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April 10, 2003

 Don't Miss the 2003 NAMI Convention

Partnerships for Recovery:

Confronting the Mental Health Crisis in our Communities

June 28-July 1, 2003

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Don't miss your chance to register for NAMI's 2003 Annual Convention at the Super Saver rate! The deadline to register at this discounted rate is April 15, 2003.

The NAMI Convention is a wonderful opportunity to learn about new research, services and treatment that will benefit you and your family members.

In addition to the program tracks, a vital component of the program are the research sessions.  NAMI is working with leading researchers and clinicians to bring you research updates in five critical areas:

  • Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia
  • Brain Imaging:  Fulfilling the Promise
  • Early Intervention for Psychotic Disorders
  • New Research on Borderline Personality Disorder
  • New Research In Bipolar Disorder

Among the confirmed speakers for these cutting-edge presentations are Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH;  Charles Schulz, MD, University of Minnesota;  Michael Green, PhD, UCLA;  Richard Keefe, PhD, Duke University;  Nancy Andreasen, MD, University of Iowa;  Barbara Cornblatt, MD, Hillside Hospital;  Thomas McGlashan, MD, Yale;  Mary Zanarini, EdD, McLean Hospital;  Emil Coccaro, MD, University of Chicago;  Peter Weiden, MD, SUNY Brooklyn;  Robert Findling, MD, Case Western Reserve University;  William Lawson, MD, Howard University; Carol Tamminga, MD, University of Texas;  Husseini Manji, MD, NIMH;  Shirley Marks, MD, Black Psychiatrists AssociationMany more of the nation's leading scientists will be appearing in these sessions and in the ever-popular ASK-THE-DOCTOR sessions.

Last Chance for Super Saver Rates!

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota with clinicians, researchers, and NAMI grassroots experts from all over the country.  For additional informationregarding NAMI's 2003 convention--including an outline of the program, confirmed speakers, and hotel and travel information--and to register on-line, visit the convention section of the NAMI Web site.

Minnesota in the summertime is beautiful!  An added benefit to the wonderful weather and memorable sightseeing opportunities is the fact that this convention is very affordable.  Special hotel rates ranging from only $79 to $122/night are available for NAMI members.

Check the program schedule on-line before booking your hotel and travel.  If you plan to attend the research sessions on Tuesday and the award dinner Tuesday night, be sure to book your hotel for Tuesday night, July 1st, and your flight home for Wednesday, July 2nd.

(Already registered?  Thank you!  Be sure to tell your friends to register soon!)