Thursday, June 5, 2008

June 13-16: NAMI National Convention In Orlando

Who: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

When: June 13-16, 2008

Where: Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL

9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: (407) 996-9840

Why: Get the latest news on scientific research, innovative mental health programs, problems in the healthcare system, and human interest stories. Cover veterans, children and multicultural issues and hopes for recovery for all people living with PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.

Full Schedule:

Vip Speakers And Honorees

- Jane Pauley, TV journalist
- Thomas Insel, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health
- Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Florida Speakers And Programs

Topics for state and local stories:

- Judge Steven Leifman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
- Judge Mark Speiser, 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Broward County
- Louis de la Parte, Department of Aging & Mental Health, Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of Southern Florida
- VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8), Bay Pines
- Polytrauma Center, VA Medical Center, Tampa
- Florida Partners in Crisis, Orlando
- Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Organization, St. Petersburg
- GEO Care, Miami
- Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center, Indiantown
- South Florida Treatment and Evaluation Center, Miami
- Vincent House, Pinellas Park
- Aspire Behavioral Health, Inc., Osceola

Ask-The-Doctor Sessions On:

- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Depression
- Medications
- Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Schizophrenia
- Kids Get to Ask the Doctor

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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