Detailed Program

Wednesday • May 2, 2018
11:30-12:30 Registration
 12:30-13:00
Presidential Ballroom
Opening Session

Welcome Addresses

Elie Karam, WPA Epidemiology and Public Health Section President
Katherine Keyes, Local Host

Michele Tansella Award Ceremony
13:00-14:00
Presidential Ballroom
INTRODUCTORY PLENARY TO THE CONFERENCE: Challenges for psychiatric epidemiology in addressing 21st Century mental health challenges with 21st Century methods
Speaker: Ronald Kessler (USA)
14:00-16:00
Presidential Ballroom
LOCAL SYMPOSIUM: Mental health in New York City: Policy and intervention meet public health
Chairs: Katherine Keyes (USA), Silvia Martins (USA)

Magdalena Cerda (USA): Would firearm-purchase restrictions related to alcohol abuse reduce homicide and suicide? An agent-based simulation
Joseph J. Palamar (USA): Ecstasy users in the New York City electronic dance music party scene: A high-risk population for unintentional use of more dangerous drugs
Sidney Hankerson (USA): Partnering with African American churches to increase access to care
Sumie Okazaki (USA): Mental health needs of Asian Americans in New York City
Hillary Kunins (USA): The opioid overdose epidemic and public health responses
16:00-16:20 Intermission
16:20-18:20
Presidential Ballroom
SYMPOSIUM 1: Variation in incidence of psychiatric disorders over time and place
Chair: Ezra Susser (USA)

Terry Brugha (UK): Is there an autism epidemic? The distinction between passive and active ascertainment
Viviane Kovess-Masfety (France): Comparing children mental health across countries: Challenges and results
Craig Morgan (UK): Heterogeneity in Psychoses: A global perspective
Michael Phillips (China): What is causing the substantial cross-national drop in suicide mortality?
18:20 Welcome Reception
Thursday • May 3, 2018
09:00-10:00
Presidential Ballroom
PLENARY SESSION 1: Social determinants: What do we do with them?
Speaker: Joanna Maselko (USA)
10:00-12:00
Presidential Ballroom
SYMPOSIUM 2: Sixty years after WHO meetings on psychiatric epidemiology: perspectives of impact
Chairs: Jim Anthony (USA), Linda Cottler (USA), Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)

Norman Sartorius (Switzerland): The first 40 years of The World Health Organization’s mental health programme: A snapshot and the long-term consequences
William Carpenter (USA): Changing paradigms for schizophrenia
Linda Cottler (USA): Precision Public Health: A method for disease surveillance and  intervention development in psychiatric epidemiologic research
Darrel Regier (USA): Epidemiology links to nosology and mental health policy: Historic perspective
12:00-13:00
Garden Room 2
POSTER PRESENTATIONS SESSION 1: PP01-PP36
Chair: Viviane Kovess-Masfety (France)
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12:00-13:00
Presidential Ballroom
Careers in psychiatric epidemiology (lunch discussion)
*Limited participation on a first-come, first-served basis – RSVP is required

Group A | Experts: Silvia Martins (USA), Darrel Regier (USA)
Group B | Experts: Craig Morgan (UK), Michael Phillips (China), Ezra Susser (USA)
Group C | Experts: Corina Benjet (Mexico), Magdalena Cerda (USA), Rebecca Fuhrer (Canada)
Group E | Experts: Jim Anthony (USA), William Carpenter (USA), Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-14:00
Presidential Ballroom
PLENARY SESSION 2: A public health approach to the prevention of psychosis 
Speaker: Robin Murray (UK)
14:00-16:00
Presidential Ballroom
SYMPOSIUM 3: Interventions in a global mental health setting: Successes and challenges
Chairs: Oye Gureje (Nigeria), Myrna Weissman (USA)

Paula Ravitz (Canada): "Together we can lasso a lion" - Adapting and integrating IPT into primary health care in Ethiopia
Milton Wainberg (USA): Research to practice partnerships to decrease the mental health treatment and research gaps
Bibilola Oladeji (Nigeria): Interventions for depression delivered by non-physician primary health care workers in Nigeria.
Vania Martínez (Chile): Challenges to improve adolescents mental health in Latin America

Discussant: Lena Verdeli (USA)
16:00-16:20 Intermission
 16:20-18:20
Garden Room 1
ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 1: Substance use, adverse childhood events, and and externalizing disorders across the life course
Chair: Elie Karam (Lebanon)
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16:20-18:20
Skyline Dining Room
ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 2: Suicidality, depression and anxiety: Understanding etiology and health consequences from womb to adulthood
Chair: Rebecca Fuhrer (Canada)
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Friday • May 4, 2018
09:00-10:00
Seminar Room
PLENARY SESSION 3: Psychiatric epidemiology and mental health challenges in Mexico
Chair: Helen Herrman (USA)
Speaker: Corinne Benjet (Mexico)
10:00-12:00
Seminar Room
SYMPOSIUM 4: Translation and back translation of basic and clinical research to public health
Chairs: Kathleen Merikangas (USA), Thomas Schulze (Germany)

Joshua Gordon (USA): Challenges and opportunities for translational neuroscience for psychiatry
Jill Goldstein (USA): Impact of SeXX on psychiatric disorders: The case for why neuroscience needs epidemiology and vice versa
Kathleen Merikangas (USA): Contributions of genetic epidemiology to our understanding of mental disorders in the molecular era
Peter Szatmari (Canada): The valley of death and evidence-based health care; the problem of adolescent depression

Discussant: Ian Hickie
 12:00-13:00
Garden Room 2
POSTER PRESENTATIONS SESSION 2: PP37-PP76
Chair: Thomas Schulze (Germany)
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12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
12:00 -13:00
Seminar Room
WPA Epidemiology & Public Health Section Members Meeting
13:00-14:00
Seminar Room
PLENARY SESSION 4: Challenges in designing neuropsychiatric genetic research in Africa: Lessons from the NeuroGAP Moi project
Speaker: Lukoye Atwoli (Kenya)
14:00-16:00
Seminar Room
SYMPOSIUM 5: Causality and psychopathology: Novel study design, measurement and methods for causal inference
Chairs: John Jackson (USA), George Patton (Australia)

John Horwood (New Zealand): Causal effect decomposition in the context of time varying exposures and mediators: An example
Elizabeth Spry (Australia): Common mental disorders in adolescents and offspring early life emotional reactivity: A causal sequential mediation analysis of a prospective intergenerational study.
Linda Valeri (USA): Integrating Information across efficacy trials to gain insights on antipsychotics mechanism of action
Elizabeth Stuart (USA): Understanding effectiveness in populations: Bridging internal and external validity
16:00-16:20 Intermission
16:20-18:20
Seminar Room
SYMPOSIUM 6: Trauma and mental health in a global setting: Research on refugees and displaced persons around the globe
Chairs: Evelyn Bromet (USA), Elie Karam (Lebanon)

Richard Mollica (USA): The new H-5 model: Integrated holistic approach for refugee humanitarian aide
Mesfin Teklu Tessema (USA): Care for Caregivers: Improving the mental health of health care workers in humanitarian settings
Paul Bolton (USA): Challenges in assessing the mental health needs of refugees and displaced persons
Elie Karam (Lebanon), John Fayyad (Lebanon): War and Mental Health
18:20-18:30
Seminar Room
Closing Ceremony