The work of the Chapters is very important, providing local opportunities for members to:
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Chapter Name: Asociación Argentina Trastornos del Humor (ASATHU): Argentine Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chapter Name: Australasian Society for Bipolar & Depressive Disorders, Ltd. (ASBDD)
Chapter Location: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Professor Chris Davey, Chairperson
Dr. Katie Douglas, Deputy Chairperson
Professor Philip Mitchell AM, Honorary Treasurer
Dr. Michael Theodoros, Honorary Secretary
Assoc. Professor Olivia Dean, Immediate Past Chairperson
Professor Michael Berk
Professor Malcolm Hopwood
Dr. Maree Inder
Assoc. Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
Dr. Jon-Paul Khoo
Prof. Emeritus John Tiller
Dr. Jennifer Nicholas
The purpose of the Society is to become the Australasian forum, and an internationally recognized forum, to foster ongoing collaboration, education, research and advances in the treatment of all aspects of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. The Society is open to the entire spectrum of mental health professionals including basic and clinical researchers, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers, students, trainees, interested lay groups and individuals. ASBDD is affiliated with ISBD.
Chapter Name: Austrian Association of Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Kenneth Thau, President
Michael Pusch, Treasurer
Gregor Razumovsky, Secretary
The association, whose activities are not for profit, aims to distribute and publish scientific findings about bipolar disorders ("manic depressive illness"), to physicians, nurses, relatives, patients, and pharmaceutical companies in the form of lectures, seminars, media relations and events and encourage scientific studies of new treatment strategies in bipolar disorder and collaboration and networking with other national and international companies with similar objectives, as well as the physicians, pharmacists, other professional occupations, industries, universities, agencies and bodies.
Chapter Name: Associacao Brasileira de Transtorno Bipolar (ABTB): Brazilian Society for Bipolar
Chapter Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna, President
Rodrigo Silva Dias, Vice President
Ives Cavalcante Passos, Treasurer
Fabiano Alves Gomes, Secretary
Chapter Name: Chilean Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Santiago, Chile
Dr. Ulises Rios, President
Dr. Alberto Aedo, Vice-president
Dra. Jimena Hermosilla, Secretary
Dr. Felipe Silva, Treasurer
Seeks to promote education in health professionals and the community about bipolar disorders, in order to favor early diagnosis, the best standard of care based on available evidence and combat stigma.
Chapter Name: ISBD China
Chapter Location: Beijing, China
Gang Wang, President
Yiru Fang, Vice President
Tiebang Liu, Vice President
Ling Zhang, Treasurer
Jun Chen, Secretary
The mission of the ISBD Chinese Chapter is to promote domestic and international cooperation in research, education, and clinical practice in bipolar disorders. By means of these cooperation, to improve the management of bipolar disorders.
Chapter Name: Asociación Colombiana de Trastornos del Animo (ACTA):Colombian Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Medellin, Colombia
Carlos Lopez-Jaramillo, President
Juan David Palacio, Vice President
Juan Fernando Cano, Treasurer
Andrea Otero Ospina, Secretary
Cesar Gonzalez Caro
The Mood Disorders Colombian Association, the official Colombian Chapter of the ISBD, has as a mission to encourage the development of psychiatry by promoting the study, teaching, difussion and research in mood disorders sciences; and will foster for the integral academical formation and practice of the professionals involved.
Chapter Name: ISBD Costa Rica
Chapter Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Francisco Jimenez, President
Karina Fallas, Vice President
Ida Solano, Secretary
Adrian Vargas, Treasurer
The mission of ISBD Costa Rica is to foster ongoing collaboration on education and research to advance the treatment of bipolar disorders and outcomes and quality of life for those living with bipolar disorder and their family members.
Chapter Name: The Ecuadorian Society of Bipolarity Section Quito
Chapter Location: Quito, Ecuador
Evelyn Salame, President
Viviana Villena, Vice President
Luis Riofrio, Treasurer
Hernán Flores, Secretary
The ECUADORIAN SOCIETY OF BIPOLARITY SECTION QUITO’s mission is to improve the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, promote the investigation and production scientific in the field of bipolar disorder oriented to benefit patients, families, and the general community.
