Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Director of the Centre for Depression & Suicide Studies, St. Michael’s Hospital, and a Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Krembil Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kennedy is the lead investigator for a large depression biomarker initiative, the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND). He has published extensively on new drug evaluation, neuroimaging and neurostimulation therapies, personality factors in depression, antidepressant effects on sexual function and treatment guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Kennedy is the founding chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and co-lead in Guidelines for MDD and Bipolar Disorder. He has published more than 400 peer reviewed publications and 11 books on depression and related topics.