WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
WHAT: A conference featuring best-selling author Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D., expert-led panel and sessions on the latest advances in mental illness research, treatments and early intervention to improve the lives of the 1 in 4 people living with a mental illness.
WHO: Leading figures in mental health present to the public, families and patients living with a mental illness, caregivers, community leaders and mental health professionals.
Keynote: Elyn R. Saks, Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry, USC Gould School of Law; author of best-seller “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness” (an inspiring account of 30 years of living with schizophrenia).
Moderator: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Acting President & CEO; Host, public television’s “Healthy Minds”; and Editor-in-Chief, Psychiatric News.
- Early Psychosis: Risk Factors, Prevention and Recovery, Rachel Loewy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia, Cameron S. Carter, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry & Psychology, University of California, Davis
- How Genetic Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Inform Development of Therapies, Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neurology & Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens, Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
WHERE: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, http://www.luxesunset.com, 310-476-6571.
The Foundation has invested nearly $300 million in NARSAD Grants to over 3,300 scientists worldwide since 1987, leading to thousands of scientific achievements to improve the lives of those with mental illness.
To raise awareness of research, the Foundation offers the free, monthly “Meet the Scientist Webinars Series.” Next webinar: "Research Discoveries in Schizophrenia,” March 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT with Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Director and CEO, Lieber Institute for Brain Development and Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Webinar Registration Website