Welcome to the 6th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference!
The Submission Site is Now Closed
The 2018 Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference is taking place 4-8 April 2018 at the Firenze Fiera in Florence, Italy.
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Please note the new addition to the 2018 Symposium Submission Guidelines: Participant Diversity: Good science requires a plurality of voices, viewpoints and ideas. It also requires that there are opportunities for the promotion of talented early career researchers from diverse geographic regions. However, in many areas of academic discourse it is now recognized that there is a bias that favours males of majority ethnicity and established career scientists. This potentially results in the narrowing of viewpoints that are expressed, and a lack of opportunities for emerging talent to be recognized. In reviewing data from our previous SIRS meeting, we have discovered that in relation to symposia 62% of symposia chairs were male, 64% of symposia speakers were male and 83% of symposia discussants were male. These ratios do not reflect the ratio of males to females in the majority of disciplines that participate in the SIRS meeting. Data about the career stage and minority status of symposia participants was not available. In order to address this, the SIRS Program Committee will, in addition to evaluation of scientific excellence, take into account the composition of the panels, specifically the degree to which they include women, under-represented minorities and early career scientists and clinicians. Each accepted symposium will receive $4000 USD for the Chair to disperse to the presenters based on geographic location to aid in meeting travel expenses. The symposium may request additional funding during this portion.