2021 ISBD Global Annual Conference

Join us for a truly interactive virtual event!

Building on the success of this year’s virtual meeting, in 2021 the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) will be offering an interactive virtual conference with live presentations as part of an engaging and stimulating scientific program that will also include pre-recorded material that can be viewed at leisure.

The ISBD 2021 Global annual conference will be a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that will meet the needs of everyone around the world. The live program will be delivered online and across different time zones worldwide making it an event not to be missed.

We invite you to be part of this unique occasion that promises to be both highly informative and enjoyable.

Accessing the Virtual Conference 

The Virtual Conference Hall is now open to registered attendees.  Attendees can now access the pre-recorded sessions as well as the poster gallery in advance of the live meeting beginning on May 13th.  Registered attendees can click below and log in.  Not registered?  It’s not too late!  Click here to register.  

Scientific Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Anne Duffy, MD, Canada
Queen’s University School of Medicine

Prof Ralph Kupka, Netherlands
VU University Medical Center 


Staging Bipolar Disorder Is Both Possible and Clinically Useful?

Prof Ralph Kupka, the Netherlands (FOR)
Prof. Gin Malhi, Australia (AGAINST)

Moderated by Prof. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona

Smartphone-Based Treatment and Phenotyping in Bipolar Disorder – Needs Emphasized During the COVID Pandemic

Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, MD, DMSc

info exchange

World class platform for clinicians and scientists to present, discuss, and trade expertise in the most rapidly evolving area of psychiatry, mood disorders.  

Continuing Education

The maximum amount of CME hours available to physicians will be much higher as attendees can claim credit for all sessions viewed over the extended period of time the content is available to them.

live events

ISBD 2021 is the leading international mood disorders conference focusing on bipolar disorders, major depressive disorders and other common co-morbid psychiatric conditions.  The virtual event will include a number of live components over the course of the program dates to allow attendees the opportunity to ‘meet’ with the presenters as well as each other to ensure  the meeting is dynamic and interactive.


Join other international scientists and clinicians to be a part of this unique opportunity to share cutting edge findings and network with distinguished experts in the field.  ISBD will publish the conference abstracts in the online journal Bipolar Disorders as a supplement to the virtual event.

Join Us May 13-15, 2021