SESSION TITLE: The metastasis of inflammation and obesity to the brain: Implications for Disease Modeling and Novel Treatment Avenues in Mood Disorders
BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Roger McIntyre is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.
- Executive Director of the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation in Toronto, Canada.
- Director for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Professor and Nanshan Scholar at Guangzhou Medical University
- Adjunct Professor College of Medicine at Korea University
- Clinical Professor State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
- Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences University of California School of Medicine, Riverside, California, USA.
Dr. McIntyre is involved in multiple research endeavours which primarily aim to characterize the association between mood disorders, notably cognitive function and medical comorbidity. His works broadly aims to characterize the underlying causes of cognitive impairment in individuals with mood disorders and their impact on workplace functioning. This body of work has provided a platform for identifying novel molecular targets to treat and prevent mood disorders and accompanying cognitive impairment.
Dr. McIntyre is extensively involved in medical education. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and has been a recipient of the joint Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) / Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada.
Dr. McIntyre is a contributor to the Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines for Adults with Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. McIntyre is also a contributor to the CANMAT guidelines for the treatment of Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders. Dr. McIntyre has published more than 600 articles/manuscripts and has edited and/or co-edited several textbooks on mood disorders.
Dr. McIntyre completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University. He received his Psychiatry residency training and Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.