The ISBD will begin launching a series of webinars in the upcoming months.  These webinars will be span topics of interest to the entire ISBD membership, generally categorized by career development, scientific inquiry and debate, and advocacy.  While future webinars will be posted as a member benefit in our members zone, we are pleased to offer this career development webinar on Publishing, recorded live at our 10th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders, for the benefit of young investigators who may find the information useful in preparation of their manuscripts for publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. 

The Editor's Workshop

The "Editor's Workshop" was developed by the Editors of Bipolar Disorders (Dr. Samuel Gershon and Dr. Roy Chengappa) along with Prof. Gin Malhi, Field Editor, Bipolar Disorders and Editor of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

We hope you enjoy this educational video and look forward to developing new educational content for all our members.

ISBD Antidepressant Task Force Consensus Report

This educational webinar by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders was developed to share the treatment recommendations of the ISBD Antidepressant Task Force, which were published in a manuscript entitled "The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders" and which were also presented at the 10th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders (ICBD) in Miami in June of 2013.

ISBD Community Engagement Task Force Report

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches (where research is conducted in partnership with community stakeholders such as patients, family members, and clinicians) are now commonplace in many areas of health research. Community-engagement models are not, however, fully taken advantage of in the field of BD research. This represents a missed opportunity, in terms of moving BD research findings into action, addressing stigma, and optimising the quality and effectiveness of the research itself.

 The webinar will provide: 

  • an introduction to 'community-based participatory research' (CBPR) methods
  • a rationale for why it is worthwhile to engage more fully with communities in BD research
  • some concrete examples of how CBPR methods have been applied in BD psychosocial research in the context of the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in BD (CREST.BD) in Canada
  • some lessons learned and future directions


Cell Resilience in Bipolar Disorder


Cell resilience mechanisms are important to understand possible neurobiological basis of BD. The recent evidence of clinical progression of BD, such as a well-documented cognitive and functional decline and a limited response to treatment at late stages of BD, have raised interest in understanding progressive changes in neurobiology.

The objective of this webinar is to review recent evidence of possible cell resilience/vulnerability mechanisms involved in Bipolar Disorder. The webinar will provide:

  • An introduction to evidence that Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a progressive illness
  • Overview about main neurobiological routes associated with BD
  • Recent findings in cell resilience/vulnerability and BD : Perspectives and possible clinical implications: a staging model in BD
    • Stress markers/ cell death
    • DAMPS (Damage-associated Molecular Patterns)