2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting
May 12-14, 2016

Hyatt Regency - Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia

"Illuminating the Scientific Process:  Innovation, Replication and Paradigm Shifts in Biological Psychiatry"

Call for Abstracts Now Open
Oral and Poster Deadline December 17, 2015
Symposium Proposal - Closed October 23, 2015


Important Dates:
August 1 - Awards Open
September 1 - Call for Abstracts Open
September 30 - Awards Close
October 26 - Symposium Proposals Due
October 30 - Symposium Individual Abstracts Due
December 17 - Oral and Poster Abstracts Due
January 11 - Hotel and Meeting Registration Opens
February 8 - Late Breaking Poster Abstracts Opens
March 4 - Late Breaking Poster Abstracts Due
May 12-14 - Meeting

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Biological PsychiatryBiological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 6th out of the 140 Psychiatry titles and 10th out of 252 Neurosciences categories on the 2014 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters and has an Impact Factor of 10.255.  This international rapid-publication journal is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.   Learn More

Biological Psychiatry is pleased to announce that a new spin-off journal, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP:CNNI) will introduce its first issue in January 2016.  This new journal will focus on fundamental advances occurring in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.  The Editor of the new journal will be Cameron S. Carter, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis.  Manuscript submission information can be found at: http://ees.elsevier.com/bpsc/default.asp.  Watch this space for additional information.

Biological Psychiatry Press Releases

October 2015

September 2015

July 2015

Previous Press Releases

Biological Psychiatry in the News

Nature Medicine Highlights Article in Biological Psychiatry    Read "Brain Puzzle" article here

Studying Schizophrenia by Giving it to Computers NPR - May 13, 2011
An interview with Dr. Ralph Hoffman, Yale University

A Pill to to prevent PTSD?  It could happen , study hints
MSNBC.com - December 15, 2010

Insomnia may shrink your brain, scans show
MSNBC - February 16, 2010

Dear, I Love you with all my Brain
LA Times - June 22, 2009
Dopamine brings people together and oxytocin keeps them attached, studies show. Is love just chemistry?

PBS Special - May 21, 2008
This is a multi-dimensional PBS project that explores the disease's complex terrain, offering a comprehensive and timely examination of this devastating disorder.  Many of the nationally acclaimed experts featured in this documentary are members of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.
SOBP News and Updates

October 2016
ASCP 2016 Annual Meeting - Call for Workshop Proposals Due November 5, 2015.  

July 2016
CINP - The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Registration Now Open
July 3 - 5, 2016
Seoul, Korea

2015 Election Results
Congratulations to our new officers:
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD - President Elect
Judith Ford, PhD - Councilor-at-Large

July 2014:
Why Brain Research is Vital - Patrick J. Kennedy and Husseini Manji

January 2015:
Society members now receive complimentary access to the Global Medical Education (GME) online library.  GME is an online medical education resource that provides timely, unbiased, evidence-based medical education from the world's leading experts at Duke, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Oxford, and others, to healthcare professionals around the world.  With nearly 700 videos answering the most relevant, user-driven questions in psychiatry today, GME offers the most comprehensive online catalogue of up-to-date medical information and advice.  Log in to your member account to take advantage of this resource.  This resource is available through the Society's partnership with the American Brain Coalition.

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