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|Immuno-inflammatory mechanisms in psychiatry||02 Avril 2013|
Bio-Modeling Systems and the Foundation FondaMental join forces to decipher the immuno-inflammatory mechanisms that could give rise to psychiatric diseases, such as bipolar disorders and schizophrenia, and thus open novel therapeutic avenues.
|Call for projects : Marcel Dassault Prize 2013 category||01 Mars 2013|
Dassault Group will bring its support for three years to Fondation FondaMental with the creation of a Prize. Marcel Dassault Prize for Research in Mental Disorders, is awarded in two categories: "Researcher of the Year Award" and "Outstanding Research project Award". Registrations for the category "Outstanding Research project Award" are open until 15 april 2013. A call for applications for the category "Researcher of the Year Award" will soon be launched on april.
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|Neurex Symposium in Strasbourg, 18 to 20 March 2013||13 Février 2013|
Neurex Symposium is dedicated to cognitive disorders and remediation in schizophrenia and other mental diseases. It will take place in Strasbourg from 18 to 20 March 2013 at MISHA, 5 allée du Général Rouvillois.
|Winning project for Henry Rousset Prize||29 Novembre 2012|
Launched in 2012, this call for projects aims to encourage research on schizophrenia or related disorders to respect Henry Rousset's willing, that is to say focus his legacy to a project of research dedicated specifically to these disorders. The Foundation brought research committee to study applications and select the project.
Winning project : Genetic of schizophrenia : identification of a rare gene variants in a cohort evaluated in FondaMental's Expert Centres.
Principal Investigator : Pr Franck Schürhoff
Laboratory : IMRB - Institut Mondor de recherche biomédicale (Unité Inserm U955), Equipe 15 : Psychiatrie Génétique (Dir : Pr. Marion Leboyer)
The main objective of this study is to seek in patients with schizophrenia rare variations. Identification and study of this mutations are especially important because it will permit a better comprehension of the etiology of the sick and lead appropriate medical care for patients based on personalised medecine.
|Keynote presentation by Marion Leboyer at the international conference on bipolar disorders||11 Juin 2013|
From 13 to 16 June 2013 in Miami (USA) will take place the 10th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders. Professor Marion Leboyer, Director of the Fondation FondaMental, will participate as guest speaker and present a lecture on « Genetic Analysis of Relevant Biological Pathways in Bipolar Disorder ».
|Lecture of Guy Goodwin||11 Septembre 2012|
Tuesday 11 September 2012
|15th May 2012: Lecture on Aesop study||11 Mai 2012|
Pr Peter B. Jones will give a lecture at the occasion of the fifth series of Conferences FondaMental-Chenevier.
Peter Jones is Professor of Psychiatry & Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Since 2008 he has directed the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough; since 2009 he has been a director of Cambridge University Health Partners.
Peter B. Jones’s research concerns the epidemiology of mental illness, particularly the psychoses, early life course influences on adult mental health and illness, and the interface between population-based and biological investigations and explanations, including genetics. He also works in treatment research with randomised trials of drug and psychological treatments for psychotic illness. The CLAHRC has focused his efforts on the second translational gap and the urgent need to implement research-based developments in health care. He has served on grant funding panels for the MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR.
Professor Jones will review major UK studies of the incidence and prevalence of psychotic disorders, focusing on the Medical Research Council ÆSOP study and on contrasts between bipolar affective disorder, other affective disorders and schizophrenia. He will discuss how such information can be used for backward translation into investigations into the causes and mechanisms of psychosis, and forward into the realm of public health, prediction at the population level and planning of mental health services.
|18th June 2012: Conference on Devanx Project||24 Avril 2012|
Neurobiological basis of Anxiety disorders: the DEVANX project
|3 May 2012: Seminar in Versailles||20 Mars 2012|
Workshop in Versailles on « Social neurosciences and schizophrenia : from fundamental research to clinical application »
|20th March 2012: Lecture of Pr Hans-Ulrich Wittchen||14 Mars 2012|
At the occasion of the 5th series of conferences FondaMental-Chenevier dedicated to cohorts, Pr Hans-Ulrich Wittchen (Psychiatry Institute from Dresden) will give a lecture the Tuesday 20th March 2012 on the EDSP sudy which is a prospective longitudinal cohort community study on early developmental stages of psychopathology.
|Lecture on Cohort "Constances"||07 Février 2012|
At the occasion of the 5th series of conferences FondaMental-Chenevier dedicated to cohorts, Marie Zins (Inserm, Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France) will give a lecture the Tuesday 7 February 2012 on the cohort "Constances" which has been built as a research infrastructure.
|10 January 2012: E3N cohort, 100 000 women||06 Janvier 2012|
At the occasion of the 5th series of conferences FondaMental-Chenevier dedicated to cohorts, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon (epidemiologist, Inserm Research Director at the Gustave-Roussy Institute, Villejiuf, France) will give a lecture the Tuesday 10 January 2012 on the importance of epidemiologic follow-up studies. She will give the example fo E3N cohort she has initiated and which concerns the relation between nutrition, hormones and cancer.
|13th December 2011: Brain Imaging: a tool to do follow-up studies||06 Décembre 2011|
Fondation FondaMental organises its 5th series of conferences. This cycle will be dedicated to issues, methods and limits of cohorts in psychiatry.
