Philippe Courtet, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Montpellier and Head of the Department of Emergency & Acute Care Psychiatry at the Academic Hospital, Montpellier, France. He leads the Chair of Excellence in Prevention of Suicide at the Fondation Fondamental and also leads a research group on biomarkers and the environment in neuropsychiatric disorders at INSERM. His main areas of interest involve vulnerability to suicidal behaviour in patients with mood disorders, focusing on brain imaging and social pain. He is currently implementing projects using web-based tools for assessing and managing suicidal patients.
Professor Courtet is the new Chairman of the Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the EPA. He is a former President of the French Association of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology and is a member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (former Co-chair of the Suicide Network). He has published around 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, numerous book chapters and has edited three books on suicidal behaviour.
EM-60140 - Date of preparation: May 2021