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Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS
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Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS è un’organizzazione Non Profit, registrata dal 2003, ed associata all’Istituto di Neuroscienze del Prof. Stefano Pallanti.
La Clinical Neurosciences è il centro di studi, ricerca e formazione dell’Istituto.

Alla Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS si svolgono le ricerche che vengono applicate alla cura individualizzata dell’Istituto di Neuroscienze.

Inoltre, alla Clinical Neurosciences si svolgono tutte le attività formative e gli incontri scientifici promossi dall’Istituto di Neuroscienze.

L’Associazione Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS è apolitica ed ha per scopo primario la promozione, nel campo delle neuroscienze cliniche, dell’ educazione quale strumento di prevenzione dei disturbi neuro-psichiatrici, della didattica, della ricerca clinica e sperimentale (inclusi trials farmacologici, studi di osservazione, studi psicometrici ed altri studi di impiego clinico), della formazione e delle collaborazioni internazionali educative, nonché dell’assistenza medica e psicologica a persone svantaggiate in ragione di condizioni fisiche, psichiche, socio-familiari ed economiche.
L’Associazione ha come scopo quello di intraprendere e svolgere ogni lecita iniziativa per il perseguimento diretto o indiretto dello scopo primario.

Board members

Stefano Pallanti (Florence, Italy)
Antonio Bonci (Miami, USA)
Eric Hollander (New York, USA)
Nikos Macris (Boston, USA)

Corsi organizzati

Masterclass: 2020. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Thematic Working Group Master Training Class in Neuromodulation: Participants from 23 countries

Florence Summer School: Annual, 2004 – 2014 (dettagli in seguito)

Conference “Exploring white matter pathology in psychiatry Illness: a new tool, diffusion tensor imaging” by Dr. Mehmet Hasnezar ,X Convegno Sopsi. Rome, 25 February 2005

Symposium “Biological Correlates and treatment of Pathological Gambling” : Chairperson: Prof. S. Pallanti – Prof. E. Hollander. Participants: Dr. Marc Potenza (USA), Prof. Jon Grant (USA), Prof. E. Hollander (USA)., (WPA Conference Florence, 12 November 2004)

A gala evening for the celebration of the signing of the International Agreement between the University of Florence and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of new York and the Stanford University of California (USA). (WPA Conference Florence, 13 November 2004)

1st Meet The Author: Prof. Pietro Pietrini. Towards a biochemistry of the mind.” Department of Psychiatric and Neurosciences of the University of Florence, ECM accredited. Florence 27 march 2004

2nd Meet The Author: Dr. Luca Pani. Dopamine e Darwinism” , Department of Psychiatric and Neurosciences of the University of Florence, ECM accredited. Florence 15 October 2004

Workshop “The psychotic patient from rehabilitation to work” ECM accredited. Florence, 3 – 4 December 2004

Interactive Workshop “Psychiatry Course: Depression and Schizophrenia”, Florence 16-18 June 2005

Training event targeted for Doctors and Surgeons “Depression, Neurological Disorders and the Neurosciences: 20 years of Experiences” Florence, 7 February 2009

Training event targeted for Doctors Surgeons and Psychologists “ Therapist Training Course” Florence, 13 – 15 March 2009

Sponsored and organized Research Activities

Research for drug development


Research on rTMS

5. Magnetic Stimulation for Autism
6. Magnetic Stimulation for Mild Cognitive Impairment
7. Magnetic Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
8. Magnetic Stimulation for Blepharospasm
9. Magnetic Stimulation for Migraines
10. Deep Magnetic Stimulation (H coil) for resistant bipolar depression

Scholarships and grants

  • The Association awarded a Scholarship to Dr. Marco Brogi in 2004 for the monitoring of plasmatic dosages relating to atypical neuroleptic drugs.


