International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG)
The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) is a worldwide collaboration of professionals with interest in the field of psychiatric genetics. This organization is committed to education and collaboration with high scientific and ethical standards. Part of the mission of the Society is to promote educational programs about the latest findings in mental health research, to effectively disseminate them worldwide, and to expedite the publication of new research.
The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is the primary worldwide organization dedicated to:
• Facilitating research in the genetics of psychiatric disorders (including substance use disorders) and allied traits.
• Promoting education in psychiatric genetics, both for the scientific community and for the lay public.
• Guiding early career researchers interested in the field of psychiatric genetics.
• Encouraging communication and collaboration between researchers in this area.
• Striving for the highest scientific and ethical standards in research and clinical practice.
• Paving the way to alleviate suffering due to psychiatric disorders.
To be perceived as the premier, inclusive psychiatric genetics society that promotes the rigorous, empirical biomedical model of psychiatric disorders. ISPG will have members and content in its meetings from all areas of psychiatric genetics, which are considered to include:
• Brain Biology
• Behavioral Sciences
• Statistical Analysis
• Developmental Biology
• Psychiatric Phenotyping
• Genetics of Common Diseases
• Clinical Biomarkers
• Biobankings/Data Bankings
• Ethical, Legal, Social Issues
• New Genomics Technologies
• Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders
• New Therapeutics