Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 EDUCATION DAY  / CONGRESS OPENING
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Education Day Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 3:45 PM Education Day Sessions
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Data Integration for Disease Gene Identifications: Genome x Transcriptome x EMR
Keynote Lecture- Nancy Cox
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening Reception
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM International Initiatives in Cancer Genomics and Big Data
Plenary Session- Tom Hudson
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Plenary Panel Sessions

  • The Regulome in Psychiatric Therapy:  Integrating Chromosomal Architecture, Genetic Variation, Epistasis, and Evolution
    Wolfgang Sadee
  • Worldwide Opportunities in Psychiatirc Genetics Research
    Chunyu Liu, Lin He, Bittianda Thelma, Homero Vallada and Thomas G. Schulze
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions

  • ADHD / Child Behavior
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia: Pathways, RNA and CNVs
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Poster Session I
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Genetic Aspects of Behavioural Addictions: New Insights from Human and Pre-Clinical Models
  • Polygenic Score Methodology in Psychiatric Genetics
  • Insights into the Genetic Architecture and Molecular Markers of Major Depression from the CONVERGE Project
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Coffee Break
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Challenges in Genetic Testing and Counseling
Panel Plenary Session – Jehannine Austin, Francis McMahon
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  CRESTAR – development of pharmacogenomic biomarkers for schizophrenia (Satellite Symposium)
 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Music and Mental Health Concert
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM The Notorious Past and Bright Future of Psychiatric Genetics
Plenary Session – Jeff Lieberman
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM ISPG Awardee Presentations with Talks
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Poster Session II
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Epigenetics of Psychiatric Disease: Progress, Problems and Perspectives
Plenary Session – Art Petronis
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Coffee Break
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Sequencing, Direct-To-Consumer-Testing, Biobanking: The Explosion of Ethical Challenges in Psychiatric Genetics. Experiences from Asia, Europe, and North America
  • Dissecting the Genetic Contribution to Depression: Progress at Last
  • Mitochondria Genetics and Function in Psychosis
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions

  • Genomewide Approaches in Other Disorders
  • Epigenetics and Other Approaches
  • Substance Abuse
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Identifying Illness and Treatment Biological Markers through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Plenary Session – Jeff Daskalakis
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Networking Reception – SOLD OUT(C&N Tower – Ticketed Event)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
7:30 AM – 9:15 AM  Ask the Editor’s Session
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Mitochondria and their Potential Role in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Plenary Session – Doug Wallace
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Genetic Architecture Insights from Joint Investigations of Rare CNVS and Common SNPS
  • The Genetic Dissection Of Bipolar Disorder: From Common To Rare Risk Variation
  • Current Approaches to Genetic/Genomic Studies on Alcoholism
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM ISPG Business Meeting with Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions

  • Schizophrenia
  • Advances in Autism
  • Neuroimaging and Alternate Phenotypes
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45 PM – 4:45 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions

  • Tracking the Descent to Mental Illness – Insights into the Trajectory to Illness from Studies of Youth at High Risk of Bipolar Disorder
  • Genetics of Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)
  • Genetics of Comorbidity between Substance Use Disorders and Other Severe Mental Illness
4:45 PM – 6:45 PM Poster Session III
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Dopamine, Schizophrenia, and the Process of Discovery in the Brain Sciences
Plenary Session – Arvid Carlsson (Nobel Laureate)
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Oral Sessions

  • Dissecting the Schizophrenia Phenotype
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Pharmacogenetics of Response and Side Effects
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Remarks / Congress Adjourns