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14:00 - 14:30

Opening ceremony

14:30 -


Plenary lecture 1

Professor Alan Tasman Professor and emiritus chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville, USA Former president of the American Psychiatric Association

The evolving identity and role of the psychiatrist

Chair: Magnús Haraldsson, Co-chair: Þórgunnur Ársælsdóttir

15:15 - 16:00

Plenary lecture 2

Professor Elias Erikson Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The antidepressant controversy

Chair: Halldóra Jónsdóttir, Co-chair: Kristinn Tómasson

16:00 - 16:45

Mental disturbances and sexual problems in the Icelandic Sagas

Dr. Óttar Guðmundsson, psychiatrist Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik
Chair: Sigurður Páll Pálsson

08:30 - 09:15

Plenary lecture 3

Treatment innovations in mood disorders

Professor John Geddes
Professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, UK
Chair: Engilbert Sigurðsson, Co-chair: Guðrún Dóra Bjarnadóttir
09:15 - 09:45 Coffee break and poster viewing I
09:45 - 11:15

Symposium 1A

Symposium 1B

Symposium 1C

Rethinking the treatment of mania
Chair: Clara Reece Medici, Denmark
Long-term treatment effects and predictors: Results from the Nordic Long-term OCD Treatment Study (NordLOTS)
Chair: Per Hove Thomsen, Denmark
Promoting mental health in low resource settings
Chair: Venla Lehti, Finland

Symposium 1D

Symposium 1E

Symposium 1F

Recent progress in analyses of genetic and envionmental risk factors for mental illnesses
Chair: Merete Nordentoft, Denmark
Individual placement and support in Scandinavia
Chair: Wenche ten Velden Hegelstad, Norway
Transgender care in Iceland
Chair: Óttar Guðmundsson, Iceland

Symposium 1G

Can improved clinical characterization of negative symptoms refine pathophysiological models?
Chair: Mette Ødegaard Nielsen, Denmark
11:15 - 12:30 Lunch break  
12:30 - 13:15

Plenary lecture 4

Disentangling variations in health response to major trauma and life adversities

Professor Unnur Valdimarsdóttir
Professor of epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland
Chair: Engilbert Sigurðsson, Co-chair: Sigurður Páll Pálsson
13:15 - 13:45 Coffee break and poster viewing II
13:45 - 15:15

Symposium 2A

Symposium 2B

Symposium 2C

Meals, gastro-intestinal microbiota and mental health of children and adolescents
Chair: Bertrand Lauth, Iceland
Comprehensive services for people with severe mental illnesses
Chair: Nanna Bríem, Iceland
A new Nordic challenge: How to meet the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers
Chair: Venla Lehti, Finland

Symposium 2D

Symposium 2E

Symposium 2F

The ambient, airborne and environment and mental health
Chair: Hanne Krage Carlsen, Sweden
Most cited recent articles in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Chair: Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Denmark
No health without perinatal health
Chair: Lára Björgvinsdóttir, Iceland

Free papers 2G

Chair: Sigurður P. Pálsson
2G-1 Brief report of a pilot study on multimedia psychotherapy
2G-2 Feasibility and alliance in a short videoconference psychotherapy vs. low iCBT
2G-3 The association between open dialogue to young people in acute psychiatric crisis and their use of health care services
2G-4 Opportunities and challanges for using personalized trials or N-of-1 trials to improve depressive symptoms in cancer survivors
2G-5 Programmed environmental illumination using bright white light during autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma reduces symptoms of depression
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break and poster viewing
15:30 - 17:00

Symposium 3A

Symposium 3B

Symposium 3C

New insights into depression: from clinical features to predictors and new targets
Chair: Eduard Maron, Estonia
Diagnostic and treatment strategies in the field of attachment and attachment disorders
Chair: Bertrand Lauth, Iceland
Interpretation in psychiatry- theory and practice
Chair: Lars Lien,Norway

Symposium 3D


Free papers 3F

Coercion, discrimination and legislation – ethical and practical issues
Chair: Engilbert Sigurðsson, Iceland
Chair: Nanna Briem
3F-1 Participation and decision making in sheltered housing services in Sweden
3F-2 Applying sensory modulation in adult mental health inpatient care
3F-3 Amygdala subnuclei volumes in clinical high risk and first episode psychosis: Association with childhood adversity
3F-4 Clozapine use in Iceland and value based practice in treatment resistant schizophrenia
3F-5 From ACT to FACT, improving care, reducing costs

Free papers 3G

Chair: Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
3G-1 Mobile phone usage representing a digital phenotype in bipolar disorder
3G-2 Symptoms of male depression in an Icelandic community study
3G-3 Suicides in Iceland 1400-1800
3G-4 Exposure based intervention compared to stimulus control as treatment for hair pulling and skin picking disorders
3G-5 Evaluation of mechanisms of change in Trans-diagnostic CBT using single case experimental design with for patients suffering from OCD
15:00 - 17:00 at Ármúli 1

Workshop: Maudsley Simulation: Assessment of suicide risk

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 Registration is required (max 30 participants)
Bus transfer between Harpa Conference Center and Simulation Center
17:30 - 19:00

Get-together at Reykjavik Art Museum

Included in registration

8:30 - 9:15

Plenary lecture 5

Stress, drugs and psychosis: does biology read the textbooks and what does this mean for better treatments?

