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Event Summaries From 2018

NIH Intramural Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression

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Location: Reddit

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) teamed up for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) discussion with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the Reddit AMA, Dr. Zarate answered questions from the public about current treatments for depression and the latest research efforts to develop cutting-edge therapies for the condition.

MHSR 2018: New Investigators Workshop

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Location: North Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research hosted a post-conference workshop for Early Stage Investigators (ESI) in conjunction with the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference.

NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference - MHSR 2018

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Description: NIMH sponsored the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR), promoting areas of high priority services research and identifing opportunities to improve the health and well-being of people with mental illnesses.

Addendum: 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference

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Location: North Bethesda, MD

Description: August 1-2 2018, the NIMH’s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch hosted the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference. The MHSR Conference promotes areas of high priority for services research and identifies opportunities that have the potential for significant impact on the health and well-being of people with mental disorders. The 2018 conference featured state-of-the-art research presented via keynote speakers, thematic panels, discussion groups, papers, and posters.

Sponsors: NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch

Research Opportunities for Improving Treatment Interventions and Recovery Services for Adults with SMI

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: In collaboration with SAMHSA, NIMH sponsored a workshop focused on research priorities for treatment interventions and recovery services for adults with serious mental illness (SMI).

Twitter Chat on Teen Depression

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Description: On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a Twitter chat on teen depression with NIMH experts, Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin.

2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health”

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Location: Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened the annual Global Mental Health Workshop on May 1-2, 2018 to bring together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders on the theme of “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health.”

Autism Spectrum Disorder Lifespan Research Meeting

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Location: Neuroscience Center, Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting of grantees who are conducting research on services for transition-age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know

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Location: Fishers Lane Conference Center, 5635 Fisher Lane, Rockville, MD 20852

Description: NIMH IRP scientist-clinician Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD conducted a workshop on depression and teenagers.

Depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Location: Webinar

Description: NIMH IRP scientist Bruce Luber, Ph.D., conducted a webinar on depression and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Emotional Well-Being: Emerging Insights and Question for Future Research Roundtable Meeting

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in collaboration NIMH and other NIH Institutes and Centers, cosponsored a roundtable discussion about research on emotional well-being.

Virtual Workshop: Solving Computational Challenges in Genomics and Neuroscience via Parallel and Quantum Computing

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Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination hosted a webinar to discuss core computational issues faced by geneticists and neuroscientists.

Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2018 Meeting

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Location: NIH Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852

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.

Twitter Chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder with NCCIH

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Description: On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) co-hosted a Twitter chat on seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively

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Location: webcast

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Experts participated in a live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which included techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk. Speakers included NIMH grantee David A. Brent, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and NIMH scientists Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Argyris Stringaris, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPsych.

Sponsors: NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP)