The Awards Committee reviews and makes final selections on honorific awards presented at the annual meetings. This includes the Global Schizophrenia Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Clinical and Community Research Award, Basic Research Award, Translational Research Award, Research Excellence Award, Rising Star Award and Poster Awards. The committee also determines if additional awards should be considered and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.
Celso Arango, Chair
Vera Morgan, Co-Chair
Task force members support to the initiative by raising awareness, offering guidance to the organization and its members, and by participating in purposeful dialogues and activities.
Sohee Park, Chair
The Education Committee focuses on broader issues of education other than those dealt with in national and international scientific meetings. The committee addresses the education of the public, press, and professionals in clinical practice across cultures and internationally in the latest advances in schizophrenia research. A portion of their work is devoted to the exchange of information to third-world impoverished countries where obtaining new medications and knowledge about them is lacking. The Education Committee reviews and scores all travel award applications. On average, the Society reviews 300-400 applications.
Robin Emsley, Chair
Laila Asmal, Co-Chair
Elisabetta C. del Re
The Ethics Committee reviews and responds to any member ethical issue that arises according to the by-laws.
Stephen Marder, Chair
The Finance Committee oversees the audit of the Society finances conducted by an independent accounting firm to ensure Society finances are being handled appropriately.
Robert Buchanan, Treasurer & Chair
Shitij Kapur, Co-Chair
Cynthia Shannon Weickert
The Fundraising Task Force is responsible for exploring fundraising through foundations and individual donors, raising funds for a specific research grant funding opportunity and working with a SIRS consultant to implement procedures for fundraising
Sri Mahavir Agarwal
Maria Di Biase
The Membership Committee reviews the appropriateness of all new membership applications as needed by the Executive Office to determine the outcome of each for membership into the Society. The committee works to grow the membership of the Society and develop new member benefits to enhance the member experience and retain current members.
Paola Dazzan, Secretary & Chair
Sibylle Schwabb, Co-Chair
Andrea de Bartolomeis
The Publication Committee works with the Education Committee to identify scientific content and training materials to be placed on the Society website as well as offering advice on any issue that arises with the Society’s partner journal, npj: Schizophrenia.
Silvana Galderisi, Chair
Eric Chen, Co-Chair
The 2020 Program Committee determines the scientific program for the 2020 meeting.
Peter Falkai, Co-Chair
Deanna Barch, Co-Chair
G. Paul Amminger
P. Roberto Bakker
Young Chul Chung
Elisabetta Del Re
Marta Di Forti
F. Markus Leweke
Cynthia Shannon Weickert
The Program Committee determines the scientific program for the 2021 meeting.
Neeltje Van Haren, Co-Chair
Aristotle Voineskos, Co-Chair
The Research Award Committee is responsible for the review of Research Fund Award applications and selection of the awardee.