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Committees

SIRS Committees

The activity of SIRS committees helps shape the Society and determines the impact that we will have on the schizophrenia field. Members of SIRS have the opportunity to volunteer as committee members during our open call for volunteers in January of each year. All members, regardless of seniority, are encouraged to volunteer.

Awards Committee

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 makes final selections for the Research Harmonisation Award and Research Fund Award and determines if additional awards should be considered and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Sohee Park Chair United States
Kim Do Deputy Chair Switzerland
Benneth Ben-Azu Member Nigeria
Monica Calkins Member United States
Cheryl Corcoran Member United States
Ann Faerden Member Norway
Francesca Ferri Member Italy
Sinan Guloksuz Member Netherlands
Alexandre Loch Member Brazil
Anil Malhotra Member United States
Joshua Mervis Member United States
Antonio Vita Member Italy
Til Wykes Member United Kingdom

Communications Committee

The role of the Communications Committee is to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of a communications plan within SIRS. The Communication Committee partners with the SIRS Executive Office staff to develop a consistent and active communication strategy to all stakeholders for the purposes of dissemination of relevant research and clinical practices on the SIRS website and social media platforms, development of content beneficial for fundraising purposes, and increasing the overall visibility of the organization internationally. The committee will also liaise with the Education, Membership and Finance committees to provide an information conduit to members and the general public.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Eric YH Chen Chair Hong Kong SAR China
Antonio Vita Deputy Chair Italy
Silvana Galderisi Past Chair Italy
Lucia Alba-Ferrara Member Argentina
Cheryl Corcoran Member United States
Maria Di Biase Member Australia
Dominic Dwyer Member Germany
Peter Falkai Member Germany
Dusan Hirjak Member Germany
Felice Iasevoli Member Italy
Ellen Ji Member Switzerland
Umut Kirli Member Turkey
Matthias Kirschner Member Switzerland
Nicole Kozloff Member Canada
Junhee Lee Member South Korea
Stephen Marder Member United States
Robert Smith Member United States

Development Task Force

The Development 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.

2021-2022 Task Force Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Lynn DeLisi Chair United States
James Kennedy Deputy Chair Canada
Robert Buchanan Member United States
Peter Buckley Member United States
Jennifer Coughlin Member United States
Dan Devoe Member Canada
Maria Di Biase Member Australia
Philip Harvey Member United States
Patrick McGorry Member Australia

Diversity Task Force

The Diversity Task Force (DTF) aims to promote and enhance all forms of diversity and inclusivity as essential core values of SIRS and to support multicultural and global perspectives. 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.

2021-2022 Task Force Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Mary Cannon Chair Ireland
Diane Gooding Deputy Chair United States
Sohee Park Past Chair United States
Jennifer Coughlin Member United States
Kia Crittenden-Ward Member United States
Nicolas Crossley Member Chile
Kim Do Member Switzerland
Sinan Guloksuz Member Netherlands
Jakob Kaminski Member Germany
Sara-Ann Lee Member Singapore
Alexandre Loch Member Brazil
Dolores Malaspina Member United States
Jun Miyata Member Japan
Sachin Nagendrappa Member India
Margaret Niznikiewicz Member United States
Lebogang Phahladira Member South Africa
Ana Pinheiro Member Portugal
Eric Tan Member Australia

Education Committee

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.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Elisabetta C. del Re Chair United States
Susan Rossell Deputy Chair Australia
Laila Asmal Past Chair South Africa
Koksal Alptekin Member Turkey
Michael Centorino Member United States
Kit Wa Sherry Chan Member Hong Kong SAR China
Faith Dickerson Member United States
Felipe Gomes Member Brazil
Alkomiet Hasan Member Germany
Nicole Karcher Member United States
Dimitrios Kontis Member Greece
Joshua Mervis Member United States
Susana Ochoa Member Spain
Sibylle Schwab Member Australia
Eric Tan Member Australia

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee reviews and responds to any member ethical issue that arises according to the by-laws.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Veena Kumari Chair United Kingdom
Clement Zai Deputy Chair Canada
Karolina Bryl Member United States
Monica Calkins Member United States
Robin Emsley Member South Africa
Ann Faerden Member Norway
Sophia Frangou Member United States
Susan Rossell Member Australia
Anna Waterreus Member Australia

