following speakers for IRPB Athens 2014.
Prof Eduard Vieta (Spain) Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Bipolar Disorders Program, Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona, SpainEduard Vieta is Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Bipolar Disorders Program of the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He also serves as Director of Research at the Clinical Institute of Neuroscience at the same institution. His research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder. His programme examines novel pharmacological and psychological treatments, including atypical antipsychotics, antiepileptic drugs, and psychoeducation. Since 2001 his research has been funded by the Stanley Research Medical Institute (Bethesda, USA) and he is the current Director of the Bipolar Research Program at the Spanish Center of Biomedical Research Network on Mental Health (CIBERSAM), funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. He has made significant contributions to many of the published bipolar disorder treatment guidelines, and has authored more than 300 original articles, 100 book chapters and 26 complete books, including the recently published 2nd Edition of Bipolar Disorder in Clinical Practice (Current Medicine Group, 2009). He sits on the editorial board of 20 international scientific journals, including The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders, Psychotherapy Psychosomatics, the Journal of Affective Disorders, and Psychopathology, and he reviews articles for more than 40 others. In 2007, he received the Aristotle award and, ex-aequo with Francesc Colom, the Mogens Schou Award for excellence in bipolar disorder research.