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Event Summaries About Children and Adolescents

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

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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.

Location: Bethesda, MD

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

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Description: 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.

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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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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Childhood Chronic Irritability and the Pathophysiology of Mental Illness

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Description: On February 27-28, 2014, the Division of Developmental Translational Research, NIMH, convened a multidisciplinary group of researchers—representing expertise in development, genomics, neural circuitry, pathophysiology, behavior, risk, and intervention—to summarize the state of the science and discuss future directions for the study of chronic irritability in youth.

Location: Webinar

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NIMH Workshop on Child Maltreatment and Trauma: Integrating Biological, Cognitive, and Social Trajectories of Development

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Description: In August 2010, NIMH convened a multidisciplinary workshop to discuss the state of empirical knowledge about, and opportunities regarding, the psychological and biological consequences of maltreatment in children.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism

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Description: NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism Meeting Summary

Sponsors: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Mental Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Location: Rockville, Maryland

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Using Electrophysiological Methods to Understand Neural Mechanisms of, and Treatment Effects in, Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

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Description: This workshop examined the use of EEG/MEG to understand brain mechanisms of mental disorders in children and adolescents. Participants discussed the advantages of these methods, the limitations, and future directions.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: New Data to Inform Classification

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Description: NIMH convened a working group of 24 invited experts to present and discuss data to resolve methodological discrepancies in the approaches used to diagnose bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

Location: Washington, DC

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Research Roundtable: Heterogeneity in Child and Adolescent Depression

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Description: The purpose of this workshop was to discuss empirical evidence for sources of heterogeneity in child and adolescent depression, evaluate the significance of known heterogeneity, and identify promising research directions in this area.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR)

Location: Washington, DC

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Child and Adolescent Effectiveness Research in Clinical Practice and Community Settings: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Description: This workshop provided a forum for reviewing accomplishments and challenges in conducting effectiveness research in practice and other community settings and served as an opportunity for informally discussing promising approaches to further research. The focus of the meeting was on testing the effectiveness of treatment interventions for children and adolescents when delivered in clinical practice and other community settings, such as schools.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Child and Adolescent Onset Schizophrenia: Research Challenges and Opportunities

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Description: In June 2007, NIMH and the NIH ORD convened a meeting for brainstorming and discussion between basic, translational, and clinical investigators to review the current knowledge on causes, neurobiology, developmental trajectory, and treatment of child- and adolescent-onset schizophrenia.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR), NIH Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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Research on Antisocial Behaviors in Children: Future Directions

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Description: In April 2007, the Division of Pediatric Translational Research and Treatment Development of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a workshop in Bethesda, Maryland that focused on identifying target areas for new research in the field of disruptive behavior disorders, specifically related to conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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Optimizing fMRI Approaches to Adolescent Mental Disorders

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Description: On August 17–18, 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored a workshop that brought together researchers involved in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study adolescent mental disorders and normal development, as well as scientists involved in integrating fMRI data with data from other imaging modalities. The goal was to address issues involved in such research toward the goal of optimizing study designs and approaches to improve our understanding of the neural bases of these disorders

Sponsors: Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR), Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)

Location: Rockville, Maryland

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Developmental and Translational Models of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Links to Childhood Affective Disorders

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Description: On April 3 and 4, 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored a meeting that brought together basic and clinical scientists in the field of emotion regulation to review current models, identify research gaps, and propose promising directions for future research.

Sponsors: Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR), Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Location: Bethesda, MD

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NIMH Workshop for Emerging Research Investigators in Pediatric Mental Health: Making a Successful Transition to Research Career Independence

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Description: This workshop focused on providing emerging investigators with resources necessary to initiate and continue on the path of research independence focused on child and adolescent research.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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Benefits, Limitations, and Emerging Research Needs in Treating Youth with Depression

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Description: On February 6 and 7, 2006, experts in child and adolescent depression met in Washington, DC to review the state of the science of the treatment of youth depression and discuss approaches to further research.

Location: Washington, DC

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Treating Children and Adolescents with Depression: Future Research Questions

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Description: In February 2006, NIMH hosted this two-day workshop with the purpose of reviewing the evidence for benefits and risks of existing treatment interventions for youths suffering from depression, identifying knowledge gaps in need of further research, and discussing approaches to future research with respect to design, methods, and implementation.

Location: Washington, DC

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Reward Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Development and Decision Making

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Description: Adolescence is a time of increased risk taking, as well as increased decisional capacity. Importantly, it is a time of increased vulnerability to social influences and to the onset of psychopathology, such as mood and substance use disorders

Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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