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Recent Event Summaries

Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR) 2018

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Location: Rockville, MD

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This summer, the NIMH’s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch is hosting the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference.

Sponsors: NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch

2018 Webinar Series: Envisioning a Conceptual Model of Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Disease

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On May 14 the NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health will present the first webinar as part of its 2018 Global Mental Health Webinar series.

Sponsors: NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental Health

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).

NIH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month

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Location: Masur Auditorium and FAES Terrace, Building 10 (Clinical Center), NIH Main Campus

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. We will be hosting a Panel Presentation featuring speakers from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and a meet-and-greet with a costumed Julia character, the Sesame Street Muppet who has autism. Sesame Workshop speakers Jeanette Betancourt Ed.D., Mindy Fila, and Autumn Zitani, M.A., will share the story behind the creation of Julia, the first autistic Muppet, and discuss Sesame’s work to increase public understanding of autism and serve autistic children and their families.   

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)

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.