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Message from the Editor
Hello everyone,
In this issue of our newsletter, we are pleased to announce the theme of our meeting in New York May 10-12, 2018: "Biomarkers, Biomodels and Psychiatric Disorders.” SOBP President Carol Tamminga, and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, Lori McMahon, chose this theme in order to use SOBP and the annual meeting to critically review and formulate emerging brain biomodels. With the rapid advances in technology particularly in the past decade, the field of neuroscience has never been richer, our understanding for the brain never fuller, and yet we continue to struggle to apply these technologies and emerging models to molecular neuropathophysiology, psychiatric disease definition and novel treatment development and response prediction. 

2018 SOBP Annual Meeting - Theme Update

Society of Biological Psychiatry
73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
May 10-12, 2018

Hilton Midtown New York
New York, New York


The National Institutes of Health Biomarkers Definitions Working Group in 1998 defined a biomarker as “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention.” The theme of the SOBP 2018 Annual Meeting intends to bring attendees up-to-date on research in the area of biomarkers and the use of biomodels to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying and contributing to psychiatric disease.

Don’t forget the symposia overall submissions deadline is October 13 th !
Biological Psychiatry Update
Inaugural Education Editor

Biological Psychiatry is pleased to welcome David A. Ross, M.D., Ph.D., who joins the team as the Journal's first Education Editor. Dr. Ross will primarily focus on the publication of "Clinical Commentaries". This new educational series of brief articles is intended for a more clinically-focused audience than traditional journal articles, and is produced in collaboration with the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI). Dr. Ross, as co-chair of the NNCI, has been managing this clinical commentary initiative since its launch in fall 2016. 

New Clinical Commentaries Webpage

Check out the latest clinical commentaries from Biological Psychiatry .   To access this new page, click here.
New Members
Welcome the following new members to the Society since the last SOBP Newsletter.

Join SOBP Now
Membership has its benefits! Please plan to submit your application now in time to gain these benefits.  To apply for SOBP Membership, please click here.
Benefits of membership include:

  • Biological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 6th out of 142 Psychiatry titles and 10th out of 258 Neurosciences titles in the 2016 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters. The 2016 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 11.412. Biological Psychiatry is also the third-ranked psychiatry journal according to Google Scholar (June 2016).
  • Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP:CNNI)  This new online journal focuses on fundamental advances occurring in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.
  • Sponsor and submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting.
  • Waived abstract fees for members
  • Discounted registration fees for the annual meeting in New York, May 10-12, 2018
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities 
  • Membership Directory –Connect with your colleagues using the on-line membership directory
  • Quarterly newsletter – Keep informed on all the news and updates from the Society
  • Job Center – Post your resume, post a job opening, or look for other professional opportunities
  • Career Development Resources – links to scientific, funding and career development resources

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Other Meetings of Interest

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Berlin, Germany

October 13-17, 2017
Orlando, FL

December 3-7, 2017
Palm Springs, California

May 28 - June 1, 2018
Miami, Florida

June 16-18, 2018
Vienna, Austria
  Society of Biological Psychiatry Newsletter Editorial Staff 

Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, Editor

Editorial Board
Helen Mayberg, MD
Alan H. Young, MD, PhD 
Caleb M. Adler, MD
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