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Genes to Mental Health Network Open Session Meeting Agenda

September 26, 2023

8:30–12:30 p.m. ET


8:30–9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks – Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health, and Geetha Senthil, Ph.D., National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 


Session Co-Chairs: Jonathan Sebat and Donna McDonald-McGinn


9:009:30 a.m.: Integrating Insights From the Gene First Approach in 22q11.2 and 16p11.2 Deletions and Duplications to Neuropsychiatric Disorders – Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

9:30–10:00 a.m.: Large-Scale Evaluation of the Effect of Rare Genetic Variants on Psychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Ability – David Glahn, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital

10:00–10:30 a.m.: Leveraging Rare Genetic Diseases to Advance Knowledge and Treatment of Brain Disorders – Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G., Geisinger Health System

10:30–10:45 a.m.: Q&A

10:45–11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00–11:30 a.m.: Accidental Investigations of 16p and 22q – Elise Robinson, Sc.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School


11:30–11:45 a.m.: The 3q29 Deletion and Duplication: Adventures in Remote Phenotyping –Jennifer Mulle, Ph.D., Rutgers University

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Sex Chromosome Dosage Effects on Human Brain and Behavior – Armin Raznahan, M.D., Ph.D., Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health


12:00–12:15 p.m.: Setting the Ground for Precision Medicine in 17q12 CNVs and 15q13.3 Deletions – Daniel Moreno DeLuca, M.D., M.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada

12:15–12:30 p.m.: Discussion and Wrap-up

12:30 p.m.: Adjourn Open Session