Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc. will be at 2011 National Conference Breakout & General Sessions

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

   
Perlis Personalized Medicine for Depression: Are We There Yet?
Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Klerman Award Winner
 
For the last few years, genetic research has been described as ‘on the verge’ of revolutionizing medicine, but genetic testing has yet to impact clinical practice in psychiatry. Dr. Perlis will emerging results in the genetics of mental health and treatment response from a clinical perspective. How soon will this information become useful to patients and families? What are the remaining challenges? And what’s taking so long, anyway?

Roy H. Perlis, MD MSc
Dr. Perlis is the Medical Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and Director of Pharmacogenomics Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. PerlisÂ’ clinical work and research is focused on difficult-to-treat or treatment resistant mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. Current research efforts include identifying predictors of treatment response and identifying and studying novel treatments for mood disorders.
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Perlis completed his residency, chief residency, and clinical/research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the faculty.

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