The inaugural Bench to Bedside and Back to Bench: Translational Bridges in Mood and Addiction course provides a wide-ranging overview of basic, translational and clinical research in mood and addiction. In clinical practice, mood and addiction disorders are two of the most prevalent psychiatric conditions with a high rate of illness morbidity and comorbidity. Available treatments often fall short of remission or recovery mainly due to the heterogeneous nature of the disease presentation. There is great need to better personalize or individualize treatments through translational research in psychiatry. This course reviews important current topics in the field, including systems biology approaches to psychiatry, the integration of preclinical and clinical research, targeted and exploratory biomarker studies, and novel treatment development. The 2014 course include Mayo Clinic faculty from Rochester, Minn., and Jacksonville, Fla., and is led by Susannah Tye, Ph.D., Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D., and Mark Frye M.D. Special guest faculty includes Peter Kalivas, Ph.D., Jair Soares, M.D,, Robert Post, M.D., Barbara Mason, Ph.D., and Katie Cullen, M.D.. Examples of topics addressed in the course include neurobiology of adolescent mood disorders, neuroimaging of mood disorders, mechanisms of antidepressant resistance and emerging novel treatments, development of valid preclinical models for translational mood and addiction research, novel drug discovery and development, mechanisms of neuroplasticity in addiction as a target for treatment intervention, the phenotype and genotype of alcoholism, epigenetic and immunogenetic mechanisms in mood disorders, translational epidemiology of mood disorders, and genomic predictors of treatment response. This course is targeted to clinicians and scientists, with a particular emphasis on informing the next generation of investigators in mood and addiction psychiatry. Poster sessions enable participants to share new research and engage with faculty for personalized feedback on optimizing the translational impact of their work. We encourage you to register early, taking advantage of early registration discounts and reserving your space.
When you cancel registration for this course 14 days or more before the course start date, you will receive a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee). The cancellation must be received in writing. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.
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