6th Maudsley Mediterranean Forum

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6th Maudsley Mediterranean Forum

Since 2007, the Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London has regularly exported its worldwide reputation for psychiatric research and clinical care to the centre of the Mediterranean. Thus, in this tradition of new learning and new experiences, the 6th MMF will provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances in understanding the disorders and exciting new methods of treatment.

Registrations for the Sixth Edition of The Maudsley Mediterranean Forum (the 6th MMF) are now open.
The meeting will take place in the enchanting city of Palermo, Sicily, from the 27th to the 30th of May 2019.
​Please indicate in the registration form if you wish to present a poster. We award a prize for the best poster presentation at the MMF.

The 6th MMF is organised by Professor Sir Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research and Dr Marta Di Forti, Clinical Scientist at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, together with Professor Daniele La Barbera, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Palermo Medical School, and Dr Anton Grech, Director of Mental Health Services in Malta and Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta.

What does the Forum cover?
The speakers are clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, who are well known international experts. They will present the most recent advances in Hot Topics in the fields of Psychotic and Mood Disorders, Addiction, Pharmacological and Psychological Treatment Interventions, Eating Disorders, Genetics and Epigenetics in Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Neurocognition, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Who is the Forum for?
The course is intended for Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, other Mental Health Professionals as well as Neuroscientists and Students who want to know the latest developments in psychiatry.  We expect about 90 participants from Europe and further afield. So there is plenty of opportunity for interaction with the speakers and other participants. Both new knowledge and lots of fun!

The International Course is entirely in English. It will start on the 27th of May 2019, stepping back in time to the 14th century as guests of  “Complesso Monumentale dello Steri", “Sala delle Capriate”, once home to the Spanish Inquisition and now the Deanery of Palermo University and home to the Sicilian Government. From the 28th to the 30th of May, the Forum will be held in the “Sala Martorana” of Palazzo Comitini, a magnificient example of Sicilian Baroque.