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Save the date! The 9th Biennial Molecular Psychiatry Meeting will be held on March 06-09, 2024 in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. Set on the iconic Kona cliffs, the completely renovated (scheduled to be complete by 2023) Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa has direct access to the Bay on the North side of the Resort. Being on Keauhou Bay, guests can walk to the Pier to hop on a boat to do snorkel tours in Kealakekua Bay or a night Manta Ray snorkel which takes place nightly in front of the Resort. Young Investigator Travel Award applications, Poster submissions, and registration are now open! Learn More.



San Francisco – The Molecular Psychiatry Association has been notified of a $1.5 million pledge that will establish a trust for the society.  Future income from the trust will be targeted to support young investigator travel awards from a diversity of applicants and to help defray meeting costs.  Dr. William Byerley, Professor Emeritus at UCSF and Dr. Robert Malenka MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford, founded the Molecular Psychiatry Association in 2013.  The organization hosts a September biennial meeting in Hawaii to bring together researchers utilizing molecular techniques to study psychiatric disorders that include, but is not limited to, neurobiology, genetics, “omics”, stem cell models, brain imaging, and novel drug development.  The association was created to fill a niche among other psychiatric meetings and has achieved success in reaching that goal.


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