June 26, 2019

Prechter Program represented at NAMI Convention 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention took place in Seattle, WA, from June 19 to 22, 2019.

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program participated in the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) National Convention in Seattle, WA, last week. This convention is the nation’s largest gathering of mental health advocates that come together to share, learn and network around important mental health issues. 

The Prechter Program had a booth in the exhibit hall where we talked to attendees about our research studies and focus areas, and our vision to accelerate discoveries to help people with bipolar disorder lead more fulfilling lives. 

Also, our research director, Melvin McInnis, M.D., who was one of the two winners of the 2018 NAMI Research Award, gave a bipolar research update talk. The title of his well-attended talk was "Bipolar Disorder: A Lifetime of Passion, an Unpredictable Journey.”

Cynthia Burton, Ph.D., who is a faculty member at the Prechter Program and current NAMI Unger Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, also spoke at the convention on "Combining Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation: A Feasibility Study." 

Below are some photos: