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February 2013
International Society for Bipolar Disorders

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) held its most successful meeting to date in Istanbul, Turkey on 14-17 March 2012.  With over 900 in attendance, the meeting offered engaging keynote presentations, including a child bipolar debate with Dr. Boris Birmaher and Dr. Eric Taylor, updates from the US National Institute of Mental Health with Dr. Carlos Zarate, a discussion of bipolar spectrum with Dr. Hagop Akiskal, and an address from the WPA President, Pedro Ruiz. 

We will hold our next meeting in Miami, Florida on 13-16 June 2013 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and will feature a Latin American Symposia, pre-conference workshops, and a full day of activities coordinated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), one of the leading US-based advocacy groups.  Symposium and poster abstract submission are now open and registration will open in early November. Please visit the conference website at www.10thbipolar.org for abstract submission, registration details and deadlines. 

The ISBD has recently updated its website at www.isbd.org and encourages anyone with an interest in mood disorders to pay a visit.

Willem Nolen

President, ISBD

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