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2005 Midsummer Conference

22 – 23 August, 2005   //   Chicago, IL, USA

Assessment of Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: Conceptual and Methodological Issues

Day 1 (22 August 2005)

Session I: Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia Co-chairs: B. Gallhofer,
J. van Os
Presentation: Schizophrenia and Cognition R. Bilder
Summary: Schizophrenia and Cognition R. Bilder
Presentation: Assesment of Cognition in Schizophrenia R. Keefe
Session II: MATRICS Challenge (panel) Co-chairs: S. Marder,
L. Alphs
Presentation: Industry Challenges for Assessing Cognition in Schizophrenia Industry Challenges for Assessing Cognition in Schizophrenia L. Alphs
Presentation: Academic Challenges for Assessing Cognition in Schizophrenia S. Marder
Presentation: Matrics Mandate W. Fenton
Presentation: Cognitive Battery K. Nuechterlein
Presentation: Co-primary M. Green
Presentation: Study Design R. Buchanan
Discussion Points R. Mohs, P. Harvey

Day 2 (23 August 2005)

Session III: “Conceptual and Practical Difficulties in the Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia: Possible Implications for the Proposed Design” Co-chairs:
R. Anand
R. Keefe
Presentation: Conceptual and Practical Difficulties R. Anand
R. Keefe
Presentation: Selection of a Cognitive Assessment Battery R. Bilder
Presentation: Practical Issues in the Assessment of Cognition T. Sharma
Presentation: Design of a prospective randomized long-term trial to assess treatment effects on cognition in schizophrenia: challenges and results: experience from a 12-month treatment trial G. Garabaldi
Session IV: Functioning and Cognition Co-chairs:
N. Schooler 
A. G. Awad
Presentation: What is functioning in Schizophrenia? N. Schooler
Presentation: Review of instruments P. Harvey
Presentation: Impact of Cognition on Functioning Community versus Long-Term Trials T. Patterson
Discussion Points J. Addington
Session V: Statistical and Data Management Challenges Chair:
J. Christie
Presentation: Psychometric Analyses S. Millis
Summary: Psychometric Analyses S. Millis
Presentation: Statistical Approaches for Trials Assessing Cognition A. Leon