Dr. Kraus is a research psychiatrist conducting a post-doctoral visiting fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (Dr. Carlos Zarate). Dr. Kraus has been trained in clinical psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna (Prof. Siegfried Kasper), completed a PhD on serotonin and neuroplasticity at the Medical University of Vienna (Prof. Rupert Lanzenberger) and is a senior researcher, attending psychiatrist and lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. He aims to establish biological correlates and predictors of antidepressant treatment by leveraging multimodal imaging methods. Reliable markers are urgently needed to introduce staging models that will inform patients, their relatives and healthcare providers on disease severity and potential future outcomes in major depression.
All Sessions by Christoph Kraus
Thursday 3 October
Workshop: Neurobiological and clinical characterization approaches for developing novel therapeutics for treatment-resistant depression
13:00 - 14:30
Chairs: Alan Frazer, UT Health San Antonio, USA and Thanasios Douzenis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
13:00-13:15: Towards clinical applications of fMRI - replicating global brain connectivity in treatment resistant depression. Christoph Kraus, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
13:20-13:35 Developing imaging markers of depression and treatment response. Jennifer Evans, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
13.40-13:55 Identification of neuroinflammatory markers via metabolomic profiling of a ketamine or placebo crossover trial in patients with treatment-resistant mood disorders. Bashkim Kadriu, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
14:00-14:15 Development of next generation seizure therapy for treatment resistant depression. Zhi-De Deng, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
14:20-14:30 Synopsis and outlook in developments. Discussant: Carlos Zarate, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
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