ISBD 2022  Annual Conference Announcement

During our 2021 Global Virtual Conference this past May we announced that we would host our next meeting in Chiba, Japan from 14-17 May 2022; however, when looking at the current trajectory of COVID-19 and its variants around the world, we have decided that we will host our premier educational event in a virtual format in 2022. We are taking this opportunity to rethink what is possible in an online format and look forward to sharing details regarding the dates and more on the format in due course. 
Best wishes,
Prof. Gin S. Malhi
President, ISBD
Chair, ISBD 2022 Steering Committee

Important Dates and Other Information

SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 10-12, 2022 for the 24th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. 

ISBD will begin accepting abstracts for the 2022 Conference soon.  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

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 24th Annual Conference.  We strongly encourage women to submit proposals, and we urge all of our colleagues to consider gender diversity when assembling submissions for ISBD 2022.  


Previous Conference Locations

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)
2021: Virtual Global Conference

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