Plenary Faculty

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:
PLENARY PANEL SESSION: “DEFINING MENTAL ILLNESS THROUGH GENETICS”
Jan Buitelaar- Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Bruce Cuthbert- Head, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
Steven Hyman- Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
Kenneth Kendler- Professor of Psychiatry, VCU Medical College
Michael Owen- Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurology,  MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics  and Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University
Myrna Weissman- Chief, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
PLENARY SESSION:  “NOVEL  USES OF iPS CELLS”
Kevin C. Eggan
-  Associate Professor, Harvard University, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Howard Hughes Medical Institute Harvard Stem Cell Institute
PLENARY SESSION:   “SUBSTANCE ABUSE GENETICS AND  THE NEUROSCIENCE OF ADDICTION”
Yasmin Hurd – Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Director of the MD/PhD Program, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
PLENARY PANEL SESSION: “PERSONAL AND CLINICAL GENOMICS: THE OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS”
Paul Appelbaum- Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Law; Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Atul Butte- Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Systems Medicine, Department of Pediatrics;  Associate Professor of Computer Science; Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Robert Green- Lecturer on Medicine, Division of Genetics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Associate Director for Research, Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
Cecile A. Janssens- Research Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Uta Francke- Professor, Pediatrics – Medical Genetics, Stanford University

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
PLENARY PANEL SESSION: “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?”
Mark Daly- Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
Peter Donnelly- Director, The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Thomas Insel– Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Eric Lander – Founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Patrick Sullivan- Distinguished Professor, Genetics, Psychiatry, & Epidemiology, University of North Carolina