Prof. Gil Zalsman

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Prof. Gil Zalsman
External phone: 03-9258205
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Office: Sackler School of Medicine

Education

A. EDUCATION

1987-1992       Medical studies, Hebrew University and Hadassa Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

1989                Bachelor of Medical Science (B.Med.Sc) Degree. Hebrew University and Hadassa Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

1993                Medical Doctor (M.D.) Degree. Hebrew University and Hadassa Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. Doctoral Dissertation: “The psycho-social axis in psychiatric evaluation of inpatient adolescents by semi structured interview”- Supervisor: Prof. Alan Apter, Geha Hospital.

1996                Post Doctorate Fellow at the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Under the supervision of Donald J. Cohen M.D.

1996                ECFMG Certification- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, (USMLE) USA Government.

1997                Diploma in Psychiatry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, with distinction.

2000                Diploma in Child Psychiatry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

2003-2005       Post Doctorate Research Fellow at the Neuroscience Division, Psychiatry Department, Columbia University, and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA. Supervisor: Prof. J John Mann, Director. Two year program on “Familial Pathways of Depression and Suicide”.

2008-2011       Master of Health Administration (M.H.A) Cum Laude Ben Gurion University, Israel.

 

B. FURTHER STUDIES

1989                Elective studies in Child Psychiatry at the “Child Study Center”, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

1992-1993       Courses in Hypnosis, beginners and advanced, Postgraduate Medical Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education, Sackler School of Medicine. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Certified Hypnotherapist . 1993-1997       Studies in Psychiatry, Postgraduate Medical Studies, Faculty of  Continuing Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv  University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1994-1995       Course in Molecular Genetics, Postgraduate Medical Studies, Faculty  of Continuing Education, Sackler School of Medicine. Tel Aviv  University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1995-1999       Psychotherapy, 4 year program of Psychotherapy, Sackler Faculty of  Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel.

1997-1999       Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Postgraduate Medical  Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2001-2002       Management Reserve Development Program for Middle Management  Rank. A two year program in public health management by “Clalit- Shirutei Briut”, Israel.

2001                42nd Annual Short Course in Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics. The Jackson Laboratory & The Johns Hopkins University. Bar Harbor, Maine, USA. July 16-27, 2001.

2003                Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in a Primary Care Setting. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, Continuing Education. One day course. 10.5.03. New York, NY.

2003                SPSS-intermediate computer course. New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Education and Training. New York, NY, USA.

2003                Advanced Statistics (Stat II) for Research Fellows. Lecturer: Roger Vaughan PhD. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry. Fall 2003.

2003                Columbia University Course for Clinical Investigators: “Protection of Human Research Participants (Good Clinical Practice) for Patient-Oriented Clinical Investigators”. 14.12.03

2004                Research Design Course. Lecturer: Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman Ph.D. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry. Winter 2004.

2004-2005       Statistical Issues in Microarray Data (P8114). Lecturer: Paul Pavilidis Ph.D. Columbia Genome Center. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Winter 2005.

2004-2005       Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescent Depression (IPT-A)- Training and personal supervision by Laura Mufson PhD, Child Psychiatry Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY.

2004-2005       Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for suicidal multi-problem adolescents- Two day workshop by Alec L. Miller PsyD, Adolescent depression and suicide program, Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Marsha Linehan Institute.

2004-2005       Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescent depression workshop by Michael Sweeny Ph.D., Child Psychiatry Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY.

2005                Application of Transmagnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Major Depression and OCD. Division of brain stimulation, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY.  June 20th, 2005

2006                Workshop – Dialectic Behavioral Therapy by Marsha M. Linehan May 15th-16th

2018                Wexner Senior Leadership Program (WSL18)- Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, US.

2019                Advanced Training for Directors and Senior Executives. Israel Directors Union (IDU). 64 hours, Jul.-Oct.

