The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will present cutting-edge information on early intervention, relapse prevention and recovery at Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds. The mental health conference for caregivers, family members, people living with mental illness, and mental health professionals takes place Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation raises money to fund cutting-edge research for the understanding, early detection, treatment, prevention and cure of mental illness.
The conference begins with a panel discussion featuring leading experts on Family Resilience: Living with Mental Illness, followed by small group sessions on Child and Adolescent Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD and Schizophrenia. It concludes with a luncheon, featuring a keynote presentation Living a Productive Life by former football player Keith O’Neil, who played in the NFL with undiagnosed bipolar disorder; he is president and founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for mental health research.
The event begins at 9 a.m. with Family Resilience: Living with Mental illness, a panel discussion moderated by Foundation President Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. Panelists include William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center; J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D., Professor, Chairman and Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Daniel S. Pine, M.D., Chief, Child & Adolescent Research, Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health; Robert M. Post, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine; and Joseph B. Rayman, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Department of Neuroscience, Laboratory of Nobel Prizewinner Eric Kandel, M.D., at Columbia University.
At 10:45 a.m., attendees will participate in one of the following small group sessions: Child & Adolescent Anxiety Integrating Developmental Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience (Dr. Pine); Understanding and Treating Patients with Bipolar Disorder (Dr. Post); Depression: What We Know Matters, But What We Need To Know Is Critical (Dr. DePaulo); and Early Detection and Intervention: Altering the Course of Schizophrenia (Dr. Carpenter).
For more information or to register online, visit www.bbrfoundation.org/DC. The cost to attend, including admission to all sessions, educational materials, continental breakfast and lunch, is $75 per person before August 15, 2014; $100 per person after August 15, 2014; or $150 for two people.
EVENT: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds, a mental health conference for caregivers, family members, people living with mental illness, and mental health professionals.
DATE: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
TIME: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
REGISTER: www.bbrfoundation.org/DC or call 1-800-829-8289