Committees

Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee reviews and makes final selections on honorific awards presented at the annual meetings. This includes the Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award, Outstanding Basic Research Award, Outstanding Translational Research Award, Distinguished Service Award,  Rising Star Award, Lifetime Achievement 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

Medalia Alice Medalia
Anne Bassett
David Braff
Robin Emsley
Margaret Hahn
Kotaro Hattori
Daphne Holt
Oliver Howes
Paul lysaker
Erik Jönsson
Tilo Kircher
Dan Koren
Jayashri Kulkarni
Adrienne Lahti
Stefan Leucht
Deborah Levy
F. Markus Leweke
Maija Lindgren
Mario Maj
Ashok Malla
Bita Moghaddam
Henry Nasrallah
Margaret Niznikiewicz
Susana Ochoa
Christos Pantelis
Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Martha Shenton
Helen Stain
Joseph Ventura
Thomas Weickert
Til Wykes
Robert Yolken

Diversity Task Force

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

Margaret Niznikiewicz
Lynn DeLisi
Vina Goghari
Melissa Green
Yasmin Hurd
Alice Medalia

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.

Robin Emsley, Chair
Mario Alvarez-Jimenez,Co-Chair

Elisabetta Del Re
Tzung-Jeng Hwang
Brian O'Donoghue
Susana Ochoa
Nina Schooler
Clement Zai

Ethics Committee

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

Silke Bachmann, Chair
Stephen Marder, Co-Chair

Larry Alphs
Karolina Bryl
Deborah Levy
Richard Linscott
Rick Mofsen
Vaidy Swaminathan

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.

Robert Buchanan, Treasurer & Chair
Shitij Kapur, Co-Chair

William Byerley
Lynn DeLisi
Philip Harvey
Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer
John McGrath
Robin Murray
Cynthia Shannon Weickert

Fundraising Task Force

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
Robert Buchanan
Mariana Calzavara
Lynn DeLisi
Dan Devoe
Maria Di Biase
James Kennedy
Patrick McGorry

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.

Paola Dazzan, Secretary & Chair
Sibylle Schwabb, Co-Chair

Andrea de Bartolomeis
Marie Hansen
Michael Harte
James MacCabe

Publication Committee

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

Susan Cotton
Peter Falkai
Vina Goghari
Mari Hansen
Matcheri Keshavan
Marek Kabicki
James Meador-Woodruff
Thomas Weickert
Dost Ongur

Program Committee (2020)

The 2020 Program Committee determines the scientific program for the 2020 meeting.

Peter Falkai, Chair
Deanna Barch, Co-Chair

Christopher AhnAllen
Katherine Aitchison
Koksal Alptekin
G. Paul Amminger
P. Roberto Bakker
Deanna Barch
Alessandro Bertolino
Anke Brockhaus-Dumke
Tyrone Cannon
Young Chul Chung
Elisabetta Del Re
Marta Di Forti
Ann Faerden
Wolfgang Gaebel
Silvana Galderisi
Birte Glenthoj
Margaret Hahn
Kotaro Hattori
Daphne Holt
Oliver Howes
Erik Jönsson
Tilo Kircher
Matthias Kirschner
Dan Koren
Jayashri Kulkarni
Adrienne Lahti
Stefan Leucht
Deborah Levy
F. Markus Leweke
Maija Lindgren
Mario Maj
Ashok Malla
Margaret Niznikiewicz
Susana Ochoa
Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Martha Shenton
Helen Stain
Joseph Ventura
Thomas Weickert
Robert Yolken

Program Committee (2021)

The Program Committee determines the scientific program for the 2021 meeting.

Neeltje Van Haren, Co-Chair
Aristotle Voineskos, Co-Chair

Monica Aas
Jean Addington
Celso Arango
Christopher Bowie
Robert Buchanan
Katherine Burdick
Geraldo Busatto
Matteo Cella
Eric Chen
Christoph Correll
Anthony David
Paola Dazzan
Lynn DeLisi
Faith Dickerson
Dominic Dwyer
George Foussias
Silvana Galderisi
Shirley Glynn
Diane Gooding
Michael Green
Margaret Hahn
Philip Harvey
Kenji Hashimoto
Peter Jones
Eileen Joyce
Sean Kidd
Nicole Kozloff
Lydia Krabbendam
Deborah Levy
Ashok Malla
Stephen Marder
Patrick McGorry
Craig Morgan
Vera Morgan
Merete Nordentoft
Sohee Park
Diana Perkins
Frauke Schultze-Lutter
Jaana Suvisaari
Elizabeth Twamley
Sophia Vinogradov
Til Wykes
TianHong Zhang

Research Award Committee

The Research Award Committee is responsible for the review of Research Fund Award applications and selection of the awardee.

Lynn DeLisi
Deepak D'Souza
Sibylle Schwab
Martha Shenton
Antonio Vita