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Event Summaries From 2017

Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and the NIMH-funded Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training in Africa (SMART) project hosted the first meeting of the Scale-Up Hubs in Kampala, Uganda.

Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network Investigators’ Workshop

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science held the annual Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network (BSMN) investigators’ workshop.

Psychiatric Genomics in the Era of Team Science Symposium

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research led a symposium on the state of the field of neuropsychiatric genomics.

PsychENCODE Consortium Investigators’ Workshop

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination hosted the annual PsychENCODE Consortium (PEC) investigators’ workshop.

Computational Psychiatry: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Director held a scientific workshop on computational psychiatry.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Network

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting with researchers from the initial Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan (ServASD) funding opportunity announcement.

State of Suicide Prevention in Emergency Care

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Description: NIMH convened a meeting with federal and private stakeholders to review the current state of knowledge and the scope of the suicide problem in the U.S.

Novel Approaches to Understanding the Mechanisms of the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s and Advancing Therapy Development

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Location: Bethesda, MD

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On May 8-9, 2017, NIMH and the National Institute on Aging brought together clinical, behavioral science, and neuroscience researchers to discuss neuropsychiatric symptoms and treatment approaches for Alzheimer’s disease.

HIV PrEP Implementation Science Administrative Supplement Meeting

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of AIDS Research sponsored a meeting to advance the science of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation.

Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened a workshop that brought together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders.

Celebrating the Legacy of the NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch, Chief, Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

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Location: Bethesda, MD

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The Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) held a symposium to celebrate decades of research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health Child Psychiatry Branch, led by Judith Rapoport, M.D.

Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2017 Meeting

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Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the eighth Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition) Meeting which served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research, current and new research directions, and strategies for NIMH.

Biometrics and Beyond: Harnessing computer vision and machine learning to measure real world social interactions in psychiatric populations

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Location: Bethesda, MD

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The NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, with support from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, convened a workshop to address the needs for quantitative measurement of human social interactions in psychiatric populations.

Innovative Measures of Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of AIDS Research co-sponsored a meeting with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance the next-generation of HIV medication adherence.

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 3

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Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut (Arctic Canada)

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The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) hosted a collaborative workshop under the 2015-2017 U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The workshop focused on ways to effectively prevent suicide among Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar region.

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

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Description: The National Institute of Mental Health hosted the 23rd Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) with the theme, “Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact.”