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Upcoming Advocacy Activities

The International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD) is committed to promoting awareness and education on bipolar disorders among mental health professionals worldwide. As a step toward meeting this goal in the global community, the ISBD will offer psychiatric trainees a complimentary one-year membership* for 2010 in the Society in order to enhance knowledge of bipolar disorder among this group, narrow the gap between bipolar research and clinical practice, and ultimately to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with bipolar disorder.

These supported memberships are open to psychiatric residents, postgraduate students and junior faculty up to the Assistant Professor or equivalent level with less than five years as faculty in their career trajectory. ISBD is seeking candidates who show potential to contribute to the Society, its mission and goals beyond the scope of sponsorship as demonstrated by submission of a membership application along with any of the supporting materials listed in the “Instructions” section below.

s part of the membership, awardees will receive:

  • a one-year subscription in hardcopy and online to the journal Bipolar Disorders: An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences (eight issues per year plus supplements)
  • one-year e-mail subscription to the ISBD Global , the Society’s quarterly newsletter
  • access to ISBD online services for members (i.e. membership directory)

he ISBD also offers all trainees an opportunity to apply for other awards, including the Samuel Gershon Awards for Junior Investigators for original research submissions and an ISBD Research Fellowship Award.

In keeping with the Society’s expanded mission to assist trainees in underserved countries, we will seek to support 70% of trainees from developing countries. All applications will be considered on a first come - first served basis.

To apply, visit the ISBD website and submit the following application materials online, in English.

  • A completed application form, including name, title, current position (i.e. resident, fellow, etc), mailing address, and email;
  • Any one of the following
    • Name of the ISBD member who referred you, or
    • A reference to your published work in the area of mood disorders, or
    • A brief statement indicating your interest in the Society/Journal, or
    • A CV indicating an interest in mood disorders, especially in bipolar disorder (This may be demonstrated in the CV by presentation at a national/international meeting – either oral or poster, conducting research or working in a research program on mood disorders, attachment to a clinical or educational program concerned with mood disorders), or
    • A letter of recommendation from a mentor/advisor

About the ISBD:The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) is highly respected for its commitment to improving the lives of patients with bipolar disorders through the dissemination of research at International Conferences and through its growing chapter membership. Please feel free to contact the Society with any questions regarding this or other ISBD programs by sending an email directly to

*Annual membership is based on the calendar year, January 1st to December 31st

These awards are made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.