Birgit Olsson Lectures
The Birgit Olsson Lecture is a lecture series given by world authorities on autism, adhd, and anorexia nervosa.
Who was Birgit Olsson?
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 contributes 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 will 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. The Birgit Olsson lecture is a yearly event featuring a distinguished autism, ADHD or anorexia nervosa researcher who will lecture on one of these topics. A written summary along with the film of the lecture can be found on the following pages.
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2011
Building Coherence from Mechanism to Treatment in Eating Disorders
Professor Janet Treasure, United Kingdom
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2012
Use and Misuse of ADHD treatments in Childhood and Adult Life
Professor Eric Taylor, United Kingdom
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2013
From Synaptic Genes to Brain Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Professor Thomas Bourgeron, France
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2014
Toward a Science of Eating Disorders - Replacing Myths with Realities
Professor Cynthia Bulik, USA
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2015
Current Concepts in the Neurobiology of ADHD Across the Lifecycle
Professor Joseph Biederman, USA
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2017
Improving understanding of the avoidance and restriction of food intake: Picky eating, ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa
Associate Professor Rachel Bryant-Waugh, United Kingdom
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2018
The Second Attention Disorder - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo vs. ADHD
Dr Russell Barkley, USA
Birgit Olsson Lecture 2019
Maltreatment-Associated Psychiatric Problems - How Trauma and ESSENCE are Linked
Professor Helen Minnis, United Kingdom