"Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds" Mental Health Conference, April 30, Los Angeles, An


"Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds"Mental Health Conference, April 30, Los Angeles, Announced by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation


WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT

WHAT: A conference featuring best-selling authorElyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D., expert-led panel and sessions on the latest advances in mental illness research, treatments and early intervention to improve the lives of the 1 in 4 people living with a mental illness.

WHO: Leading figures in mental health present to the public, families and patients living with a mental illness, caregivers, community leaders and mental health professionals.

Keynote: Elyn R. Saks, Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry, USC Gould School of Law; author of best-seller "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness" (an inspiring account of 30 years of living with schizophrenia).

Moderator:Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Acting President & CEO; Host, public television's "Healthy Minds"; and Editor-in-Chief, Psychiatric News.


  • Early Psychosis: Risk Factors, Prevention and Recovery, Rachel Loewy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia, Cameron S. Carter, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry & Psychology, University of California, Davis

  • How Genetic Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Inform Development of Therapies, Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neurology & Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens, Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Registration ($75-100 includes sessions, materials, breakfast, lunch): http://bbrfoundation.org/LAConference, 800-829-8289, events@bbrfoundation.org

WHERE: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, http://www.luxesunset.com, 310-476-6571.

About the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Foundation has invested nearly $300 million in NARSAD Grants to over 3,300 scientists worldwide since 1987, leading to thousands of scientific achievements to improve the lives of those with mental illness.

Also Upcoming!

To raise awareness of research, the Foundation offers the free, monthly "Meet the Scientist Webinars Series."Next webinar: "Research Discoveries in Schizophrenia," March 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT with Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Director and CEO, Lieber Institute for Brain Development and Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Webinar Registration Website

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
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