 

 

C. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1993-1998       Lectures to new immigrant physicians in Psychiatry, at “Kupat Holim”  Instruction Center, Rabin Medical Center.

1995-1996       Tutor to medical students, Geha psychiatric Hospital, Sackler  Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1997                Lectures to american medical students, Geha Psychiatric Hospital,  Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2001                Lecturer,  Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1998-present   Lectures to psychiatry residents, Postgraduate Medical  Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine,  Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1998-present   Lectures to child and adolescent psychiatry residents, Postgraduate Medical Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1999-present   Member of the reception committee for the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.         

Ongoing          Lectures to medical students, Geha psychiatric Hospital, Sackler  Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Rated "Excellent" by students 1998.

Ongoing          Member of  the Teaching Committee, Geha Psychiatric Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

2001-present   Member of the Teaching Committee, Psychiatry Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

2000-Present   Teaching patient- doctor relationship as part of  a communication workshop for 2nd year medical students (“Madaei Hahitnahagut”).

2001-Present   Examiner of child psychiatry board examinations, Israel Medical Association, Scientific Council, Israel.

2002-current   Reviewer for the “Archive of General Psychiatry” on the subject of genetics of suicidal behavior, parasuicide, family-based studies and neurobiology of childhood disorders in general.

2002                Reviewer for the “Psychiatry Research” on the subject of genetics of suicide.

2002-present   Member of the psychiatric residency written examination (“shlav alef”) committee. Israel Medical Association, Scientific Council, Israel.

2003                Reviewer for the “Israeli Journal of Psychiatry”.

2003-2004       Reviewer for “International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

2003                Examiner in hypnosis, Ministry of Health, Israel.

2003-Present   Fellow, Psychiatry Department, Columbia University School of Medicine, College for Physicians and Surgeons.

2004                Reviewer of research grants in the field of suicidology, The Israel Science Foundation (ISF), The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

2004                Reviewer for “Molecular Psychiatry” on the subject of genetics of unipolar disorder.

2004-present   Reviewer for “European Psychiatry

2004                Co-editor of a special issue on adolescent suicide in the “International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health”.

2005                Director of Psychiatry Program, Continuing Medical Education Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005                Senior Lecturer appointment, Psychiatry Department, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005-present   Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Division of Molecular Imaging and neuropathology, of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

2006-present   Examiner in Child Psychiatry Board Examinations, Ministry of Health

2006-2013       Coordinator for Continuing Education – Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2007-present   Reviewer for the Archives of Suicidal Research.

2007                Reviewer "Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience"

2007-present   Reviewer "Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry"

2007-present   Director, Psychiatry Continuing Education for interns (Limudei Hemshech), Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2007-present   Education Committee, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel

2007-present   Residents' Committee, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel

2007-present   Education Committee, Psychiatry Dept, Sackler school of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2007-present   M.D. Thesis Reviewer for medical students, Tel Aviv University.

2007-present   Member, Chief Scientist Committee for national grants, Ministry of Health, Israel. Review Committee on Psychiatry/Psychology

2009                Reviewer for "Biological Psychiatry" journal.

2009                Consulting Editor "Archives of Suicide Research"

2009                Editorial Board "Mind & Brain" The Journal of Psychiatry

2009                Editorial Board of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry (IJP)

2009                Editorial Board of Archive of Suicide Research (ASR)

2010                Reviewer "Journal of Adolescents."

2010                Advisory Committee to the Prison Services Commissioner on Suicide Prevention.

2010                International Association for Suicide Prevention – IASP Task Force
The Genetics and Neurobiology of Suicide

2010                Two month sabbatical at Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan Univ. Ramat Gan, Israel. Animal Behavior Laboratory.

2011                Deputy Editor of Israel Journal of Psychiatry (IJP)

2011                Editorial BoardWorld Journal of Psychiatry

2011                Associate Professor appointment, Psychiatry Department, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

2011                Educational Committee, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

2011                Reviewer for doctoral dissertations – Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University

2012                Editorial Board Mental Health & Prevention journal.

2012                Editorial Board-.International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice.

2012                Editorial Board - World Journal of Psychiatry.

2013                Scientific Advisor – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

2013                Member, Committee for Research and Development, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2014                Reviewer "European Neuropsychopharmacology"

2014                Reviewer "Crisis:  The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention"

2015                Member Academic Promotion committee The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo

2015                Editorial Board –Mental Health & Prevention

2016-2019       Editorial Board – World Journal of Psychiatry

2016                Member of Educational committeeContinuing Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University

2016                Member of the Faculty Education Committee, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2016                Reviewer of Doctoral Dissertation Proposals, University of Ariel in the Shomron

2016                Editorial Board member – Acta psychopathologica Journal

2016                Chair of the Health Committee, Tel Aviv University

2017                Coordinator and tutor of course on CBT treatment techniques – at EPA 2017

2017                Lecturer on Innovations in Research of Child Psychiatry and on Drug Treatment – at ECNP School, during EPA 2017.

2017                Coordinator and Lecturer of 3 clinical work and case-analysis seminars – at ECNP School, during EPA 2017.

2019                Lecturer at the ECNP School of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology, Venice, Italy March 31- April 5.

2019                Lecturer at the ECNP workshop, Niece, France March 8 - 10.

 

D. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

1992                Intern, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel

1993-1997       Resident in Adult Psychiatry. Geha Psychiatric Hospital, Petach Tikva.

1996                Completed Written Specialty Examination, June 96.

1997                Completed Psychiatry Oral Specialty Examination, Scientific Council, Israel Medical Association, December 3rd, 1997. Expert in General Psychiatry License No. 17256

1999                Completed Child Psychiatry Oral Specialty Examination, Scientific Council, Israel Medical Association, April 29th, 1999. With distinction. Expert in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry License No. 17469

2000                Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.

2000-2003       Deputy Director Adolescent Inpatient Department, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.

2005-present   Director Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, affiliated with Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2005-present   Director Adolescent Day Ward, Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, affiliated with Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

2013-present   Chairman, The National Council for prevention of Suicide, Israel Ministry of Health

2014-present   Director Geha Mental Health Center
Petach Tikva, affiliated with Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

2018-present   Clalit Consultant on the SMCI (Silva Mind Control) Project. Clalit Health Services.

 

E. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Scholarships

1989                   The Dean's Scholarship, Hebrew University and Hadassa Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. A scholarship for 6 weeks, Child Psychiatry elective studies at the  “Child Study Center”, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

 

Fellowships

1996                   Leonard G. Berger Fellowship for Young Researchers, Yale child study center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

2003-2005          Research Fellowship, Neuroscience Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

 

Grants

1997                   PI, The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel- The Charles Smith Foundation. For: A genetic study of tryptophan hydroxylase in suicidal Adolescents. Grant no. 28-98.

1998                   PI, The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel- The Charles Smith Foundation. For: A genetic study of serotonin transporter in suicidal Adolescents. Grant no. 9b-99.

2002                   PI, Compugen company research grant for development of clozapine database in inpatient adolescents with first episode schizophrenia. PI, 24,000 NIS

2002                   Co-PI, Janssen Cilag (J-C healthcare Ltd) research grant for double blind randomized placebo control multi-centric study for efficacy of risperidon in the treatment of conduct disorder children. Co-PI $16,000

2005                   Co-PI, NIMH grant: Familial Pathways to early Onset Suicide Attempts MH056390 (PI: Mann JJ, Greenhill L, Columbia University) Co-PI and external consultant for this project. $300,000 for 5 years.

2005                   PI, Young Investigator Grant: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): “Genetic Association Study of Multiple Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) using DNA Microarrays in Postmortem Brains of Suicide Victims”. Mentor: Victoria Arango PhD, Columbia University. $70,000 for two years.

