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Saturday, July 1
Research, Recovery, and Celebration
The final full day of the 2006 NAMI Convention in
Following the plenary, attendees moved into the annual business meeting, this year themed as "A Celebration of the NAMI Movement." Here, NAMI welcomed its newest board members into office and honored outstanding leadership among the grassroots.
The afternoon brought the ever-popular Ask the Doctor sessions, for direct question-and-answer time with expert physicians on eleven different mental illness topics.
The first-ever Multicultural Strategic
Other highlights of the day included a special session with Kathryn Power, director of the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services about the progress of national efforts to transform
In the evening, NAMI filled the Washington Hilton ballroom for the Closing Banquet. The Outstanding Media Awards were presented to those in the news and creative media whose work in the past year addressed mental health with accuracy, balance, and compassion. Also, Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke and NAMI leader Ann Pincus were awarded for their outstanding contributions to the NAMI movement.
Thanks to all the presenters, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and—most of all—attendees who made this convention such a success. We look forward to welcoming you all to