Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders (ASBDD) Conference

15-17 September 2017

The conference program is currently being developed and new information will be published on an on-going basis.

(Please be aware that times may be changed as the program is further developed.)

The current timetable is:

Friday, 15 September

17:00      Registration

17:30     Opening address:   Jack Heath, CEO of SANE Australia

17:45      Keynote lecture:  The future of psychiatric research, biomarkers, treatment discovery  by  Professor Shitij Kapur

Saturday, 16 September

07:45      Registration

08:30      Keynote lecture:  Contemporary Conundrums in the management of bipolar disorder  by  Professor Lakshmi Yatham

09:30      Oral communications

10.30       Morning tea 

11:00        Keynote address:  Novel, non monoamine-based drug therapies for TRD  by Professor George Papakostas

12:00        ASBDD Annual General Meeting

12:30        Lunch

13:15        Symposia and oral communications

15:15        Afternoon tea

15:45        Symposia and oral communications

17:30        ASBDD Conference Cocktail Party

18:30        Keynote Lecture: Neurotic syndrome and the importance of forgetting  by  Professor Andrew Nierenberg

19:30        Close

Sunday, 17 September

08:30       Registration

09:00       Symposia and oral communications

10.30       Morning tea 

11:00       Keynote address:  PGC-1 alpha: a novel target for mood disorders   by  Professor Andrew Nierenberg

12:00       Symposia and oral communications

13:30       Close