2008                   PI, Judie and Marshall Polk Fund for Children at Risk. Psychiatry Research (private donation to Dr. Gil Zalsman) $10,000 per year for a period of 5 years.

2013                   Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden 9/2013—10/2014. Gene Environment timing interaction in animal model of depression. Fiber tracking project.  $ 40000

2014                   Clalit Health Organization (HMO) research grant for "Cannabis use and depression in adolescents – a clinical and animal module study" – 100,000 NIS

2015                   Suicide prevention strategies revisited: Ten year systematic review
an expert platform on mental health, unrestricted grant for
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

2015                   Co-PI, National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel:  Exo-cannabinoids for the treatment of depression and anxiety in a rat model grant (40,000$ for two years), the Dylan Tauber Track (Grant # 159-14-15).

 

Awards

 

2001                   Excellent researcher award for the year 2001.

                           Israel Psychiatric Association, Israel Medical Association.

2008-2009          Letter of Excellence in Teaching, Psychiatry Department,  Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2009-2010          Dean Award of Excellence in Teaching, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

F. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

1992-Present   Israel Medical Association

1993-Present   Israel Psychiatric Association

1994-Present   International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP).

1994-Present   Israeli Hypnosis Association 

1994-1998       Israel Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association- 4 years elected Member on The Central Board (1994-1998).

1999-present   Member on the Foundation board of The Israeli Association for Families that their Spouses Committed Suicide (“bishvil hachaim”), ‘Amuta’ No. 58-035-791-1.

1996-present   Member of the National Center for Children’s Health and Safety, “Beterem”, Shnieder Children Hospital, ‘Amuta’ No. 58-026-964-5

2002-present   Member of the EPA, European Psychiatrists Association 

2002-present   Israel Society for Forensic Psychiatry.

2002-2003       Elected president of the Association for Suicide Prevention in Israel, a branch of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).

2003                Elected as a full member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

2005                Elected as a corresponding member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), NY, USA.

2005                Member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Disability and Human Development (CDHD) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva Israel

2006-present   Examiner in Child Psychiatry Board Examinations

2006-present   Management representative – Helsinki Committee, Geha Mental Health Center

2007                Elected Full Member to the International. Academy for Suicide Research (IASR)

2007-present   Elected President of the Child and Adolescent Section,
Association of European Psychiatry (AEP)

2008-present   Elected Board Member – The Israeli Biological Society

2008-present   Elected Board Member – European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

2010-present   Full Member – American Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)

2010                Elected Meeting Chair – European Symposium for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior (ESSSB14), Tel Aviv, Israel 2012

2011                Member – International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

2011                Member- Israel Brain Consul (IBS), a branch of the European Brain Consul (EBC)

2012                Fellow member status- European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

2013-present   Elected Board member (executive committee) - European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

2013-present   Elected Chair, educational committee - European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

2013-2015       Chair, Israeli Biological Society

2014-present   Head of the taskforce of the European Unified Program for Suicide Prevention (EUSPP), Expert Platform on Depression, ECNP

2018-2019       President elect of The International Academy for suicide Research (IASR)

2018-present   Member of the scientific committee of the 17th European Symposium for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior (ESSSB17).

2020-present  President of The International Academy for suicide Research (IASR)

 

 

G. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:

*meetings are marked according to the new guidelines: IL=invited lecture, P=poster, IP=invited presentation, IPL=invited plenary lecture, OC=organizing committee, SC=scientific committee, OP=oral presentation, ISC=Invited Session Chair

 

1994                IACAPAP 13th International Congress, San Francisco, USA (OP).

1995                Understanding Youth Suicide: a meeting of differing perspectives,
University of Pittsburgh, Center for Continuing Education in health
sciences. 29/8- 1/9 1995 (OP).

1995                The Congress of International Society of Adolescents
Psychiatry, Athens July 95. (OP)

1996                Israeli Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Hilton TA (OP)

1996                IACAPAP Venice Working Group as an active
member in Developing a Declaration for Universal Guidelines for
Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents. April 22-24 (IPL)

1996                Annual Congress of American Academy for Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, Philadelphia PA (P)

1997                The annual meeting of the Israeli Hypnosis Association, Zichron
Yaakov, Israel (OP).

1997                8th congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association,Jerusalem Israel (OP).

1997                World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Jerusalem, Israel  (P).

1998                Organized the annual congress of the Israeli Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association, 23-26 of April, Antalya, Turkey (OC).

1998                7th European Symposium on suicide and suicidal behavior, Gent, Belgium, September 09-12, 1998 (OP)(P).

‏‏2000                Eastern Mediterranean Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Conference, February 8-11, Sharem El Sheikh, Egypt (OP).

2000                Israeli Psychiatric Association annual meeting , Jerusalem (OP).

2000                Israeli Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Eilat (OP).

2000                IACAPAP 2001 congress in Tel Aviv, 29.4.2001 (OC).

2002                Update in Geriatric Psychiatry. Israeli Psychiatric Association and the British Royal College of Psychiatry., London, UK (P).

2002                9th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicide Prevention. Warwick, England 14-17 September, 2002 (OP)(P)

2003                AEP spring congress, Rome, Italy 24-27.4.03 (P).

2004                Society of Biological Psychiatry, 59th Annual Scientific Program and Convention, April 29th - May 1st, 2004, at the Waldorf Astoria - New York, NY, USA (OP).

2004                American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting, 1-6 of May, 2004, New York, NY, USA (P).

2004                10th European symposium on suicide and suicidal behavior, Copenhagen 25-28 August, 2004 (OP)

2004                American Academy of Child and Adolescent  Psychiatry, Washington DC, October 19-24, 2004 (P).

2004                WPA international Congress, Florence, Italy, 10-13 November, 2004 (P)

2005                The 10th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry, Hagoshrim, Israel, 21-23 March 2006 (OP)

2006                The 11th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Potoroz, Slovenia, 9-12 September 2006 (IPL)

2007                The 11th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry, Kfar Gilady, Israel 27-29 March 2007 (OP)

2007                CME Training Course:  Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents European society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) 13th International Congress Bridging the Gaps Florence, Italy 25th – 29th  of August 2007 (OP)

2007                The 15th European Congress of Psychiatry (AEP) Madrid, Spain, March 17-21, 2007 (OP)

2008                18th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Turkey (OP)

2008                The 12th European Symposium on suicide and suicidal Behavior
Scotland – Scientific committee (SC)

2008                CME Course Director: 16th European congress of Psychiatry Nice, France April 5-9, 2008 (IP)

2009                The 13th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry Hagoshrim, Israel March 3-5, 2009 (OC)

2009                The 13th Triennial Israeli Psychiatric Association Conference Tel Aviv, Israel May 5-7, 2009 (SC)

2009                The 13th Triennial Israeli Psychiatric Association Conference Tel Aviv, Israel May 5-7, 2009 (OP)

2009                The 17th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) Lisbon, Portugal January 24-28, 2009 (OP)

2009                The 64th Annual convention Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Vancouver, Canada May 14th-16th, 2009 (P)

2009                The Nobel Conference Stockholm, Sweden June 10th, 2009 (IP)

2010                18th congress of European Psychiatry (EPA) Munich, Germany Feb. 27-Mar 2, 2010 (OP)

2010                65th Annual Scientific Convention Society of biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Louisiana, USA May 20-22, 2010 (P)

2010                2010 International Autism Conference Jerusalem, Israel July 5-6 2010 (IPL)

2010                13th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Rome, Italy September 1-4, 2010 (IPL) (OP)

2011                The 18th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) Vienna, Austria March 12-16, 2011 (OP)

2011                The 13th congress of the International Adolescent Psychology and Psychiatry association (ISAPP) - (IPL) Berlin, Germany 14-18 Sep

