The IFPB will be providing speaker Bios for the plenary speakers for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity 2016 as soon as possible.
Prof Maria Luisa Figueira (Portugal) Prof Figueira is Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and Head of the Psychiatric Department of the Hospital Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal.Prof Figueira's area of scientific research is clinical and experimental psychopathology (bipolar disorders) and clinical psychopharmacology. Prof Figueira has been involved in the organisation of various meetings including the 1997 European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) regional meeting, the 17th European Congress of Psychiatry that took place in Lisbon 2008 and International Symposia on Bipolar Disorders (1994-2009) since 1997 in cooperation with Hagop Akiskal - Honorary President (Univ. San Diego). Between 1996 and 2005 she was involved as a principal investigator in many pharmacological clinical trials including six phase III studies and four phase II studies. Professor Figueira has been a fellow of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychopharmacologicum (CINP) since 1978, the European Association of Psychiatry (EAP) since 2002 and the International Society of Affective Disorders (ISAD) since 2003. She has published over 100 manuscripts in national and international peer-reviewed journals.