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 respected international experts with experience 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 Task Forces include:
- Diagnostic guidelines
- Reproductive health
- Suicide prevention
- Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder
- Big data
- Safety monitoring
- Standardization of terminology in clinical trials
- The developmental trajectory of bipolar disorder
Supporting ISBD’s commitment to producing accessible educational content, our member driven 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.
Task Forces work together to develop:
- Scientific guidelines
- Consensus papers
- Educational workshops
- Tip sheets
- Conference symposia
Are you a clinician or researcher interested in leading a new ISBD Task Force? Submit a proposal here.
Are you an Early to Mid-Career Member who is interested in contributing to a Task Force? Please email Mary Miller for more information.