ISBD 2021 GLOBAL Annual Conference

Join us for a truly interactive virtual event. 

Building on the success of this year's virtual meeting, in 2021 the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) will be offering an interactive virtual conference with live presentations as part of as engaging and stimulating scientific program that will also include pre-recorded material that can be viewed at leisure. 

The ISBD 2021 Global annual meeting will be a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that will meet the needs of everyone around the world. The live program will be delivered online and across different time zones worldwide making it an event not to be missed. 

We invite you to be part of this unique occasion that promises to be both highly informative and enjoyable. 


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ISBD’s annual meeting is the premier venue for clinicians, scientists, advocates, patients and caregivers to meet, present, and learn about new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. The conference offers an unparalleled platform for the top minds studying bipolar disorders to exchange ideas for the future.

The ISBD has long embraced inclusivity with respect to discipline and geography in our membership and in our meetings.  However, while the speakers and programs presented at our past meetings have represented culturally diverse perspectives, we are still noticing a gender disparity.  The ISBD Women's Initiative is working to improve opportunities and representation for women within the Society and within the profession. 

To move towards achieving a true plurality of viewpoints, the Society will consider gender balance when assessing symposia submissions for the 23rd Annual Global Conference.  We strongly encourage women to submit proposals, and we urge all of our colleagues to consider gender diversity when assembling submissions for ISBD 2021.  

Previous Conferences

2004: Sydney, Australia
2005: Pittsburgh, PA
2006: Edinburgh, Scotland
2007: Pittsburgh, PA
2008: Delhi & Agra, India
2009: Pittsburgh, PA
2010: Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011: Pittsburgh, PA
2012: Istanbul, Turkey
2013: Miami Beach, FL
2014: Seoul, South Korea
2015: Toronto, Canada
2016: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017: Washington, D.C.
2018: Mexico City, Mexico
2019: Sydney, Australia
2020: Virtual Conference (Replaced Chicago, IL)

Important Dates

ISBD will begin accepting abstracts for the 2021 Global Conference in mid-October. Please check back for additional details in the coming weeks.   If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to receive updates regarding submissions and the conference, please email Mary Miller at




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