Scientific Committee
Prof. István Bitter
Prof. János Réthelyi
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Semmelweis University

DEAR COLLEAGUES,

We would like to warmly welcome you to the Schizophrenia Academy International Conference in Budapest! This year we have the possibility to organize the joint meeting of the 20th Hungarian “Schizophrenia Academy” and the regional Central European Meeting for Schizophrenia, which took place in the last few years in Zagreb, Warsaw and Bucharest. We are happy to present you the program of this high level educational program aiming the development of treatment possibilities for patients with schizophrenia.

Based on the feedback from our colleagues in the region, the scientific program includes important topics in the management of schizophrenia (e.g. treatment in the early phase of schizophrenia and continuous antipsychotic treatment), areas important for the daily work, including best practice examples from Europe and the USA, and helpful updates on some research topics (e.g. genetics).

The Schizophrenia Academy International Conference in Budapest will be an opportunity to meet experts and colleagues and also to share your experience and work during the discussions and the e-poster sessions. We encourage you to submit an e-poster.

Please give us your feedback, as your evaluation of this meeting will help in planning further high level events in the Central-European region. Improving continuous medical education definitely leads to improvement in the treatment of our patients. Please complete and hand in the evaluation forms and/or write us directly.

As members of the Scientific Committee we wish you a fruitful meeting and an enjoyable stay in Budapest:

Prof. István Bitter bitter.istvan@med.semmelweis-univ.hu Prof. János Réthelyi rethelyi.janos@med.semmelweis-univ.hu