Tuesday 13th December 2011, Nicholas Walsh will give a lecture on how brain imaging and epidemiological methods can be powerfully integrated to advance our theoretical understanding of psychiatric disorder aetiology.
|5 April 2011, A James Kirkbride’s lecture on “urbanicity and psychosis”||29 Mars 2011|
Dr James Kirkbride is a psychiatric epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge interested in the social and genetic causes of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. He is currently the principal investigator of a large first episode study of the social epidemiology of psychosis seen through early intervention psychosis services in a diverse, mixed rural and urban community in the UK (www.sepea.org). He is also a local PI for a major, large European study of the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in psychosis, the European Union Gene-Environment Interaction [EU-GEI] in Psychosis study (www.eu-gei.eu). Dr Kirkbride currently holds a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellowship (Wellcome Trust). He received his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology from the University of Cambridge in 2007, since which time he has authored 24 peer-reviewed publications which have been collectively cited nearly 400 times. He holds an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and graduated top of his undergraduate school with First Class Honours in Geography from the University of Nottingham. He has just completed a seven month research stay at Columbia University (Professor Susser’s group), where he developed his knowledge on both social theory and epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease.
|15 March, Norah Hamdani’s lecture: infectious factors in psychosis||15 Mars 2011|
FondaMental Foundation 2010-2011 Conference Cycle : “Risk factors in psychosis: identify, understand, prevent”
15 March 2011, Dr Norah Hamdani will give a lecture on “Infectious factors in psychosis: environmental or genetic factors?”
Dr Norah Hamdani is a psychiatrist in Chenevier hospital, Créteil, France. She participates in the VIP (Virus, Immunity, Psychosis) project which is dedicated to the search for markers for immunology, inflammation and virology in bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. This program was selected in the ANR call in 2008 and is being headed up by the FondaMental Foundation.
Environmental factors play a great role in psychosis, including infections contracted during pregnancy or the perinatal period. Epidemiology has proven the importance of the infectious risk, which could probably be exacerbated by genetic factors linked with immunity.
|Conference on factors of risk in pyschosis||30 Novembre 2010|
Each year since 2007, FondaMental Foundation organises conferences in Chenevier Hospital for healthcare professional and scientists.
|Serotonin Club Meeting||16 Février 2012|
10-12 July 2012: 2012 Serotonin Club Meeting, Montpellier, France
|9th Internat° Conference on Bipolar Disorder||04 Avril 2011|
April 15 early bird registration deadline for Ninth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder
The “Ninth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder” is scheduled for June 9-11, 2011 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The International Conference on Bipolar Disorder has become the most important and well attended meeting focusing on bipolar disorder. Clinicians, researchers, patients and consumers from around the world will again come together for this three day conference to share their clinical expertise, research findings and personal experiences with the goal of improving the quality of life for those living with bipolar disorder.
Information on the conference agenda and registration can be located on the website. A reduced tuition rate is available for registrations received before April 15, 2011. Online registration can be used by credit card users.
Hotel accommodations are available at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel. The room block at the Westin Convention Center Hotel is available from June 8 through June 12, 2011. The standard room rate is $149, plus tax, for a single or a double room. Online reservations can be booked at www.starwoodmeeting.com/book/9thbipolar
There is a another block of rooms available at the at the Courtyard by Marriott- Pittsburgh Downtown which is a hotel next to the Westin Hotel and where rooms are available from June 6 through June 11 at the rate of $159, plus tax, per night. To make reservations there, visit the hotel website, www.courtyardpittsburghdowntown.com
Details can be found on the conference website, www.9thbipolar.org
For additional information or to receive a brochure, please contact Maria Pena-Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 802-6917.
|A new network of Experts Centres on resistant depression||17 Janvier 2012|
Through an ambitious scientific cooperation, the FondaMental Foundation and AstraZeneca are engaged to create a new network of Experts Centres dedicated to diagnostic, observation et study of resistant depression.
|Strategic alliance with Biocortech||05 Avril 2011|
Biocortech, the biotech company dedicated to the development of biological diagnostics for personalized psychiatry, and FondaMental, the foundation of scientific cooperation for mental health research and care, announce the signing of a strategic alliance to validate biomarkers for personalized psychiatry.
