Picture of IoPPN lecture theatre during NIHR Maudsley BRC Conference presentation

2019 conference presentations

In September 2019, around 300 researchers, clinicians, students, partner organisations and service users gathered at the Royal College of Physicians in London for our conference: New technologies and mechanisms in mental health. 

Here you can find a selection of the presentations given by NIHR Maudsley BRC-supported researchers on the day.

We also took the opportunity of the conference to make a film about our work, which you can watch via YouTube. 


How saliva can change our stories: an introduction to the largest genetic study of anxiety and depression
Gerome Breen, Thalia Eley and people with experience of depression and anxiety 


Physical health risks and potential solutions in people with a diagnosis of psychosis
Fiona Gaughran 



Developing ‘Compass: Navigating your long-term condition’, for treating distress in long-term conditions
Katrin Hulme, Joanna Hudson 


Cannabidiol: a promising new treatment for prevention of psychosis
Philip McGuire 


Immune biomarkers in psychiatry and their relevance for treatment strategies
Valeria Mondelli 


Predicting treatment resistance in people with schizophrenia
Daniel Stahl, Deborah Agbedjro, James MacCabe 


Genetic risk in the psychiatric clinic: progress and challenges
Evangelos Vassos, Cathryn Lewis 


Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse - Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS): preliminary findings
Katie White, Janice Weyer