January 2017

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It is that time again for us to complete our plans to attend the annual SOBP meeting, this year held in San Diego May 17-20, 2017: As I mentioned in my previous newsletter, this year's theme is: "Networks and Complexity in Biology, Brain and Behavior." Our President Kerry Ressler and Program Chair Paul Holtzheimer have put together a strong plenary line-up of talks that I think you will find challenging and informative. Several of our speakers are recently in new positions, bringing different insights into their respective areas of discussion. Specifically, Holly Lisanby, now at the NIMH, will discuss how neuroimaging integrated with brain stimulation help us better understand the human brain. Tom Insel will bring his past NIMH and recent Google experience to talk about big data as it applies to networks, health and mental health progress and research. Josh Gordon, our new NIMH director will discuss NIMH within the context of computational psychiatry toward understanding brain control of behavior. We are pleased that Randy Buckner from MGH will be able to speak to us this year, since we missed him last year when he was unable to attend. These excellent speakers are joined by Mary-Claire King from UW, Erich Jarvis at Duke, Ed Boyden at MIT, Mary Phillips from U Pitt, and Melanie Wall from Columbia completing a real powerhouse of behavioral neuroscience's best minds. You won't want to miss the opportunity to hear these excellent speakers. With the program committee I am also pleased to report that we received our typical very high number of very high quality symposia proposals, posters and presentations, ensuring excellent scientific content at the meeting, which have grown accustomed to.   We have also invited a record number of young scientists through our active young investigators programs, who will bring additional intelligence and energy that keeps SOBP vibrant. 

We are also going to give out our first Reidelsheimer Award; this $50,000 award was established by the Reidelsheimer family to recognize scientists in biological psychiatry whose body of work represents the highest level of achievement. It will be the largest award that SOBP confers and I think you will agree with Council's decision on who will be receiving it (you will have to attend the meeting to find out!).

With these thoughts in mind, then, please proceed to the SOBP website, reserve rooms at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, pay your registration (and consider joining SOBP) and plan your trip. I very much look forward to seeing 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 "

Make Your Hotel Reservations
The Society of Biological Psychiatry has a block of rooms reserved for you at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  This block of rooms is available until April 13, 2017, or until the room block is filled.  Book early as our room block sells out quickly.  Book your room under the Society's room block and receive complimentary internet access in our guest room and complimentary health club access.

Book On Line Now or call the Hotel Directly at 1-800-HILTONS

Single Occupancy:
$249.00 USD per night plus tax
Double Occupancy:

$249.00  USD per night plus tax
Government Rate:
A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing US Government per diem government rate, while quantities last.  Email sobp@sobp.org if you wish to reserve a room at this rate - first come first serve.  Government ID required upon checkin.

Register for the Meeting
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, you must apply for membership before February 1, 2017.  
Click here> for more information.

Late-Breaking Call for Abstracts - Posters Only
Call for Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts will open February 13, 2017.  If you have late breaking research you would like to present at this meeting, be sure to submit your poster abstract beginning February 28th.  T
Visit  www.sobp.org  frequently for updated program information.  
Questions?  Email sobp@sobp.org or call 904-953-2842.    
New Members
Welcome the following new members to the Society, effective January 1, 2017

First Last Member Type University Sponsor
Chadi Abdallah Member Yale University Ronald Duman
Mounira Banasr Member CAMH Etienne Sibille
Joseph Belanoff Member Corcept Therapeutics Alan F. Schatzberg
Caridad Benavides Martinez Associate Member Presbyterian Hosp, Columbia Univ F. Xavier Castellanos
Michelle Bertocci Member UPMC (Student to Full Member)
Mahendra Bhati Member Stanford University Laura Roberts
Georgina Corbet Burcher Member University College London Marinos Kyriakopoulos
Richard Davidson Member University of Wisconsin (rejoin)
Michael Fauman Member University of Michigan Joel Kleinman
Deveroux Ferguson Student University of Arizona Antonello Bonci
Susanna Fryer Member UCSF Judy Ford
Qiyong Gong Member West China School of Medicine John Krystal
Karen Grewen Member University of North Carolina School of Medicine Aysenil Belger
Liisa Hantsoo Member University of Pennsylvania C. Neill Epperson
Sabin Khadka Student Yale University/Olin Research Ctr Godfrey Pearlson
Matthew Klein Student UCSD Neal Swerdlow
Elizabeth Lippard Member UT Austin (Student to Full Member)
Rob McCutcheon Student Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London Allan Young
Naohiro Okada Student University of Tokyo Kiyoto Kasai
Leif Oltedal Member Haukeland University/UCSD Indira Tendolkar
Sathyanarayanan Puthanveettil Member The Scripps Research Institute Marisa Roberto
David Ross Member Yale University John Krystal
Rachel Ross Associate Member Harvard Medical School Kerry Ressler
Anjali Sankar Member SUNY David Hsu
Emily Stern Member Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Stephan F. Taylor
Lars Tanum Member Akershus University Hospital Elliott Richelson
Marisa Toups Member UT Southwestern Madhukar H. Trivedi
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Society of Biological Psychiatry Business Office
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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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