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Meetings and Events

Research workshops and scientific meetings are some of the best forums in which to identify research gaps and to stimulate new areas of mental health research.

Upcoming Events

Details about upcoming events — including meetings, conferences, workshops, lectures, webinars, and chats — sponsored by the NIMH.

Addressing the Housing Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss housing needs of people on the autism spectrum.

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IACC Full Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities.

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Webinar - Let’s Play Ball: How Sex and Gender Effects Influence Sports Involvement, Hippocampal Volume, and Depressive Symptoms in Children

Dr. Deanna Barch will describe how sports involvement interacted with sex to predict depressive symptoms, and also how sports involvement was positively correlated with hippocampal volume in both boys and girls. Moreover, these relationships held even when correcting for family income, maternal education, race, ethnicity, age, and total brain volume. Dr. Barch’s findings will help illuminate a potential neural mechanism for the impact of exercise on the developing brain and the differential effects in girls versus boys.

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National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAHMHC)

Meets three times per year and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health Director, and the National Institute of Mental Health Director on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other Institute programs. Council reports include “Setting Priorities for Basic Brain and Behavioral Science Research at NIMH.”