2008 National Conference Agenda

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NEW! Detailed Breakout Session Information

NEW! Power of Peers Roundtables Information

Shedule at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Institute
Fighting the Hidden Battle: Veterans & 
Others Living with PTSD

Special registration required.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Pre-Conference Institute
Peer Specialist Continuing Education (CE)
Special registration required.

7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.  Meet and greet for conference
attendees (optional)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Institutes 
Special registration required.


12:00 p.m.   CONFERENCE OPENS 

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Welcome
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Opening Keynote
                                           Pat Deegan, PhD

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.      Travel Break
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.      Exhibit Hall Open
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.      Breakout Sessions

  • Strategies for Whole Health Wellness
  • Alternative Therapies and Emerging Technologies
  • Effectively Managing Your Illness & Finances
  • Genetics & Mood Disorders: New Research & Future Implications

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.       Beverage Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.       Power of Peers Roundtables 

  • Strategies for Depression
  • Strategies for Bipolar Disorder
  • Strategies for Co-Occurring Conditions
  • Communities of Support

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      Travel Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      General Session
                                           Ask the Doctors


5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.      Daily Wrap-Up
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      DBSA Support Groups (optional)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.      Friends Reception Fundraiser
(optional) Purchase tickets with registration (encouraged) or onsite.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast with Peers
(optional) Purchase tickets with advance registration only.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Keynote Address
                                            Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  General Session
                                             I Am Not My Illness: 
                                            The Importance 
                                           
of First Person Language

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Travel Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Breakout Sessions

  • Person-Centered Treatment & Planning
  • Successful Interpersonal Relationships
  • Shared Decision Making: Partnering With Your Clinician
  • Power of Peers Roundtables: Helping Others Help Us

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  President’s Lunch (optional)
Purchase tickets with registration.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch with Peers (optional)
Purchase tickets with advance registration only.

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

  • Mental Health Parity…& Beyond
  • Online Support & Recovery Tools
  • Successful Career Planning
  • Stamp Out Stigma and Rev Up Your Recovery!

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Travel Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions

  • Women & Mood Disorders
  • Cultural Inclusion: A Panel Discussion
  • Trauma: Looking Back & Moving Forward
  • Sparking Creativity in Healing

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Beverage Break
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Keynote
                                       Richard M. Cohen and Larry Fricks

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  DBSA Support Groups (optional)
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Stand-Up Comedy Night (optional)
                                       SHOW TIMES
                                        7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT
                                        8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  TICKETS AVAILABLE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Post-Conference Institute
Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF)
Separate registration required online at www.DBSAlliance.org/CLF2008

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 to FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Post-Conference Institute
DBSA Peer Specialist Training
Separate registration required online at www.DBSAlliance.org/PS2008

 

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2008 Conference Breakout Sessions

Interested in whole health? Successful career planning? Effectively managing your illness and finances? Easing emotional trauma through blogging? These are just a few of the fresh, new topics you can explore in the 15 educational breakout sessions at the DBSA 2008 National Conference! For more information, click here.

New Peer-Led Roundtables at Conference

At the 2008 National Conference, we’re excited to offer you Power of Peers Roundtables. In these peer-led, small group discussions, network with peers from around the country, share knowledge and be creative. See what it’s like to have the Power of Peers on your side—the power of new friends, novel solutions and practical tools for a lifetime of wellness! For more information click here.