EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 
ON BIPOLAR DISORDER


June 25-27, 2009

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
 
  7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. Introduction
David J. Kupfer, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video


Setting the Stage

Jim McNulty
Bio  Slides & Video
 
8:45 a.m.

SYMPOSIUM I – Genes and Circadian Rhythms
Chair – Ellen Frank, PhD  (Bio)

Circadian genes and bipolar disorder: insight from mouse models
-- Colleen McClung, PhD
Bio  Slides & Video

Endogenous and exogenous influences on sleep and circadian functioning in bipolar
disorder
-- Allison Harvey, PhD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Influence of gene variants affecting the Clock on psychopathology and response to treatment in bipolar disorder

-- Francesco Benedetti, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Genetic exploration of the melatonergic pathway in bipolar disorder
-- Marion Leboyer, MD, PhD
Bio  Slides & Video

 

  10:15 a.m. Break
 
  10:30 a.m. SYMPOSIUM II – Neuroscience – Cognition/Psychosis
Chair - William T. Carpenter, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Cognition in psychosis: similarities and differences across the mood and psychotic disorders spectrum
-- Deanna Barch, PhD 
Bio  Slides & Video

Cognition in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: implications for biomarkers and possible treatments
-- Barbara J. Sahakian, FMedSci   Bio

Molecular dysregulation of hippocampal GABA cells in bipolar disorder
-- Francine M. Benes, MD, PhD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

The role of synaptic and cellular plasticity cascades in the pathophysiology and treatment of mood and psychotic disorders
-- Husseini K. Manji, MD 
Bio  Slides & Video

 
  12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
 
  1:00 p.m. Report from the National Institute of Mental Health
Thomas R. Insel, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video
 
  2:30 p.m. Break
 
  2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I

T1. Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Boris Birmaher, MD (Bio) and Ellen Leibenluft, MD (Bio)  
Slides & Audio

T2. Novel Therapies
Michael Berk, MD, PhD 
Bio  |  Slides & Audio

T3. Bipolar Depression-Status: Use of Antidepressants
Joseph Calabrese, MD (Bio) and Terence Ketter, MD (Bio)  
Slides & Audio

T4. Psychosocial Updates/Integrated Treatment
David Miklowitz, MD (Bio), Sagar V. Parikh, MD, FRCPC (Bio) and Michael E. Thase, MD (Bio)  
Slides & Audio

T5. Lithium : The Comeback Drug

John Geddes, MD, FRCPsych (Bio) and Willem A. Nolen, MD, PhD  (Bio)  
Slides & Audio

T6. Advancement of Peer Support Services
Peter C. Ashenden (Bio) and Allen S. Daniels, EdD (Bio)  
Slides & Audio

T7. Recovery Oriented Services
Jim McNulty
Bio  |  Slides & Audio
 
  4:15 p.m. Adjournment
 
  4:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
Poster Session I
The symposia, rapid communications, and poster abstracts for the 8th ICBD, published in the journal, "Bipolar Disorders",
Volume 11, Supplement 1, 2009, are available on the web in at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122413042/issue
  7:00 p.m. Reception
Grand Concourse Restaurant
                                                                                                                        
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DAY 2: FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
 
  7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
  8:30 a.m. Introduction
Ellen Frank, PhD
 
  8:45 a.m. SYMPOSIUM III - Development and Imaging
Chair  Mary L. Phillips, MD

Neurocircuitry of bipolar disorder: a developmental perspective
-- Hilary P. Blumberg, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Cholinergic receptor imaging in bipolar disorder: relationship to genotype and illness severity
-- Wayne Drevets, MD
Bio  Slides & Video

Neurobiomarkers of risk for bipolar disorder across adolescent development
-- Mary L. Phillips, MD 
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Genetic basis of brain structure anomalies in bipolar disorder
-- Carrie Bearden, PhD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

 
  10:15 a.m. Break
 
  10:30 a.m. SYMPOSIUM IV – Suicide
Chair – David A. Brent, MD

Suicidal behavior in early-onset bipolar disorder
-- David A. Brent, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

Anxiety, poor outcome and suicide in bipolar disorder
-- Jan Fawcett, MD
Bio  Slides & Video

The phenomenology of mixed suicidal states
-- Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

First RCT comparing lithium and divalproex in the prevention of suicidal behavior in bipolar suicide attempters
-- Maria A. Oquendo, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Video

 
  12:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)
 
  1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II

F1. Mixed States
S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH (Bio) and Philip Mitchell, MB BS, MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F2. Adolescents and Young Adults
David A. Axelson, MD
Bio  |  Slides & Audio

F3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD (Bio) and Noreen Reilly-Harrington, PhD (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F4. Family-Focused Treatment
Elizabeth L. George, PhD (Bio) and David J. Miklowitz, PhD   (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F5. Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy

Debra Frankel, DCSW (Bio), Jodi M. Gonzalez, PhD (Bio) and Holly A. Swartz, MD  (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F6. Psychoeducation

Francesc Colom, PsyD, MSc, PhD (Bio) and Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD (Bio)
 Slides & Audio

F7. Life Goals Collaborative Care
Mark S. Bauer, MD (Bio) and Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F8. Cognition
Guy Goodwin, MD (Bio) and Aude Henin, PhD (Bio)
Slides & Audio

