International Mental Health Research Symposium

Friday, October 30, 2020
2020 International Mental Health Research Symposium

Join us for the 2020 International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium.

REGISTRATION:

Watch the BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health recipient present updates on leading research discoveries across brain and behavior disorders.

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The entire Symposium will be available On Demand starting on Friday, October 30, 2020. Just click on each presentation in any order that you prefer.

PRESENTATIONS:

Welcome
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

President & CEO, BBRF

Opening Remarks
Herbert Pardes, M.D.

President, BBRF Scientific Council

Overview
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.

Founding BBRF Scientific Council Member

Thirty Years of Studying Families at Risk for Depression: What Have We Learned?
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.

Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons,
Columbia University
PRIZEWINNER, BBRF PARDES HUMANITARIAN PRIZE IN MENTAL HEALTH

Identifying a Genetic Subtype of Schizophrenia That is Clinically Relevant for Patients and Families
Anne S. Bassett, M.D., FRCPC

University of Toronto
Toronto General Hospital and Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
BBRF LIEBER PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH

Dissecting the Role of Repetitive Regions of the Genome in Schizophrenia and Autism
Melissa Gymrek, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego,
Institute for Genomic Medicine
BBRF MALTZ PRIZEWINNER FOR INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH

Thinking Rationally about the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Martin Alda, M.D., FRCPC

Dalhousie University
BBRF COLVIN PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOOD DISORDERS RESEARCH

How Pain Shapes the Brain: Impact of Childhood Trauma on Suicide Risk
Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.

Douglas Institute, McGill University
BBRF COLVIN PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOOD DISORDERS RESEARCH

How Early Childhood Experiences Shape Brain Development and Influence Mental and Physical Health Trajectories
Joan L. Luby, M.D.

Washington University School of Medicine
BBRF RUANE PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH

Prefrontal Circuits That Regulate Threat and Reward-Elicited Behaviors
Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.

University of Cambridge
BBRF GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

A Causal Analysis of the Attentional Network
Robert Desimone, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BBRF GOLDMAN-RAKIC PRIZEWINNER FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

This Virtual Symposium is free with registration. Contributions are encouraged.

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Your support of BBRF has an immediate impact on current and future mental health research. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.

For further information about the Symposium, please contact Alison Brooks at abrooks@bbrfoundation.org or call 800-829-8289.