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Date(s) - 02/03/2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Baycrest - Classroom ABC


Neuroimaging in Mental Illness: Toward Risk Mechanisms, Dissection of Heterogeneity, and Therapeutic Innovation

Aristotle Voineskos, MD, PhD

, Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition
Koerner Scientist and Head
, Kimel Famiy Imaging-Genetics Lab

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Assistant Professor, 
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto

Presentation Abstract:

Newer approaches of acquiring and analyzing neuroimaging data continue to emerge. In that context incorporating complementary strategies from genomics and gene expression data with neuroimaging measures in the same individuals can serve to help answer questions about the biological underpinnings of mental illness. Heterogeneity is often an obstacle in the quest to uncover biological correlates of disease, but there are approaches that can utilize heterogeneity advantageously. In addition, treatment discovery and understanding treatment mechanisms are critically important priorities for the field of mental illness. Neuroimaging can play a key role in advancing our understanding of treatment mechanisms and accelerate therapeutic innovation. This talk will address these important topics of enquiry in mental illness research from a neuroimaging perspective.

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