Special Monday Night Dinner Symposium with Dr. Elyn Saks

“Early Intervention Partnerships with People with Lived Experience”

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People with lived experience of mental illness have much to teach early intervention teams and researchers but their integration into these teams remains rare. The Broad Institute has generously sponsored an evening dinner symposium on the first full day of the 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health. Dinner will be structured to facilitate interactions and idea-sharing between individuals (particularly adolescents and young adults) with lived experience, and researchers and clinicians working in early intervention.

A symposium will follow, including two panels discussing partnerships between clinicians, researchers, and people with lived experiences and a keynote address by Professor Elyn Saks, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School and author of the best-selling autobiography The Center Cannot Hold. The panelists will represent local and international groups.

The aims of this event are to highlight effective models for partnering with individuals with lived experience in research and clinical care, and strategies for overcoming obstacles to effective partnerships, future directions for collaborative research and clinical practice, and to facilitate new international collaborations for future projects.

REGISTRATION & TICKETS are sold separately from conference registration:

Partnership Dinner $25*

IEPA and Broad Institute invite people with lived experience, their caregivers and conference attendees to mix and mingle over dinner, then enjoy a special symposium sponsored by the Broad Institute.

Special Day Pass $125* |
Monday only, October 8, 2018

People with lived experience and their caregivers are invited to spend the entire day at the IEPA 11 conference for a special “Monday Only” price of $125 which includes access to all sessions, dinner and the special symposium sponsored by the Broad Institute. 

Financial assistance is available to support the attendance of people with lived experience for the one-day conference registration. Email for more information. Deadline to register is 28 September 2018.


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