The IFPB will be providing speaker Bios for the plenary speakers for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity 2016 as soon as possible.
Prof Allan Young trained in Medicine and Psychiatry at the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford. He has held academic appointments at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Newcastle upon Tyne, latterly holding the Chair of General Psychiatry at Newcastle, UK. He currently holds the LEEF Endowed Chair in Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he is also the Associate Director of the Institute of Mental Health. His research interests focus on the cause and treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders. Professor Young has received research grant funding from the UK Medical research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the Stanley Medical Research Institute and numerous other funding agencies. He has published over 150 Medline listed publications. His interest is in the causes and treatment of severe mental ill-health, particularly BD.