Mark Your Calendars, APA Annual Meeting,
May 3-8, 2008
||National Institute of Mental Health science
track symposia, lectures, press conferences at the American
Psychiatric Association 161st Annual Meeting.
||Opportunity to hear latest research on mental
disorders and their treatment.
||May 3-8, 2008
||Washington Convention Center, Washington,
DC. The APA annual meeting communications center/press room
serves as a media briefing room and a working press room.
The location will be Room 206, Level 2, of the Washington
Convention Center. Press room hours of operation are Saturday,
May 3, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday-Wednesday, May 4-7, 8:00
a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, May 8, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
All hours are Eastern Standard Time.
More Information: The National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH) will sponsor 18 symposia and 4 major lectures at
this year’s American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual
meeting. NIMH also plans five press conferences with leading experts
who will talk about the latest research on the topics of post-traumatic
stress disorder; psychiatric risk and the developing brain; mental
disorders, metabolism and cardiovascular risks; brain mechanisms
of bipolar disorder and major depression; and epigenetics and prospects
for new treatments for depression.
In addition, we plan "press availabilities" with major
lecturers including Helen Mayberg (Emory University) on "How
Neuroimaging has Changed Our View of Depression;" and Husseini
Manji (NIMH) on "Cellular Plasticity Cascades: Genes
to Behavior Pathways in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Severe
Mood Disorders" and Thomas Insel (NIMH director) on "Rethinking
Mental Disorders: How Research Will Change Practice."
These NIMH press events will occur Monday, May 5 through Wednesday,
Who Should Attend: Science writers who cover
psychiatry, behavior, and neuroscience.
Host: Thomas Insel, MD, NIMH director, and NIMH-supported
Note to Editors: Members of the press are encouraged
to pre-register at http://www.psych.org/MainMenu/Newsroom/OnlinePressRoom.aspx.
For questions about the NIMH symposia, lectures and press events,
please e-mail or call the NIMH press office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-443-4536.
The National Institute of Mental Health is the largest scientific
organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the
understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and
the promotion of mental health. More about NIMH can be found at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/index.shtml.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.