The IFPB is delighted to announce the following plenary speakers for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity 2015
Dr Joseph Calabrese (USA) Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Mood Disorders Program, Case Western Reserve University; Co-Director, Bipolar Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.Dr Calabrese completed his medical training at Ohio State University and his psychiatric residency at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing a research fellowship at the NIMH, he returned to Cleveland in 1989 to start the Mood Disorders Program. Dr Calabrese is a Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University & Director of the Mood Disorders Program. He co-directs along with Robert Findling, MD, the NIMH-funded ‘Bipolar Research Center’ in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Calabrese has received five NIMH/Federal research grants. The general focus of the research center is ‘improving clinical outcomes in underserved populations of bipolar disorder’, including those receiving care within community mental health centers, children, adults, older adults, and those currently abusing alcohol or drugs. Dr Calabrese has over 220 scientific publications that focus on the phenomenology and treatment of bipolar disorder. His individual scientific focus is the development of the class of anticonvulsants and the atypical antipsychotic agents as long-term treatments with special emphasis on rapid cycling and dual diagnosis presentations. Dr Calabrese is a member of a number of scientific advisory boards and committees and is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a referee for several scientific journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry and Annals of Neurology, and has authored or co-authored more than 130 scientific articles and book chapters. Dr Calabrese was chosen by psychiatry residents to receive the ‘Best Teacher of the Year Award’ in three different years, and in 2004, received a NARSAD Lifetime Achievement Award for Psychiatric Research into Mood Disorders.