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Event Summaries From 2016

Using Stem Cell-Based Assays for Biological and Drug Discovery Workshop

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Description: The NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science convened a workshop NIMH funding recipients whose research involves human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) or similar reprogrammed cell assays.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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RDoC – ABCT -The Delaware Project Webinar

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Description: The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) hosted the first in a series of collaborative webinars.

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Translating Mechanistic Stress Biology in the Context of HIV

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Description: The NIMH Division of AIDS Research sponsored a workshop to identify significant and unique courses of study aimed at elucidating the complex behavioral and biological relationships between stress and HIV.

Location: Rockville, MD

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NAMHC Workgroup on Revisions to the RDoC Matrix: Motor Systems

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Description: The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit and Working Group hosted the first in a series of workshops that were established to revise the RDoC Matrix on an ongoing basis.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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RDoC Principal Investigators’ Meeting

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Description: The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosted a meeting to mark the fifth anniversary of the first RDoC funding announcement.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

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Description: Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention.

Location: Rockville, MD

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Leveraging Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for Psychiatric Genetic Research Workshop

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Description: The NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science hosted a workshop to discuss merging electronic medical records with genomic data and population-based registries to enhance research on risk factors for mental illnesses.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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2016 Webinar Series on Mental Health Disparities and Global Mental Health Research

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Description: The Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) organized a series of webinars on mental health disparities and global mental health from May through August 2016.

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Research on Early Identification and Linkage to Services for ASD: NIMH ASD Prevention, Early Detection, Engagement and Services Research Network

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Description: The NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch convened a one-day meeting with researchers from the NIMH Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Prevention, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Research Network to discuss multiple strategies for universal ASD screening and early referral to services for toddlers ages 0-3.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES): Mechanisms, Technology and Therapeutic Applications

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Description: The NIMH Division of Translational Research sponsored a workshop to critically assess the use and potential of contemporary forms of low current transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), particularly transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS).

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact

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Description: NIMH hosted the 23rd Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) with the theme, Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact. The MHSR meeting is the nation’s premier mental health services research conference.

Location: Webinar

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NIMH Outreach Partnership Program (OPP) Annual Meeting

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Description: The NIMH Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison convened the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Annual Meeting to discuss the state of mental health research and intervention programs.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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2016 Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Investigator Meeting

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Description: Extramural investigators from the 3 centers and 9 networks that comprise the NIH Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Program, convened for their annual meeting to provide ACE investigators an opportunity to share the progress of their respective centers and networks, and to discuss current challenges and promising innovations in the field of autism spectrum disorder research.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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Global HIV-1 CSF Escape Consortium

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Description: The NIMH Division of AIDS Research, with support from the NIH Office of AIDS Research, sponsored a meeting to establish a Global HIV-1 CSF Escape Consortium. Despite stable and successful control of HIV with Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in the periphery, some patients still have detectable HIV virus in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), termed “CSF escape.” Meeting participants discussed prevalence rates, causes, and key scientific research priorities pertaining to HIV-1 CSF escape.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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Mechanisms Underlying Suicide Risk: Integrating RDoC to Inform Novel and Personalized Intervention Research

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Description: The Division of Translational Research and the Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH, sponsored a workshop to review current themes in suicide research and to consider how research approaches that are consistent with the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework may provide new insight into underlying mechanisms.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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Analyzing and Using RDoC Data in Your Research

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Description: On May 10, 2016 the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosted a webinar about using and analyzing RDoC data in research.

Location: Webinar

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Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 2

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Description: On May 9-10 2016, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH), together with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, convened the second workshop of an initiative aimed at suicide prevention among indigenous people in the circumpolar Arctic.

Location: Webinar

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Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Maintaining Momentum on the Road to Scale Up

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Description: This meeting will cover exciting new research findings and strategies for maintaining a worldwide spotlight on the six priority areas identified in the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health initiative.

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