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 Gut–Brain Axis.
Keynote Address: Sheena Josselyn (CA) – Making Memories in Mice