Breaking News - the 8th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders

25.06.2009

Pittsburgh USA.
Starts 25th June - One of the most important meetings on new research and treatment of Bipolar Disorders- more here, including access to updates- online access to full video content of 7th  conference.

Nearly 1,000 researchers, clinicians and mental health advocates are expected to attend the Eighth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, June 25 to 27, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event is held only once every two years and is the largest meeting of its kind solely devoted to bipolar disorder.

The conference is really one of the most important places to be to keep up to date with developments in research and treatment in bipolar disorder and around 1000 clinicians and researchers are attending.

The first two days of the program will consist of scientific sessions on topics including: clinical trial data, genetics, neuroscience, imaging, psychosocial treatments, childhood bipolar disorder, diagnostic issues, substance abuse, medical co-morbidities and suicide. Saturday's program will focus on diagnostic criteria and planning for the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), clinical trials and international perspectives on bipolar disorder. Other events include advanced psychotherapy workshops on cognitive behavioral therapy, family focused therapy, and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. Advocacy-related forums will take place throughout the conference. Each day will include sessions for both clinicians and for individuals who have bipolar disorder and their families.

Although you may not be able to be at the conference we will be giving updates on certain items of breaking news.

In addition we are delighted that the whole of the last conference is available on line- in video form so all of the talks and lectures can be watched as a virtual confence at will, selected from the program.

Audio and video recordings of the presentations from the 7th International Conference on Bipolar Disorder are available here: www.wpic.pitt.edu/stanley/7thbipconf/Multimedia_Presentations.htm

Visiting this will allow you to meet most of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field and would really encourage you to take the time to have a look.

We hope that the conference committee will in due course make this years content available in full as soon as is possible.