Chapter Name: FACE-BD COHORT (FondaMental Advanced Center of Expertise for Bipolar Disorder)
Chapter Location: Paris, France
Marion Leboyer, President
Bruno Etain, Vice President
Maria Chovet, Secretary
Raoul Belzeaux, Treasurer
The Cohort FACE-BD was built under the auspices of the Fondation FondaMental to follow a large cohort of BD patients in order to better understand trajectories, predict outcomes, identify mechanisms and markers of stratification, follow up the impact of therapeutic strategies, new care organisation and associated costs. BD patients included, assessed, sampled and followed-up in this cohort are recruited in the 10 Expert centers for Bipolar Patients in France. They all share same assessment procedures, data bases and biobank. Today 3900 bipolar patients have been assessed, 2200 have been assessed at least twice, 1000 have given a biological sample and more than 60 papers published.
Chapter Name: ISBD Guatemala
Chapter Location: Guatemala
Roberto Martinez Porras, President
Byron Recinos del Cid, Vice President and Immediate Past President
Diego Asturias Fernandez, Treasurer
Ximena Soto, Secretary
Luis Hernandez Bocaletti, Secretary of Continuous Medical Education
Paula Mendez, Secretary of Outreach and Psychoeducation
To work on research, clinical care and outreach for divulging better knowledge of Bipolar Disorders having as an ultimate goal the improvement of the quality of life of people with bipolar disorders and awareness on general population.
Chapter Name: Society for Advancement of Bipolar Affective Disorder (SABAD)
Chapter Location: Hong Kong
Chun Lam, President
Billy Sai-On Law, Secretary
Queenie Chin Pui-Man, Treasurer
The objectives of the Society include:
Chapter Name: ISBD Iran
Chapter Location: Tehran, Iran
Chapter Name: Italian Association for Bipolar Disorder
Chapter Location: Milan, Italy
Giuseppe Maina, President
Paolo Brambilla, Treasurer
Andrea Fagiolini, Secretary
The association is non-political, non-denominational and non-profit-making. It exists for the exclusive pursuits of scientific objects of social benefit and excludes any commercial activities. Its purpose is to raise public awareness, to train medical and non-medical practitioners in the field of mental health, to support families of patients through education and information, and also to organize scientific studies and functions on topics related to Bipolar Disorders.
Chapter Name: Japanese Bipolar Sub-Committee of the Japanese Society for Mood Disorders
Chapter Location: Tokyo, Japan
Masaru Mimura, President
The goals of our society are to enhance research and clinical practice in the field of mood disorders and to distribute information on mood disorders to general practice physicians and medical professionals in other disciplines as well as to the general public.
Chapter Name: Capitulo Mexicano de la Sociedad Internacional de Trastornos Bipolares
Chapter Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Manuel Sanchez de Carmona, President
Omar Kawas, Vice President
Irma Corlay, Vice President
Daniela Morera, Membership Coordinator
Chapter Name: Dutch Foundation for Bipolar Disorders (KenBiS)
Chapter Location: Almelo, The Netherlands
Ralph Kupka, MD, PhD President
Ronald Vonk, MD, Treasurer
Rixt Riemersma, MD, Secretary
The aims of the foundation are to improve the care for patients with bipolar disorder and their families in the Netherlands; to gather, develop, and disseminate knowledge of bipolar disorders with regard to diagnosis and treatment, improving psychosocial functioning and wellbeing of patients, and to stimulate research on bipolar disorder.
Chapter Name: ISBD Norway
Chapter Location: Bergen, Norway
Chapter Name: ISBD Peru
Chapter Location: Lima, Peru
Chapter Name: Sociedade Portuguesa para a Doença Bipolar (PSBD):Portuguese Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Portugal
Chapter Name: ISBD Korea
Chapter Location: Seoul, South Korea
Heon-Jeong Lee, President
Tae Hyun Ha, Vice President
Se Joo Kim, Vice President
Sehyun Jeon, Secretary
Chapter Name: Swiss Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Bern, Switzerland
Gregor Hasler, President
Martin Preisig, Past-President
Waldemar Greil, Secretary
Thomas Muller, Treasurer
Scientific Advisory Board:
The association is focused on improvement of treatment of bipolar patients and support of information and research on the pathogenesis and treatment of this disorder.
Chapter Name: Taiwanese Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Chapter Name: The Society for Bipolar Disorders (Turkey)
Chapter Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Sibel Cakir, President
Kursat Altinbas, Vice President
Devran Tan, Treasurer
Chapter Name: ISBD Venezuela
Chapter Location: Caracas, Venezuela
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