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Symposium before the farewell lecture of professor Jan Buitelaar.

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About the event

About 10% of children and adolescents suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, and another 15% from mild to moderately severe disorders. The emotional, practical and financial burden of psychiatric disorders on patients, families and society is huge, and even more than of oncology, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders together. New scientific insights into the causes and mechanisms that underpin psychiatric disorders in young people, create opportunities and hope.

The aim of this symposium is to reflect on what research in developmental neuroscience and child and adolescent psychiatry (with a focus on ADHD and autism) can and should offer to successfully alleviate the burden of psychiatric disorders in young people in the next 10 years.

Please be invited for the farewell lecture of Jan Buitelaar after the symposium.


Go to the online registration here
Early bird registration fee: € 25,-.
Fromr June 15 the regular rate: € 35,-

Please register before June 15.
Participants from Radboudumc CNS & Psychiatry, Karakter and Eunethydis can register free of charge. Their participation fee will be paid for by their respective organization.

Cancellation policyNo refunds for cancellations after September 1st.

Please be invited for the farewell lecture of Jan Buitelaar.
Separate registration for this official academic event is required via www.ru.nl/buitelaar


September 20th, 2019

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08.30 Welcome

09.15 Start Symposium

Welcome professor Guillén Fernandez, director Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Lectures session 1

09.20 Professor Barbara Franke  
           Revolutionizing our understanding of ADHD based on Big Data

10.00 Professor Steve Faraone        
           New perspective on research and clinical care in ADHD
10.40 Coffee & tea break

Lectures session 2

11.10 Professor Christian Beckmann      
          The future of brain imaging research
11.50 Professor Mark Bellgrove  
           Healthy decision making seems easy but often goes wrong: why and how?
12.30 Lunch

Lectures session 3

13.30 Professor Declan Murphy  
           Can we really really (really) cure autism and if so, how?
14.10 Professor Celso Arango 
           Psychiatrists are experts in missing trains. Prevention may be the next one
14.50 Closing remakrs           

15.00 End Symposium

15.45 Farewell lecture professor Jan Buitelaar - 'Bij nader aanzien' (Dutch spoken)

16.50 Reception

20.00 End


Accreditation has been granted by:
  • The Dutch Society of Pediatrics
  • The Dutch Society for Psychotherapists
  • The Dutch Institute for Psychologists
ID number 361165 (4 points, psychologists 2 points)

Accreditation is requested from:
  • The Dutch Society of Psychiatry


Professor Barbara Franke
Professor of Molecular Psychiatry in the Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry, Donders Institute and Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Professor Steve Faraone
Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience & Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, United States of America

Professor Christian Beckmann
Professor of Statistics in Imaging Neuroscience in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Donders Institute and Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Professor Mark Bellgrove
Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Research at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Declan Murphy
Mortimer D Sackler Professor of Translational Neurodevelopment, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, United Kingdom

Professor Celso Arango
President of ECNP and professor of Psychiatry, head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain



Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D

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