2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference - Bipolar Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Management

October 9, 2020 to October 10, 2020
Early Bird Registration until September 30, 2020
Health care providers use coupon code 1673HCP for a $25 discount.
Students use coupon code 1673Student for a $15 discount.

Virtual Conference

October 9, 2020 - October 10, 2020


Bipolar disorder is among the most important and potentially disabling mental disorders. The last several decades have brought up major advances in the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in this condition, as well as in its management. Nevertheless, a large proportion of bipolar patients do not respond well to available treatments. This conference will explore recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, as well as the neurobiological aspects of bipolar disorder and their potential clinical implications. Interdisciplinary clinicians and scientists will offer insights from the latest research on bipolar disorder and discuss different aspects of its diagnosis and management. Attendees will gain practical and valuable knowledge to optimize the care of bipolar patients and overall mental health care in Houston and in the surrounding communities.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for all health care professionals who work with mental health issues, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and therapists, as well as residents, fellows, medical students, and other trainees. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges in the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder and apply this knowledge in clinical practice
  • Explain the current role and indications of psychotherapeutic interventions in the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Analyze the evidence on the neurobiological basis of bipolar disorder and its potential clinical implications

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Question and Answer Sessions

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.50 Attendance
    Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
07/21/2020
Course expires: 
10/10/2020
Event starts: 
10/09/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/10/2020 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
Rating: 
0

2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference

Biopolar Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Management

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.

9:15

Keynote

Eduard Vieta, M.D., Ph.D. (Spain)

10:15

Question and Answer

 

SESSION 1: Advances in the Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder

Moderator: Marsal Sanches, M.D., Ph.D., FAPA

10:30

The Limits Between Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder

Bobby Nix, M.D.

11:00

Neuroimaging and Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

Sudhakar Selvaraj, M.D., Ph.D.

11:30

Biomarker Candidates and Their Potential Diagnostic Role

Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.

12:00 PM

Question and Answer 

12:15

Lunch

 

1:15

Keynote

Mark A. Frye, M.D. (USA)

2:15

Question and Answer 

SESSION 2: Psychosocial Interventions and Bipolar Disorder

Moderator: Thomas D. Meyer, Ph.D.

2:30

Psychoeducation in Bipolar Disorder

Andrea N. Taylor, Ph.D.

3:00

Psychotherapy of Bipolar Disorder

Amy Cuellar, Ph.D.

3:30

Bipolar Disorder and Psychodynamic Therapy

Stuart Weir, Psy.D.

4:00

Question and Answer 

4:15

Closing Remarks

Marsal Sanches, M.D., Ph.D., FAPA

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 
   

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.

9:15

Keynote

Allan H. Young, Ph.D. (UK)

10:15

Question and Answer 

SESSION 3: Update on Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder: Are There Practical Implications

Moderator: Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.

10:30

Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

Gabriel R. Fries, Ph.D.

11:00

Inflammation, Neuroimmunology, and Bipolar Disorder

Antonio L. Teixeira, M.D., Ph.D.

11:30

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder

Giselli Scaini, Ph.D.

12:00 PM

Q&A

 

12:15

Lunch

 

1:15

Keynote

Mark A. Frye, M.D.

2:15

Q&A

 

SESSION 4: The Management In Bipolar Disorder in Special Populations

Moderator: Joao L. de Quevedo

2:30

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder*

Christian Zeni, M.D., Ph.D.

3:00

Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly*

Vineeth John, M.D., M.B.A.

3:30

Bipolar Disorder in the Medically Ill

Silvia Hafliger, M.D.

4:00

Q&A

 

4:15

Closing Remarks

Marsal Sanches, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis A. Faillace, M.D.

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Ethics credit available

 

Conference is offered virtually.
Connection information will be emailed to registrants the week of the conference. 

Physicians
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ethics presentations, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly, have been designated by the Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

 

Available Credit

  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.50 Attendance
    Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Ethics

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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