Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014 Time: 9.15am – 5pm

Joint Symposium 2014
Department of Psychiatry
&
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
(Japan)
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
Time: 9.15am – 5pm
Venue: Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Institute
RSVP: Please register your attendance at: psychsymposium.eventbrite.com
Contact: Ms Jan Mariani E: [email protected] for registration matters
9:15 – 9:40
WELCOME AND OPENING
Professor
SESSION 1: DISASTER AND TRAUMA-RELATED MENTAL HEALTH
Chair: A/Prof Darryl Wade
9.40 – 10:10
Opening Lecture: 311 disaster and mental health
countermeasures
Dr Yoshiharu Kim
10:10 – 10:30
The longitudinal course of posttraumatic mental
health symptoms
Dr Nathan Alkemade
10:30 – 11:00
MORNING TEA
11:00 – 11:20
The psychosocial impact of 311 disaster on the
Japanese community
Dr Naru Fukuchi
11:20 – 11:40
Psychological outcomes following the Victorian
Black Saturday bushfires
Prof David Forbes
11:40 – 12:00
Mental health screening in Otsuchi after the
Great East Japan Earthquake
Dr Kenji Kawano
12:00 - 12:20
Trauma and mental health in military veterans:
findings from the Australian national mental
health survey
A/Prof Darryl Wade
12.20 - 12.30
Closing Remarks
Prof David Forbes
12:30 – 1:30
LUNCH
SESSION 2: INNOVATION IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
Chair: Professor Chee Ng
1:30 – 2:00
Opening Lecture: Cooperation in mental health
programs between UOM and NCNP: Present and
future
Dr Tadashi Takeshima
2:00 – 2:20
Increased cerebrospinal fluid fibrinogen
delineates a subgroup of major depressive
disorder
Dr Kotaro Hattori
2:20 – 2:40
Identifying subgroups within schizophrenia
A/Prof Elizabeth Scarr
2:40 – 3:00
Functional disability and social burden of
common mental disorders: Findings form World
Mental Health Japan Survey
Dr Hisateru Tachimori
3:00 – 3:20
Psychosocial disability among people living with
psychoses in Australia: Findings from the 2010
national survey
A/Prof Carol Harvey
3:20 – 3:50
TEABREAK
3:50 – 4:10
Omega-3 PUFAs for depressive symptoms in
pregnant women – An open label trial
Dr Daisuke Nishi
4:10 – 4:30
Omega-3 PUFAs for Mood Disorders, a review of
the literature and our current research
Dr Jerome Sarris
4.30 – 4.45
Closing Remarks
Professor Ian Everall
4:45 – 5:00
SYMPOSIUM CLOSE
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