Webinar Series

The ISBD has launched a series of webinars which will span topics of interest to the entire ISBD membership, generally categorized by career development, scientific inquiry and debate, and advocacy.  All webinars will be posted as a member benefit in our Member Zone, however we are pleased to offer a sample webinar to non-members below.  If you are interested in acquiring membersip to the ISBD please contact the ISBD Membership Coordinator, Jill Olds, at Oldsj@upmc.edu


Exercise Treatment for Mood Disorders: A Neurobiological Rationale

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan shares that evidence has shown time and time again that exercise is health-promoting for the body and the mind. More recently, studies have demonstrated positive effects of exercise in mood disorders (primarily unipolar depression). What remains unclear is the underlying brain biology. What are the neurobiological deficits that occur in bipolar disorder? Do we have proof that exercise works at these levels to alter brain function? How do we translate laboratory evidence into clinical realities? These are some of the questions that are addressed during this webinar.


 Below is a segment from our most recent webinar titled "Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: How the Results of the ISBD Task Force on Suicide Can Inform a Diagnosis-Specific Approach", presented by Dr. Ayal Schaffer.  The full webinar, including the Q&A session, is available within the Member Zone, which can be accessed by all ISBD members.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the ISBD, which will grant you access to the ISBD Webinar Series archive, in addition to many other member benefits please contact Jill Olds at Oldsj@UPMC.EDU or click here to join now.  


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Previous Webinars

 All of the following webinars can be found within the Member Zone.  

Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: How the Results of the ISBD Task Force on Suicide Can Inform a Diagnosis-Specific Approach, presented by Dr. Ayal Schaffer

Co-morbid Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Let's Deconstruct the Evidence, presented by Dr. Benicio Frey 

Raising the bar for the Evidence in Evidence-based Guidelines, presented by Dr. Michael Ostacher

From Surviving to Thriving: DBSA's Call to Action for the Clinical and Research Communities, presented by Allen Doederlein

Bipolar Disorder and Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding Mechanisms from a Gender Perspective, presented by Dr. Roger McIntyre 

An Update on Adaptations of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for New Populations and Settings, presented by Dr. Ellen Frank

Grassroots Advocacy, presented by Muffy Walker

Exercise Treatment for Mood Disorders: A Neurobiological Rationale, presented by Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan

The Full Measure of Success: Better Assessment & Better Outcomes for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, presented by Prof. Eric Youngstrom

Unique Features of Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults, presented by Dr. Ken Shulman

Update on Biological and Treatment Findings Among Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder, presented by Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

ISBD Transcultural Task Force Report, presented by Prof. Ketil Oedegaard

Cell Resilience in Bipolar Disorder, presented by Dr. Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna

ISBD Community Engagement Task Force Report, presented by Prof. Erin Michalak

Antidepressant use in Bipolar Disorder: The ISBD Task Force Consensus Report, presented by Prof. Isabella Pacchiarotti