2018 Annual Meeting



 Attendees will be eligible to receive the credit hours listed below for attending the full 73rd SOBP Annual Meeting, May 10-12, 2018.  The deadline is Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  Amedco is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This conference is accredited for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

You must complete the evaluation before requesting CME credit. Once the evaluation is complete, you will attest to the hours you attended.   Upon completion of the post-conference CME evaluation and attestation, your CME certificate will be emailed after June 12, 2018.

Please note, the charge for continuing education credit is $30 and had to be paid for during registration. To purchase CMEs, please call 615-432-0096.

Contact SOBP@SOBP.ORG for 2018 CME Credits.

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 

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

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.


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:

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.