The IFPB is delighted to announce the following speakers for IRPB Athens 2014.
Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
Professor Zoltán Rihmer, MD, PhD, DSc, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, and Director of the Laboratory of Suicide Research and Prevention, National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictions, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest. As a full-time clinician, his special interest is the clinical and biological/genetic aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, with particular regards to prediction of treatment response, prediction and prevention of suicide, the role of affective temperaments in major mood disorders, the role of GPs in suicide prevention, and the interface between mood and cardiovascular disorders. Dr Rihmer is a member of several boards and organizations, including the Hungarian Psychiatric Association, Presidency of the Hungarian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Association of European Psychiatrists, Task Forces of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, World Federation of Society of Biological Psychiatry.Formerly he was the member of the Executive Committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2005-2010). Dr Rihmer has published more than 440 scientific articles/book chapters (more than 220 in English), four books. The number of his independent citations is over 4000, the cumulative impact factor over 450, and the Hirsh-index 33.
He received the Brickell Sujicide Research Award of Columbia University, New York (1999), the Aretaeus Award of the „Associazione per lo studio della malatia maniaco-depressiva”(2010), the Dr. Szabó György Award of the Hemingway Foundation (2010), the Lifetime Achievement Award of the European Bipolar Forum (2011), the “Oláh Gusztáv” Lifetime Achivement Award of the Hungarian Psychiatric association (2012) the „Széchenyi Prize” of the Goverment of Hungary (2012) and the Aristotle Gold Medal of Lifetime Achivement in Mental Health given by the International Society of Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology.Professor Rihmer is a member of several editorial boards, including Journal of Affective Disorders, Clinical Neuropsychiatry, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Suicidology Online, Depression Research and Treatment, Psychiatria Danubia, Psychiatria Hungarica and Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica. He is also regular reviewer of 4 Hungarian and more than 30 international psychiatric journals.