72nd Annual Scientific Convention
May 18-20, 2017
San Diego, California

"Networks and Complexity in
Biology, Brain and Behavior"

Preliminary Program
Awards - Closed 9/30/16
Call for Symposium Proposals and Oral/Poster Abstracts


Important Dates:

Deadline Event
August 1, 2016 Awards Open
September 1, 2016 Call for Abstracts Open
September 30, 2016 Awards Close, 11:59 pm Eastern
October 19, 2016 Symposia Proposals Due from Chair
October 26, 2016 Symposia Individual Abstracts Due from Presenter
October 27, 2016 Chair Finalizes and Submits Symposia Submission
December 15, 2016 Oral and Poster Abstracts Due
February 13, 2017  Late Breaking Oral and Poster Abstracts Open
February 28, 2017 Late Breaking Oral and Poster Abstracts Due
April 30, 2017 Registration Closes
May 18 - 20, 2017 Meeting


2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting
May 12-14, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
"Illuminating the Scientific Process:  Innovation, Replication, and Paradigm Shifts in Biological Psychiatry"

Congratulations to the 2016 Top Poster Recipients

  • Basic Research - Mohsin Ahmed, Columbia - Hippocampal CA1 Network Dynamics Important for Temporal Association Fear Memory
  • Clinical Research - Erica Richards, NIMH - Using PET Imaging of Translocator Protein (TSPO) to Investigate the Link Between Inflammation and Depression
  • Translational Research - Carl Schwartz, Massachusetts General Hospital - A High-reactive Temperamental Profile In 4 Month-Old Infants Predicts Reduced Amygdala Volume and Increased Amygdala Reactivity In Adults
Other Meetings of Interest

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NIH Resources

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

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

Previous Press Releases

Biological Psychiatry in the News

New Study Suggests Brain Glitch May Cause OCD
July 30, 2016.  As reported by Fox News

Pot is Much Stronger than it was in 1995
February 9, 2016.  As reported by Fox News and the Daily Mail

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

June 2016
Women's Leadership Group
Read the latest update on the Women's Leadership Group activities.

FENS Conference - New Insights into Psychiatric Disorders through Computational, Biological and Developmental Approaches 
September 25-28, 2016 - Denmark.  
Registration closes July 20, 2016

April 2016
Election Results
Congratulations to our new officers:
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD - President Elect
Judith Ford, PhD - Councilor-at-Large

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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