International Attendees

Speaker Biographies

57 th  National  Congress- Psychiatric Association of Turkey
International Programme  (Central Europe Time Zone)





Wednesday; 20.10.2021


Managing Difficult times: grief and loss in pandemic settings

Erguvan Tuğba Özel Kızıl
Bedriye Öncü Çetinkaya

Mental Health Before and After a Loved One's Death
Holly Prigerson

Complicated grief as a psychiatric disorder      
Sidney Zisook

Thursday; 21.10.2021

Suicide and Mental Health during COVID-19 pandemic in JAPAN 

Aytül Karabekiroğlu
Levent Küey

Michiko Ueda

Thursday; 21.10.2021

Promoting Mental Health Promotion

Bülent Coşkun
Okan Taycan

Debaters: Berfin Nur Kara, Bilge Nur Özdemir

How to contribute to mental health promotion for women across the lifespan
Helen Herrman

Mental health promotion with the perspectives of the global development frameworkand its implementation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Atsuro Tsutsumi

Promoting Mental Health – A Key Part of Public Mental Health
 Jonathan Campion

Thursday; 21.10.2021

The Current Status and New Perspectives on Addiction

Berna Uluğ, 
Figen Karadağ 

Substance Use Disorders in the Time of COVID-19
Carlos Blanco

What is happening in Turkey in the field of addiction?
Kültegin Ögel

Thursday; 21.10.2021

Happiness and Well-Being: From Research to Policy and Practice

Timuçin Oral,
Cengiz Kılıç     

Three Lessons Learned for Building Happiness
John F. Helliwell

Understanding Emotions: Lessons from Fear Research
Joseph E. LeDoux  
Leaving No One Behind: A Key Step for Happier Countries
Özge Karadağ

Thursday; 21.10.2021

CBT in its Golden Times:
Does the claim of being evidence- based persist?

Kadir Özdel
Semra Ulusoy

The scientific basis of CBT theory: A progressive paradigm!
Daniel David

CBT for OCD: Are we stuck in the past?
David A. Clark

Evidence-based cognitive-behavioural model and treatment of depression
M. Hakan Türkçapar 

Friday, 22.10.2021

Truths and Fallacies of Psychopharmacology  

Erguvan Tuğba Özel Kızıl, 
Cem Atbaşoğlu

 Nassir Ghaemi

Friday, 22.10.2021

Ketamine use in mood disorders: evidence from bench to bedside   

Sibel Çakır
Deniz Ceylan

Intra-venous ketamine in mood disorders: an evidence-based approach
Elisa Brietzke

Testing Novel Protocols in Rodent Models to Extend the Acute Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine
 Güneş Ünal        

Saturday, 23.10.2021


One Plus One Makes Three - Observing The Therapeutic Couple

Gamze Özçürümez Bilgili
Cem Kaptanoğlu

Micheal Buchholz

Saturday, 23.10.2021


The Talking Cure And The Brain

Gökçe Özkarar Gradwahl
Gamze Özçürümez Bilgili

Debaters: Yasemin Hoşgören Alıcı, Eren Yıldızhan

Mark Solms

Saturday, 23.10.2021

Mental Health and Medicine in a Time of COVID: Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience


Koray Başar

Brian Hughes

Saturday, 23.10.2021

Stress  Related Disorder as a Transdiagnostic Phenomenon

Köksal Alptekin
Neşe Direk Tecirli

Impact of Early Life Stress on Brain Function, Psychosocial and Somatic Conditions
Christian Schmahl

Trauma and Dissociation as Confounding Factors in Psychiatry
Vedat Şar

Saturday, 23.10.2021


Leaders and Psychopathology

Şahika Yüksel Ayşe Devrim Başterzi

Nassir Ghaemi