April 2017

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Society of Biological Psychiatry
"Scientists collaborating to eliminate the suffering of mental illness."
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SOBP Vision Statement
Message from the Editor
2017 Meeting Update
Satellite Meetings
2017 Officer Election
New Members
Other Meetings of Interest
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The Society of Biological Psychiatry's vision is to advance understanding, investigation, and treatment of psychiatric illnesses until they are eliminated as a cause of human suffering.
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Well, we are in final preparations for our annual meeting in San Diego May 17-20, 2017: "Networks and Complexity in Biology, Brain and Behavior." As I've mentioned in previous newsletters, we believe we have, once again, put together a strong scientific program in a good venue that will offer plenty of opportunities to collaborate, mentor, learn and advance our field. I hope you plan to attend and have made your reservations to that end.
SOBP is a well run organization with consistent leadership and a couple of very strong journals that have put us in a strong financial position so that we have the freedom to move our organization forward as we see fit. Several years ago, we made the decision to separate our meeting from pharmaceutical support and replace it with reserves that essentially create enough revenue to sustain us. We have succeeded in this effort. Consequently, SOBP Council felt that we were now positioned to consider how we want to move forward during the next few years. We therefore created a work group to develop a strategic plan. The members of the work group include: Cameron Carter, Kristina Deligiannidis, Judy Ford, Ned Kalin, Kerry Ressler, David Ross, Carol Tamminga and myself, along with input from Council.  We completed an environmental assessment for our organization and refined our vision, mission and value statements which are:
The Society of Biological Psychiatry's vision is to advance understanding, investigation, and treatment of psychiatric illnesses until they are eliminated as a cause of human suffering.
The mission of the Society of Biological Psychiatry is to:
*   Disseminate the highest quality knowledge of psychiatry.
*   Promote excellence in research investigating the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior.
*   Foster development of investigators in biological psychiatry.
*   Educate young scientists and physicians about the biological underpinnings of psychiatric conditions.
*     Highest ethical standards of professional conduct
*     Leadership
*     Lifelong learning
*     Collegiality
*     Respect for diversity
We will be presenting these at our meeting and plan to open discussion about these statements at our business meetings. Of course, we welcome comments and suggestions. We intend to use our vision, mission and values to set short- and long-term goals and then to strategically manage our organization to continue to serve as leaders advancing biological psychiatry. 

See you in San Diego!
Best Wishes,
Steve Strakowski, MD
Chair, Psychiatry
Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed in these editorials are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, its officers, or members. 
2017 Meeting Update
Society of Biological Psychiatry
72nd Annual Scientific Meeting
May 18-20, 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California

"Networks and Complexity in Biology, Brain and Behavior "

Program Itinerary
View the entire program and plan your itinerary - click here>
Browse by session or by speaker

Poster Instructions
Posters are 4 ft. x 4 ft.  Please ensure your poster is no larger
Instructions -  click here>

Mobile App
Will be available May 1, 2017

Abstract Supplement
There will not be a printed abstract supplement distributed with your journal subscription or at the meeting.
An electronic version will be available prior to the meeting
Abstracts will be available to view using the mobile app 

Register for the Meeting - Deadline April 28, 2017
Registration is now open.   Click here> to register. 
Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break, and poster reception each day, and the Welcome Reception on Thursday night.  

Registration Fees:
Member - $495
Student Member - $250
Non-Member - $745
Student Non-Member - $295

To register as a member for the 2017 meeting, deadline to submit application was February 1, 2017.  
Click here>  for more information.

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Visit  www.sobp.org  frequently for updated program information.  
Questions?  Email sobp@sobp.org or call 904-953-2842.    
Satellite Meetings in Conjunction with SOBP Meeting
The following satellite meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, you should register directly with the satellite meeting organizer.
May 16 - 17, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
2137 Pacific Highway Suite A, San Diego, California
The Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research and Development is excited to announce the PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative (PPI), to address the critical need for delivery of more effective medications to treat PTSD.  This includes a two day workshop (scheduled as a satellite to the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry), focused on providing clinical trials training to  eligible VA investigators interested in conducting PTSD medication studies.  More information can be found at the  VA PPI website or the following documents:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

PTSD Genetics and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Invitation
Computational Psychiatry Workshop
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Computational psychiatry is a rapidly growing field at the intersection of
psychiatry, neuroscience and theoretical sciences.  The aim of this satellite
meeting to SOBP 2017 is to provide tutorials on cutting-edge computational
techniques, and to function as a platform for the exchange of results.
2017 Officer Election Now Open
The 2017 Election for President and Councilor-at-Large is now open.  Voting members (Regular and Associate Members) received a separate email to vote for President and Councilor-at-Large.  Deadline to vote is April 21, 2017.  Results will be announced at the May annual meeting.