Professor Oliver Howes
Professor of molecular psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and London Intitute of Medical Sciences, UK
Chair: Engilbert Sigurðsson, Co-chair: Magnús Haraldsson
09:15 - 09:45 Coffee break and poster viewing III
09:45 - 11:15

Symposium 4A

Symposium 4B

Symposium 4C

How to live a happy life with your negative results
Chair: Helene Speyer, Denmark
Implementing the Swedish National Guidelines for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and OCD
Chair: Guðmundur Skarphéðinsson, Iceland
Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer mental health
Chair: Amir Kumar Ahuja, USA

Symposium 4D

Workshop 4E

Symposium 4F

Targeting cognition early: Cognitive remediation, social cognitive and interaction training in high risk and early phase psychosis
Chair: Brynja Björk Magnúsdóttir, Iceland
Does improving depression symptoms in employees lead to less time of work?
Chair: Akuh Adaji, USA
The impact of economic crisis on mental health
Chair: Högni Óskarsson,  Iceland

Free Papers 4G

Chair: Þórgunnur Ársælsdóttir
4G-1 Implementation of a mental health stepped care service for adults in primary care
4G-2 History of miscarriage and maternal stress may influence decision making in the risk assessment of preterm labor
4G-3 Cross-sectoral collaboration with targeted and timely psychiatric interventions improves treatment of depression and mental disorders in primary care
4G-4 Icelandic university students´ mental health and help seeking behaviours
4G-5 Implementing evidence-based treatments for depression in primary care: the opportunity and challenges of care coordination
11:15 - 12:45 Lunch break and Lecture on suicides in operas (Norðurljós)
Hans Peter Mofors and Ullakarin Nyberg
12:45 - 13:30

Plenary lecture 6

Treatment strategies for dual diagnosis in psychiatric services

Professor Olli Kampmann
Professor and director of research at the Division of Psychiatry, Stavanger University, Norway
Chair: Halldóra Jónsdóttir Co-chair: Nanna Briem
13:30 - 14:15

Plenary lecture 7

Understanding, treatment and outcome of first episode psychosis. State of the art.

Professor Jan Olav Johannessen
Professor and director of research at the Division of Psychiatry, Stavanger University, Norway
Chair: Halldóra Jónsdóttir Co-chair: Nanna Briem
14:15 - 14:45 Coffee break and poster viewing IV
14:45 - 16:15

Symposium 5A

Symposium 5B

Symposium 5C

eHealth for individualized psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
Chair: Jonas Eberhard, Sweden
Autism and autistic spectrum disorders
Chair: Bertrand Lauth, Iceland
Mental health work among unaccompanied minors
Chair: Kirsi Peltonen, Finland

Symposium 5D

Symposium 5E

Free papers 5F

Clinical, imaging and genetic predictors of severe mental disorders
Chair: Stefan Borgwardt, Switzherland
Pathways to school shooting rampage: Does fiction reflect scientific evidence
Chair: Riittakerttu Kalitala-heino, Finland
Chair: Bertrand Lauth
5F-1 Resignation syndrome in refugee children in Sweden
Von Knorring
5F-2 Prevalence of bullying and perceived happiness in youths with learning disability, ADHD and ASD
5F-3 Advanced maternal age and maternal education disparity in children with autistic spectrum disorder
5F-4 Harsh parenting style towards children with ADHD and the association with adult outcomes
5F-5 Copy number variations conferring risk of ADHD
5F-6 Cognitive predictors of behavioral change

Free papers 5G

Chair: Kristinn Tómasson
5G-1 General psychopathology in the prediction of early onset substance use disorder
5G-2 Inverted U-shape relation between natural lithium levels in drinking water and suicide rates
5G-3 Interaction of genetic risk and stressful life events on risk for depression investigated in the Danish iPSYCH study
5G-4 Drug related readmissions and bipolar disorder
5G-5 Substance use in a population of dual diagnosis patients in Denmark
15:00 - 17:00 at Ármúli 1

Workshop: Maudsley Simulation: Assessment of suicide risk

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 Registration is required (max 30 participants)
Bus transfer between Harpa Conference Center and Simulation Center
09:00 - 10:30

Symposium 6A

Symposium 6B

Symposium 6C

(Day)light and psychiatry: simple and efficient treatments for mood and sleep disorders
Chair: Anna Wirz-Justice, Switzerland
Emergency psychiatric care of children and adolescents
Chair: Bertrand Lauth, Iceland
National guidelines in the Nordic countries. Depression and anxiety
Chair: Lars Von Knorring, Sweden

Symposium 6D

Symposium 6E

Symposium 6F

Parent-infant mental health: The end is in the beginning. The importance of perinatal and infant mental health
Chair: Anna María Jónsdóttir, Iceland
Management of violence- different approaches in different psychiatric pathologies
Chair: Ariana Mihai, Romania
Management of first episode psychosis in the Baltic countries
Chair: Ramune Mazaliuauskiene, Lithuania
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45

Plenary lecture 8

Prevention and resilience – the future of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Professor Kerstin J. Plessen
Professor Child and Adolescents Mental Health Center and Faculty of Health and Medical Scinces, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Chair: Bertrand A. Lauth, Co-chair: Halldóra Jónsdóttir
11:45 - 12:00  Closing remarks
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