About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Mar 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

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Sir Michael Rutter will present the concepts and findings on nature-nurture interplay as they apply to mental disorders. There cannot be any meaningful subdivision into ‘good’ genes and ‘bad’ genes. The idea that the level of heritability sets limits on what can be modified is misleading, as is the partially wrong claim that the genetic findings on traits in the general population are the same as those applying to clinically defined extreme groups.

This event is FREE for everyone to attend!

Key speakers

Michael Rutter

Professor Sir Michael Rutter

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Former Director of the Medical Research Council Child Psychiatry Research Unit and also the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre in London.

 

Speaker's biography

Sir Michael Rutter's research interests span a wide field, but with a particular focus on the developmental interplay between nature and nurture and on the use of natural experiments to test causal hypotheses about genetic and environmental mediation of risk in relation to normal and abnormal psychological development.

He is the recipient of numerous international awards and honours and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, The Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has been President of the Society for Research in Child Development and the International Society for Research into Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

Agenda

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Registration and drinks reception
Nature-nurture interplay and mental disorders

Professor Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Dinner

By invitation only

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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