Glucocorticoids & Mood: Clinical Manifestations, Risk Factors & Molecular Mechanisms

Venue: San Diego Marriott Del Mar

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 20, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 21, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 20, 2008
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The UCSD Department of Psychiatry and The Diana Foundation would like to invite you to attend the Glucocorticoids and Mood: Clinical Manifestations, Risk Factors and Molecular Mechanisms symposium. We believe the time has come for a state-of-the-art scientific symposium focusing on the effects of glucocorticoids on mood and the mechanisms mediating these effects. The conference will encompass many aspects of the clinical effects of glucocorticoids in a variety of illnesses and in health, including molecular mechanisms, glucocorticoid resistance and sensitivity, glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms, and implications for therapy.
In light of the important clinical implications for treatment of a wide range of diseases with glucocorticoids and the potential serious side effects of depression and suicidality, it is timely that this subject be re-visited due to new research. The topics addressed will include a survey of clinical features of glucocorticoid treatment and molecular and genetic factors in glucocorticoid resistance and sensitivity. The topics will be of relevance to many medical specialties in which glucocorticoid therapy is widely used, including but not limited to, rheumatology, orthopedics, pain management, allergy/immunology and asthma.


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