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PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Neuropsychiatric genetics meeting - facilitate international research collaboration in Norway

Tildelt: kr 0,15 mill.




2014 - 2015

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This is a tribute to the exceptional contributions of the Nordic Countries to psychiatry and in particular psychiatric genetics over the last decades. From early twin studies to studies in genetic isolates, research based on population registries or birth cohorts, sophisticated biobanking initiatives, and comprehensive next generation sequencing studies, the Nordic countries have been at the forefront of modern complex genetic research for many years. The particular achievements in neuropsychiatric resear ch have fostered a host of long-term international collaborations such as with the multinational Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. This meeting features prominent researchers from all 5 Nordic countries presenting on the current state of the art of each country's research activities in the field of biobanking and health registry research. They will discuss challenges and opportunities with leading experts from Europe, America, and Asia. A major focus of this symposium will lie on the development of strat egies to best exploit the available resources within the context of national and international funding activities. Specifically, presenters and the audience are expected to discuss opportunities of the upcoming HORIZON 2020 framework that will put resourc es such as the registries and the biobanks of the Nordic countries in the spotlight of future neuropsychiatric research. The meeting will be coordinated with the XXII World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) 2014 which takes place in Copenhagen from October 12 - 16, 2014. This is the first time the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, which attracts up to 1000 participants each year, will hold its annual meeting in Scandinavia. Leading psychiatric geneticists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland , Norway, and Sweden take a leading role in organizing this important event. We will use this opportunity to increase the research in this field in Norway - and facilitate EU grant proposal.


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