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PRS Annual Meeting
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PRS Annual Meeting

The 2018 PRS Annual Meeting is February 21-24, 2018, at the Hotel Park City, Park City, UT.   




 
Registration TypeRegistration Fee
 Member (Full Membership and Associate Membership) $350
 Non-Member $450
 Corporate - Industry $700

 
PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

Full Membership - In order to obtain Full Membership in the Society, persons nominated for membership will be reviewed with respect to their independence as investigators, their productivity, original contributions they have made to the field, their record of independent grant support, and the caliber of their current scientific thinking.  In the case of more senior persons nominated for membership, their record of training young investigators will also be evaluated. Please note that in order to qualify for membership, the nominee must have previously given a talk at the PRS Annual Meeting or must be scheduled to give a talk at the 2018 meeting.  Items that must be submitted for consideration:
1.     Curriculum Vitae
2.     Letter of support from current members of the society
3.     Three representative publications of their research endeavors. 
4.     Submit an abstract and intent to participate in the next Annual Meeting.  
Annual dues for full members are $100.00. 
 
Associate Membership - To obtain Associate Membership in the Society, nominees will be reviewed with respect to their potential as an investigator to achieve independence.  This is based on original contributions they have made to the field, their record of grant support, and the caliber of their current scientific thinking. Letters of support from current members of the society are of particular importance. Please note that in order to qualify for membership, the nominee must have previously given a talk at the PRS Annual Meeting or must be scheduled to give a talk at the 2018 meeting. Items that must be submitted for consideration:
1.     Curriculum Vitae
2.     Letter of support from current members of the society
3.     Three representative publications of their research endeavors.
4.     Submit an abstract and intent to participate in the next Annual Meeting.  
Annual dues for associate members are $50.00. 
 

Any candidate(s) that meets these guidelines should submit the above listed items to kphy@parthenonmgmt.com no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.
 
PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH SOCIETY DEPARTMENTAL MEMBERSHIP
 
Psychiatric Departments at leading institutions are encouraged to join PRS in the form of a Departmental Membership.  Departmental Memberships are $500 annually.  The departmental membership dues are primarily used to support travel awards for young investigators.  As a Departmental Member, your department will be acknowledged on the PRS website and in the Annual Meeting program.  In addition, there will be a reduced registration fee for the trainees in the departments who have memberships.  Those wishing to participate with a Departmental Membership to PRS should contact Kelly Phy at  kphy@parthenonmgmt.com.  
PRS would like to thank the Departmental Members for the 2017/2018 year.  

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University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Utah
CME Accreditation

The 2018 PRS Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the Psychiatric Research Society.  Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Please check back for additional updates on accreditation for the 2018 Annual Meeting.  AMA credits will be available for Physicians.  

 

THE PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH SOCIETY PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
February 21-24, 2018
Hotel Park City



Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:30 a.m.                                  Focus on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan
                                              Chair:  Deborah Bilder, University of Utah
 
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Prenatal Maternal Inflammatory and Steroid-Related Serum Biomarkers Among FASTER Offspring with Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                                  Deborah Bilder, University of Utah
 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Brain Chemical Alterations in 3- 24 Month Old Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Focus on Glutamate
                                                 Stephen Dager, University of Washington
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                Break
 
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Sleep Disturbance in Children With ASD Ages 4-6 Years of Age
                                                  Annette Estes, University of Washington
 
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.             Use of Electronic Medical Records to Present Prevalence of Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Adults With Autism Spectrum
                                                   Disorder

                                                  Kristina Cottle, University of Utah
 
10:45 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.             A Preeclampsia Mouse Model of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring
                                               Hanna Stevens, University of Iowa
 
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Free time
 
 
Afternoon Session
 
 
4:15 p.m.                                    Focus on Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan
                                                Chair: Mark Frye, Mayo Clinic
 
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Restless Legs Syndrome Associated with Depression in Pregnant Women
                                                   Margaret Altemus, Weill Cornell Medical College

 
 
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.                Glutamatergic and GABAergic Biomarker Development for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment of Adolescent Depression
                                                   Paul Croarkin, Mayo Clinic

 
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                The Role of Inflammation in Cognitive Deficits in Bipolar Disorder
                                                Katherine Burdick, Harvard Medical School
 
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.                Bipolar Disorder in the US Starts Early and Ends Poorly: Implications for Treatment and Prevention
                                               Robert Post, George Washington University School of Medicine
 
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                Conference Dinner
 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:30 a.m.                                  Presidential Plenary: The Role for Technology in Improving Outcomes
                                                 Chair:  Ellen Frank, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Mobile Health Technologies in Depression Research - Hype or Revolution?
                                                  Claudio Soares, Queen’s University School of Medicine
 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Improving Weight in People with Serious Mental Illness
                                                  Noosha Niv, University of California Los Angeles
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Taking Internet-Based CBT Interventions to the Next Level: Opportunities and Challenges
                                                  David Nace, Lantern
 
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Break
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Rhythms And You (RAY): An Online Intervention for Bipolar Disorder
                                                  Ellen Frank, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.             TBD
 
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Free time
 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                Business Meeting

6:30 p.m.                                   Reception (off-site) – Shuttles Depart


Friday, February 23, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                 Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:30 a.m.                                  Hot Topics in Schizophrenia Research
                                                 Chair:  John Kane, Northwell Health
 
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Review of the Literature on Brain Imaging (PET and MRI) in Relationship to Clinical Medication Response
                                                   Phillip Homan, Northwell Health
 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Review the Phenomenon of “Breakthrough on Antipsychotic Maintenance Medication” (BAMM) 
                                                  Jose Rubio-Lorente, Northwell Health

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Review of What is Known About Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (TRS)     
                                                   John Kane, Northwell Health
 
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.              Break
 
10:00 a.m.                                A Look at PTSD
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.             Stoicism: A New Old Therapy for PTSD
                                                    Walton Roth, Stanford

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.             Exposure Therapy with Virtual Reality and a Cognitive Enhancer:   Effect of Sleep Disorder on Outcome
                                                Chris Reist, University of California, Irvine
 
   
Saturday, February 24, 2018
 
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:30 a.m.                              Focus on Impulsivity and Substance Use Disorders
                                                 Chair:  Jennifer Loftis, VA Portland Health Care System/Oregon Health & Science University

 
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Inflammatory Mechanisms and Immunotherapy Prospects for Methamphetamine Use Disorder  
                                                  Jennifer Lofits, VA Portland Health Care System/Oregon Health & Science University
 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Striatal Adenosine A2A Receptor Regulates Goal-Directed Behaviors, Impulsivity and Alcohol Seeking Behaviors
                                                   Doo-Sup Choi, Mayo Clinic
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Genetics of Alcohol Use Disorders: Focus on Alcohol Dehydrogenase Genes
                                                   John Nurnberger, Indiana University School of Medicine
 
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.               Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.             Predicting Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Admission Severity and High-Risk Behaviors After Discharge With Delay Discounting
                                                Jeffrey Wilson, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.             Impulsivity: What Is It and Where Is It Coming From?
                                                   Jon-Kar Zubieta, University of Utah

 
11:30 a.m.                                  Conference Concludes

 
The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Hotel Park City in Park City, Utah.  
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Secure your hotel room by visiting the PRS hotel room block link online or by contacting the Hotel Park City at 435-940-5010. Make sure you identify yourself as part of the PRS block to get the reduced suite rate of $309 per night.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS
PRS is proud to offer travel discounts for meeting attendees.  For additional information on discounts on flights from Delta and United, as well as a discount on Lyft, 
click here.