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2008 NAMI Convention: Day Four Highlights

Monday, June 16

Jane Pauley at the NAMI Convention

Celebration and Learning

The final full day of the 2008 NAMI National Convention in Orlando, FL, began with eight symposia  covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • Unclaimed Children Revisited: Children's Mental Health in America
  • Covering the Uninsured
  • Supported Employment and Clubhouses
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Meeting the Needs of Older Adults
  • The VA at War

At the annual business meeting, in addition to welcoming new national board members, NAMI recognized the recipients of numerous awards including the Lionel Aldridge Award, Richard T. Greer Advocacy Award, Multicultural Outreach Award, Outstanding State Award and the Outstanding Local Affiliate Award.

The afternoon brought the ever-popular Ask-the-Doctor sessions, for direct question-and-answer time with expert physicians on eight different mental illnesses, as well as a final round of workshops.

In the evening, attendees gathered for the convention closing banquet, emceed by Dr. Ken Duckworth and Miss Orlando, Ashley Panaggio.  The Rona and Ken Purdy Award was given to Jane Pauley.  Outstanding Media Awards were also honored.

Thanks to all the presenters, volunteers, sponsors, staff, and—most of all—attendees who made this a convention to remember. We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco for the 2009 NAMI Convention, July 6-9.

Monday's Awards:

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Nelson Handal, M.D.

OUTSTANDING PSYCHOLOGIST AWARD

Bruce Graunke, Ph.D.

LIONEL ALDRIDGE AWARD

Jean Campbell, Ph.D.

RICHARD T. GREER ADVOCACY AWARD

Jane Novak

OUTSTANDING NAMI MEMBER

Jim and Carol Howe

OUTSTANDING STATE ORGANIZATION AWARD

NAMI Illinois

OUTSTANDING LOCAL AFFILIATE AWARD

NAMI New York City Metro and NAMI Mid-Carolina

MULTICULTURAL OUTREACH AWARD

Luisa Perez

RONA AND KEN PURDY AWARD TO END DISCRIMINATION

Jane Pauley

 

View photos of Monday’s activities


More daily coverage and photos:  June 13 |  June 14 |  June 15 |  June 16 

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