2015 Board of Councilors Election

The candidates listed below have been nominated to the ISBD Board of Councilors for a term of 2 years beginning in April 1 of 2015. Before casting your vote, please review personal "Statements of Intent" describing the qualifications/goals for each nominee and a CV for each nominee by clicking on the links below the candidate's name. 

Please click here to view a copy of the official 2015 Board of Councilors Ballot. You may complete and return the ballot via email to daversacd@upmc.edu or  via fax to +1 (412) 624-4484 no later than February 27th, 2015. You may also mail your ballot to the following address: International Society for Bipolar Disorders, PO Box 7168, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

ISBD Board of Councilors Nominees

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact ISBD at

Conference Slides 

Check out the slides on your favorite topic from the 2014 ISBD Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

ISBD Venezuela

Executive Committee: 

    Luis Madrid Peroza, President

    Pastor Oropeza, Vice-President

    Minerva Calderon, Treasurer

    Franca Caterina, Secretary

ISBD Korea

Updates: On Saturday, November 8, 2014 ISBD Korea held their annual meeting in Seoul.  

Click here to read the program summary.  

ISBD Korea November 2014

Website:  www.facebook.com/isbdkorea

Executive Committee: 

    Hyun Sang Cho, President

    Eun Jung Joo, Vice-President

    Jong Woo Kim, Vice-President

    Jung Eun Choi, Treasurer

    Se Joo Kim, Secretary 

Upcoming Meetings: 

November 8, 2014 in Seoul.  For details contact isbdkorea01@gmail.com 

ISBD 2014:

The 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders was held in Seoul, South Korea in conjunction with the South Korean Chapter of the ISBD.  The meeting featured eight keynote talks, 32 submitted symposia, seven early morning brainstorming sessions, 12 oral communications, three pre-conference courses, two pre-conference regional satellites (including the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder, East Asian Bipolar Forum, Southeast Asia and South Asia Bipolar Forum, the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a Latin American presentation), and an advocacy program, including a session in Korean language for local delegates.  The meeting also featured the ISBD Samuel Gershon Awards, an Art Exhibit, and an outstanding opening ceremony with a local Korean percussion ensemble.  

Gershon award winners 2

Art exhibit


Drum performance


ISBD Turkey

The Society for Bipolar Disorders (Turkey)

Website: www.bipolarturkiye.org

Executive Committee: 

    Omer Aydemir, President

    Aysegul Ozerdem, Vice-President

    Kaan Kora, Treasurer

    Timucin Oral, Secretary