International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmcology Annual Meeting

 October 4-7, 2017



Featured Speakers

Anand Kumar, MD, MHA

Anand Kumar, MD, MHA

K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB

K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB

Conference Schedule

October 4, 2017

11 am - 5 pm Junior Investigator Awardee Training Day (By invitation only)

October 5, 2017

9 am - 11 am Panel: Suicide Rates, Treatment Models and Strategies for Older Adults with Depression and Increased Suicide Risk (Chairs: Brent Forester, MD and Dimitris Kiosses, PhD)

Suicide Prevention Intervention for Hospitalized Middle-Aged and Older Adults – Dimitris Kiosses, PhD (Cornell)

Reducing Depression and Suicide Risk By Integrating Brief Therapy into Senior Centers in NYC – Jo Anne Sirey, PhD (Cornell)

Prevalence of old depression and elderly suicide rates in Greece during crisis – Antonios Politis, MD (University of Athens)

Discussant: Brent Forester, MD, MSc

1 pm - 3 pm  Panel: Advancing Knowledge Around Mechanisms of and Treatment for Late Life Mental Illness: An update from the ICGP Junior Investigator Panel (Chairs: Shawn McClintock, PhD and Sara Weisenbach, PhD)

Examining Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis Functioning as a Mediator of the Relationship between Depression and Cognition Across the Adult Lifespan – Aimee Karstens, MA (UIC)

Intrinsic Brain Network Connectivity and Cognitive Functioning in Late Life Depression – Sara Weisenbach, PhD (University of Utah)

NCCR for Treatment Resistant Geriatric Depression: A Pilot Randomized, Double-Blind Trial – Sarah Shizuko Morimoto, PsyD (University of Utah)

Using Technology to Deliver Guided Self-Management Treatments in Older Adults – Christine Gould, PhD (Stanford University)

3:30 - 5 pm  Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: Dr. Anand Kumar

5 pm - 7 pm  Welcome Reception/ Poster Session

October 6, 2017

9 am - 11 am Panel: Translational research on etiopathogenesis of late-life cognitive impairment and depression: four different approaches toward the common goal (Chairs: Hochang Benjamin Lee, MD and Gwenn Smith, PhD)

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of neuroticism, depression and cognitive change- David Steffens, MD, MHS (University of Connecticut)

PET imaging of tau and neuroinflammation in dementia – John O’Brien, MD (Cambridge University)

Multi-Modality Imaging of Neurodegeneration in Late Life Cognitive Decline and Depression – Gwenn Smith, PhD (Johns Hopkins)

Cardiovascular surgery as an experimental model to test Vascular Depression Hypothesis and CATCH hypothesis – Hochang Benjamin Lee, MD (University of Rochester)

1 pm - 3 pm Panel: New Technologies for Phenotyping and Intervention in Aging and Mental Health (Chair: Ipsit Vahia)

Opportunities from Challenges – Olu Ajilore, MD, PhD (UIC)

eHealth Approaches to Behavioral Medicine - Jennifer Duffecy, PhD (UIC)

The Maturing of Technology Use in Geriatric Psychiatry - Ipsit Vahia, MD (McLean/Harvard Medical School)

Discussant: David Mohr, PhD (Northwestern University)

3:30 pm Presidential Lecture: Dr. K. Ranga Krishnan

October 7, 2017

9 am - 11 am Panel: Understanding the Role of Physical Health in the Course of Dementia (Chairs: Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos, PhD and Miriam Haaksma, MSc)

Latent classes of course in Alzheimer’s Disease show an optimistic prognosis for the majority of patients- Miriam Haaksma, MSc (Radboud University)

The influence of baseline and timevarying frailty and comorbidity on dementia disease course – Rene Melis, MD, PhD (Radboud University)

Trajectories of General Medical Health and Cognition in the Cache County Dementia Progression Study – Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos, PhD (Johns Hopkins)

Intensity of antihypertensive regimen and incident dementia in an older population – Edwin Tan, PhD (Monash University)


Registration for this event is FREE.

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