2012                European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behavior (ESSSB14), Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2012 Invited speaker and chair of the meeting

2013                The 21st European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) Nice, France, April 6-9, 2013 (Chair) (OP) and (CME course)

2013                68th Annual Scientific Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), California, USA May 16th-18th, 2013 (OP)(P)

2013                11th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry Kyoto, Japan June 23rd‑27th, 2013 (Chair)

2013                26th ECNP Congress Barcelona, Spain Oct. 5-9, 2013 (Chair)

2013                60th AACAP Annual Meeting Florida, USA Oct 22-27th, 2013 (P)

2014                22nd European Congress of Psychiatry Munich, Germany March 1-4, 2014(Chair) (OP)

2014                18th Annual Conference of the Israeli Biological Society, Hagoshrim, Israel March 25-27, 2014 (OC) (SC) (OP)

2014                69th Annual Scientific Meeting Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, USA May 8-10th, 2014 (P)

2014                27th ECNP Congress, Berlin, Germany 18-21 October 2014 (P)

2015                28th ECNP Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Aug 29th- Sept 1st (OP)

2015                IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research New York, USA, Oct 11-14th, 2015 (OP)

2016                24th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) Madrid, Spain 12-15 March 12-15 (IL)

2016                ECNP School of Child and Adolescent neuropsychopharmacology Venice, Italy April 3-6, 2016 (IL)

2016                16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour Oviedo, Spain Sept. 8-10, 2016 (SC)(IL)(IPL).

2017                American Psychiatric Association San Diego, CA, USA May 22-24, 2017 (IP).

2017                EPA Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention – 2nd Roman Forum on Suicide Rome, Italy March 30-31, 2017 (IP).

2017                EPA 2017, 25th European Congress of Psychiatry Florence, Italy April 1-5, 2017 (SC).

2017                30th ECNP Congress, Paris, France Sept. 2-5, 2017 (SC, IL).

2017                IASR/AFSP – International Summit on Suicide Research Las Vegas, NV, USA Nov. 5-8, 2017 (OC, IL).

2018                ESSSB 201817th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Ghent, Belgium Sept. 05–08, 2018 (OP).

2018                31st ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain Oct. 6-9, 2018 (IL, IP, OC, SC).

2019                23rd Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry, Kfar Blum, Israel March 12-14, 2019 (ISC).

2019                EPA 2019, 27th European Congress of Psychiatry Warsaw, Poland Apr. 5-8, 2019 (OP).

2019                SNEHA Suicide Update 2019, Chennai, India Apr. 12-18, 2019 (OP)

2019                EFPT European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees, Prague, Czech Republic June 13, 2019 (OP). 2019            33rd ECNP Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark Sept. 7-10, 2019 (SC, OP).

2019                IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research, Miami, FL, USA Oct. 27-30, 2019 (OP).

 

 

 

 

 

G.  DOCTORAL STUDENTS

 

1) Menashri Michal

Starting date of M.D. thesis: December 1998

Name of student: Michal Menashri (6th year).

Title of MD thesis: “Association study of serotonin transporter gene in suicidal adolescents”.

Academic Institution: Sackler school of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2) Carmon Einat

Starting date of M.D. thesis: May 1999

Name of student: Carmon Einat(5th year).

Title of MD thesis: “Efficacy and tolerability of Risperidone treatment in schizophreniform disorder in adolescents”.

Academic Institution: Sackler school of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

3) Levran Shaul

Starting date of M.D. thesis: October 2000

Name of student: Levran Shaul (6th year).

Title of MD thesis: “Pharmaco-genetics of DRD4 polymorphism and response to neuroleptic medication in adolescents with schizophrenia”.

Academic Institution: Sackler school of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

4) Feld Joy

Starting date of M.D. thesis: December 1999

Name of student: Feld Joy(Olspanger) (6th year).

