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219th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Friday, September 19, 2008

Building 31C, 6th Floor
Conference Room 6
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

8:30–8:35 amCall to Order
Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Chairman
Director, NIMH
8:35–9:00 amDirector’s Report

Presenters: Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH


9:00 -10:00 amRetiring Council Members’ Comments

10:00-10:15 amBreak
10:15-11:00 amNIMH Council Workgroup on Research Training: Presentation of Recommendations

Presenters: Dilip Jeste, M.D.
Workgroup Chair
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging
Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Division
VA San Diego Healthcare System
University of California, San Diego

11:00-11:30 amIRP Blue Ribbon Panel – Discussion of the Panel’s Recommendations

Presenters: Solomon Synder, M.D., D.Sc.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


11:30 AM-12:00 pmDisparities in Mental Health Care & How to Ensure Fair Treatment

Presenters: Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research


12:00-12:20 pmConcept Clearance

Presenters: David Chambers, D. Phil.
Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch, Division of Services and Intervention Research
Leveraging Health Care Networks to Transform Effectiveness Research

David M. Panchision, Ph.D.
Chief, Developmental Neurobiology Program Molecular, Cellular & Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
Exploratory Studies of Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells from Healthy and Patient Populations



12:20-12:30 pmPublic Comments
12:30 pmAdjourn