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NAMI 2009 National Convention: "Creating a Healthy Future For Us All"

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 9

8:00am – 3:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am – 10:30am

A Celebration of the NAMI Movement
     President’s Speech
     Introduction of new board members       

The Outstanding NAMI Member, Outstanding State Organization, Outstanding Local Affiliate, and Consumer Council Exemplary State awards will be presented during this session.

10:45am – 12:00pm

Workshops Group Two


Duct Tape and WD 40:  A Parent’s Guide to the Mysteries of a Bipolar Child




Incarceration of Black Males:  The Effects of Untreated Bipolar, ADHD, and Impulse Control Disorders  




Collaborative Problem Solving




Dallas CIT in Action




Options for Your Recovery Toolbox




Courage in Crisis:  How to Survive a Violent Act of Family on Family




Public Policy & Practice Issues in Latino Mental Health:  State & National Efforts & Strategies for Creating Change




The NAMI – Red Flags Connection:  Ohio’s School-based Adolescent Mental Health Program




Supported Employment:  An Evidence-based Practice that Promotes Recovery




Supporting Returning Vets Affected by Trauma and Their Families in Finding Their Way




African American Faith-based Mental Health Education Initiative




Making the Most of Community Services:  Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment




NAMIPedia:  Adapt Your Web Site to Meet the Needs of Today’s High-tech Society




Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools and Youth Facilities




On Lok Model:   Comprehensive Community Support for Older Adults of Diverse Cultures




Staying on Your Medications:  A Perspective from Pharmacy


NAMI Provider Program


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Poster Session
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:45pm – 3:30pm

Ask-the-Doctor – Group One

  • Schizophrenia
    Stephen Marder, M.D., professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bipolar Disorder
    Descartes Li, M.D., director, Bipolar Disorder Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (invited)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
    Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV
  • PTSD, Anxiety and OCD
    Anand Pandya, M.D., president, NAMI National Board of Directors, Los Angeles, CA
3:45pm – 5:30pm

Ask-the-Doctor – Group Two

  • Schizoaffective
    Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., clinical assistant professor, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
  •  Depression
    Alan Schatzberg, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • Medications
    Ken Duckworth, M.D., medical director, NAMI National, Arlington, VA
  • Children and Adolescents
    Nicholas Weiss, M.D., clinical instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

5:30pm – 6:30pm NAMI Connection Support Group
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Closing Banquet

“House” and Media Honorees

The Distinguished Service and the Friend of the Family awards will be presented during the banquet.



contact Connie Schantz or (703) 524-7600

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