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20th ECNP Congress 2007, Oct. 13-17, Vienna, Austria
Date:10/4/2007

rs of the brain. The ECNP Congress is also expected to raise awareness about the size and burden of mental disorders in Europe and the availability of new treatments and to stimulate discussion about ways of implementing new knowledge and new therapeutic approaches.

The ECNP Congresses, playing a leading role in bringing together distinguished scientists identifying and testing promising new medications with novel mechanisms, are currently paving the groundwork for the next generation of pharmacological treatments, which will improve the lives of the millions of people who suffer from mental disorders.

Outstanding Highlights of the 20th ECNP Congress

Among the ECNP Congress extensive programmatic coverage of over 100 topics presented by over 600 experts, this years outstanding highlights are:

  • Latest research in Alzheimer's disease opens the door for new treatments: Groundbreaking new discoveries have opened the door for a new and better understanding of Alzheimers disease, as one of the most important future public health challenges. This work presented by Thomas Bayer carries the promise of developing new treatments.

  • Neurobiological pathways between depression and cardiovascular diseases are clarified: Latest research is now available that helps us to understand which common biological changes are involved in the already known link between depression and life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Alexander Glassman will present and discuss the therapeutic consequences of these findings.

  • Genetic contributions to human brain morphology and intelligence: Hilleke Hulshoff Pol presents persuasive evidence how genetic factors influence the brain structure opening new insights into the reciprocal gene-environment developmental pathways.

  • The role and therapeutic opportunities of cannabinoids: Raphael Mechoulam also last year winner of
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Contact: Sonja Mak
s.mak@update.europe.at
43-140-557-3413
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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