Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Search for Treatments in Early Psychosis - Annual Conference

The "Search for Treatments in Early Psychosis (STEP): Seventh Biennial Symposium" is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 18 at the Sheraton Station Square. This conference will focus on recent studies suggesting that early identification and intervention may favorably influence outcomes in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. 

The conference is coordinated by the Mental Health Conference Planning arm of the Office of Education and Regional Programming (OERP) at the University of Pittsburgh. It will feature the top faculty and staff of Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, as well as noted experts from throughout the world.

The Seventh Biennial Search for Treatments in Early Psychosis (STEP) Symposium will bring together international experts in the psychology, neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia.  During the conference, they will present state-of-the-art information regarding the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of schizophrenia, including developmental changes relevant to psychotic disorders, factors that could contribute to psychosis onset through impacting typical development and early identification and interventions for early psychosis.

Details can be found on this website.

For additional information or to receive a brochure, please contact Maria Peña-Jordan at
penajordanmi@upmc.edu or (412) 802-6917.

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