April 16, 2005

Narsad Symposium - April 17, DC

Latest Mental Illness Research Focus of Free Symposium
NARSAD DC to host second annual “Mission Possible” Scientific Symposium

Leading scientists in the field of mental health will present the latest results of their research into a variety of mental illnesses during the second annual D.C. scientific symposium, Mission Possible: An Afternoon with the Experts, Sunday, April 17.

Hosted by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), this free symposium will be held at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street, NW) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free (reservations required: 800-829-8289 and open to the general public.

Highlighting some of the latest research developments made possible by
NARSAD grants, the afternoon’s presentations will be moderated by Kay
Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine. Dr. Jamison is a published, best-selling author
and expert in mental illness whose unique perspective stems from her own struggles with bipolar disorder. Presenters include:

Affective Disorders
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Childhood & Adult Eating Disorders
Adelaide S. Robb, M.D.
George Washington University’s Children’s National Medical Center

Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

The symposium will follow NARSAD’s Mission Possible VIP Reception &
on Saturday, April 16, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. The VIP
Reception & Gala will raise funds for continued research into a wide
variety of brain disorders and is open to the public. To request an
invitation or for more information, contact NARSAD at 800-829-8289, or www.narsad.org.

NARSAD is the leading donor-supported organization funding brain and
behavior research worldwide. It is dedicated to funding important
scientific research on mental illness that will lead to better
and eventually cures. Since 1987, NARSAD has awarded $162 million to
scientists around the world, including Nobel Prize winners in Medicine.


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