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Alliance for Research Progress - February 18, 2011 Meeting » Agenda

Meeting Agenda
Bethesda, Maryland

Charting a Course for Personalized Treatments
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Registration 
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.Welcome and State of the NIMH
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.DialogueAlliance Participants, NIMH Director, and staff
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.From Discovery to Cure: Report of the National Advisory Mental Health Council
David A. Lewis., M.D.
Director, Translational Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Member, National Advisory Mental Health Council
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.Break 
11:15 – 12:00 a.m.Overview of the Establishing Moderators/Mediators for a Biosignature of Antidepressant Response in Clinical Care (EMBARC) Study
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
Professor, Epidemiology and Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Chief, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.DialogueAlliance Participants, NIMH Director, and staff
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.Lunch 
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.Mental Health Issues in Health Reform: Opportunities and Challenges
Susan Dentzer, M.A.
Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.The Next Frontier: One Mind for Brain Research
The Honorable Patrick Kennedy
Former U.S. Congressman, Rhode Island
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.Break 
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.Dialogue on Research PrioritiesAlliance Participants, NIMH Director, and staff