NAMI Convention Set for Washington, D.C.
Leading Experts, Families, & Consumers to Address
For Immediate Release: May 22, 2001
Contacts: Anne-Marie Chace 703-524-7600; Farrell Fitch 202-452-6500 ext. 11
Arlington, VA--The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses, will hold its 22nd annual convention July 11-15, 2001 in Washington, D.C.
More than 2500 NAMI leaders will come together to seek greater breakthroughs in scientific research; better evaluations, diagnoses and treatment of mental illnesses in children and adults, and ensuring access to necessary medicines and other treatment. Because the World Health Organization (WHO) is focused this year on the international dimensions of mental illness, the NAMI convention includes several important, multicultural perspectives. It will include speakers from Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
VIP speakers include:
Key plenary sessions will be devoted to "The Global Impact of Mental Illness" and "New Research Bringing Hope." Selected symposium, seminar, or workshop topics include:
The convention also includes Research Updates on schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety and personality disorders, mental illnesses in children and adolescents, medications, and "Ask the Doctor" sessions. It offers the latest information concerning mental illnesses and interview opportunities with medical and policy experts, consumers, and family members.
For the full convention agenda, please visit the convention page of NAMI's Web site at www.nami.org/convention/index.html or contact NAMI's Communications Department at 703-524-7600.
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