2017 – 2019 R21 Grant, The National Institute of Mental Health: “Modulating Inhibitory Control Networks in Gambling Disorder with Theta Burst Stimulation”. MPI: Nikolaos Makris; Role: Co-I. Clinical Trial NCT03669315
Low Frequency rTMS over right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in the treatment of Resistant Depression: Cognitive Improvement is Independent from Clinical Response (Published in 30 March 2010)

Motor Cortex Excitability correlates with novelty seeking in social Anxiety: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Investigation. J Neurol. 2010 Aug; 257(8):1362-8. Epub 2010 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 20352252.


  • Convenzione di tirocinio post-lauream per l’ammissione all’esame di stato per l’abilitazione alla professione di Psicologo (Albo A), Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Convenzione di tirocinio post-lauream per l’ammissione all’esame di stato per l’abilitazione alla professione di Psicologo (Albo A), Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma.
  • Training Convention with Psychology undergraduates, Smith College in Florence

Destinazione del 5 per mille

Tutti gli anni è possibile destinare il 5 per mille dell’IRPEF a sostegno della Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS, indicando il Codice Fiscale 94111500487 nell’apposito spazio del modulo della Dichiarazione dei Redditi

La scelta di destinazione del 5 per mille non comporta alcun costo per il contribuente e non è in alternativa all’8 per mille.

Tuscany School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

Iocari serio et studiosissime ludere
Marsilio Ficino (1433 – 1499)

Prof. Stefano Pallanti
Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS
Via Dè Fossi 12
Firenze, 50123, Italy

The Florence Summer School is a CME course organized every summer since 2003 by the Tuscany School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience and is open to psychiatrists, pharmacologists, neurologists and child psychiatrists. It has always been attended by international speakers and participants coming from Canada, UK, the USA, Switzerland, Finland, Lebanon, Israel and Italy, which makes this school a truly international event. The School earns average 17 CME credits every year. Topics change year to year, but the focus has always been put on translational psychiatry, pharmacology and cutting edge technology.

The founding faculty is composed of Dr. Joseph Zohar, Dr. Larry Koran, Dr. Giovan Battista Cassano, Dr. Eric Hollander, Dr. Paolo Castrogiovanni and Dr. Stefano Pallanti. Dr. Pallanti has been serving as a coordinator and an organizer of the school activity since its start.

The philosophy of the school is:
Improving individual skills and cultural understanding of clinical neurosciences, more specifically psychiatry and pharmacology

In 2012 the Florence Summer School celebrates the 9th annual course. Having reached our first objective of firmly establishing the school activity, the Faculty is determined, at this turning point, to expand educational offers with a broader residential program, giving support to minority and developing country attendants.

Our next objective is:
• Organizing multiple courses throughout the year
• Expanding educational offers
• Attracting attendants from all over the world

The Clinical Neurosciences Onlus, a NON PROFIT organization with a certified public balance, has been supporting the financial and logistic aspects of the summer school since its first session. The Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS collaborates in scientific efforts with the University of Florence (Italy).

A core aspect of the Florence Summer School is combining Clinical Pharmacology with pre/clinical and translational educational aims. Teaching excellence is a priority of the school and the faculty put a large and careful effort into their lectures and practical teaching. In order to reach the aims, we have set the following goals:

  1. Attendants will become knowledgeable about both basic and advanced mechanisms related to the
    beneficial and adverse effects of pharmaceutical agents (drugs) and pharmacology, physiology and toxicology.
  2. Attendants will be able to design, perform and interpret research related to the clinical
    pharmacological, physiological and toxicological effects of drugs. This will lead to more
    effective therapeutic treatments of diseases.
  3. Attendants will be able to independently prepare and submit competitive research proposals in the areas of pharmacology, physiology and toxicology.
  4. Attendants will learn how to communicate their research or teaching efforts in order to maximize their individual impact on societal needs.

This initiative was originally organized only with financial support of the attendants’ subscriptions and support from Clinical Neurosciences ONLUS. It started, little by little, to collect some support from local pharmaceutical companies through un-restricted educational grants. Speakers have offered their contribution without honorarium, and received only reimbursement of expenses related to travel.

