2018 Annual Meeting

SOBP Annual Scientific Meeting

Our Annual Meetings are designed to provide participants with the education and cutting-edge research to expand their knowledge and improve their research and patient care by learning about new advances in the field of basic, translational and clinical research in neuroscience and psychiatry.  During the meeting, there are plenary sessions each morning, daily workshops/discussions, symposia and paper sessions each afternoon, and poster sessions each night.  Lectures are followed by ample time for audience-faculty interaction.  The annual meeting is also an opportunity for participants to expand their peer network and meet new colleagues from around the world.

 73rd Annual Scientific Convention
May 10-12, 2018
New York City, New York
“Biomarkers, Biomodels, and Psychiatric Disorders”  

The National Institutes of Health Biomarkers Definitions Working Group in 1998 defined a biomarker as “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention.” The theme of the SOBP 2018 Annual Meeting intends to bring attendees up-to-date on research in the area of biomarkers and the use of biomodels to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying and contributing to psychiatric disease.

 

Plenary Information
Thursday, May 10

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM         WELCOME
PLENARY SESSION I – Emerging Mechanisms and Biomarkers

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM          Eric Nestler

Topic: Molecular substrates of depression and resilience

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM   Joseph Takahashi

Topic: Circadian Rhythms:  Genes and Circuits


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM 
       Break

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM          Kafui Dzirasa

Topic: Large-scale networks in complex emotions

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM     Flavio Frohlich


 Topic: Network dynamics involved in perception

Friday, May 11

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM         WELCOME
PLENARY SESSION II – Biomodels

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM          Guo-Li Ming


Topic: Zika virus microencephaly and ‘fetal brain’ organoids

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM    Elaine Hsiao


Topic: Gut microbiome and autism

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM     Kerry Ressler


Topic: Neural circuits in PTSD

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM     Dan Geschwind


Topic: Genetics, epigenetics, and autism

Saturday, May 12

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM         WELCOME
PLENARY SESSION III-  Moving towards Translation

8:00 AM – 8:35 AM          Yasmin Hurd


Topic: Bringing addiction research from rodents to humans

8:35 AM – 9:10 AM          Robert Schwarcz


Topic: Kynurenic acid in Psychotic disorders

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM          Break

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM        Marom Bikson


Topic: Non-invasive neuromodulation with tDCS

10:15 AM – 10:50 AM     Brett Clementz


Topic: Psychotic Disorders

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM     George Koob


Topic: Addiction

CME Information:

 

Satisfactory Completion

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Physicians       

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Society of Biological Psychiatry.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Important Preliminary Dates for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New York:

DEADLINEEVENT
Early AugustAwards Open
Sep. 1, 2017Symposia Submissions Open
Sep. 29, 2017Travel Awards Close
Oct.13, 2017Chair Overall Submission Due
Oct. 19, 2017Speaker Individual Abstracts Due
Oct. 20, 2017Chair to Finalize & Fully Submit the Proposal
Oct. 30, 2017Awards Close
Dec. 14, 2017Oral and Poster Abstracts Due
Feb. 12, 2018Late Breaking Poster Abstracts Open
Mar. 5, 2018Late Breaking Poster Abstracts Due
May 10 – 12, 2018Meeting

If you would like to host a satellite/small meeting during the SOBP Annual Conference, you must request approval by completing an Event Request Form for approval.  Please contact SOBP, sobp@sobp.org with questions.