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Outreach Partnership Program 2013 Annual Meeting: Agenda

March 12-March 14, 2013
Bethesda, Maryland


Welcome and Opening Plenary: State of Mental Health Research

  • Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Keynote Address: Exceptional Opportunities for Mental Health Outreach

  • Francis Collins, M.D., Director, National Institutes of Health

Plenary: Diagnostic Criteria for Clinical Practice and Research

  • DSM-5
    David Kupfer, M.D., Chair, DSM-5 Taskforce and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Project
    Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development, NIMH

Partner Sharing Session

Listening Session: How Sandy Hook is Changing the Conversation

Introductory Remarks and Moderator:

  • Thomas Insel, M.D., NIMH Director

  • Brian Altman, Legislative Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Philip Leaf, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mental Health, and Director, Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Bruce Link, Ph.D., M.S., Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Larry Wissow, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, and Principal Investigator, Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Plenary: Identifying and Treating Mental Disorders in Childhood

  • Pediatric Anxiety: A Modern Neuroscience Approach
    Daniel Pine, M.D., Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP)
  • Bipolar Disorder and Severe Mood Dysregulation
    Ellen Leibenluft, M.D., Senior Investigator and Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Emotion and Development Branch, NIMH IRP

Plenary: The Teen Brain – Insights from Neuroimaging

  • Jay Giedd, M.D., Chief, Unit on Brain Imaging, Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH IRP

Plenary: Advancing the Treatment of Depression

  • Depression During the Perinatal Period
    Pedro Martinez, M.D., Chief, Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic, NIMH IRP
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression and Fast-Acting Medications
    Carlos Zarate, M.D., Chief, Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch and Section on Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders, NIMH IRP

Plenary: Advancing the Mental Health of Military Populations: Research and Community Initiatives

  • Army STARRS: Uncovering Risk and Resilience
    James Churchill, Ph.D., Office of the Director, NIMH
  • Community Collaborations: Pointing the Way Forward
    Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., Founder and President, Give an Hour

Roundtable Discussions

  • Bullying Awareness and Prevention
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Multicultural Outreach
  • Outreach to Service Members and Veterans
  • Peer Support
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Youth Empowerment


Plenary: NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Update

  • Diana Morales, M.P.H., Director, NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

Panel Discussion: Increasing the Longevity of People with Serious Mental Illness and Chronic Health Conditions

Introductory Remarks and Moderator:

  • David Chambers, D.Phil., Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH
  • Benjamin Druss, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Gail Daumit, M.D., M.H.S., Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Gregory Miller, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director, Adult Services, New York State Office of Mental Health

Updates on NIMH Research Initiatives:

  • Susan Azrin, Ph.D., Program Chief, Primary Care Research Program, NIMH
  • Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W., Chief, Systems Research and Disparities in Mental Health Services Research Programs, NIMH

Meeting Adjourned