WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will holds its annual convention in Orlando, Florida on June 13-16, 2008, featuring leading experts, policymakers and individuals and families living with mental illnesses, who will address a range of issues, including the latest scientific and medical advances -- as well as Election 2008 and criminal justice issues.
NAMI will honor TV journalist Jane Pauley with its highest award for contributions to public education about mental illness.
The convention also will include "ask-the-doctor" sessions and
discussions of Florida programs.
WHO: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's
largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to
improving the lives of individuals and families affected by
WHEN: June 13-16, 2008
WHERE: Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: (407) 996-9840
WHY: Get the latest news on scientific research, innovative mental
health programs, problems in the healthcare system, and human
interest stories. Cover veterans, children and multicultural
issues and hopes for recovery for all people living with PTSD,
depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.
FULL SCHEDULE: http://www.nami.org/convention/program
VIP SPEAKERS AND HONOREES
-- Jane Pauley, TV journalist
-- Thomas Insel, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health
-- Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
FLORIDA SPEAKERS AND PROGRAMS
-- Judge Steven Leifman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
-- Judge M
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