GISS 2023

Welcome to the official website for the Giessen International Schizophrenia Symposium!

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2023 Giessen International Schizophrenia Symposium (GISS) to be held in Giessen, Germany on 20-22 April 2023. This year highlights include the lectures from the Nobel laureate Tom Sudhof “Synapses in neuropsychiatric disorders: NRXN1 deletions and beyond”, from Iris Sommer (Professor of Psychiatry, Groningen, Netherlands): „Nutritional Psychiatry“, from Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (CEO and Chair, Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany): Mechanisms of Risk- and resilience in schizophrenia and from the EPA president Peter Falkai about „Aerobic Exercise in Schizophrenia: Understanding and Cure“ (LMU Munich, Germany).

GISS Lecture 2023


Tom Sudhof (Stanford, USA) Synapses in neuropsychiatric disorders: NRXN1 deletions and beyond

Robert Sommer Lecture 2023


Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (ZI Mannheim, Germany) Mechanisms of Risk- and resilience in schizophrenia

Key Note Lectures 2023

Iris Sommer (Groningen, Netherlands) Nutritional Psychiatry
Peter Falkai (LMU Munich, Germany) Aerobic Exercise in Schizophrenia: Understanding and Cure
Robin Murray (London, United Kingdom) An aetiological approach to the treatment of psychosis
Daniel Weinberger (Baltimore, USA) Genomic Insights about the Prenatal Origins of Behavioral Disorders
David Lewis (Pittsburgh, USA) A Molecular and Neural Circuitry Substrate for Cognitive Dysfunction in SZ

Opening Symposium 2023

Silvana Galderisi
Christoph Correll
Alkomiet Hasan
Stefan Borgwardt

Presidential Symposium 2023

Dan Rujescu
Nikolaos Kotsouleris
Tilo Kircher
Branislava Curcic-Blake

Expert Classes 2023

EEG Christina Andreou
Gregor Leicht
Peter Uhlhaas
fMRI Todd Woodward
Implementation of evidence-based schizophrenia care Alkomiet Hasan
State of the art of schizophrenia pharmacological treatment Christoph Correll - Pharmakologie
The role of peers in clinical practice Candelaria Mahlke
DTI in schizophrenia research Ofer Pasternak
Marek Kubicki
Amanda Lyall
Neurostimulation in schizophrenia Sebastian Walther
Christoph Mulert
Meet the Expert Christos Pantelis



Non-profit society for the advancement of research at the Centre for Psychiatry
Justus Liebig University School of Medicine
Giessen, Germany, EU


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