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Friday, July 29 • 9:15am - 10:45am
How Phenomics and Genomics have Improved our Understanding of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRD)

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The new category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRD), a group of disorders with overlapping yet distinct phenotypic features, is consistent with new discoveries of cross-disorder genetic risk factors. We will present new genomic and phenomic findings in OCRD, including an update on Error Related Negativity as an endophenotype, novel findings from a study of copy number variants in OCD, and a genome-wide association study of hoarding traits in a large community-based sample of children and adolescents. We will discuss current gaps and future directions in research, including a recently NIMH funded five year grant that will greatly expand our knowledge about patients with OCRD.


Paul Arnold, MD

Dr. Arnold is the inaugural Director of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health & Education and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary. He holds the AIHS Translational Health Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. His medical and graduate training took place at the University of Toronto, and subsequent to this he was a faculty member at University of Toronto and the... Read More →

Christie Burton, PhD

Christie Burton, PhD is a research associate in the department of Psychiatry at the Hospital for Sick Children working with Drs. Russell Schachar and Paul Arnold (University of Calgary). She completed her doctorate in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Her research is focused on the uncovering the genomic and neurobiological underpinnings of of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders including... Read More →

Gregory Hanna, MD

Professor, University of Michigan
Dr. Hanna is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan and University of California, Los Angeles. He has conducted research on the genetics, neurobiology, phenomenology, and treatment of OCD and related disorders. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the IOCDF.

Michele Pato, MD

Dr. Michele Pato is Director of the Institute for Genomic Health and Professor Psychiatry-SUNY Downstate. Dr. Pato has led the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC) and Portuguese Island Collection Studies, with Carlos Pato, M.D., PhD, Dean at SUNY Downstate Medical school. She has co-led extensive population genetic studies in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder for over 24 years. She has also worked in numerous capacities for research... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Avenue Ballroom, 4th Floor

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