Registration is open for the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference titled “Bipolar Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Management.” The conference will take place Oct. 9-10 via WebEx.

The conference will explore recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, as well as the neurobiological aspects of the condition and its potential clinical implications. Attendees will gain practical and valuable knowledge from interdisciplinary clinicians and scientists to optimize the care of bipolar patients and overall mental health care.

The Friday, Oct. 9, session begins at 9 a.m., with opening remarks from Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD, Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry, followed by keynote speaker Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Institut de Neurociencies at the University of Barcelona in Spain.

Saturday’s session also begins at 9 a.m., with opening remarks from Soares, before keynote speaker Allan H. Young, PhD, vice dean of Academic Psychiatry at King’s College in London, presents to attendees.

Specific sessions for the conference include:

  • Advances in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Psychosocial interventions and bipolar disorder
  • Update on neurobiology of bipolar disorder: Are there practical implications?
  • The management in bipolar disorder in special populations

Registration for the 2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference is ongoing, with special early bird prices running through Sept. 30. For more information, contact Aaron Zapata at