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Beyond Molecular Biomarkers In Psychiatry: Advances In The Digital Age

Webinar | December 5, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Description

Virtual Forum: Beyond Molecular Biomarkers In Psychiatry: Advances In The Digital Age

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description:
While many medical fields utilize both subjective and objective measures in diagnosing patients and assessing treatment, psychiatry continues to rely mostly on clinical examination and patient recall, in part due to a lack of validated biomarkers. Many of the biomarkers investigated in psychiatry to date have been molecular biomarkers, but with the increasing adoption of digital technology in the mental health space, the potential for digital biomarkers in the diagnosis, assessment, and management of mental illness is growing.

In this Virtual Forum, Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD, and John Luo, MD, will review the need and potential for biomarkers in psychiatry, discuss molecular and digital biomarkers currently under investigation for use in the mental health setting, and consider opportunities and challenges in the use of digital biomarkers in psychiatry.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD
Featured Speaker

Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD, currently serves as a a Professor and the Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. For the past 25 years, Dr. El-Mallakh has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has authored or coauthored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and 2 books.

Dr. El-Mallakh received his MD from the University of Illinois.

John Luo, MD
Featured Speaker

John Luo, MD, currently serves as the PsychU Residents’ Corner Section Advisor. He is also a Health Sciences Clinical Professor and the Director Of The Residency Program for Psychiatry at the University Of California, Riverside, in addition to serving as the Interim Chief Medical Information Officer at UCR Health.

Dr. Luo received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Chip Meyer, PhD
Moderator

Chip Meyer, PhD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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