World Psychiatric Association
WPA Online Educational Webinar Series

Advances in Pharmacological treatment of Schizophrenia
Saturday August 13, 2022, 2 PM (Central European Summer Time) Duration 90 minutes


Organised By

Prof Afzal Javed
World Psychiatric Association
Dr Roger Ng
Secretary for Educatin
World Psychiatric Association

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the oral antipsychotic drug selection in first-epi¬sode psychosis, and the importance of switching to long-acting antipsychotic formulation immediately after discharge
Discuss the drug selection for relapses in patients with recurrent psychotic episodes
Review the best options for adjunctive pharmacotherapy in psychosis with various comorbid conditions
Outline existing unmet needs in pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia and summarize drugs in development to address those needs Summarize range of pharmacological approaches beyond dopamine D-2 blockade to treat schizophrenia.

Our Faculties are:

Prof Emeritus Henry A. Nasrallah

Prof Emeritus Henry A. Nasrallah, Editor-In-Chief, Current Psychiatry, Vice-Chair for Faculty Development and Mentorship, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, & Neuroscience, Director, Neuropsychiatry and Schizophrenia Programs, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Prof Emeritus Rajiv Tandon

Prof Emeritus Rajiv Tandon, Department of Psychiatry at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Past-President of the Florida Psychiatric Society and the Florida chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).



Dr G Prasad Rao

Dr G Prasad Rao, President Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations.


Saturday 13th August 2022, 2 PM Central European Summer Time

02:00 pm – 02:04 pm: Welcome address - Prof Afzal Javed

02:04 pm – 02:08 pm: Remarks – Prof Roger Ng

02:08 pm – 02:15 pm: Introduction of Moderator and Speakers - Dr Rajashree Ray

02:15 pm – 02:20 pm: Context setting - Dr G Prasad Rao

02:20 pm – 02.50 pm: Prof Henry Nasrallah Drug Selection for Treatment of Psychosis in Various Stages of Illness

02.50 pm – 03.20 pm: Prof Rajiv Tandon - New Drugs on the Horizon

03.20 pm – 03.30 pm: Question and Answer

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CPD certificates will be available on complimentary basis (on request) after attending the Webinar.

This meeting is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Viatris. The sponsor had no influence on the design and development of the programme or any associated materials.