Meeting Brings Clinicians, Legal Experts, Individuals With Schizophrenia and Families Together for a Comprehensive and Hopeful Look at a Difficult Illness
WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The process of recovering from severe mental illness is the subject of 'Schizophrenia: Diagnosis is not Destiny,' to be held April 12-13, 2008 at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. We invite you to contact us to learn more about the conference and to make arrangements to cover the conference for your organization.
Sponsored by the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (http://www.thebowencenter.org) a Washington DC based educational, clinical, and research non-profit organization which was established in 1975, the conference brings together speakers with a broad spectrum of clinical, theoretical, legal, and personal experience to take an interdisciplinary look at schizophrenia. Advances in understanding the brain and the effects of the stress response, growing awareness of the value of systems biology, and the understanding of human relationships provided by Bowen theory will be examined to place schizophrenia within a biospychosocial context.
Speakers include Elyn R. Saks, JD, a law professor and PhD candidate
who is the author of a powerful book on her experiences living with
schizophrenia. Her book, The Center Cannot Hold, is one of Time Magazines
Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2007 and has been featured in a number of
articles, including the current issue New York Review of Books. Other
speakers are Esther Sternberg, MD, Chief, Section on Neuroendocrine
Immunology and Behavior, NIMH, Michael Lumpkin, PhD a Professor in the
Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of
Medicine and Michael E. Kerr, MD, Director of the Bowen Center and in
private practice in family psychiatry. The conference also includes
|SOURCE BOWEN CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE FAMILY|
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