Task Forces

Task Forces

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders recognizes that there are many unanswered questions central to developing treatments and improving clinical care for those living with bipolar illness. One of ISBD’s earliest initiatives formed Task Forces, bringing together global contributors with expertise in specific areas to address current unmet needs in bipolar science. 

ISBD Task Forces have explored a wide range of topics over the years, including areas of scientific inquiry which do not always receive top research priority. 

Topics investigated by past Task Forces include:

  • Diagnostic guidelines
  • Reproductive health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder
  • Safety monitoring
  • Standardization of terminology in clinical trials

Supporting ISBD’s commitment to producing accessible educational content, our Task Forces translate their findings across a variety of media to deliver updates from the scientific community in a way that can be useful to clinicians, patients, and caregivers. 

Over ISBD’s history, our Task Forces have developed:

  • Scientific guidelines
  • Consensus papers
  • Educational workshops
  • Webinars
  • Tip sheets
  • Conference symposia

Are you a clinician or researcher interested in leading a new ISBD Task Force? Submit a proposal here.

Join Our Community

Join ISBD today to forge connections, share knowledge, and access updated resources.


Explore Member Benefits

Learn more about the career development, education, networking, and other opportunities that come with an ISBD membership.



The 19th Annual Conference will be held in Washington D.C.  Check out conference information & upcoming important dates.