Conference

Welcome

The city of Boston is honored and delighted to host the 11th IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health conference. The theme of Prevention & Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope conveys the widening of our agenda: to cover the full range of early interventions in mental health, not only for psychotic disorders. We expect to draw on scientists and clinicians from around the world to present innovative and novel ideas on these topics. We are excited to bring the worldwide IEPA community to Boston, Massachusetts, in which learning and education is the major industry, and innovations in health care are ongoing in all fields.

Boston is the home of the American Revolution, and has been home to many innovative thinkers and doers for almost 400 years. Despite its age, Boston feels like a young , vibrant city, renewed by its students studying in every arena of scholarship from the arts and humanities to the biomedical and technology fields. In the Boston area, the home of more than 50 colleges and universities, and 350,000+ students from all over the world, the pursuit of knowledge is everywhere. We will hear from scientists and clinicians on the cutting edge of advances in genetics to improvements in brain imaging, to understanding how social interventions can prevent mental disorders.

Our field is moving rapidly, in which knowledge about new causes and treatments of mental health problems are being studied intensively. The 11th IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health conference will capture this spirit of change and innovation, in stimulating plenary and oral talks, compelling posters, and other presentations. The meeting will bring together in different forums, many constituencies to teach and to learn, including service users, clinicians, educators, family members, and scientists.

Boston and the surrounding New England area are typically beautiful in the autumn and we hope that you take the time to enjoy the scenery of the city and its surrounding areas. We want this to be a memorable meeting for learning, but also for socialization and enjoyable experiences. The museums, universities, and many historical areas will beckon you. We warmly welcome you to come and learn and enjoy IEPA 11 in Boston.

Larry Seidman
IEPA 11 Conference Convenor