After six years of decisive leadership leading the Section to be one of the larger ones in the WPA, Dr. Silvana Galderisi’s term ended. The new set of officers reflects the expanding scope of this discipline. Nash Boutros (Detroit, Michigan) is the new chair. He is an expert in clinical EEG and evoked potentials (EPs) in psychiatry. Oliver Pogarell (Munich, Germany) is co-chair. He is an expert on EPs, as well as all aspects of EEG in psychiatry. Petr Bob (Prague, Czech Republic) is the new secretary. He is an expert on the electrophysiological manifestations of dissociation particularly in schizophrenia. In addition, five officers at large were also elected. Paola Bucci (Naples, Italy) is an expert on EEG and EPs in schizophrenia as well as anxiety disorders. Jeff Daskalakis (Toronto, Canada) is an expert on therapeutic as well as investigative brain stimulation. Lukasz Konopka (Chicago, Illinois), is an expert on advanced EEG processing in clinical populations. Thomas Koenig (Bern, Switzerland) is an expert on advanced analytical techniques of electrophysiology measurements. Salvatore Campanella (Brussels, Belgium) is an expert on electrophysiology measures in alcoholism and addiction in general.
The Section plans to intensify its activity during the next triennium by planning joint symposia with other Psychiatric Electrophysiology organizations like the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS). The Section’s major goal in this triennium is to develop documentations, leading to position statements regarding the clinical applications of the various electrophysiology techniques (both diagnostic and therapeutic) in the diagnosis and management of psychiatric patients.
Chair, WPA Section on Psychophysiology in Psychiatry