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39TH Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference

November 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

The Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference is typically an annual in-person meeting at which the advances in schizophrenia research and treatment are reviewed by experts in the field. In view of COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s meeting will utilize a virtual online format. Featured speakers include: Dean Shekhar, MD, PhD (keynote speaker), and Robert Heinssen, PhD, ABPP, who is this year’s Hogarty awardee and lecturer.

The conference is designed to disseminate the latest clinical and research findings to a wide audience: psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, service coordinators, researchers, patients and their relatives, mental health policy administrators and others who intend to keep current regarding treatment and research in schizophrenia.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the consideration of a novel drug class of medications for schizophrenia: muscarinic receptor agonists.
  2. Address tobacco cessation and reduce stigma for individuals with mental illness.
  3. Assess how science informs clinical practice and how clinical practice informs science – the case for coordinated specialty care in early psychoses.
  4. Recognize and review what sleep abnormalities mean for people with schizophrenia and to people at high risk for the development of psychoses.
  5. Recognize and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on clozapine metabolism, and the potential for drug-drug interactions between Clozapine and Paxlovid.



November 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:45 pm