April 20, 2021

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Virtual 2021 Conference

Information about the Prechter Program's presentations and posters at this year's conference.

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The world has been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly mental health communities and research. Improving the lives of people living with bipolar disorder is critical during this extremely stressful time. With this in mind, ISBD is hosting an interactive virtual conference for 2021 which will include live presentations and pre-recorded material. The goal is an engaging and stimulating experience for all attendees.

This interactive meeting will be a one-of-a-kind experience shared around the world. ISBD has taken into account the global nature of the ISBD and has planned for the program to be delivered online and across different time zones so that everyone can be a part of the live experience. 

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program will be well represented at the 2021 ISBD conference this year. 

Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych.

The program director, Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych will be speaking at two panels:

  1. A Global Bipolar Cohort: Premise and Strategies. An open discussion on the planning and organization of a longitudinal cohort of individuals with bipolar disorder. A program that is coordinated with the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy. 

  2. Mood and Emotional Outcomes Trajectory and Patterns in Bipolar Disorder Offer Treatment and Interventional targets: Integrating Mobile Technology with Clinical and Self-Assessments: Three presentations on monitoring bipolar disorder. Presenters: Maria Faurholt-Jepsen (University of Copenhagen), Amy Cochran (University of Wisconsin), Sarah Sperry (Vanderbilt University). 

Several of the program’s researchers will be presenting posters and sharing information about the research studies currently ongoing at the program.

The posters and presenters representing the Prechter Program this year are:

The Prechter Program encourages everyone to attend the conference, May 13-15, 2021. For more detailed information about registration, speakers, and more, visit the ISBD 2021 Conference website.