This strategic alliance aims at speeding up the availability of qualified blood tests for diagnosis, prognosis, drug selection and monitoring for a personalized medical management of patients suffering from mental health disorders. Concretely, Biocortech and FondaMental will collaborate in clinically validating blood tests measuring biomarkers identified by Biocortech or in FondaMental’s network of scientific excellence. Biocortech and FondaMental will define relevant clinical settings and clinical issues to be addressed, build up adequate resources to access blood samples of patients with proper medical records, set up and monitor clinical trials. Biocortech will have responsibility for industrializing and commercializing qualified tests.
|Expert Centres recognized by the Ministry of Health||28 Janvier 2011|
The Directorate General for Hospitalisation and Organization of Treatment of the Ministry of Health has granted €2.4 million to eight Expert Centres on Bipolar Disorders created by FondaMental Foundation, for the development of their health care activities.
|French Comic strip: Diary of a Bipolar||13 Décembre 2010|
This comic strip is written by the scenarist Patrice Guillon and her daughter, Emilie, who's got bipolar disorders. This is a moving autobiography of the chaotic and painful course of a young woman from the first symptoms to the final diagnosis and the acceptance of the disease. To read and to offer !
|Research Calls||13 Avril 2012|
FondaMental Foundation launchs three new calls to finance research in psychiatry:
|Autism and synaptic genes||09 Février 2012|
A study, published the 9th February 2012 in Public Library of Science - Genetics, proves that genetic mutations disturbing communication between neurones are involved in autism. These findings are the result of the collaboration between scientists from Pasteur Institute, CNRS, Inserm and AP-HP, with the Paris Diderot University, Robert Debré Hospital, Gillberg Centre of Neuopsychiatry (Sweden), Ulm University (Germany), Centre National de Génotypage - CEA and the FondaMental Foundation.
|Launch for the FondaMental-Servier call for fellowships 2011||14 Mars 2011|
In partnership with the Servier Research Group, the FondaMental Foundation will award fellowships to qualified individuals at the doctoral and postdoctoral level to pursue full-time research training in ongoing research projects in mental health areas supported by the Foundation.
|ROAMER (FP7) selected||28 Février 2011|
European community gives support (€1,999,138) to this project for a European roadmap of the research in psychiatry
On 9 November 2010, Fondation FondaMental responded to a European (FP7) call for proposals, in partnership with three other European networks (Spain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom,) with a view to setting up a European roadmap of psychiatric health care and psychiatric research (the ROAMER project). The aim is to propose infrastructures adapted to medical and scientific challenges.
|Psy-Coh wins the Cohorts call of||25 Janvier 2011|
The Cohorts project on mental disorders, headed up by the FondaMental foundation (Psy-Coh), obtains a grant from the government programme “Investments for the Future”
These data will allow us to:
|FondaMental Foundation and Investment for Future Program||22 Novembre 2010|
The french government has created an ambitious program "Investment for Future", which is dedicated to the financement of five major strategic priorities by the national loan. The FondaMental Foundation has proposed two projects:
Psy-Coh: The 30th of september 2010, FondaMental Foundation has deposited a project on a 10-year study of 2000 young patients with bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and Asperger syndrome to identify biomarkers and risk factors of disease course, to improve diagnostic strategies, and to inform decisions makers of mental health impacts on public health.
Bio-Psy: The 22th of november 2010, FondaMental Foundation has deposited a project for a “Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry” (Bio-Psy) which aims at carrying out cutting edge research associating psychiatrists, neuroscientists, geneticists, and other scientists. Bio-Psy comprises 28 research groups, including 8 junior groups. It reaches the critical size and international visibility necessary to achieve a qualitative and quantitative jump in Psychiatry research in France. It will provide the most advanced training to a new generation of young psychiatrists, researchers, and health professionals. In collaboration with patients and families associations Bio-Psy will also contribute to information and education of the lay public to help reduce the prejudice and fear which surround psychiatric disorders. Finally, Bio-Psy will constitute a major component of a future Institute of Psychiatry, which will combine world-class research in biological approaches with cognitive, social, and public health studies. Thus, the creation of Bio-Psy as a Laboratory of Excellence would have a huge added value by increasing the synergism between its participants and opening new avenues for research in Psychiatry in France.
Bio-Psy strategic objectives are to:
|European High-functioning Autism network||11 Novembre 2010|
FondaMental Foundation is a partner of a project carried by Thomas Bourgeron (Institut Pasteur) which aims to gather clinicians, geneticists and neurobiologists to identify the genetic bases of high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HF-ASD).
|Roadmap for Mental Health||09 Novembre 2010|
The 9th of november 2010, FondaMental Foundation has replied to a european call for projetcs with three other european networks (UK, Spain, Netherlands). The aim is to built a european roadmap for mental health research, with distinct components directed to mental disorders, mental health, and wellbeing, would build upon existing, state-of-the-art mental health research -- biological, psychological, epidemiological, social and public health -- and priority setting across Europe and the rest of the world, focusing on high quality scientific research and the priorities set out in the European Parliament Resolution, namely ”prevention, early detection, intervention and treatment of mental disorders”.