Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds 2014 Conference

Discovery to Recovery: A Path to HEalth Minds

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available on 9/16/2014 at the Pavilion on the 2nd Floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trace Center.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building and 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
  • A second keynote will be presented by Congressman Tim Murphy, Ph.D., who will speak about the Helping Families in Mental Crisis Act, the bill he authored to focus programs and resources on psychiatric care for patients and families most in need of services
  • 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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MurphyCongressional Keynote Speaker:

Congressman Tim Murphy
Representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania
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Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
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7:30 a.m. - Speaker Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Keynote Presentation: Living a Productive Life with Bipolar Disorder by Keith O'Neil

9:40 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

11:00 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. - Congressional Keynote Presentation: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act by Dr. Timothy Murphy

12:45 p.m. - Networking Luncheon


Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available on 9/16/2014 at the Pavilion on the 2nd
Floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trace Center.

Donate to the event  Download Invitation