November 12, 2007

Los Angeles: Free Symposium on Psychiatric Disorders, Dec. 2, 2007

A new event co-sponsored by NARSAD and The Semel Institute at UCLA will be taking place on Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 1 to 5 p.m. at UCLA.

The symposium which is titled, New Directions and Future Trends in Psychiatric Disorders Research, will consist of the following five speakers and topics:

Topics and Keynote Speaker

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., (Author of An Unquiet Mind)
Johns Hopkins University

Early Symptoms and Prevention of Psychosis
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

How Thinking and Behavior Become Disorganized in Schizophrenia
Cameron Carter, M.D.
University of California, Davis

Why Do Alcoholism and Depression Often Go Together?
David Glahn, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

The moderator will be Tyrone Cannon, Ph.D., from the University of California, Los Angeles

The symposium is free to the public and offers CMS/BBE credits but requires ahead of time registration. On December 3, the day following the symposium, the fundraising 2007 Silver Ribbon Gala will be held. This event requires payment with registration. Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison and a few others will be presented with Silver Ribbon Awards at the Gala.

For more information on both events, including registration information, click here.


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