The IFPB is delighted to announce the following plenary speakers for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity 2015
Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
She is a researcher, educator, and clinician who has devoted herself to the study and treatment of traditionally hard-to treat populations with serious mental illness. Dr. Sajatovic is Director of Geropsychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) and holds the Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes at UHCMC/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.Dr. Sajatovic’s research interests have focused on illness outcomes in serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Dr. Sajatovic is a recognized expert in the areas of treatment adherence in bipolar disorder and in late-life bipolar disorder. She also has research interests in the psychopharmacology of psychosis and serious mood disorders, and in mental health rating scales. Over the last two decades, Dr. Sajatovic has been the recipient of multiple research grants to study serious mental illness including support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a variety of Mental Health Foundations, and Industry Sponsored clinical trials.
Dr. Sajatovic has published widely on treatments and health services delivery among individuals with serious mental illness including geriatric and mixed-age individuals with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as in the area of treatment adherence in bipolar disorder. She has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and has published over 40 book chapters or books on serious mental illness topics.
Dr. Sajatovic has been a guest lecturer at numerous academic and community settings, both on a national and international level, including speaking to consumer and family advocacy groups for individuals with psychiatric illness. Dr. Sajatovic has been a recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award bestowed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and was a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 2006 Gerald Klerman Young Investigator Award winner.