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.
The 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.
Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia and Nonschizophrenia Populations: A Review and Integrated Model of Cognitive Mechanisms.
Neuroimaging Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia: From Neuroanatomy to Neurochemistry and Beyond.
The Treatment of Hallucinations in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
Neurophysiological Studies of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
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.