Preliminary Programme

Thursday 26th October 2017

08:00-08:30 am Registration
08:30-09:00 am


Judith Usall
Cristina Molina
09:00-10:15 am

Symposium 1
"Gender differences in emerging psychosis"

Moderator: Anita Riecher-Rössler

  • Liz Rietschel: "Gender specific peculiarities in the prevalence of ultra-high-risk symptoms - results from a general population study"
  • Laura Egloff: "Sex differences in brain morphology in emerging psychosis"
  • Katharina Beck: "Gender differences in the long-term course of at-risk mental state individuals"
10:15-11:15 am

Inaugural Lecture
"Impact of genes on sex differences in brain development and psychosis"

Tracey Petryshen
11:15-11:45 pm Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:45-12:50 pm

Symposium 2
"Psychosis and gender: Do reproductive phases matter?"

Moderator: Gemma García-Parés

  • Vesna Pirec: "Postpartum anxiety gradually progressing into psychosis: case presentation and theoretical prospective"
  • Judith Usall: "Raloxifene as an adjunctive treatment for postmenopausal women with schizophrenia"
12:50-02:00 pm

Oral communications. Session 1

  1. Clinical and social trajectories of first episode psychosis patients over years: the role of gender differences. Carla Comacchio.
  2. Association between serum prolactin levels and Bone Mineral Density in patients with psychotic spectrum disorder. Sheila López-Romeo.
  3. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy gender differences in primary and secondary psychotic populations. Candice Crocker.
  4. Sex differences in outcome in fist episode psychosis patients: a 10-year follow-up study. Rosa Ayesa-Arriola.
  5. Gender differences in social cognition: a cross-sectional study in schizophrenia patients of recent diagnosis and healthy people. Guillem Navarra Ventura.
  6. Clinical personality traits in a high risk sample compared with a healthy control sample by gender. Julia Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones
02:00-03:00 pm Lunch and Poster Session
03:00-04:00 pm

"Schizophrenia in the perinatal period"

Prof. Louise Howard
04:00-05:15 pm

Symposium 3
"Sex, hormones and clinical outcome of psychotic disorders: roles for cortisol, prolactin and estradiol"

Moderator: Javier Labad

  • Javier Labad "Sex, stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in early psychosis"
  • Sarah Ittig: "A possible role for prolactin and estradiol in emerging psychosis"
  • Itziar Montalvo: "Sex-differences in the relationship between prolactin levels and impaired processing speed in early psychosis"
  • Elena Rubio-Abadal: "Anti-psychotic induced hyperprolactinaemia and its role in sexual dysfunction"

Friday 27th October 2017

09:30-10:30 am

Oral communications. Session 2

  1. Clozapine placental transfer, neonatal half-life elimination and outcomes. María Luisa Imaz
  2. Pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations present in schizophrenia patients are associated with elevated levels of lactate that are higher in females. Lourdes Martorell
  3. Insight and severity of illness. What influence does gender have? A one-year longitudinal study in a sample of patients with a first psychotic episode. Fernando Dinamarca Cáceres
  4. Gender differences in delusional disorder: a systematic and narrative review. Alexandre González-Rodríguez.
  5. "Women Only“ homeless shelter: a low threshold chance to reach out for untreated women suffering from schizophrenia. Eleonore Miller-Reiter
10:30-11:00 pm Coffee break and Poster session
11:00-12:15 pm

Symposium 4
“New Perspectives on the biology and risk of Postpartum Psychosis”

Moderator: Narcis Cardoner

  • Andrew Lawrence: "Novel findings in brain structure in women at risk of Postpartum Psychosis"
  • Montserrat Fusté "Identifying potential blood gene expression markers for Postpartum Psychosis"
  • William Davies: "Insights into postpartum psychosis pathophysiology from a new mouse model"
12:15-01:15 pm

"Gender aspects in psychosis high risk states and first episodes"

Prof. Anita Riecher-Rössler
01:15-01:30 pm

Awards ceremony "Marta Barceló"

01:30-01:45 pm


Anita Riecher-Rössler
Narcís Cardoner

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The congress language is English.