For Immediate Release, April 20, 2000
Contact: Chris Marshall
NAMI To Hold 21st Annual Convention In San Diego
NAMI's 2000 annual convention will be held Wednesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in sunny San Diego, California. This year's theme is "Turning Promise Into Practice" and, with a host of prominent and renowned speakers, our convention promises to be very informative and rewarding. Some of this year's speakers include: Floyd Bloom, M.D., Science Magazine; Lewis Judd, M.D., University of California, San Diego; Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D., University of North Carolina; Judith Cook, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago; Peter Jensen, M.D., Ruane Center; Peter Weiden, M.D., SUNY Brooklyn; Demitri Papolos, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Steven Goldfinger, M.D., SUNY Brooklyn.
In addition to plenaries, research updates, symposia, ask-the-doctor sessions, and hot topics (mini symposia), we will have a wide variety of workshops from the grassroots showcasing the innovation and energy of NAMI members and allies from all over the country. For a detailed preliminary program of daily convention events and speakers, visit the convention page of our Web site at: http://www.apollonian.com/nami_convention/.
If you haven't already registered for this year's convention, don't miss this opportunity! June is rapidly approaching and so is the "Early Bird" registration deadline (May 19, 2000). Our Web site (at the link above) will furnish you with a registration form enabling you to register on-line with a credit card or, if you prefer, you may print out the registration form and mail it with payment to: NAMI 2000 Convention, P.O. Box 79955, Baltimore, MD 21279-0955. You will also find information regarding hotel and travel reservations. We urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as the discounted NAMI convention rates are only available for a limited time.
We are very excited about this year's convention and look forward to seeing all of you in San Diego!