Event Details

Join experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a workshop on treatment-resistant depression and the neurobiology of suicide.




Agenda

An Update on the Research and Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression

Speaker: Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.

  • To understand the causes of treatment-resistant depression.
  • To become familiar with research on treatment-resistant depression, particularly with ketamine and other glutamatergic modulators.
  • To understand research on biomarkers of treatment response.

An Update on the Neurobiology of Suicide

Speaker: Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D.

  • Provide an overview of recent research on the neurobiology and epidemiology of suicide
  • Present research on potential interventions with rapid impact on suicidal thoughts

Major Depression: A Brain and Systemic Illness

Speaker: Bashkim Kadriu, M.D.

  • Provide an overview of recent research on the neurobiology and epidemiology of suicide
  • Present research on potential interventions with rapid impact on suicidal thoughts

Use of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Remediate Depression

Speaker: Bruce Luber, Ph.D.

  • To present our ongoing research using both non-convulsive and convulsive brain stimulation to modulate targeted brain networks involved with treatment-resistant depression.

Ketamine: A Novel Agent for Treatment Resistant Depression

Speaker: Elia Acevedo, MD

  • Provide an overview of ketamine research and its promising results as a fast-acting antidepressant
  • To understand potential safety concerns and side effects associated with the use of ketamine for the treatment of depression




This event will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Continuing Education Credits: 4 Category I CEU credits are available for social workers licensed in Maryland at no cost. Other professionals can submit the Certificate of Attendance to the appropriate board for approval. CEUs can only be offered if you attend the in-person workshop.

  • When: Thu Dec. 6
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Address: 45 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD,US 20894

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