Lectures and seminars Seminar: Professor Brenda Penninx
Speaker: Brenda Penninx, Professor of psychiatric epidemiology, Amsterdam University Medical Center
Title: Precision Medicine in Depression
Depression is ranked second on WHO's disease burden index. This is due to depression's high prevalence, its early age of onset, its high impact on functioning and its rather chronic nature in many persons. Unfortunately, first line treatment is not yielding an effect in all individuals. Precision medicine aims to link specific underlying pathophysiology to specific interventions, thereby increasing effectiveness of treatments and reducing burden of disease. Using data from the multi-site, longitudinal Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA), Professor Penninx will illustrate the example of immunometabolic depression, which identifies depressed individuals with a specific underlying pathophysiology that could be targeted with innovative interventions.
Welcome to participate in the Wargentin lecture Hall, Nobels väg 12A (please contact the organiser to be admitted) or join by zoom: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/5154983862