April 2018 SOBP Newsletter
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Society of Biological Psychiatry
73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
May 10-12, 2018

Hilton Midtown New York
New York, New York


The National Institutes of Health Biomarkers Definitions Working Group in 1998 defined a biomarker as “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention.” The theme of the SOBP 2018 Annual Meeting intends to bring attendees up-to-date on research in the area of biomarkers and the use of biomodels to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying and contributing to psychiatric disease.
Satellite Meetings before the SOBP Annual Meeting
Satellite meetings are available before the SOBP Annual Meeting. For more information, including signup forms, click here.

Childcare is Now Available During the Meeting!
The Society of Biological Psychiatry 's 73rd Annual Meeting will be held from May 10-12, 2018, in New York, New York. We are pleased to announce this year the Society will offer childcare services through KiddieCorp. Childcare services will be offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at a cost of $10 per hour, per child.

To RSVP for childcare services, please click above to register now! A question about childcare is included in the registration form. For questions, please email the Executive Office by clicking here.
Annual Meeting Air and Ground Transportation Discounts
The SOBP Executive Office has collected a list of travel discounts for you on your way to New York! Click here for an assortment of travel discounts!

SuperShuttle & ExecuCar:
Discounts for Super Shuttle transportation services in NYC are available to SOBP Attendees. The discount will be 15% for Shared Ride (Supershuttle) and 10% for sedan and SUV (Execucar). Attendees can book everything from their website by  clicking here  and then selecting their desired service.
First time users will receive $10 off of each of your first 2 trips. Download Lyft app on your mobile device and enter code: PARTHENONMGMT
2018 SOBP Officer Election Results
The voting members of the Society recently voted on a wonderful slate of candidates. The following SOBP members will serve SOBP's Council beginning in June of 2018:

Karen Berman, M.D. , has been elected our new President-Elect. Her term as President will be June 2019 - June 2020, followed by a 5-year term as Councilor.

Carrie Bearden, Ph.D. , has been elected Councilor-at-Large and will begin her 3-year term effective June 2018 - June 2021.

Jonathan Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.,  has been elected as SOBP's first Junior Councilor and will begin his 2-year term effective June 2018 - June 2020.

Join SOBP Now
Membership has its benefits! Please plan to submit your application now in time to gain these benefits.  To apply for SOBP Membership, please click here.

For a list of members that have joined since our last Newsletter, click here.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Biological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 6th out of 142 Psychiatry titles and 10th out of 258 Neurosciences titles in the 2016 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters. The 2016 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 11.412. Biological Psychiatry is also the third-ranked psychiatry journal according to Google Scholar (June 2016).
  • Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP:CNNI)  This new online journal focuses on fundamental advances occurring in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.
  • Sponsor and submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting.
  • Waived abstract fees for members
  • Discounted registration fees for the annual meeting in New York, May 10-12, 2018
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities 
  • Membership Directory –Connect with your colleagues using the on-line membership directory
  • Quarterly newsletter – Keep informed on all the news and updates from the Society
  • Job Center – Post your resume, post a job opening, or look for other professional opportunities
  • Career Development Resources – links to scientific, funding and career development resources
Get Involved!
Signup to join one of the Society's many award committees or a task force.   Click here  to tell us which groups you would be interested in joining. 
SOBP Career Center
SOBP's Career Center  connects our members with employment opportunities and employers with the best professionals within our membership. Employment opportunities range from post-doc positions, faculty positions, neuroscience jobs in industry and alternative careers.
Visit  SOBP's Career Center   today to explore employment opportunities. Post an anonymous resume for employers or recruiters to view.
Links to other  resources  are available for your convenience.

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  Society of Biological Psychiatry Newsletter Editorial Staff 

Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, Editor

Editorial Board
Helen Mayberg, MD
Alan H. Young, MD, PhD 
Caleb M. Adler, MD
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