Conferences

ISBD’s annual meeting is the premier venue for clinicians, scientists, advocates, patients and caregivers to meet, present, and learn about new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. The conference offers an unparalleled platform for the top minds studying bipolar disorders to exchange ideas for the future.

The ISBD has long embraced inclusivity with respect to discipline and geography in our membership and in our meetings.  However, while the speakers and programs presented at our past meetings have represented culturally diverse perspectives, we are still noticing a gender disparity.  The ISBD Women's Initiative is working to improve opportunities and representation for women within the Society and within the profession. 

To move towards achieving a true plurality of viewpoints, the Society will consider gender balance when assessing symposia submissions for the 20th Annual Conference in Mexico City.  We strongly encourage women to submit proposals, and we urge all of our colleagues to consider gender diversity when assembling submissions for ISBD 2018.  

Previous Conferences

2004: Sydney, Australia
2005: Pittsburgh, PA
2006: Edinburgh, Scotland
2007: Pittsburgh, PA
2008: Delhi & Agra, India
2009: Pittsburgh, PA
2010: Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011: Pittsburgh, PA
2012: Istanbul, Turkey
2013: Miami Beach, FL
2014: Seoul, South Korea
2015: Toronto, Canada
2016: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017: Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

August 7, 2017 - Symposia and pre-conference course proposals deadline
August 17, 2017 - Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award application deadline
August 17, 2017 - Early bird registration open
October 16, 2017 - Abstract submission deadline
December 13, 2017 - Early bird registration deadline
April 3, 2018 - Regular registration deadline

Stay up-to-date on the upcoming deadlines for the 2018 ISBD Conference in Mexico City.