Title of MD thesis: “Aggresssion, depression, anger and suicide among schizophrenic adolescents inpatients”.

Academic Institution: Sackler school of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

5) Shepshelovish Daniel

Starting date of M.D. thesis: February 2002

Name of student: Shepshelovish Daniel (5th year).

Title of MD thesis: “The Safety of Clozapine for Schizophrenic Adolescents”.

Academic Institution: Sackler school of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

6) Keren Geva

Starting date of M.D. thesis: 2001

Name of student: Keren Geva

Title of MD thesis: Gender differences in suicidal behavior

Academic Institution: Technion Medical School

 

 

7) Grossman Talia

Starting date of MD thesis:  2008

Name of student:  Talia Grossman

Title of MA thesis:  Hare Psychopathic checklist:  youth version

Academic Institution:  Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine

8) Dafna Kahana

Starting date of MD thesis:  2010

Name of student:  Dafna Kahana

Title of MA thesis:  The effect of CBT intervention on parenting behaviors and child well-being In parents of preschool children who suffer from ADHD

Academic Institution:  Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine

9) TzivonyAmir

Starting date of MD thesis:  2010

Name of student:  Amir Tzivony

Title of MD thesis:  Influence of Lithium treatment on thyroid function in children and adolescents.

Academic Institution:  Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine

10) Elena Chubarov

Starting date of PHD thesis:  2008

Name of student:  Elena Chubarov

Title of PHD thesis:  The influence of executive function on communication , interactional and occupational skills for adolescents who suffer from schizophrenia spectrum disorders                                  

Academic Institution:  Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine

 

11) Yochi Siman Tov

Starting date of PHD thesis:  2011

Name of student:  Yochi Siman Tov

Tile of PHD thesis:  Post Mortem psychological autopsy of suicides in Israeli
educational system

Academic Institution:  Bar Ilan University, School of Education

 

12) Noa Teich Fire

Starting date of PHD thesis:  2015

Name of student:  Noa Teich Fire

Title of PHD thesis:  Dealing of educational and therapeutic staff with student's suicide at school Among post-traumatic stress, depression, complicated grief to personal growth

Academic Institution:  PSP- Professional School of Psychology

Sacramento, California, USA.

 

 

G.1.  M.A. STUDENTS

 

1)         Maya Shvartsbord

Starting date of M.A. thesis:  2002

Name of student:  Maya Shvartsbord

Title of MD thesis:  Executive Functions in Schizophrenic Adolescents

Academic Institution:  Sackler school of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

  1. Shlomi Levi

Starting date of M.A thesis: 2008

Name of student:  Shlomi Levi

Title of MA thesis:  The Ability to postpone intervening processes by retrieving biographical memories amongst suicidal and healthy adolescents

Academic Institution:  Ariel University Center of Samaria

 

  1. Avihay Gutman

Starting date of M.A thesis: 2011

Name of student:  Avihay Gutman

Title of MA thesis:  Effects of genotype and post-weaning short-term stress or enrichment on emotion-regulation, activity and brain structure measures in rats

Academic Institution:  Tel Aviv University

 

 

 

G.3.  RESIDENTS’ BASIC SCIENCE PROJECTS SUPERVISED BY CANDIDATE

 

Year

Name

Title

Hospital

2000

Rachel Lewis

DRD4 genetics and suicide

Geha

2001

Machmud Naser

COMT genetics and suicide

Geha

2002   

Ruth Baruch

5-HT2a genetics of suicide

Geha

2006

Lior Schapir

5 HTTLPR, Gene Depression

Geha

2009

Shlomit Tsafrir

Cognitive Status in Schizophrenia

Geha

2011

Whail Aven Gadallah

Psychological autopsy of Arab suicides

Geha

2013

Dotan Ben Har

DTI analysis in depressed rats

Geha

2014

Tal Shilton

Microstructure characteristics of depression- MRI/DTI and histology analysis in an animal model

Geha

 

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