The Summer School is a growing initiative both in scientific contents and in numbers of participants, and we are sure that the support from private and public authorization will help this course to reach the level of “International School of Neuropharmacology”, by increasing the number of annual courses and by attracting attendants not only from Europe and America but from all over the world.

Here is a summery of the annual CME Florence Summer Courses:

Organizer: Prof. Stefano Pallanti

2004 7-14 Aug. Anxiety and Impulsivity
2005 30 July – 1 Aug. Neuroscience of Affective Disorder Spectrum
2006 14-15 Sept. Psychiatric Disorder and Day Hospital
2007 31 Ago. – 3 Sept. Anxiety Disorders and Psychosis
2008 4-6 Sept. Aspect of Contemporary Psychiatric Disorders
2009 5-7 Sept. A Lesson on Great American Studies on Efficiency and Personalized Therapies in Psychiatry
2010 3-5 Sept. Aspect of Contemporary Psychiatry
2011 9-11 Sept. Toward and Individualized Therapy – Evolution of Psychiatry, from Disorder to “Research Domain”
2012 19-21 Oct. Quality in Clinical Psychiatry
2013 11-12 Oct. Clinical Staging and Pathophysiology of Brain Desease
2014 23-24 Oct. Total Resources: Look after Brain Disorders and Take Care of Mental Suffering


2004 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, Carlo Faravelli, G.B. Cassano, N. Fineberg

2005 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, Larry Koran, Carlo Faravelli, G.B. Cassano, Naomi Fineberg

2006 Joseph Zohar, Eric Hollander Stefano Pallanti GB Cassano, Naomi Finberg, R. Coladetti, C. Faravelli

2007 Jodrph Zohar, Stefano Pallant, Eric Hollander, Carlo Faravelli, Naomi Fineberg

2008 Jodrph Zohar, Stefano Pallant, Eric Hollander, Robert Friedman, G. Pepeu, S. Pini, GB Cassano, Carlo Faravelli, Donatella Marazziti, Naomi Fineberg

2009 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, Carlo Faravelli, N. Baldini Rossi, G.B. Cassano, A.Di Rollo, A. Fagiolini, M. Guazzelli, R. Guerrini, J. Massei, D. Minciacchi, P. Pietrini, S. Pini, G.F. Placidi, V.Ricca, C. Rotella, F Turchi, R Coladetti, F. Cosci, N. Fineberg

2010 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, Carlo Faravelli, N. Fineberg,
A.Fagiolini, John.Fayyad, Wolfgang Fleischhacker, A.Rossi, Ele .Frank,
M.Guazzelli, David J.Kupfer, D.Minciacchi, G.Perugi, P. Pietrini, s.Pini, G.F.Placidi, V. Ricca, M.Smorti, W.Strik, P.Castrogiovanni, A.Amantini

2011 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, G.B. Cassano, G.F. Placidi, L. Dell’Osso, C. Faravelli, D. Denys, P. Castrogiovanni, P. Pietrini, V. Ricca, L. Bossini, W. Strik

2012 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, G.F. Placidi, L. Dell’Osso, P. Cavedini, M. Mauri, M. Matucci, F. Moroni, S. Pini, A. Rossi, M. Cincotta, G. Castellini, R. Corradetti, C. Faravelli, M. Figee, P. Castrogiovanni, L. Bossini, W. Strik, D. De Ronchi, A. Goracci, F. Falcini, N. Fineberg, R. Guerrini, R. Rieder, S. Sorbi

2013 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, Carlo Faravelli, N. Fineberg,
A.Fagiolini, J.Fayyad, M. Amore, A.Rossi, R. Delle Chiaie, D. Denise,
M. Figee, C. Fisher, A. Grippo, S. Lassi, M. Mauri, S. Pini, L. Salerno,
Ricca, W.Strik, P.Castrogiovanni, G. Vannini

2014 Joseph Zohar, Stefano Pallanti, Eric Hollander, S. Bianchi, A. Chiesa, L. Dell’Osso, S. Bianchi, A. Chiesa, L. Dell’Osso, D. Denys, M. Figee, R., Di Rubbo, A.

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