Events Calendar

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The ISBD has launched a series of webinars which will span topics of interest to the entire ISBD membership, generally categorized by career development, scientific inquiry and debate, and advocacy.  All webinars will be posted as a member benefit in our Member Zone, however we are pleased to offer a sample webinar to non-members.  If you would like to share the link to the sample webinar with your colleagues, please use .  Additionally, there is a link below to a 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.  

Below is a list of our upcoming webinars.  To register simply select the webinar of your choice and you will be linked to the registration page.  If you should have any questions please contact Christina Paternoster at  


NEW!   Management of Anxiety in Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Presented by Dr. Rif S. El-Mallakh



Creativity, Artistic Genius and Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona presents this webinar in honor of World Bipolar Day. There are both English and Spanish options below.




Harnessing the Potential of Community-based Participatory Research Approaches in Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Sheri Johnson present together.



Mythbusting Pediatric Bipolar Disorders: Treatment

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein and Dr. Eric Youngstrom present together.



Oxidative and Inflammatory Biomarkers as Targets for Novel Therapies

Prof. Michael Berk discusses novel therapies in bipolar disorder.



Biomarkers and Imaging in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein reviews the research to improve assessment and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder.



Mythbusting Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Reviewing the Research to Improve Assessment and Treatment

Dr. Eric Youngstrom reviews the research to improve assessment and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder.



Lithium, an Element of Distinction

Prof. Gin Malhi provides a succinct overview of lithium's emergence as a mood disorder.



The Clinical High-Risk Approach in Bipolar Disorder: Is Prevention an Attainable Goal?

Dr. Christoph Correll discusses the clinical high-risk approach in bipolar disorder.



A Report on Older-Age Bipolar Disorder from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Martha Sajatovic and Dr. Kenneth Shulman discuss the treatment of bipolar disorder in the older-age population.



Clinical Epidemiological Gender Differences in Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Rodrigo da Silva Dias discusses clinical epidemiology in bipolar disorder by gender differences.



Mixed Features Specifiers - Update From The ISBD Annual Meeting In Toronto

Dr. Mark Frye discusses updates presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the ISBD on mixed features specifiers.



An Anterior Limbic Model of Bipolar Disorder: Clues of Neuroimaging

Dr. Stephen Strakowski discusses one neurophysiological approach to understanding the brain-basis of bipolar disorder and some of the imaging strategies used to study bipolar disorder.



Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: How the Results of the ISBD Task Force on Suicide can Inform a Diagnosis-Specific Approach

Dr. Ayal Schaffer examines the current state of knowledge on suicide attempts and deaths in people with bipolar disorder.



Co-morbid Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Let's Deconstruct the Evidence

Dr. Benicio Frey discusses the link between Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.



Raising the bar for the Evidence in Evidence-based Guidelines

Dr. Michael Ostacher discusses the strengths and pitfalls of recent evidence-based guidelines and a strategy for interpreting them.



From Surviving to Thriving: DBSA's Call to Action for the Clinical and Research Communities

Allen Doederlein highlights the efforts of the community of people who have lived experience of a mood disorder, and the importance of thriving, through an overview of the DBSA and its mission and programming.



Postpartum Management of Bipolar Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Verinder Sharma discusses diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder during the postpartum period.



Bipolar Disorder and Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding Mechanisms from a Gender Perspective

Dr. Roger McIntyre reviews clinical implications of obesity/metabolic disturbance in bipolar disorder.



An Update on Adaptations of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for New Populations and Settings

Dr. Ellen Frank shares the ways in which Individual Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy has been adapted for use in various subgroups and clinical settings.



Grassroots Advocacy

Muffy Walker, co-founder and Chairman of the International Bipolar Foundation shows how a few moms sitting around a kitchen table took their passion to help others grappling with bipolar disorder and turned it into an international organization.



Exercise Treatment for Mood Disorders: A Neurobiological Rationale

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan shares that evidence has shown time and time again that exercise is health-promoting for the body and the mind.  



The Full Measure of Success: Better Assessment & Better Outcomes for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Eric Youngstrom presents the work of the ISBD Pediatric Task Force in a presentation titled "The Full Measure of Success: Better Assessment and Better Outcomes for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder".   



Bipolar Disorder in Late Life

Dr. Ken Shulman presents the work of the ISBD Older Adults Task Force in a presentation titled "Unique Features of Bipolar Disorders in Older Adults".   



Update on Biological and Treatment Findings among Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein presents the work of the ISBD Pediatric Task Force in a presentation titled "Update on biological and Treatment Findings Among Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder".



ISBD Transcultural Task Force Report

Prof. Ketil Oedegaard presents the work of the ISBD Transcultural Task Force in this presentation.  



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.



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.



Antidepressant use in Bipolar Disorder: The ISBD 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.



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.