2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium

Friday, October 26, 2018
2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium

Join us for a keynote talk from The Honorable Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division; and featured speaker Altha Stewart, M.D., President, American Psychiatric Association (APA), along with presentations on leading research discoveries across brain and behavior disorders by the Foundation’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and two select Young Investigator Grantees.


Registration: 8:30 am
Morning Session: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Break: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Full list of presenters to be announced.

The order of the presentations is subject to change.

Moderated by 
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar

Professor of Psychiatry

Scientific Council Member (Founding Member)

2003 Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research (Colvin Prize)

2002 Distinguished Investigator Grant

Dr. Hirschfeld’s research has significantly contributed to understanding the classifications of depression and bipolar disorders; their clinical course, relationship to personality and personality disorders and treatment with medication and psychotherapy. He and his colleagues developed the Mood Disorder Questionnaire, the most widely used screening instrument for bipolar disorder.

Dr. Hirschfeld chaired the original and revised versions of the American Psychiatric Association’s working group to develop practice guidelines for treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. He was Chief of the Mood, Anxiety and Personality Disorders Research Branch and Clinical Director of the Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment (D/ART) Program of the NIMH.