2nd ANNUAL MEETING – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – 2007

2nd ANNUAL MEETING – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – 2007

The 2nd Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 with the theme: ‘Mechanism of action of ECT: what do we know?’.

Following lectures were accepted.

– Jørgensen MB. Electroconvulsive stimulations prevent stress-induced morphological changes in the hippocampus.

– Tom Bolwig. Statistical vs clinical relevance of memory data in ECT.

– Max Fink. ECT works. How?

– Charles Kellner. Results from CORE.

– Colleen Loo. A Comparison of Right Unilateral Ultrabrief pulse (0.3 ms) ECT and standard Right Unilateral ECT.

– Gavin Rush. Mood improvement with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is correlated with reduction in pro-inflammatory markers.

– Gabrielle Sani. ECT vs pharmacotherapy: time to relapse and long-term outcome of a population of affective inpatients.

– Alexander Sartorius. Central and peripheral BDNF levels in a rat model of ECT

– Pascal Sienaert. Ultrabrief Bifrontal versus Unilateral ECT:

– Besani C. An investigation of attitudes towards Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) amongst psychiatric patients, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and lay people in Ireland.

Pascal Sienaert

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