F9. Cultural Competence: Underrepresented Populations
Jim McNulty
Bio  Slides & Audio

F10. The Clinical Appointment: Better Preparation Equals Better Outcomes
Peter C. Ashenden (Bio) and Allen S. Daniels, EdD (Bio)
Slides & Audio
 

  2:30 p.m. Break
 
  2:45 p.m. Concurrent Rapid Communication Session (I and II)

Session I

Chair–Samuel Gershon, MD

Structural MRI in bipolar disorder: An international collaborative mega-analysis of individual patient data
-- Colm McDonald, MBBCh, PhD  
Slides & Video

Bipolar disorder risk allele at CACNA1C also confers risk to recurrent major depression and to schizophrenia
-- Nick Craddock, MB, PhD, FRCPsych 
Slides & Video

The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism: relation to familiar risk of affective disorder, BDNF levels and salivary cortisol
--Maj Vinberg, MD, PhD  Slides & Video

The impact of neurocognitive dysfunction and symptoms on functional capacity in bipolar disorder versus schizophrenia:
A differential profile?

-- Katherine E. Burdick, PhD  Slides & Video


Neurocognitive, symptom, and functional capacity predictors of real world outcomes in chronic mental disorders
-- Christopher R. Bowie, PhD 
Slides & Video

Session II
Chair – Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, DrMed

Different age at onset of bipolar disorder for cannabis and alcohol abusing patients
-- Trine V Lagerberg, MSc  Slides & Audio


Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) versus Psychoeducation (PE) in Bipolar Disorder: a randomized controlled study
-- Gerhard Lenz, MD
Slides & Audio

Influence of remission patterns in the adherence to medication of patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder type I with
syndromic remission (REMFYS study)

-- Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD
Slides & Audio

Does serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) concentration differ between bipolar patients on and off lithium?
A case control study

-- Emanuel Severus, MD 
Slides & Audio 

Initiating a mental health advocacy group in the developing world: lessons from South Africa
-- Zane Wilson 
Slides & Audio

Detecting bipolar spectrum disorder in a psychiatric outpatient population in Hong Kong
-- Yvette L. Poon, MBBS, MRCPsych
Slides & Audio
  4:15 p.m. Adjournment
 
  4:30 p.m. Lilly Fellows Award Ceremony
 
  4:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
Poster Session II
The symposia, rapid communications, and poster abstracts for the 8th ICBD, published in the journal, "Bipolar Disorders",
Volume 11, Supplement 1, 2009, are available on the web in at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122413042/issue

 
  7:30 p.m. Dinner and Mogens Schou Awards
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Video of Award Presentation
                                                                                                                       
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DAY 3: SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
 
  7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
  8:30 a.m. Introduction
Michael E. Thase, MD
Bio  |  Video
 
  8:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions III

S1. Schizoaffective States

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA
Bio  |  Slides & Audio

S2.
European Network of Bipolar Research Expert Centers (ENBREC)
Ole A. Andreassen, MD, PhD (Bio)
Guy Goodwin, MD (Bio)
Chantal Henry, MD, PhD
(Bio)
Marion Leboyer, MD, PhD
(Bio)
Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD
(Bio)
Slides & Audio

S3. Bipolar Spectrum and Bipolar II Disorders
Mark A. Frye, MD (Bio) and Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD (Bio)
Slides & Audio

S4. Sleep
Allison Harvey, PhD
Bio  Slides & Audio

S5. Health Literacy and Peer Mentoring: Improving Life Expectancy
Jim McNulty
Bio  |  Slides & Audio


Advanced Workshops

S7A: Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy
Ellen Frank, PhD (Bio)
Holly A. Swartz, MD (Bio)
Bio  |  Slides & Audio

S7B: Cognitive Therapy
Michael Otto, PhD
Bio  |  Slides & Audio

S7C: Family-Focused Therapy in Adolescents
David A. Axelson, MD (Bio) and David J. Miklowitz, PhD (Bio)
Slides & Audio
 
  10:15 a.m.  Break
  10:30 a.m. SYMPOSIUM V: Clinical Trials
Chair - Guy Goodwin, MD (Bio)

Introduction – David Kupfer 
Bio  |  Video

BALANCE: Initial results and methodological aspects of trials of maintenance treatments
John Geddes, MD, FRCPsych
Bio  Slides & Video

Trials in mania: Issues around effective treatments and placebo-controlled designs
Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD
Bio  Slides & Video

Clinical trial data vs clinical practice in bipolar depression: a conflict that begs resolution
Lakshmi N. Yatham, MB, FRCPC
Bio  |  Slides & Video

  12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
 
  1:00 p.m. SYMPOSIUM VI – Diagnosis Roundtable
Chair - David J. Kupfer, MD  (Bio)

Boris Birmaher, MD (Bio)
Jan Fawcett, MD (Bio)
Jim McNulty (Bio)
Darrel Regier, MD, MPH (Bio)
Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD (Bio)

Video Recording
 
  3:00 p.m. Meet the Doctors

Treatment of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorde
r
David Axelson, MD

Physical Health Issues in Bipolar Disorder
Andrea Fagiolini, MD

Bipolar II and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Holly Swartz, MD

Treatment of Adult Bipolar Disorder
Michael Thase, MD
 
  4:15 p.m. Adjournment

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