2011 – London, UK

1st Bi-annual Meeting

The inaugural ICHR meeting took place at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, UK.

Forty-four clinicians and researchers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA attended the meeting. Ahead of the meeting, 7 working groups (comprising 51 international contributors) were formed, whose objectives were to prepare a comprehensive summative report and present at the meeting the most salient findings and recommendations for future research and/or treatment.

100_1005The first day saw 8 presentations limited to 20 minutes each, followed by an open discussion on the topic. The second day comprised a “discussion forum,” where the main priorities, direction, and content for future research were discussed.

You can read a full report about the conference here.

The working groups published their work, which is free to read, in Schizophrenia Bulletin, as detailed below.

Flavie Waters and colleagues: Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia and Nonschizophrenia Populations: A Review and Integrated Model of Cognitive Mechanisms.

Paul Allen and colleagues: Neuroimaging Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia: From Neuroanatomy to Neurochemistry and Beyond.

Iris Sommer and colleagues: The Treatment of Hallucinations in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.

Judith Ford and colleagues: Neurophysiological Studies of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations

Frank Larøi and colleagues: The Characteristic Features of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Clinical and Nonclinical Groups: State-of-the-Art Overview and Future Directions

The ICHR would like to thank Paul Allen and the team at the Institute of Psychiatry for their hosting of the event.