NIMH Participation in the NAMI-NYS Education Conference
The 2014 NAMI-NYS Education Conference-United We Stand: Shaping Our Future will continue the tradition of featuring significant participation from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH).
Friday will feature an update on the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode (RAISE) study,which is a milestone in fundamentally changing the trajectory and prognosis of schizophrenia. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Delbert Robinson, one of the researchers on the team which developed the RAISE Early Treatment Program, a research study which was conducted in community clinics across the United States.
Saturday, will feature Dr. Lisa Dixon, Director of the Center for Practice Innovations, who led the other RAISE research team. She will detail how innovative programs such as OnTrackNY emerged from the RAISE study. Also on Saturday, Dr. Dwight Dickenson of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of NIMH will be leading a workshop detailing his work on schizophrenia.
A phrase often heard at NAMI-NYS is that "research is our hope for the future." NIMH is on the forefront of psychiatric research but they cannot do it alone, this is why we are again including a session on "The Importance of Participating in NIMH Clinical Trials." The session will allow participants to understand the benefits of research participation and the unique role that plays in our quest for understanding and improving care for psychiatric diseases.
REGISTER TODAY as "early bird rates end this week. You can also register via the phone by calling 518-462-2000.