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Psychiatry’s Mood Disorders Conference Focuses on Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatry’s Mood Disorders Conference Focuses on Bipolar Disorder

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Featuring some of the best minds in psychiatry, the second annual Houston Mood Disorders Conference, “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder,” will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at Memorial Hermann Conference Center.

The symposium is hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Consisting of five sessions, it will explore the greatest clinical challenges and most recent advances in the treatment of bipolar disorder, outlining promising applications of medication, psychotherapy, procedures and psychosocial interventions – all based on the newest insights from current research.

Presenters will discuss complex cases in every age group and special populations, as well as co-morbidities and differential diagnoses. They include Charles Bowden, M.D., Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, M.D., Ph.D. and Joao L. de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D., all top authors in the field of bipolar disorder.

“As Houston continues to gain international recognition for the outstanding research coming out of our UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders,” says Dr. Soares, professor and chair of psychiatry, “we are doubling the efforts to share information and treatment options with our larger clinical community.”

Friday evening will be highlighted by keynote speaker, Dr. Bowden, the Nancy U. Karren Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is an internationally respected authority on bipolar disorder and mood-stabilizing medications, having been recognized in Thomson Reuter’s “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.”

This continuing education program is offered to faculty, students, alumni, educators and other professionals who work with mental health issues. Trainees, including residents, medical students, and psychology interns are encouraged to attend as well.

For information about the speakers, presentations and registration, please visit here or email Ruth.E.Yeh@uth.www.tmc.edu

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