On March 15th-18th, a small team from the Translational Psychiatry research group met with other innovative psychiatry departments from northern Germany for discussions on a joint network on the beautiful island of Norderney. A full three days of exchanges and presentations on cutting-edge science including predictive and preventive approaches to the early detection of psychiatric disorders as well as interventions were on the program.
Dr. Alexandra Korda presented her analysis on prediction of suicide risk factors using AI methods. She also presented the set up of the new Translational Psychiatry LAB, funded by the UKSH Förderstiftung, which has already been used for recordings of naturally occurring data during semi-structured interviews.
Dr. Léon Franzen introduced the colleagues to the recently opened Baltic Early Treatment Service (BEATS). A service that combines validated early screening and intervention approaches of psychiatric disorders with innovative science in an attempt to generate improved predictions of disease progression/transition and treatments.
The overall response was overwhelmingly positive and in numerous individual discussions, the team could lay the foundation for future collaborative projects and improvements in psychiatry.
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