Foundation Annual Symposium

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27th Annual NY Mental Health Research Symposium

Friday, October 23, 2015

9:00am - 4:30pm

Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023

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The Program:

Here the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and select Young Investigators present updates on leading research discoveries across brain and behavior disorders, and a Special Keynote Presentation.
 

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. 0 12:30 p.m.

First Steps in Preventing Mental Illness for Future Generations
Robert R. Freedman, M.D., University of Colorado, Denver
Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Fetal Origins of Mental Illness and Wellness
Camille Hoffman, M.D., University of Colorado, Denver
Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

Clinical Staging and Personalized Mental Health Care
Patrick McGorry, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, FRANCZP, Orygen, University of Melbourne
Lieber Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Prediction and Prevention of Psychosis in Clinical High Risk Young People
Barnaby Nelson, Ph.D., Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prizewinner for Innovative & Promising Schizophrenia Research

Pathways to the Development of Novel Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders
Michael Berk, M.D., Ph.D., MBBCh, Mmed FF SA FRANCZP, University of Melbourne
Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

Looking Inside the Cell to Understand Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment (Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture)
L. Trevor Young, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research

Break: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Living with Bipolar Disorder
Keith O'Neil, Former NFL Plater & Super Bowl Champion; President & Founder, 4th and Forever Foundation

Keith O’Neil, a former NFL football player, played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as Team captain of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. Keith played in the NFL with the undiagnosed mental illness, bipolar disorder. Extremely passionate about helping others who suffer with mental health issues, he is currently writing a book and speaking to audiences in the sports, faith and mental health communities. He is devoted to erasing the stigma of mental illness through his own personal experience. His 4th and Forever Foundation brings awareness of mental health and funds research for mental illness. Keith speaks publicly about his experiences to inspire those with similar challenges. He believes, “with the proper diagnosis, medical attention and determination, anyone can achieve anything. If I can make it in the high stress environment of playing in the NFL with bipolar disorder, anything is possible!”

Treating the Developing Versus Developed Brain
BJ Casey, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Research

Deconstructing the Neurobiology of ADHD via Open Neuroscience Approaches
Francisco Xavier Castellanos, M.D., N.Y. Child Study Center, New York University
Ruane Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Research

Exploring the Higher Brain Circuits Altered in Schizophrenia: Hope for Future Treatments
Amy Arnsten, Ph.D., Yale University
Goldman-Rakic Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience

Young Investigators:

Personalized Medicine in the Genomic Era: Treating Schizophrenia with Precision
Jianping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Optical Mapping of Neurotransmission, One Molecule at a Time
Markita Patricia Landry, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology