1st Mediterranean School of Psychiatry

Bologna, 4th June 2022




In a rapidly changing clinical practice it is important to be updated about the recent developments in the field of psychiatric treatments.

This is the focus of the I Mediterranean School of Psychiatry where established experts with complementary knowledge will present and discuss the most recent and hot topics.

A number of new antipsychotics have been recently launched in the market and Prof. Serretti will present their use in both bipolar and major depressive disorders.

The traditional view of antipsychotics within schizophrenia only is now obsolete, but the many compounds available needs to be well known in order to be used in appropriate clinical pictures and to avoid mistreatment and unwanted side effects or poor efficacy.

Neuroinflammation is the emergent topic in psychiatry, Prof. Benedetti is a worldwide expert in the field and will detail the relevance of neuroinflammation in psychiatric disorders and for new treatments.

Prof. Dilbaz will focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a largely underrecognized disorder, which needs appropriate treatments in order to avoid worsening of the disorder itself with a focus on novel treatments.

Prof. Dr. Karamustafalioğlu will provide an overview on the treatment of panic disorder, which is frequently considered an easy to treat disorder but there are challenges in cases of treatment resistant panic disorder.

Finally, prof. Benedetti will present the clinical applications of cognitive and imaging data as useful predictors of antipsychotic response in schizophrenia in order to achieve a better personalized treatment.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna next June!


Prof. Dr. Nesrin DILBAZ

Prof. Dr. Alessandro SERRETTI


Sala delle Armi - Palazzo Malvezzi

Università di Bologna

Via Zamboni, 13 - Bologna


Via Palestro 18

56127 Pisa - Italy

Ph.: +39 050 7219192

Fax: +39 050 3136256



Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy with about 400,000 inhabitants and 150 different nationalities. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 1,000,000 people. It is known as the Fat, Red, and the Learn'd City due to its rich cuisine, red Spanish tiled rooftops, and being home to the oldest university in the western world.

Originally Etruscan, the city has been one of the most important urban centres for centuries, first under the Etruscans (who called it Felsina), then under the Celts as Bona, later under the Romans (Bonōnia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality and signoria, when it was among the largest European cities by population. Famous for its towers, churches and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre, thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s. Home to the oldest university in the Western world, the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088, the city has a large student population that gives it a cosmopolitan character. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music" and became part of the Creative Cities Network. In 2021 UNESCO recognized the lengthy porticoes of the city as a World Heritage Site.

Bologna is an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transport hub, where many large mechanical, electronic and food companies have their headquarters as well as one of the largest permanent trade fairs in Europe. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate. As a consequence, Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country; in 2020, it ranked 1st out of 107 Italian provinces.