ECNP Podcast 8 — more information
Celso Arango, Spain
Celso Arango, MD, PhD is a psychiatrist and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, professor of psychiatry at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, full adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and visiting professor at King’s College London. He is also director of the Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Hospital Gregorio Marañon and chair of the child and adolescent department at the same institution. Celso was the scientific director of the Spanish Psychiatric Research Network with 25 centres and more than 400 researchers from 2008 through 2016. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, 8 books, and more than 44 book chapters. Many of his articles and book chapters have focused on the neurobiology of early-onset and first-episode psychosis as well as the safety of psychiatric medications in paediatric patients. In addition, his group has shown how patients with a first psychotic episode experience greater losses of grey matter than expected and found a correlation of grey matter loss with antioxidant status. He is conducting clinical trials with a focus on primary and secondary prevention (e.g. reducing bullying in schools or use of NAC in first episode early onset psychosis). Celso has participated in more than 73 competitively funded research projects, as principal investigator in 55 of them. His research projects have been funded by the Spanish ministry of health, Spanish ministry of science and innovation, NIMH, NARSAD, Stanley Foundation, Fundación Alicia Koplowitz, Caja Navarra, and department of health in the State of Madrid, and he is currently participating in eight EU projects funded by the VII Framework and H2020. Furthermore, in 2008 Celso was awarded the Spanish ministry of health Medal of Honour, the “Cruz de la Orden Civil de Sanidad”. He is a member of the European Brain Council Board (the European Commission's advisory council), and has been president of the ministry of health, social services, and equality’s national child and adolescent psychiatry specialty commission since 2014. He is President of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP). He was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) from 2016 to 2019.
Aiste Lengvenyte, Lithuania
Aiste Lengvenyte, MD, is a psychiatrist, chef de clinique and hospital assistant in CHU Montpellier, France, and a PhD student. She is investigating the peripheral markers of suicidal behaviours and mood disorders. She is currently also the chair of the early career junior panel. She is also the past chair of the exchange working group of the European Federation of psychiatry trainees.