Register now for the 2nd Annual Conference on Precision Psychiatry: "Innovation to Implementation", hosted by the MGH Center for Precision Psychiatry in partnership with PNGU and the MGH Psychiatry Academy.
This year, our Keynote Speakers will be Dr. Kelsey Martin, Director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), and Dr. Thomas Insel, former Director of NIMH and author of Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health (Penguin Press, 2022).
The Conference is designed to cover a broad range of domains including: applications of AI & machine learning in psychiatry, genomics and other omics, precision therapeutics, risk stratification for suicide and other important outcomes, mHealth and digital technologies, implementation science, and ethics and equity.
For more information and to register for the Conference, visit https://mghcme.org/precision2022.
Save the date! The second annual Conference on Precision Psychiatry will be held on November 2nd and November 3rd, 2022 and will feature keynote speakers Kelsey Martin and Tom Insel. More details to come.
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