The European Bipolar Forum are privileged to have the following world renowned experts speaking at the IRBD 2013 conference.
|Dr Giulio Perugi (Italy)|
Dr Giulio Perugi is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychopharmacotherapy at the University of Pisa, Italy and Director of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences “G De Lisio”, Pisa, Italy.
|Prof Jules Angst (Switzerland)|
Jules Angst, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Zurich University in Zurich, Switzerland, and Honorary Doctor of Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.
|Dr Joseph Calabrese|
Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Mood Disorders Program, Case Western Reserve University; Co-Director, Bipolar Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
|Dr Elie Hantouche (France)|
Director of CTAH, Anxiety and Mood Center, France.
|Prof Alan Swann (USA)|
Alan Swann is Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, where he also serves as co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Mood Disorders.
|Prof Andreas Erfurth (Austria)|
Prof Erfurth is Head of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Program, Division of General Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
|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 Eric Youngstrom (USA)|
Eric Youngstrom is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the Acting Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder.
|Prof Eduard Vieta (Spain)|
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Bipolar Disorders Program, Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona, Spain
|Prof Elie Karam|
Prof. Elie Karam received his MD in 1974 and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (USA) in 1979.
Prof. Elie Karam came back to Lebanon in 1980 and worked at the American University of Beirut and in parallel founded the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology at St. George Hospital Medical Center, Balamand University, Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon, of which he is currently Professor and Head since 2001. He had served too as the Head of Department of Psychiatry in the Lebanese University Medical School from 1995 till 2000.
|Prof Jan Scott (UK)|
Jan Scott is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
|Prof Allan Young (UK)|
Prof Young 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.