June 16, 2021

2021 ISBD Conference Highlights

The Prechter Program's presentations and posters from this year's conference

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 hosted an interactive virtual conference for 2021 which included live presentations and pre-recorded material. 

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program was well represented at the 2021 ISBD conference.

The program director, Melvin G. McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych spoke at two panels:

Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych.
  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.

Several of the program’s researchers presented posters and shared information about the research studies currently ongoing at the program. The posters and presenters who represented the Prechter Program this year are:

Click on the poster title to view a video presentation.

2021 Best Poster Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the best poster awards! The University of Michigan was the only institution to win three awards. The winning posters were: