Behavioral Health Experts, Patients & Families Gather Virtually for Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services Conference
The fourth biennial Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS) conference, held virtually, addressed the theme “Untangling Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Comorbidity, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment.”
The CABS conference presents current research and clinical knowledge about the treatment of bipolar disorder and comorbid conditions to professionals, patients, and families, and is organized by Boris Birmaher, MD (Professor of Psychiatry, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease, and Director, CABS) and Rasim Diler, MD (Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Inpatient CABS; and Co-director, CABS).
Following a welcome and introduction, the conference was opened by a young adult living with bipolar disorder, followed by a keynote presentation from Dr. Birmaher: What We Have Learned After 20 Years of Studying Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
The conference’s rich program featured presentations from speakers including members of the Department of Psychiatry:
- Rasim Diler, MD: Differential Diagnosis in Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
- Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry): Psychiatric Comorbidities and Predicting Bipolar Disorder in At-Risk Youth
- Tina Goldstein, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology): Psychosocial Management of Comorbid Conditions in Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
- Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry): Medication Management of Comorbid Conditions in Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders