The Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre is very honoured to announced that Professor Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann will be giving the 10th Birgit Olsson Lecture. The title for her lecture is“Anorexia nervosa – a model for the interplay of body and mind”
Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann has specialised in paediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry. Since 1997 she has been Chair and Clinical Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the Technical Excellence University of Aachen. For more than 30 years her research field has been the aetiology and treatment of adolescent AN. She co-authored the German guidelines for eating disorders in 2018 and established the new treatment strategies day patient and home treatment for anorexia nervosa. She is member of the anorexia nervosa research group of the European Brain Council.
Previously she has been President of the German Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board member of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of the German Society of Eating Disorders as well as a member of the expert council “Neurosciences” of the German Research Society (DFG).
Welcome and Opening Address
Professor Maria Råstam
The tenth Birgit Olsson Lecture
Professor Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann "Anorexia nervosa – a model for the interplay of body and mind”
Questions & Answers session
Professor Christopher Gillberg
About the Birgit Olsson Lecture
Birgit Olsson, wife of Stena company founder Sten A Olsson, left money in her will to institute “The Birgit and Sten A Olsson’s foundation for furthering research on psychiatric disorders”. The foundation contributed to the financing of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, and the Birgit Olsson lectureship linked to the centre. The Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre primarily conduct research on autism, ADHD and anorexia nervosa. The Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre was founded in 2010 and features a group of approximately 80 research active people.