13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry

August 20-22, 2019

11.00 - 13.00 Registration
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.15

Welcome to the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry

Eva-Lo Ighe, Deputy Director General
The National Board of Forensic Medicine

Session 1
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Peter Andiné
14.15 – 15.00

Forensic clinicians: Advocates for the prevention of severe mental illness and violence?
Sheilagh Hodgins, Canada

15.00 – 15.45 The forensic psychiatric patient: A neglected resource? 
Thomas Nilsson, Sweden
15.45 – 16.15 Break (with poster exhibition)
16.15 – 17-00 Criminal responsibility in a life-time perspective: Specific challenges
Linda Grøning, Norway
17.00 – 17.45 ESSENCE and the risk of an antisocial development
Christopher Gillberg, Sweden
18.30 Social come together
19.00 Dinner


07.30 – 09.00 Breakfast
Session 2
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Märta Wallinius
09.00 – 09.45 Child- and adolescent forensic psychiatry
Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, Finland
09.45 – 10.00 Break
10.00 – 12.00 Child- and adolescent offenders: Legal regulation and societal and psychiatric practice in the Nordic countries
Moderator: Per-Axel Karlsson
Denmark: Dorte Sestoft
Finland: Tero Halikainen
Iceland: Sigurður Páll Pálsson
Norway: Kirsten Rasmussen, Linda Grøning
Sweden: Marianne Kristiansson, Ola Ståhlberg

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Parallel sessions

Session 3
Room Torpet
Chairperson: Roger Almvik
The perspective of the forensic psychiatric patient
13.00 – 13.30 Blameless responsibility and psychosis
Leila El Alti, Sweden
13.30 – 14.00 Problematizing patient participation in forensic psychiatric care
Andreas Söderberg, Sweden
14.00 – 14.30 Scandinavian user perspective on three-monthly administrations of antipsychotic medication
Jette Møllerhøj, Denmark
Session 4
Room Herrgårn
Chairperson: Markku Eronen
Forensic psychiatric evaluations and beyond
13.00 – 13.30 The concept “severe mental disorder” within Swedish forensic evaluations: What is legislated and what is clinically evaluated?
Malin Hildebrand Karlén, Sweden
13.30 – 14.00 Presentation of the Norwegian national unit for forensic expert evaluations
Svein Øverland, Norway
14.00 – 14.30 Long-term outcome after forensic psychiatric examinations: Psychiatric disorders, forensic psychiatric treatment and long-term criminal reoffending
Jens Lund, Denmark
Session 5
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Kirsten Nitschke
Treatment in forensic psychiatry: Outcomes and promising developments
13.00 – 13.30 An evaluation of forensic addiction treatment in Germany
Norbert Schalast, Germany
13.30 – 14.00 Has the future arrived? Virtual reality computer simulation in forensic psychiatry: A state-of-the-art review
Kristina Sygel, Sweden
14.00 – 14.30 Aggression in forensic settings: Enhancing its management through patient participation
Johan Berlin, Sweden
14.30 – 15.00 Break (with poster exhibition)
Session 6
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Katarina Howner
Mechanisms behind aggressive antisocial behaviour
15.00 – 15.30 Imaging violence in schizophrenia
Unn Kristin Haukvik, Norway
15.30 – 16.00 Impaired emotive mentalizing in schizophrenia spectrum disorders with psychotically driven aggression
Anette Johansson, Sweden
16.00 – 16.30 Neural biomarkers for inhibitory control and disinhibitory personality traits in violent psychiatric patients: A Go/NoGo ERP study
Carl Delfin, Sweden
16.30 – 17.00 Review of the psychometric properties of the TriPM: What is the evidence for the TriPM as a reliable and valid measure of psychopathy?
Malin Pauli, Hannibal Ölund Alonso, Sweden
19.00 Drink
19.30 Banquet with entertainment and dance


07.30 – 09.30 Breakfast
Session 7
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Dorte Sestoft
Developmental factors behind self-harm and aggressive behaviour
09.30 – 09.50 Victim, offender and forensic psychiatric patient: Associations between childhood adversities and deliberate self-harm in forensic psychiatric patients
Natalie Laporte, Sweden
09.50 – 10.10 Intergenerational transmission of psychiatric disorder and criminal behavior
Jens Lund, Denmark
10.10 – 10.30 Turning points: A qualitative study of ways into forensic psychiatric services
Liv Os Stølan, Denmark
10.30 – 10.45 Break
Session 8
Room Teatersalen
Chairperson: Marianne Kristiansson
Research project session: FORevidence
10.45 – 11.45 Development of evidence-based practice in forensic psychiatry: A transdisciplinary characterization of, and new methodology for, a multiply disadvantaged and vulnerable group
Märta Wallinius, Malin Hildebrand Karlén, Mikael Rask, Christian Munthe, Sweden
11.45 - 12.00 Discussion
12.00 – 12.15 Closing remarks
Peter Andiné
12.15 Lunch