2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference

*The Houston Mood Disorders Conference will be online*

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Friday, October 9, & Saturday, October 10, 2020

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days)

Friday Speakers and Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Opening RemarksJair C. Soares, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Pat R. Rutherford Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Director, Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stephen & Shelly Jackson Family Professorship in Individualized Medicine
Director, Mayo Clinic Depression Center Mayo Clinic
9:15-10:15 a.m.Keynote Speaker 1Eduard Vieta
Head of the psychiatry and psychology department
University of Barcelona
10:15-10:30 a.m.Q&A
SESSION 1Advances in the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
ChairMarsal Sanches, MD, PhD
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.The limits between unipolar and bipolar disorder: diagnostic considerationsMarsal Sanches, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Research Track Psychiatry Residency Program
Associate Director, UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Neuroimaging and the diagnosis of BDSudhakar Selvaraj, MBBS, DPhil (PhD, Oxon), MRCPsych
Assistant Professor
Director, Depression Research Program
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Biomarker candidates and their potential diagnostic roleRodrigo Machado-Vieira, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor
Director, Experimental Therapeutics and Molecular Pathophysiology Program
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.Q&A
12:15-1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker 2Benjamin Goldstein, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
Sunnybrook Research Institute
2:15-2:30 p.m.Q&A
Session 2Psychosocial Interventions and Bipolar Disorder
ChairThomas Meyer, PhD
2:30-3:00 p.m.Psychoeducation in bipolar disorderAndrea N. Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
3:00-3:30 p.m.Psychotherapy of Bipolar DepressionAmy Cuellar, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
3:30-4:00 p.m.Bipolar disorder and psychodynamic therapyStuart Weir, PhD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
4:00-4:15 p.m.Q&A
4:15-4:30 p.m.Closing remakrsMarsal Sanches, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Research Track Psychiatry Residency Program
Associate Director, UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School

Saturday Speakers and Agenda

9:00-9:15 a.m.Opening RemarksJair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Pat R. Rutherford Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Director, Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stephen & Shelly Jackson Family Professorship in Individualized Medicine
Director, Mayo Clinic Depression Center Mayo Clinic
9:15-10:15 a.m.Keynote LectureAllan Young, PhD
Professor
Vice Dean - Academic Psychiatry
King's London College
10:15-10:30 a.m.Q&A
SESSION 3Update on the Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder: Are There Practical Implications
ChairJair C. Soares, MD, PhD
10:30-11:00 a.m.Genetics of BDGabriel Fries, PhD
Assistant Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:00-11:30 a.m.Inflammation, neuroimmunology, and BDAntonio Teixeira, MD, PhD
Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Mitochondrial dysfunction in BDGiselli Scaini, PhD
Instructor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
12:00-12:15 p.m.Q&A
12:15-1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker 4Mark A. Frye, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Stephen and Shelly Family Professorship in Individualized Medicine
Director, Mayo Clinic Depression Center Mayo Clinic
2:15-2:30 p.m.Q&A
Session 4The Management of Bipolar Disorder in Special Populations
ChairJoao L. De Quevedo, MD, PhD
2:30-3:00 p.m.Pediatric Bipolar DisorderChristian Zeni, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
3:00-3:30 p.m.Bipolar Disorder in the ElderlyVineeth P. John, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair for Educational Affairs
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
3:30-4:00p.m.Bipolar disorder in the Medically IllSilvia Hafliger, MD
Associate Professor
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
4:15-4:30 p.m.Q&A
4:15-4:30 p.m.Closing RemarksMarsal Sanches. MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Research Track Psychiatry Residency Program
Associate Director, UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School

 


Activity Overview

Bipolar disorder is among the most important and potentially disabling mental disorders. The last several decades have brought up major advances in the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in this condition, as well as in its management. Nevertheless, a large proportion of bipolar patients do not respond well to available treatments. This conference will explore recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, as well as the neurobiological aspects of bipolar disorder and their potential clinical implications. Interdisciplinary clinicians and scientists will offer insights from the latest research on bipolar disorder and discuss different aspects of its diagnosis and management. Attendees will gain practical and valuable knowledge to optimize the care of bipolar patients and overall mental health care in Houston and in the surrounding communities.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges in the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder and apply this knowledge in clinical practice
  • Explain the current role and indications of psychotherapeutic interventions in the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Analyze the evidence on the neurobiological basis of bipolar disorder and its potential clinical implications

Target Audience 

This event is designed for Physicians, Medical Scientists, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Fellows, Residents, Social Workers, and other health care professionals, as well as students/trainees from these respective areas.


Accreditation & Credit Designation

Physicians — This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ethics presentation, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly, has been designated by the Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Psychologists — The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity provides 11.25 psychology continuing education credits. Credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

Nurses — University of Texas – Harris County Psychiatric Center is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002179. 11.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education

Social Workers — This program has been approved for 11.25 credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Sponsor: UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center/Provider Number: CS1177.

Policy of Disclosure

It is the policy of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that the sponsors and faculty disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the syllabus of the course materials. Any additional commercial support will be disclosed at the start of the program and wherever applicable.


Method of Instruction and Evaluation

The method of instruction and evaluation for this conference includes lectures, slides, case presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. An online course evaluation will be made available to participants at the close of the course. CME credit certificates will be available online following the activity.


Special Assistance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. Please call 713-500-6998 if you need special assistance.


Contact

Aaron Zapata
Marketing Coordinator
Email: Aaron.Zapata@uth.tmc.edu
Phone:713-486-2705