We are pleased to announce the candidates for 2017:

Judith Ford, PhD
Mary Phillips, MD

Carrie Bearden, PhD
Paul Holtzheimer, MD 
New Members
Welcome the following new members to the Society, effective February 1 and March 1, 2017. 

First Last Member Type Affiliation Sponsor
Teddy Akiki Associate Yale University Ziad Nahas
Darrick Balu Regular McLean Hospital/Harvard University Joseph T. Coyle, M.D.
Abhishek Banerjee Regular University of Zurich Barbara Gisabella
Vanessa Brown Student Virginia Tech Pearl Chiu
Virginia Carter Leno Student Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Katya Rubia
Pearl Chiu Regular Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Rajenda Morey
Kimberly Cimino Student New York University Mariana Lazar
Taylor Coats Student New York University Mariana Lazar
Brian Coffman Student UPMC Dean Salisbury
Julie Coyle Student Western Michigan University Mark Kanzawa
John de Figueiredo Regular Yale University School of Medicine John Krystal
Naomi Driesen Regular Yale University Medical School John Krystal
Teal Eich Student Columbia University Paul Holtzheimer
Jian Feng Regular Florida State University Mary Kay Lobo
Inna Fishman Regular San Diego State University Lisa Eyler
Hugo Geerts Regular In Silico Biosciences Elliott Richelson
Tony George Regular University of Toronto WilliAssociate A. Carlezon Jr.
Jackie Gollan Regular Northwestern University Dorothy Sit
Sarah Haigh Student University of Pittsburgh Dean Salisbury
Brendan Hare Associate Yale University Ronald Duman
Hadi Hosseini Regular Stanford University Alan L. Reiss
Linda Isaac Regular Santa Clara Valley Medical Center & Stanford University J. Wes Ashford
Lindsey Jung Student University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sarah Linnstaedt
Muzaffer Kaser Student University of CAssociatebridge Department of Psychiatry Naomi Feinberg
Torsten Klengel Regular Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Kerry Ressler
Pei Fen Kuan Regular Stony Brook University Kerry Ressler
Alex Kwan Regular Yale School of Medicine Ronald Duman
Adrienne Lahti Regular University of AlabAssociatea at BirminghAssociate Richard Shelton
Wenhua Liu Regular Guangzhou Medical University Xiang Wang
Stephanie Maddox Regular McLean Hospital Kerry Ressler
Katherine McCurry Student Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Pearl Chiu
Shane McInerney Regular St Michael's Hospital Sidney Kennedy
Nadia Micali Regular Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Sophia Frangou
Nathaniel Miller Student UCSD Neal Swerdlow
Robert Neff Regular Janssen R&D, LLC Gallen Triana-Balzer
Gretchen Neigh Regular Virginia Commonwealth University Kerry Ressler
Frederike Petzschner Student ETH Zurich & University of Zurich Institute for Biomedical Engineering Tiago Maia
Petya Radoeva Student University of Washington Wendy Kates
Jeffrey Reed Student Dartmouth Paul Holtzheimer
Kyle Riker Student University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sarah Linnstaedt
Cathleen Rueckeis Student University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sarah Linnstaedt
Moira Rynn Regular New York State Psychiatric Institute Columbia University H. Blair Simpson
BenjAssociatein Sachs Regular Villanova University K. Ranga Krishnan
Andrew Salzwedel Regular Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wei Gao
Michael Scofield Regular University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Eric Nestler
Claudio Soares Regular Queen's University School of Medicine Benicio N. Frey
Veronica Sui Student Mariana Lazar
Brian Theyel Regular Brown University Steven Rasmussen
Rachael Tillman Student University of Maryland Alexander J. Shackman
Michael Tsoory Regular Weizmann Institute of Science Mouna Maroun
Cecilia Westbrook Student University of Wisconsin Richard J. Davidson
Shan Yu Student University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sarah Linnstaedt
Qiang Zhou Regular Peking University Xiang Wang
Other Meetings of Interest

WPA XVII World Congress of Psychiatry
October 8-12, 2017
Berlin, Germany

XXVth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics
October 13-17, 2017
Orlando, FL

December 3-7, 2017
Palm Springs, California

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Society of Biological Psychiatry Business Office
4500 San Pablo Rd - Birdsall 310
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-953-2842 Office
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Biological Psychiatry Editorial Office
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
6363 Forest Park Rd., Suite 651 
Dallas, TX 75235-5435 
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Society of Biological Psychiatry Newsletter Editorial Staff 

Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, Editor

Editorial Board
Helen Mayberg, MD
William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA 
Alan H. Young, MD, PhD 
Caleb M. Adler, MD

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