Genetics in Mental Health Conference

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 MIND's sister organization, IDRAAC, in collaboration with the St Georges Hospital University Medical Center, the University of Balamand and the Lebanese Psychiatric Society, organized a conference on Genetics in Mental Health on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Batlouni Auditorium (facing the St Georges Hospital University Medical Center-Ashrafieh) with Professor Thomas Schulze, Director of the Institute of Psychiatric Phenomics and Genomics University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany, President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) and Secretary for Scientific Sections, World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

The conference was attended by more than 200 attendees from different backgrounds and specialties and included presentations from Professor Schulze as well as Professor Rose-Mary Boustany (American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon), Professor Michael Pluess (Queen Mary University, London- UK) and Professor Elie Karam, Adult Psychiatrist at MIND (IDRAAC, St Georges Hospital University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Lebanon) regarding their research and contributions in the field of genetics in mental health. Professor Sami Richa (St Joseph Univeristy, Hotel Dieu de France, Lebanon), President of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society, moderated the discussion.

In addition, prior to the conference, a roundtable on Biobanking was organized with professionals working on genetic research in Lebanon from different universities where they discussed the latest advances in genetics in Lebanon and the ethical considerations of research in this area.

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