Our Annual Symposium

Our Annual Symposium

4th Annual Symposium and Luncheon
Thursday, November 3, 2016
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The keynote speaker is former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. He has become the nation’s leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. Since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and after leaving congress, he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. Kennedy is author of the book: A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.

Ticket information and to register: click here: Link
Contact: lvoisard@mcadamhs.org or 937.443.0416 x 108.


Past Symposia and Awards

2015 A Brain Changing Life: Transformation, Breakthrough & Wellness
Keynote Speaker: Jane Pauley

2014 Respect-Recovery-Resiliency
Keynote Speaker: Jeffery Tambor

2013 Reach For Recovery
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Patrick J. Kennedy II

Hope Award
The Brain Health HOPE Award recognizes an individual who:
» Has overcome tremendous odds in achieving recovery,
» Provides hope to others in their journey, and
» Brings insight for change in the brain health community.
2015 Honorees
Valerie Brodbeck, Lori Erion
2014 Honoree
Shallon Coleman
2013 Honorees
Richard (Rick) Kidder, Jonathan Alford

Innovation Award
The Brain Health Innovation Award recognizes an individual who:
» Provides innovation leadership in the planning, funding, prevention and treatment of brain disorders in the community,
» Achieves positive results for the advancement of brain health, and
» Engages others as successful team members.
2015 Honoree
Dr. Govind Bharwani
2014 Honoree
Detective Patricia (Patty) Tackett
2013 Honoree
Judge John Pickrel


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