Language in Psychiatry Symposium – LIPS


The first Language In Psychiatry Symposium (LIPS) will be organized by the researchers from the UMC Utrecht Brain Center and the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS).

About LIPS
The Language In Psychiatry Symposium (LIPS) aims to bring together researchers who investigate language or speech in a psychiatric population. Since language analysis in psychiatry is a rapidly developing, novel field, learning from other investigators in the field is crucial. We hope to establish a meeting in which we can learn about the advances in the field and meet other researchers. This provides the opportunity to get inspired and set up potential collaborations.
LIPS scope
LIPS welcomes all researchers and clinicians that investigate language in a (neuro)psychiatric population. This includes all psychiatric disorders, as well as neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson, frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia.
All types of language research are welcome. Research limited to assessments of verbal cognition, without any formal language assessments, is beyond the scope of this symposium.




The program comprises two series of (brief) presentations

Each of these presentations will be followed by a discussion. In addition, there will be room for posters and demos that showcase ongoing or completed research.
12.00 – Registration (time to set-up poster/demo)
13.00 – Welcome Janna de Boer, UMC Utrecht / UMC Groningen
13.15 – Keynote lecture
13.15-14.00 Prof. dr. Iris Sommer, UMC Groningen
14.0 – Plenary session I
14.00 – 14.20 Dr. Khiet Truong, University of Twente
14.25 – 14.40 Linde van Schuppen, Radboud University Nijmegen
14.45 – 16.15 – Coffee and poster/demo session
16.15 – Plenary session II
16.15 – 16.45 Dr. Arjan van Hessen, University of Twente / University of Utrecht
16.50 – 17.10 Alban Voppel, UMC Groningen
17.30 – Drinks