Members of the BDRN team were pleased to present at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 13-15th May 2021. BDRN members Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith and Dr Katie Swaden Lewis, along with Dr Kate Saunders from the University of Oxford, all gave presentations during a symposium session titled Longitudinal Remote Mood Monitoring for Research and Self-Management: Data From the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Challenges and Opportunities. The session was chaired by BDRN’s Professor Lisa Jones and offered the opportunity to showcase the important data being provided by BDRN True Colours participants during the pandemic and to present results from the preliminary analyses. The symposium ended with a discussion, led by Lisa, on the future directions of electronic mood monitoring in the field of bipolar disorder research.
This was the first virtual ISBD conference BDRN members have attended and we were very impressed! The keynote lectures, symposium sessions and posters covered a wide range of important issues with fascinating new insights from researchers all around the world. It was a privilege to attend and present at the conference and we look forward to the next ISBD conference in 2022.