We are delighted to announce that the EBPS-CANBIND Workshop with the exciting theme of 'Behaviour to Biomarkers: Reverse Translation' will be held virtually on March 5th and 6th, 2021. Featuring special plenaries by Gustavo Turecki and Sheena Josselyn plus talks by a range of other eminent researchers in this field, it will be of significant interest to both preclinical and clinical researchers, from graduate students through to investigators.

Past event

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5 until 06 March 2021


Session 1: Strategies for Biomarker Discovery

Sidney Kennedy (CA) – Clinical Overview of Depression Biomarker Field Referencing CANBIND.

Gayle Wittenberg (CA) – Effects of Immunomodulatory Drugs on Anhedonia and Reward Circuitry.

Faranak Farzan (CA) – A Neuroengineering Lens into Treatment of Mental Health and Addiction.

Evdokia Anagnostou (CA) – Title to be determined.

Keynote Address: Gustavo Turekci (CA) – Multi-omic Approaches to Biomarker Discovery for Antidepressant Response

Session 2: Biomarkers of Addiction and Relapse

Christelle Baunez (FRA) – Very Low Frequency Oscillations in the Subthalamic Nucleus as a Predictive Marker of Vulnerability to Addiction.

Jennifer Bossert (US) – Reverse Translational Models of Drug Relapse: Behaviour, Pharmacology, Circuits, and Implications for Treatment.

Katie Garrison (US) – Neuroimaging and Biomarkers in Addiction Treatment.

Lee Hogarth (UK) – Human Drug Dependene Severity is Marked by Negative Affect Driven Drug Choice, but Not Habit Learning or Compulsivity

Session 3: Trainee Data Blitz 1

Session 4: Reverse Translation to Novel Therapeutics & Mechanisms of Action

Tim Bussey (Western, CA) – Bridging the Translational Divide in Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disease: Identical Cognitive Touchscreen Testing in Mice & Humans.

Caroline Menard (Cervo, CA) – Chronic Stress Induces Vascular Changes Leading to Depression vs Resilience: Opportunities for Novel Therapeutic Approaches and Biomarkers.

Markus Heilig (Linkoping, SE) – Maybe Some Things Do Translate? The Case of FAAH Inhibition to Potentiate Fear Extinction.

Session 5: Trainee Data Blitz 2

Session 6: Emerging Role of the Microbiome in Mental Health

John Cryan (Cork, IE) – Gut Feelings – Microbiome & Mental Health.

Mary Kimmel (North Carolina, US) – Stress Reactivity and the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Guide to Maternal-Child Mental Health.

Jonathon Swann (Imperial College London, UK) – The Application of Metabolomics to Study the Biochemical Language of the GutBrain Axis

Keynote Address: Sheena Josselyn (CA) – Making Memories in Mice

Event speakers

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Gustavo Turecki

Department of Psychiatry
McGill University

Multi-omic Approaches to Biomarker Discovery for Antidepressant Response

March 5, 2021 13:00 - 15:29

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Sheena Josselyn

Hospital for Sick Kids
University of Toronto

Making Memories in Mice

March 6, 2021 11:00 - 13:00

Event Location

Ontario Canada

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Organising committee members

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Jane Foster

Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University
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Mohammed Shoaib

United Kingdom