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Research Conference on Mental Health and Addiction 2018

The yearly conference on Mental Health and Addiction will take place in Oslo on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.

The conference is funded by The Research Council of Norway and is arranged by NORMENT (Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research) and SERAF (Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research). Registration for the conference is now open. This year's topic is Norwegian research opportunities.


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Day 1 - 31 May
8.30-9.00                          Registration and coffee
9.00-9.15 Opening talk: Guest speaker Fabian Stang
9.15-9.45 Plenum 1:
Development of a national health analysis platform and future use of health registry data for research. By Alex Gray
9.45-10.15 Symposium 1:
Future research tools: E-Health and App technology
10.15-10.45 Break with fruit
10.45-11.45 Symposium 1 continues:
Future research tools: E-health and App technology (Norwegian)
11.45-12.15 Plenum 2:
Nordic opportunities in registries, cohorts and biobanks - time for action. By Marte Handal
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.45 Symposium 2:
Facilitating mental health research in Nordic registries
Symposium 3:
Nordic registries: Prisoning and post-relase mortality
14.45-15.00 Break
15.00-15.30 Plenum 3:
DIGI Brain 1. Biophysical psychiatry - can computers model thoughts and emotions?
15.45-17.15 Symposium 4:
Project update
Co sponsor DigiBrain
Symposium 5:
Registry based research on mother and child with drug exposure
during pregnancy
17.15-18.00 Pause
Welcome Aperitif
Possibility for meetings
18.00 Dinner


Day 2 - 1 June
9.00-9.30                                   Plenum 4:
Consequences of long-term prescription of opioids in chronic pain. By Per Sjøgren
9.30-9.45 Break with fruit
9.45-11.15 Symposium 6:
How to facilitate Norwegian clinical research in mental health? Chair: Erik Johnsen
Symposium 7:
Prescription opioids: Pain
management and risk for addiction
11.15-11.30 Break
11.30-12.00 Plenum 5:
Large scale studies of schizophrenia etiology - update from PGC. By James Walters
12.00-12.45 Lunch
12.45-14.15 Symposium 8:
Longitudinal studies in psychosis - Outcome, prediction and stratification. By James Walters
Network meetings Intoxication
14.15-14.30 Break
14.30-15.00 Plenum 6:
Enigma 1.How can large scale brain imaging reveal insight into mental illness. Update from the ENIGMA project
15.00-15.30 Break with fruit
15.30-17.00 Symposium 9:
Ongoing ENIGMA activities (SUD, CNV, BIP, EOP imaging genetics)

The conference offers

  • Exciting lectures by Nordic and international speakers
  • Meeting point for researchers within mental health and drug addiction across scientific disciplines
  • Parallel seminars/workshops
  • Meeting and mingling with colleagues

Conference registration

Kindly use this link for conference registration. The registration deadline is May 24, 2018.


Please book your accommodation by sending an e-mail to Refer to the code GR007251 for our negotiated rate. Hotel website: Quality Hotel Expo

Published Mar. 16, 2018 9:03 AM - Last modified May 11, 2018 12:52 PM