The Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN): A national translational research proposal

Catts, S. (2008). The Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN): A national translational research proposal. In: Peter Joyce, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Proceedings of the10th Australasian Schizophrenia Conference. 10th Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (A14-A14). 23-24 October 2008. doi:10.1080/00048670802441844


Author Catts, S.
Title of paper The Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN): A national translational research proposal
Conference name 10th Australasian Schizophrenia Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 23-24 October 2008
Proceedings title Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Proceedings of the10th Australasian Schizophrenia Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
DOI 10.1080/00048670802441844
ISSN 0004-8674
1440-1614
Editor Peter Joyce
Volume 42
Issue Supp. 2
Start page A14
End page A14
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Background: Compared with other leading public health probems, research capacity for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is grossly under-developed. Also, there are unacceptible delays in applying research discovery to routine clinical practice. Stakeholders have expressed concern with the apparent lack of effect of research upon clinical outcomes. Methods: Interdisciplinary consensus-building processes were supported in order to draft a national psychosis research strategy. Review of the management literature was undertaken to identify an appropriate organisational structure within which to implement the strategy. Results: A translational research framework which linked epidemiological, genetic, neuroscience and drug design research to the development of novel therapeutics and clinical pratice improvement was the preferred research program option and a national collaborative structured network was deemed the optimal governance model. Conclusion: Australia is well-positioned to make a world-leading contribution to finding ways to prevent and cure schizophrenia and bipolar disorder but only with new sources of recurrent funding in the order of $20 million annually.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Keyword Australian Psychosis Research Network (APRN)
National psychosis research strategy
Translational research framework
Schizophrenia
National collaborative structured network
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Abstract only of an Oral Presentation by author.

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