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the audit of the Society finances conducted by an independent accounting firm to ensure Society finances are being handled appropriately.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Robert Buchanan Chair/Treasurer United States
Jean Addington Deputy Chair Canada
Cheryl Corcoran Member United States
Lynn DeLisi Member United States
Daniel Guinart Member United States
Felice Iasevoli Member Italy
Robin Murray Member United Kingdom
Vaidy Swaminathan Member Australia
Keri Ka-Yee Wong Member United Kingdom

Membership Committee

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.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Gemma Modinos Chair United Kingdom
Sebastian Walther Deputy Chair Switzerland
Sibylle Schwab Past Chair Australia
Paola Dazzan Member/SIRS Secretary United Kingdom
Anthony Ahmed Member United States
Andrea de Bartolomeis Member Italy
Matthias Kirschner Member Switzerland
Danielle Macedo Member Brazil
Margaret Niznikiewicz Member United States
Alia Warner Member United States

2022 Program Committee

The Program Committee determines the scientific program for the 2022 meeting.

2021-2022 Committee Members

 

First Name Last Name Role Country
Mary Cannon Co-Chair Ireland
Robin Emsley Co-Chair South Africa
Sohee Park Co-Chair United States
Sri Mahavir Agarwal Member Canada
Lucia Alba-Ferrara Member Argentina
Koksal Alptekin Member Turkey
Davide Amato Member United States
Linda Antonucci Member Italy
Sonia Bansal Member United States
Sabina Berretta Member United States
Dinesh Bhalla Member Canada
Robert Buchanan Member United States
Hengyi Cao Member United States
Kit Wa Sherry Chan Member Hong Kong SAR China
Derin Cobia Member United States
Cheryl Corcoran Member United States
Maria Dauvermann Member United Kingdom
Paola Dazzan Member United Kingdom
Elisabetta C. del Re Member United States
Annabella Di Giorgio Member Italy
Elisa Dias Member United States
Ann Faerden Member Norway
Daniel Fulford Member United States
Vina Goghari Member Canada
David Goldsmith Member United States
Sinan Guloksuz Member Netherlands
Ronald Gurrera Member United States
Holly Hamilton Member United States
Alkomiet Hasan Member Germany
Kristen Haut Member United States
Dusan Hirjak Member Germany
Philipp Homan Member Switzerland
Felice Iasevoli Member Italy
Maria Jalbrzikowski Member United States
Clark Jeffries Member United States
David Kantor Member Canada
Matthias Kirschner Member Canada
Katja Koelkebeck Member Germany
Dan Koren Member Israel
Amir Krivoy Member Israel
Veena Kumari Member United Kingdom
Junghee Lee Member United States
Outi Linnaranta (Mantere) Member Canada
Alexandre Loch Member Brazil
Amanda Lyall Member United States
Dolores Malaspina Member United States
Anil Malhotra Member United States
Daniel Martins-De-Souza Member Brazil
Ingrid Melle Member Norway
Joshua Mervis Member United States
Amedeo Minichino Member United Kingdom
Jun Miyata Member Japan
Igor Nenadic Member Germany
Margaret Niznikiewicz Member United States
Merete Nordentoft Member Denmark
Colm O’Tuathaigh Member Ireland
Danielle Penney Member Canada
Albert Powers Member United States
Diego Quattrone Member United Kingdom
Rajiv Radhakrishnan Member United States
Susan Rossell Member Australia
Deepak Sarpal Member United States
Dan Siskind Member Australia
Tricia Sullivan Member United States
Vaidy Swaminathan Member Australia
Eric Tan Member Australia
Stefania Tognin Member United Kingdom
Els van der Ven Member United States
Anthony Vernon Member United Kingdom
Sebastian Walther Member Switzerland
Thomas Weickert Member United States
Keri Ka-Yee Wong Member United Kingdom
Til Wykes Member United Kingdom
Rose Mary Xavier Member United States
Tim Ziermans Member Netherlands
Branislava Ćurčić-Blake Member Netherlands
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