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Outreach Partnership Program 2015 Annual Meeting: Agenda

August 18-20, 2015
Bethesda, Maryland

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Opening Plenary: A New Era in Patient-Centered Research

  • U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative, Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
  • MOOD Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Andrew Nierenberg, M.D., Principal Investigator (PI), MOOD PPRN, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Patients Informing Research: How Patients are Driving the Outcomes They Want, Megan O’Boyle, B.A., PI, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network, and Board of Directors, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation

Plenary: The State of Mental Health Research

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

Plenary: Advancing the Care of Individuals with First-Episode Psychosis

  • Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE): A Research Project of the NIMH, John Kane, M.D., PI, RAISE Early Treatment Program, Chairman of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital/Hofstra University
  • Beyond RAISE: Establishing a Learning Healthcare System for Early Serious Mental Illness, Amy Goldstein, Ph.D., Associate Director for Prevention, Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR), NIMH
  • Educating the Community about First-Episode Psychosis, Sue Abderholden, M.P.H., Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Project Healthy Moms, Sarah Schwartz, M.B.A., M.H.A., M.S.W., Executive Director, Mental Health America of Georgia;
  • Awareness in Action: The Mental Health Across the Lifespan Initiative, LeShawndra Price, Ph.D. Chief, Research Scientist Development Program, Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, NIMH and Phyllis Quartey-Ampofo, M.P.H., Public Liaison Officer, Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison, NIMH

Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health

  • Promoting Suicide Prevention and Emotional Wellness of Refugee Communities, Parangkush Subedi, M.S., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, Division of Refugee Health, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families
  • Outreach to Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Southern California, Dorothy Etimani S. Vaivao, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Samoan National Nurses Association and Erica Shehane, M.P.H., LCSW, Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation, Special Service for Groups
  • Mental Health Outreach with Immigrant Communities in Alabama, Ana María Ramírez Sawyer, Hispanic Services Coordinator, NAMI Alabama

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Keynote Address: The Mental Health Landscape – 2015 and Beyond

  • Linda Rosenberg, M.S.W., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Council for Behavioral Health

Plenary: Suicide Prevention Progress in Healthcare Settings

  • Suicide Risk Detection and Interventions in Healthcare Settings:  What Do We Know? What Do We Need?, Jane Pearson, Ph.D., Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium, and Associate Director for Preventive Interventions, NIMH DSIR
  • Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention Research Informed by Lived Experience, Ursula Whiteside, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer,
  • Zero Suicide Initiative in Healthcare Settings, Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Partner Sharing Session

Plenary: News You Can Use: NIMH Communicators Talk Content, Channels, and Tools

  • Alissa Gallagher, M.P.H., Branch Chief, Science Writing, Press and Dissemination Branch (SWPD), Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC), NIMH
  • Michaelle Scanlon, M.B.A., Health Science Communications Coordinator, SWPD, OSPPC, NIMH
  • Setareh Kamali, M.P.S., Public Affairs Specialist, SWPD, OSPPC, NIMH
  • Partners in Action: Disseminating Research to the Community – Partner Examples, Samantha Helfert, M.L.S., Outreach Liaison, NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Plenary: Improving Lives Through Research – The Story of PANDAS/PANS

  • The Power of Parents Collaborating with Researchers, Diana Pohlman, Executive Director, PANDAS Network
  • Advancing Research through Clinician and Parent Collaboration, Elizabeth Latimer, M.D., Latimer Neurology Group

Plenary: Engaging the Public in Research

  • Introduction, Diana Morales, M.P.H., Director, NIMH Outreach Partnership Program
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Clinical Research Promotion, Kalene DeHaut, LCSW, Recruitment and Community Relations Specialist, Marketing and Community Relations Unit, NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs
  • Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers, Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland
  • Educating The Public About Research: Partner Examples, Rajni Agarwal, M.A., Outreach Liaison,NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

NIMH Outreach Partnership Program: Next Steps

  • Diana Morales, M.P.H.