mind powerThe Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences invites all mental health professionals from across the country to join the 2017 Houston Mood Disorders Conference. This year’s focus is “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder” and will be held Sept. 22-23 at the Memorial Hermann Conference Center.

The Houston Mood Disorders Conference is a two-day event that brings together the best minds in the field to explore today’s greatest clinical challenges and most recent advances in treatment. Conference chair is Joao de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, director of Translational Psychiatry Program, and director Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders Program. Sessions will outline a practical framework for applying today’s most promising applications of medication, psychotherapy, procedures, and psychosocial interventions – all based on the newest insights from current research. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients by identifying bipolar disorder at its earliest stages and providing the resources for all mental health professionals to guide patients in receiving the most relevant treatment.

Specific sessions include:

  • Pediatric bipolar disorder
  • Diagnosis and treatment across mood states
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Clinical challenges
  • Co-morbidities and differential diagnosis