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The 6th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting
Kauai, September 27th to 29th, 2018

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We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting will take place September 27th to 29th, 2018 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. All researchers interested in learning about molecular approaches to enhance understanding of psychiatric disease are invited to attend this open meeting. Sessions will include neurobiology, genetics, biomarkers, brain expression, neural stem cells and model organisms. A poster session will also be held. The meeting will take place at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.

Registration Cost

  • Investigators: $495 until August 1st. $695 after August 1st.
  • Students/Postdocs: $150 until August 1st. $200 after August 1st.

Costs of registration includes a one year membership to the Molecular Psychiatry Association and free online access to Molecular Neuropsychiatry.

Register Here


Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
(808) 742-1234

Click here to visit the Grand Hyatt’s website and book

Please note attendees must reserve their rooms by August 1st to qualify for the discounted conference rate.

Sessions Titles and Chairs

  • New Molecular and Circuit-Level Approaches for Understanding the Effects of Chronic Stress in the Mammalian Brain, Stephan Lammel, University of California, Berkeley
  • Utilizing Diversity of Model Organisms for Studying the Molecular Basis of Neuropsychiatric Disorder, Michael Yartsev, University of California, Berkeley
  • The Neural Circuitry Underlying Social Dysfunction, Byungkook Lim, University of California, San Diego
  • Diseases of the Social Brain, Gul Dolen, Johns Hopkins University
  • Calcium Mechanisms in Bipolar Disorder: A Review of Genetic Evidence and Cellular Models, John Nurnberger, Indiana University
  • iPSC-based Platform Development for Major Psychiatric Disorder Modeling and Discovery, Guang Chen, Janssen R&D
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Pain Regulation, Tom Kash, University of North Carolina
  • Building on Advances in Genetics to Validate Novel Molecular Targets for Treatment of Schizophrenia, Jeff Conn, Vanderbilt University
  • Cortico-striatal Circuits in Addiction and Compulsion, Susanne Ahmari, University of Pittsburgh
  • Central and Peripheral Actions of Insulin: Implications for Psychiatric Disorders, Michael McCarthy, University of California, San Diego
  • The Application of Stem Cell Models to Validate Rare and Common Variants Contributing to Schizophrenia and Autism, Mike Talkowski, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • The New Kid on the Block: Glia in Mental and Cognitive Disorders, Misha Pletnikov, Johns Hopkins University
  • Somatic Mosaicism in the Brain: Diverse Neuronal Genomes and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Alex Urban, Stanford University
  • ISN Symposium Molecular Insights on Organoid and 3D Models to Study Brain Diseases and Development, Chair, Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Bridging Molecular Genetics with Population Health to Advance Precision Psychiatry, Lea Davis, Vanderbilt University
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Brady Maher, Lieber Institute
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