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224th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Due to inclement weather in the DC area, the National Advisory Mental Health Council Session will be abbreviated. We will hold a closed grant review session on Friday, February 12th 10am-1pm EST and our Open Policy Session is cancelled.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Building 31C, 6th Floor
Conference Room 6
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Time Event
8:30-8:35 a.m. Call to Order
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH
8:35-9:00 a.m. NIMH Director’s Report

Presenter:
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH

Discussion
9:00-9:45 a.m NIH Director’s Report

Presenter:
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIH

Discussion
9:45-10:15 a.m. Optogenetics: Development and Application

Presenter:
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry Stanford University

Discussion
10:15-10:30 p.m. Break
10:30-11:00 a.m. NIMH Council Workgroup on Interventions Development: Update on Activities

Presenters:
David Lewis, M.D.
Co-Chair
Director, Translational Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh

John March, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Chair
Director, Division of Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Discussion
11:00-11:30 a.m. NIMH’s Role In Global Mental Health

Presenter:
Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director for Special Populations
Director, Office for Special Populations & Global Mental Health
Director, Office of Rural Mental Health Research

Discussion
11:30-12:00 p.m. Update on NIMH HIV/AIDS Research

Presenters:
Phil Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Deputy Director, NIMH
Acting Director, Division of AIDS Research (DAR)

Dianne Rausch, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS

Discussion
12:00-12:15 p.m. Concept Clearance

Presenters:
Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Addressing the HIV Epidemic among Men who have Sex with Men

Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Behavioral and Social Science Aspects of Biomedical Strategies to Avert Incident HIV Infections

Christopher Gordon, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Universal Voluntary Testing and Treatment for Prevention of HIV

Discussion
12:15-12:30 p.m. Public Comment
12:30 p.m. Adjourn