The Center's Annual Conference
on Precision Psychiatry

The Center for Precision Psychiatry hosts an annual conference every autumn. This conference, hosted by the Center, the Mass General Department of Psychiatry, and the Psychiatry Academy, has already begun to become a leading venue for showcasing advances in the application of precision medicine approaches to psychiatric research and clinical practice. Our inaugural conference in 2021 drew more than 1,400 registrants from around the globe. 

Our second conference, "Innovation to Implementation", will be held virtually on November 2nd and 3rd, 2022. 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 
  • Ethics and equity

Our Second Annual Conference

2022 Speakers

Thomas Insel, MD - Keynote Day One
Author of Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health; Former NIMH Director

Kelsey Martin, PhD - Keynote Day Two
Director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI); Professor of Biological Chemistry Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Jehannine Austin, PhD, MSc
Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia; Executive Director, BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute

Jennifer Barnett, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Monument Therapeutics; Chief Scientific Officer, Five Lives; Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Chad Bousman, PhD
CEO/Founder, Sequence2Script Inc.; Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Columbia University; Precision Medicine Resource Leader, Irving Institute; Medical Director, Columbia Genetic Counseling Graduate Program; Associate Director for Education, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics

Lea Davis, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Informatic, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Laura Germine, PhD
Director of Brain and Cognitive Health Technology, McLean Hospital; Co-director of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; President and Director, The Many Brains Project

Stephen Haggarty, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director of the MGH Chemical Neurobiology Laboratory at the Center for Genomic Medicine

Oliver Harrison, MA, MPH
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Koa Health; Independent Expert Bank, Wellcome Trust; Roster of Experts- Digital Health, World Health Organization

Yasmin Hurd, PhD
Director of the Addiction Institute, Mount Sinai; Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Scott Kollins, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Holmusk; Strategic Advisor for Digital Health Solutions, Duke Clinical Research Institute

David Olson, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer and Head of the Scientific Advisory Board, Delix Therapeutics; Associate Professor, University of California Davis

Anthony Philippakis, MD, PhD
Chief Data Officer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Venture Partner, GV

Katherine Scangos, MD, PhD
Medical Director at Neumora; Co-Director TMS and Neuromodulation Program at University of California San Francisco

Nigam Shah, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University School of Medicine

Morgan Sheng, PhD
Core Institute Member and Co-Director of Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


Past Conferences

2021: First Annual Conference

Our first Annual Conference, "The Promise of Precision Predication, Prevention, and Treatment in Mental Health", was held virtually on September 30th and October 1st, 2021. The Conference was held in partnership with the Mass General Department of Psychiatry and the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit in the Mass General Center for Genomic Medicine. The Conference featured a Keynote address from Dr. Joshua Gordon, and an opening plenary from Dr. Joshua Denny.