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Presentations From the Seventh International Conference on Bipolar Disorder

Joseph R. Calabrese, MD (Chair); Valentim Gentil MD, PhD (Chair); and Terence A. Ketter, MD (Chair)

Review the clinical dimensions of the bipolar spectrum, find out how to distinguish bipolar symptoms from other comorbidities, and learn about the most effective treatments for your patients with this condition.

Supported by educational grants from Eli Lilly and Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc, and Pfizer Inc.

  • What Have We Learned About Bipolar Disorder From STEP-BD and Other Practical Trials?

    Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

  • Bipolar Disorder and Concurrent Psychiatric and Medical Disorders

    Valentim Gentil, MD, PhD

    Hospital das Clinicas and the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paolo, Brazil

  • Observational, Pragmatic, and Clinical Trials in Bipolar Disorder

    Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD

    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • Overview of Patient Care Issues and Treatment in Bipolar Spectrum and Bipolar II Disorder

    Joseph R. Calabrese, MD

    Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Practical Lessons From Effectiveness Trials of Care Management and Psychoeducation for Bipolar Disorder

    Gregory E. Simon, MD, MPH

    Group Health Studies, Seattle, Wash

  • The Bipolar Spectrum in Children and Adolescents: Developmental Issues

    Kiki D. Chang, MD

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif

  • Medical Monitoring in Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Review of Data

    Andrea Fagiolini, MD

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa

  • Defining the Bipolar Spectrum and Treating Bipolar II Disorder

    Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD

    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • Bipolar Disorder: Diagnostic Conundrums and Associated Comorbidities

    Allan H. Young, MD, PhD

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • The Role of Psychosocial Interventions in Bipolar II Disorder: What Do We Know?

    Holly A. Swartz, MD

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa

  • Medical Monitoring in Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Recommendations

    Edward S. Friedman, MD

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa