Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds 2014 Conference

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Discovery to Recovery: A Path to HEalth Minds

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

A mental health conference for caregivers, family members, those living with mental illness, mental health organizations and professionals, providing cutting-edge information on early intervention, relapse prevention and recovery.

Highlights include…

  • A special keynote presentation by Keith O’Neil, former NFL Player and Superbowl Champion talking about Living a Productive Life with Bipolar Disorder
  • An interactive panel discussion on family resilience
  • Expert presentations on the latest treatments by leading scientists in small group discussions on disorders including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD and schizophrenia
  • A networking luncheon—an opportunity to participate in a day of discovery!


  • $75 - Early Bird Special! Save $25 if you register by August 15
  • $100 - General Ticket Price (register by September 16)
  • $150 for 2 - Register with a friend ANYTIME (two tickets for $150 total)
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Nearby Airports: 

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport
  • Dulles International Airport
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Keynote Speaker:

Keith O'Neil
Former NFL Player & Superbowl Champion
President & Founder, 4th and Forever Foundation
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Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
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8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Family Resilience: Living with Mental Illness
Moderator: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Panelists: Research Leaders & Foundation Scientific Council Members

  • WILLIAM T. CARPENTER, JR., M.D. - Read Bio
    Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
  • J. RAYMOND DEPAULO, JR., M.D. - Read Bio
    Professor, Chairman & Director, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • DANIEL S. PINE, M.D. - Read Bio
    Chief, Child & Adolescent Research, Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • ROBERT M. POST, M.D. - Read Bio
    Head, Bipolar Collabrorative Network
    Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • JOSEPH B. RAYMAN, PH.D. - Read Bio
    Associate Research Scientist
    Dept. of Neuroscience, Laboratory of Nobel Prizewinner Eric Kandel
    Columbia University

10:45 a.m. - Small Group Sessions: (select one of 5 concurrent sessions)

  • SESSION 1 - Understanding & Treating Patients with Bipolar Disorder
    Robert M. Post, M.D.
  • SESSION 2 - Child & Adolescent Anxiety: Integrating Developmental Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
    Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
  • SESSION 3 - Depression: What We Know Matters but What We Need to Know is Critical
    J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.
  • SESSION 4 - A Molecular Understanding of the Role of Genes and Environment in PTSD
    Joseph B. Rayman, Ph.D.
  • SESSION 5 - Early Detection and Intervention: Altering the Course of Schizophrenia
    William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D.

12:00 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Living a Productive Live with Bipolar Disorder by Keith O'Neil

12:45 p.m. - Discovery Luncheon



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