SOBP November 2019 Newsletter

W e are gearing up towards the next year’s meeting in New York (April 30 – May 2, 2020) and I hope you are as eager as I am to be part of this renewed opportunity to bring science forward. The theme of the 75th annual meeting will be “ Variability: The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting" . More than 120 symposia and 310 travel fellowship have been submitted. We anticipate that the scientific and educational committees’ members will have another exciting batch to review. The deadline for poster submission is approaching fast, and this year will fall on December 2, 2019, a few days before the ACNP Annual Meeting. So please give a final sprint and get your abstract ready!

If the perspective of the upcoming meeting makes you nostalgic of the 2019 meeting, you can still go ahead and watch the exceptional plenary talks at the SOBP YouTube channel or at the members’ only portion of the Society website. Our society continues strong and towards sustained growth and if you would like to serve in a committee, I encourage you to reach out and share your interest to any SOBP Executive Office staff. Remember, our Society is as vibrant as its members’ engagement! If you are not a member, it is time to consider joining SOBP.

As usual, please don’t hesitate to share ideas and suggestions to make the Newsletter an even better tool and in line with your goals.

Jorge Almeida, MD PhD

SOBP member
Director, Bipolar Disorder Center
Director, UTHA Psychiatry Clinical Institutes
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
75th Annual Scientific Convention for the Society of Biological Psychiatry
April 30-May 2, 2020
New York, NY

Variability: The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting
The field of biological psychiatry is approaching a catalytic period for discovery. The purpose of the 2020 SOBP Annual meeting is to provide an interactive platform for learning and discovery. The meeting program will focus on alternative and transformative frameworks for understanding psychiatric illnesses, and present enhanced and newly emerging tools for measurement and manipulation. Within these frameworks and with these tools, techniques and experimental designs are illustrated that can enhance understanding of psychiatric illness and elucidate the biological pathways and markers of illness processes.
December 2nd is the Final Deadline for Oral/Poster Submissions

Registration for the meeting will open in early December.
Mentorship Opportunities - For SOBP Members

Volunteer to serve as an SOBP Mentor to a member of the Class of 2020 SOBP Travel Awardees! To signup for mentorship, click here. Only SOBP Members can serve as mentors to SOBP Travel Awardees. If you are not an SOBP Member, consider joining today by clicking here . Mentorship assignments will not be made until February of 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 7th out of 142 Psychiatry titles and 12th out of 259 Neurosciences titles in the 2018 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Clarivate Analytics. The 2018 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 11.501. Biological Psychiatry is also the first-ranked psychiatry journal according to Google Scholar (June 2018).
  • Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP:CNNI)  This new online journal was launched in January 2016, led by its founding editor, Cameron S. Carter. This new journal publishes fundamental advances from both basic and clinical studies that provide novel insights into the relationships between brain and behavior using the tools and constructs of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. BP:CNNI welcomes new submissions. 
  • Career Development Resources – links to scientific, funding and career development resources.
  • Job Center – Post your resume, post a job opening, or look for other professional opportunities.
  • Video Library SOBP Members have access to SOBP's Video Library. This new video library includes plenary talks from the 2019 SOBP Annual Meeting. Presentations and other video content will be added to the library in 2020.
  • Volunteer Opportunities  Volunteer to serve on SOBP’s Committees, an SOBP Mentor, and more.
  • Discounted Registration Fees for the annual meeting in New York, April 30 - May 2, 2020.
  • 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
  • Sponsor and Submit Abstracts for presentation at the meeting. 
  • Waived Abstract Fees for Members.
Interested in joining an SOBP Committee?
Signup to join one of the Society's many 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  c onnects 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.
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Jorge Almeida, MD, Editor
Robert Howland, PhD, Assistant Editor
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