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Neuropsychiatry Symposium and Workshop (October 1 and 2, 2018)

Neuropsychiatry Symposium and Workshop (October 1 and 2, 2018)


Steve Hyman, M.D.                                                                 Huda Zoghbi, M.D.   
Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research                   HHMI Investigator and Professor
Broad Institute                                                                          Director, Jan and Dan Duncan
Distinguished Service Professor                                              Neurological Research Institute
Harvard University                                                                    Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

                                                 Orla M. Smith, PhD
Editor, Science Translational Medicine


Neuropsychiatric disorders are a leading cause of disability and result in a tremendous toll on society. We are assembling expert investigators to identify key issues that must be addressed in order for us to move forward from risk factors, genes, circuits, and mechanisms to effective therapies. Physicians, scientists, NIH leaders, pharmaceutical industry experts, patients, and patient advocacy groups will come together to identify new research paths and priorities for advancing promising translational research. Proceedings will be published in Science Translational Medicine. Breakfast and a boxed lunch will be provided on the first day. Breakfast, only, will be provided the second day. Registration (FREE) is required due to the meals and limited seating.



Monday, October 1

                                                                                                         Baylor College of Medicine

7:30 – 8:30 AM     Registration & Continental Breakfast                           Rayzor Lounge
8:30 – 8:40 AM     Opening Remarks and Meeting Charge                      Cullen Auditorium
                              Steven Hyman, M.D.
                              Huda Zoghbi, M.D.
8:45 – 10:00 AM   Syndromic Neuropsychiatric Disorders and          Cullen Auditorium
                              Pleiotropy of Genetic Mutations
8:45 - 9:05             Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.
9:10 – 9:30            Guoping Feng, Ph.D.
9:35 – 9:55            David Goldstein, Ph.D.

10:00 – 10:15 AM  Break

10:15 – 11:25 AM   Circuits of Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes              Cullen Auditorium
10:15 – 10:35          Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
10:40 – 11:00          René Hen, Ph.D.
11:05 – 11:25          Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 – 12:15 PM  Panel Discussion
                               Sameer Sheth, M.D., Ph.D.
                               George Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

12:15 – 1:30 PM       LUNCH                                                                          Rayzor Lounge
(Speakers, Panelists, and Workshop Leaders to NRI Souki Atrium)

1:40 – 2:55 PM        Neuro-Immune Interactions                                        Cullen Auditorium
1:40 – 2:00               Stephanie Arditte, MFA
2:05 – 2:25               Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
2:30 – 2:50               Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.

2:55 – 3:10 PM             BREAK

3:15 – 4:30 PM      From Behavior to Pathophysiology                              Cullen Auditorium
3:15 – 3:35             Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
3:40 – 4:00             Kevin Eggan, Ph.D.
4:05 – 4:25             Wayne Goodman, M.D.
4:30 – 5:15 PM      Panel Discussion
                               Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D.
                               Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.
                               George Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

5:15 – 6:15 PM       RECEPTION for All Attendees                                          NRI First Floor Lobby

6:30 – 9:00 PM       Workshops and Dinner*
*Speakers, Panelists, and Invited Guests, ONLY

Tuesday, October 2                                                            

8:00 – 8:30 AM       Continental Breakfast                                                      Rayzor Lounge

8:30 – 9:30 AM        Working Group Presentations                                         Cullen Auditorium
(20 minutes each)
                                 Molecular Bases of Disease and Human Studies
                                 Nancy Cox, Ph.D., and Richard Gibbs, Ph.D.
                                 Circuits and Neuromodulation
                                 Ben Arenkiel, Ph.D., and Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
                                 Young Investigators
                                 Tuan Chao, M.D., Ph.D., and Boris Heifets, M.D., Ph.D.

9:30 – 10:15 AM      Discussion of Workshop Presentations                                Cullen Auditorium
                                 Katja Brose, Ph.D.

10:25: – 11:10 AM   Input from Pharmaceutical Leaders and NIH Directors
                                Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIMH
                                Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, NINDS
                                David Bredt, M.D, Ph.D., Janssen
                                Mike Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D., Biogen
                                Gopi Shanker, Ph.D., Novartis
                                George Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Regeneron
11:15 – 12noon       New Research Paths and Priorities for Advancing Promising Translational Research
                                Steve Hyman, M.D., and Huda Zoghbi, M.D.

12:00 noon            ADJOURN