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What is the Mediterranean Maudsley Forum (MMF)?

Since 2007, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London has regularly exported its worldwide reputation for psychiatric research and clinical care to the centre of the Mediterranean. Thus, in this tradition of new learning and new experiences, the 9th MMF will continue to provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances in understanding the disorders and exciting new methods of treatment.

What does the Forum cover?

The speakers are clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, who are well known international experts. They will present the most recent advances in Hot Topics in the fields of Psychotic and Mood Disorders, Addiction, Pharmacological and Psychological Treatment Interventions, Eating Disorders, Genetics and Epigenetics in Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Neurocognition, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Who is the Forum for?

The course is intended for Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, other Mental Health Professionals as well as Neuroscientists and Students who want to know the latest developments in psychiatry. 


The course is entirely in English.  On the Monday we open the MMF at the Department of Psychiatry of Palermo Medical School. This is still hosted in a section of the monumental Neoclassic building in Sicilian Tufo, surrounded by tropical plants and orange trees, which between the end of the 19th century and the 20th century was part of the “Real Casa dei Matti, funded by the philanthropist and enlightened Baron Petro Pisani who transformed the care of patients with severe Mental Illness in Sicily and beyond”. The Forum will be subsequently held in the “Sala Martorana” in Palazzo Comitini, a magnificent example of Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.

At this event

Robin Murray

Professor of Psychiatric Research

Marta Di Forti

Clinical Reader in Psychosis Research

Sameer Jauhar

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Affective Disorders and Psychosis

Fiona Gaughran

Professor of Physical Health and Clinical Therapeutics

Research Associate

Cathryn Lewis

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics

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